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FEATURE
SEnine
Hotel for 5 Ways
by John Webb
Plans 
for a 62 bed hotel in SEnine understands that Burger King the Crossways public house, originally
New Eltham are to be is planning to move out due to poor built in the 1920s.
considered by Greenwich Council. trade and the site’s owner, Balbir Bains,
asked local architectural practice March Planning consultant Richard Quelch,
The new-build budget hotel is likely Design to draw up plans for a hotel on who submitted the plans on behalf of
to be occupied by one of the national the site. Mr Bains, said: “We believe it would be a
chains such as Travelodge or Premier good use for the site and would provide
Inn. The proposals include provision for a 60 an amenity which is needed in the area.”
place underground car park and block
The site for the development is at of nine flats alongside Green Lane. The plans suggest that 10 jobs would
Fiveways where the building currently be created in a four storey budget hotel
containing Burger King would be Burger King has occupied the site for which would also have a restaurant and
demolished. more than a decade when it replaced meeting facilities.
Street drinking ban
Greenwich 
seems SEnine asked residents what they and more likely to run foul of such a law
set to thought. Many believe that the than those it is intended for.
become the next London council to introduction of such a ban will have little
impose a borough-wide public drinking effect on those that engage in street Laws already exist to control people
ban. The council has commissioned drinking and follow it with antisocial or who are drunk in a public place, they
a consultation to decide whether a violent behaviour. are simply just not used. The solution is
borough wide Controlled Drinking "They already do not care and flout the to prosecute clubs, pubs, bars and off
Zone should be set up to curb anti- law, so extra laws will do little to stem licences that sell to inebriated people,
social behaviour. the problem " said one respondent. and to arrest, charge and fine those that
wander the streets drunk and causing
Trouble spots in Greenwich are already Some felt that this ban will impact on mayhem. And dare we say it, put more
under Controlled Drinking orders, but good minded citizens who might visit police on foot patrols on our streets at
it is believed that this has just moved a local park for a picnic and enjoy a night. We do not need new laws, just
street drinking to other areas. glass of wine. They will be easy targets the old ones properly enforced..
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