Published: 18 February 2020
At its meeting next week (25 February) the Council’s Cabinet will consider options to improve the top end of Pier Road near the Queens Road Roundabout to create a new welcoming gateway for Erith town centre.
The Council has been buying properties on Pier Road since July 2017 as part of the Erith Regeneration Programme and wants to create a high quality, mixed use commercial and residential area that provides a more welcoming entrance to the town centre.
Cllr Louie French, Bexley’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Growth said:
“We want Erith to become a vibrant riverside town again and upgrading the gateway to the town centre at Pier Road is an important part of this. We have been working hard over the past few years to secure the site and are now at a stage where we need to make a decision about how best to move things forward.”
One option that will be considered at the meeting is whether or not to use the Council’s compulsory purchase powers to buy properties and identify a development partner to help redevelop it. If it chooses this option, the Council will work closely with those affected and keep them informed at all stages of the process.
You can see all the papers for the public cabinet meeting here:Public Cabinet 25 February Agenda
Read the full report about Pier Road West here: Pier Road West – Erith Town Centre – Site Assembly and Development