The Gateway scheme was passed unanimously by Councillors in a 3 hour meeting on Tuesday night. Councillors were convinced by the improvements offered by developers, after an earlier scheme had been rejected, and their much improved presentation .
The Society voiced its continuing concerns: on the scale of the scheme, the lack of certainty on infrastructure and particularly the lack of diversity in the mix of uses offered, we believe overly focussed on residential use.
But we can at least be satisfied that the scheme has improved significantly over the last 18 months, with the inclusion of affordable housing , some reduction in height, improvement in the quality of the public realm, and a contribution towards transport infrastructure improvement. And the development of the centre of Lewisham can proceed.