The Convoys Wharf development has been given the go-ahead tonight by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
The controversial development covers historic Deptford Dockyard which with the adjoining Sayes Court Garden have been highlighted by the World Monuments Fund Monuments Watch as being at risk.
Trinity House was founded here 500 years ago, Elizabeth I came here and the Golden Hinde docked here.
The Mayor’s decision is subject to provision for Sayes Court garden restoration. The National Trust, which was founded as a result of a failed attempt to save the Sayes Court building and garden, has the backed the garden plan.
During the hearing at City Hall mention was made of the Thames Path being routed along the riverside where newsprint for Fleet Street was until recently landed.
Today’s inland route does have the advantage of passing the unique Dog & Bell pub.