Key Principles Moving Forward
In moving forward with our alternative regeneration proposals, we reflected upon local priorities and feedback received from the community at earlier public consultations.
While offering a new vision for Leegate, we wanted our alternative proposals to build upon the popular elements of the approved plans which were positively endorsed by the Lewisham Design Review Panel.
To ensure this, the brief we provided to our architects and landscape designers incorporated the following five design principles:
1. Extending the green boulevards: Our new plans retain an earlier intention to extend the ‘green boulevards’ of Eltham Road and Burnt Ash Road all the way up to the Tiger’s Head junction. Where appropriate, we intend to plant new trees or to replace the existing small trees.
3. Active street frontage: We remain committed to the principle that a redevelopment should create active street frontage along Burnt Ash Road, Eltham Road, Leyland Road and Carston Close.
5. No increase in maximum building height compared with the approved plans: The approved scheme featured mostly eight storey building heights with a single ten storey building overlooking the Tiger’s Head junction. We propose to keep within these established height parameters, while increasing proposed housing along Carston Close from three to four storeys.