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Green pressure forces council to drop plans to dispose of the Rose Garden

We are delighted to announce that following significant criticism including our own thoroughly researched opposition, Greenwich Council has rowed back on its secretive proposal to dispose of the precious green space known as the Rose Garden at Blackwall Lane in Peninsula ward.

A statement on the council's website reads:

Following a public consultation on the space known as the ‘Rose Garden’ (Blackwall Lane, SE10), the Council has decided not to proceed with its proposed disposal of the land.

The Council first considered the disposal of the land back in July 2015 and had more recently considered it as part of a number of opportunities identified across the borough for affordable rent and / or intermediate housing development. In response to the consultation the Council received over 100 representations from residents opposing the disposal of the land.

The decision to not proceed with this disposal comes at a time when the Council is experiencing significant housing pressure, and the Council will be continuing to explore what other opportunities there are in the borough to address the housing needs of its residents.

We shall be happy to engage with the council regarding its plans to ensure that new housing is sustainable and preserves residents' wellbeing by supporting access to vital amenities in the area and regenerating depleted local ecosystems.