DLR Cutty Sark Station, Greenwich
Public Enquiry announced: 12/11/96
Petitions and threats of legal injunctions have resulted in the Government ordering a Public Enquiry into the issue of compulsory purchase orders on all the remaining properties in the area bounded by Creek Road, Thames Street, Welland Street and Greenwich Church Street affected by the construction of the Dockland Light Railway extension from Mudchute to Lewisham.
Some properties, including the block of flats known as Walrond House, have already been demolished as well as others on Creek Road, but these were part of an earlier CPO and their demolition was essential for the construction work to proceed on the underground Cutty Sark station.
Following the announcement, a member of the public who was due to appear at the High Court in London with a private injunction has now withdrawn that application.
The Government Inspector announced that the Enquiry would be held in June (1997). It would not affect work on the Project, since the possible demolition of threatened buildings was, in any case, dependent upon the nature of development plans for the area above the underground station rather than being an integral requirement of the DLR works themselves.
Sources: S.E. London Mercury, 13/11/96 with later additions
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