The development at King Henry’s Wharf, Phoenix Wharf and Swan Wharf on the corner of Wapping High Street and Brewhouse Lane has passed the Planning Inspectorate Appeal and so is now likely to start any day.
Which means that traffic in Wapping is likely to be a vision of hell for some time. The reason for this is that key to the development is a one-way traffic system in Wapping High Street.
(Many residents have questions about this issue, see the bottom of the page.)
Welcome to Wapping!
Yep, you read that correctly. This post from March last year gives a flavour of what we can expect.
The King Henry’s Wharf, Phoenix Wharf and Swan Wharf developments are now accompanied by the Brewhouse Lane development as shown below.
If you have just moved into Bridewell Place all we can say is welcome to Wapping!
The appeal was made by Bridewell (Thames) Limited against Tower Hamlets Council and related to the issue of the Construction Management Plan or CMP.
The Planning Inspectorate Appeal APP/E5900/W/17/3187063 Decision document can be found here.
Neither Bridewell (Thames) Limited or Snow Hill Trustees Limited provide any clues as to who the real owners are as they are simply legal vehicles managed by solicitors to hide the owners’ identities.
Wapping is already suffering from the closure of the Rotherhithe tunnel to anything other than a humble car – so the vans trundle through Wapping on their way to Tower Bridge and beyond.
Add to this a dash of construction traffic headed to the High Street and the temporary one-way system and driving in Wapping should become a trifle challenging.
Once again thanks to Chris Jackson for his tireless monitoring of this issue. He is keen to raise some points from the CMP and the agreement between the developers (whoever they are) and the Council.
“Moreover, compensation for any property damage incurred would be a private matter between the developer and affected party. “
Update 17 October 2018
- Do you know when development work will start?
- Any idea what the effects on the 100 bus route might be?
- Any details as to when the temporary one-way system will be in place, i.e. dates and times?
- With the current closure of the Rotherhithe tunnel to anything but cars, Wapping is experiencing very high traffic levels. Does the council have any plans to mitigate any potential problems
- We have no idea who the developers are. Do you have any contact details for them?