LB Lewisham have recently published a draft New Cross Gate Supplementary Planning Document. This looks at the potential designs and use of the space in and around New Cross Gate station, in light of the proposed Bakerloo Line extension. It involves the move of Sainsbury’s store to the front of the site, new (taller) residential buildings, alterations to bus routes and access points to New Cross Gate station, and a new footbridge.
While offering a very welcome improvement to public transport and capacity through the Bakerloo line extension, the plans present some issues for the Hatcham conservation area itself, in relation to a proposed new circular bus route through the site making use of Harts Lane. This is also likely to be the route by which lorries access the new supermarket, and could potentially impact on traffic levels across the conservation area. The site will also have some taller buildings on it.
Please have a look at this document, and respond to the consultation before 5th January 2020. Residents in the local area are also in the process of setting up a conservation society for Hatcham Park. Further details to follow.