3,000 homes approved for Greenwich Peninsula
Mayor Boris Johnson has rubber stamped the latest phase of the 10,000 home scheme at Greenwich Peninsula.
Full consent was given for nearly 3,000 homes on the southern part of the 190 acre site.
It has led Greenwich Peninsula Regeneration Ltd (GPRL), the joint venture between Knight Dragon and Quintain which is behind the scheme, to say it expects 2,000 people to move in by the end of 2015.
Max James, chief executive of Quintain, said: "This consent comes after a series of positive planning decisions and appropriately concludes a year of action for the GPRL joint venture on its first anniversary.
"The scheme reinvigorates the design of Peninsula Quays and, with construction starting shortly at Peninsula Riverside in the south, we expect to see up to 2,000 Londoners living at Greenwich Peninsula within the next two years."
Work will begin on the next phase in a matter of weeks.
Further construction is scheduled to start next March, subject to more planning approval.
Mayor Johnson, said: "It is fantastic to see these plans move a step closer to bringing thousands of new homes and jobs to Greenwich, helping to secure the wider regeneration of this key opportunity area and maintain London's position as the best big city in the world."
Included in the 10,000 homes on the peninsula will be 3,270 affordable homes and 600 student beds. There will also be 3.5million sq ft of commercial space.