South Thamesmead regeneration given the green light

PUBLISHED: 12:59 20 December 2012

The final phase in the regeneration of Southmere Village, which will see 296 homes developed, has been approved by Bexley Council.

There will also be four shops and a library built in the South Thamesmead estate and the council rubber-stamped the plans at a planning meeting last Thursday.

The housing association’s Ian Beckett said: “We are delighted phase three has been approved.

“This will have a positive impact on the regeneration of Thamesmead and residents who live in the area.”

Work will start early next year and the project helps to regenerate the area over the next 10 to 15 years. Phase one of the meeting was completed in 2007 with phase two following last year.

But it has not been without its problems as residents expressed their anguish in September at the closure of Tavy Bridge shops to make way for the new development.

Cabinet member for economic development Cllr Linda Bailey said: “It’s great news that the regeneration of Southmere Village will continue as we head into a new year.”

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