Search

Have your say on plans for ‘largest amount of building since 1930s’ across Bexley

PUBLISHED: 16:50 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:50 18 May 2017

Bexley council offices

Bexley council offices

Archant

It follows a cabinet meeting last month

Residents are being asked to have their say on a strategy mapping out plans to bring thousands of homes and jobs to the borough.

In April, the council’s cabinet approved a strategy outlining potential growth up to 2030, which includes bringing in 31,500 new homes and 17,000 new jobs in infrastructure, including new GPs and teachers by 2030.

The figures come from a range of areas, including ongoing developments in Thamesmead, where housing group Peabody is building 1,500 homes and Erith, where 600 new homes are being built as part of the quarry development.

Much of the council’s other figures hinge on the potential extension of Crossrail beyond Abbey Wood to Gravesend, calling at Belvedere, Erith and Slade Green. The council believes the extension will help bring investment, including thousands of homes and jobs, to the towns.

Speaking at last month’s meeting, Cllr Linda Bailey described the potential growth as “the largest Bexley has seen since the 1930s”.

But before mass growth hits the borough, the council is asking residents for their thoughts.

“Increasing demand for housing and land is already having an impact,” said Gill Steward, chief executive of the council.

“The Growth Strategy will put us in control, so we can ensure that the change that happens benefits the borough and our residents.”

Assistant chief executive for regeneration and growth, Jane Richardson, added: “As well as giving us their comments, this is a chance for everyone interested in how the borough wil grow in the future to read about our plans and learn about the opportunities we aim to create.

“It’s also a chance to ask questions about the strategy and debate the issues involved.”

During the consultation which runs from May 18 to July 14, a series of events revealing more detail will take place in towns across the borough, as follows:

Saturday June 10, 12 noon-4pm – Erith Riverside Shopping Centre

Tuesday June 13, 3pm-7pm – Crook Log Leisure Centre, Bexleyheath

Thursday June 15, 3pm-4pm – Mobile van outside Belvedere Junior School

Thursday June 15, 4pm-7pm – Mobile van on Station Road, Belvedere

Tuesday June 20, 3pm-7pm – Morrison’s superstore, Erith

Thursday June 22, 12 noon-4pm – Welling Library

Saturday June 24, 12 noon–4pm – Sidcup Library

Wednesday June 28, 3pm-7pm – Crayford Library

Thursday June 29, 9am-9pm – Bexleyheath Shopping Centre, Bexleyheath

Saturday July 1, 9am-6pm – Bexleyheath Shopping Centre, Bexleyheath

Monday July 3, 3pm-7pm – Sidcup Leisure Centre

Wednesday July 5, 12pm-4pm – Thamesmead Innovation Centre, Belvedere

To find out more and respond to the consultation visit www.bexley.gov.uk/growth.

Latest Bexley news

Monday, October 23, 2017

It follows a four year building project

Monday, October 23, 2017

One man was taken to hospital

Monday, October 23, 2017

London’s Air Ambulance was called to the scene

Monday, October 23, 2017

The school’s PTA raised money to buy the bus during the summer

Monday, October 23, 2017

The crash closed the road on Sunday afternoon

Friday, October 20, 2017

Strong winds could impact driving conditions

Friday, October 20, 2017

The path connects the Greenwich and Bexley sides of Thamesmead

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sadiq Khan has proposed closing the site and moving services to Sidcup

Most read news

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bexley Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder