St. Modwen's proposals for the Leegate Shopping Centre
St. Modwen, the owner of Leegate Shopping Centre, is an expert developer and regeneration specialist. Over the past five years, St. Modwen has been developing plans to transform the Leegate Shopping Centre in consultation with the local community.
Lee Green is one of nine major and district town centres in the London Borough of Lewisham. The site has been identified in the council’s planning policy for additional housing and is suitable for increased density. Policy also encourages the provision of cafés, restaurants, pubs, employment, community uses and leisure facilities in town centres where retail already exists.
St. Modwen plans to provide a reinvigorated district centre for Lee Green that caters for local need, provides new housing and serves as a hub for the whole community.
Plans to regenerate the Leegate Shopping Centre have been submitted to the London Borough of Lewisham for consideration.
The current planning application, which was submitted in June 2018, has been positively received and widely supported by local residents and stakeholders.
Since then, St. Modwen has been in constructive dialogue with the London Borough of Lewisham to find ways to deliver a higher proportion of affordable housing without having a detrimental impact on the scheme’s design and key principles.
St. Modwen is determined to find a resolution with the council and deliver the regeneration of Leegate as a successful district centre which will reinvigorate the area and provide benefits for local people. St. Modwen will provide an update to the local community as discussions continue and next steps for the project become clear. (October 2019)