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Bonkers Blog January 2019

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17 January (Part 2) - Peabody updates its plans for 498-500 Abbey Road

PeabodyPeabody Housing has reacted to comments made at last March’s consultation when it was felt that the 14 storey tower looked nice enough but was a little overpowering for a site so close to the Lesnes Abbey woods. It necessarily overlooked quite a lot of nearby houses too.

The revision would appear to be a marked improvement, only ten storeys and the viewing platforms at a lower level. The highest point will be for solar panels only.

In total there will be 66 flats, six of them designed for disabled living and in accordance with Sadiq Khan’s wishes only those six will have a parking space, two of them equipped with electric car charging points.

The ground floor will include commercial premises, no news on what, and assuming planning permission is granted in March construction will commence in December, with completion two years later.

Who knows? Even the Elizabeth line may be operational by then.

A dozen pictures are available here, best viewed on a proper computer screen, they are rather large.

The exhibition will be re-run next Saturday 19th January in the Knee Hill Community Hall. 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.


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