Waterlink Way – a greenway connecting Greenwich and Lewisham

The Waterlink Way, from Greenwich to Lewisham, was ‘completed’ c 2009 and is categorised as a greenwway on the TfL Website. The section south of Lewisham Town Centre has been much improved since the 1980s and is now a valuable addition to the urban landscape. The section north of Lewisham Town Centre is terrible and does not merit a greenway classification. They should have employed landscape architects for both the landscape planning and the landscape design of this section. Much new residential development is taking place and there was an opportunity to create a high quality greenway. Alternatively, the northern section of Waterlink Way could have been routed across Blackheath and through Greenwich Park to meet the Thames beside the Cutty Sark.

Tom Turner

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