Charlton Conversations
Anchor & Hope Lane

Welcome to the Charlton Conversations – Anchor & Hope Lane website. This website will keep you up to date with the consultation process, information about the project and how to get involved.

Rockwell Property has submitted the updated plans for its scheme to the Royal Borough of Greenwich and will be holding a public exhibition on the 2nd and 3rd March to share these plans with residents. For more information on the public exhibition event click here.


About Charlton

Charlton Conversations provides an opportunity to discuss a number of development sites within the Charlton Riverside regeneration area. The first to come forward are the Anchor & Hope Lane sites, which aim to create a place for families with a new public park, new homes that are affordable across a variety of tenures, and supporting facilities. Please click here for a location map.

The wider Charlton Riverside area is a strategic part of London – identified as one of the Mayor of London’s ‘Opportunity Areas’ and is designated in the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Core Strategy as a ‘Strategic Development Location’. The area provides an opportunity to create a vibrant mixed use urban quarter to help meet London-wide needs for new homes, whilst benefiting from a mix of other uses, rationalising business / retail and providing the supporting infrastructure needed to create a balanced place to live, work and enjoy.


The area’s heritage

The New Charlton Riverside area has been a significant industrial area since Victorian times, historically known for glass, ropemaking and mineral extraction industries. Since the 1960s the area has suffered effects of industrial decline with many of the original factories closing, but in more recent years heavy industries such as aggregates have prevailed. This includes the major facility at Angerstein Wharf, which has safeguarded wharf status in the London Plan along with Murphy’s Wharf and Riverside Wharf.

In the wider area, manufacturing has been predominantly replaced with light industry, wholesale and large-scale retail.

The area is in a rapidly evolving part of London and planning policy has identified significant potential to become a new and active piece of London’s unique waterfront. The intention is that the proposals should integrate with the wider area and provide a more balanced mix of uses and active streets – yet respecting links to the area’s working, industrial and creative heritage.


Aerial view of Charlton riverside, c. 1950.

Consultation process

Since Rockwell Property submitted its planning application to the Royal Borough of Greenwich in December 2016, the scheme has evolved to incorporate feedback from local residents and the Council.

Rockwell Property is now ready to share the latest designs with the community and will be holding a public exhibition on the 2nd and 3rd March 2018 at The Valley. For more information please see the Public Exhibition leaflet here.



In this section we provide a record of all materials issued through the consultation process, available to download.

March 2018 Public Exhibition Boards
Click here to download

Charlton Riverside Q&A
Click here to download

March 2018 Public Exhibition Leaflet
Click here to download

November 2016 Exhibition Boards
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September 2016 Exhibition Boards
Click here to download


January 2019
Viewing Event

In August 2018, the Mayor of London notified Greenwich Council that he would act as the planning authority for determination of Rockwell’s planning application. Rockwell have worked with the Mayor of London’s team since and made a number of revisions to the proposals.

The Mayor consulted on these changes until 13th January 2018. Rockwell also arranged a public viewing event in the local area, so the community could ask any questions before the consultation closed. This event took place in the Anchor & Hope public house on Saturday 12 (9-11am) and Sunday 13 January (9-11am).

A copy of the exhibition boards displayed at the event can be found here. Full details of the revisions can also be found at london.gov.uk (search for “VIP Trading Estate”).


Contact us

To speak to the team about the proposals for Anchor & Hope Lane please contact Jo Bradford using the contact information below.

E | jbradford@cratus.co.uk
T | 020 8629 7196

Press Enquiries

For press enquiries please refer to Rockwell Property’s website.