Catford Town Centre
This week, Lewisham Council announced the ambition to make Catford the greenest town centre in London. The Framework Plan has been shaped by over 3,000 comments from local residents and we’re grateful to everyone who has taken part over the years. The plans are now due to be considered by Mayor and Cabinet next month.
Rerouting the South Circular will make it easier for people to walk and cycle as the heart of Catford town centre becomes largely car-free. Generous areas of public space will be created with new trees, planting and access to the River Ravensbourne.
It signals a positive economic future for Catford with new jobs for local people and opportunities for small businesses. Building new, affordable homes is an important part of the Framework Plan and up to 2,700 homes will be built in total over the next couple of decades. Half of these homes are set to be affordable, with almost 1,000 new social homes for residents on the Council’s housing register.
New projects will help secure a greener future for Lewisham. A fully pedestrianised approach to Catford Bridge station is planned, in response to local feedback.