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Hundreds rally against Greenwich Lovell's Wharf high-rises
FROM neighbours and businesses to the local pub, hundreds of people are signing up to a petition against new buildings which will tower over east Greenwich.
A revised application for the Lovells Wharf development - which originally received consent back in 2007 - increases the number of proposed units from 282 to 528 and building heights to 13 storeys, while a hotel, rowing centre and community facilities have been ditched.
But Laura Eyres, 49, of Ballast Quay, said: "They're trying to put more units in by the back door and we're worrried the council is just going to let it go through.
"We don't feel they're being held accountable for what they're doing."
Ms Eyres and others have been leafleting people in the area and have launch an online petition which has been signed by 450 people so far.
She said: "It's just far too dense. No one around here can get nursery places. The people who have already moved into Lovell's Wharf are getting angry about that.
"And I don't see what they're going to do about transport either.
"East Greenwich is going to be completely and utterly overloaded."
Campaigners say the density of the housing will far exceed the council's own planning policies, while the blocks will loom over existing homes and places like the Pelton Arms pub.
She said: "If this goes through the council will be ignoring their own planning policies and just ripping them up."
Last month, News Shopper also reported how Thamescraft, the last dry dock on the Thames, is also in danger from the development.
Developer London & Regional Properties were unavailable for comment.
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