A £760 million plan to build 1,500 new homes on the Greenwich Peninsula in a project anticipated to create more than 1,000 jobs have been lodged.

Developers U+I announced on Monday they had submitted plans to Greenwich Council for Morden Wharf, a major mixed use development which includes 12 separate residential buildings, as well as a new landscaped park stretching for 275 metres along the River Thames. 

The exact details contained within their plans will be available to see once they are verified by Greenwich Council.

The announcements come following repeated consultations with the community – with their plans displayed to the public in October including a 37-storey residential tower being built at the site.

Their proposals include a move to open up three acres of riverfront park, known as Morden Park, which offers views of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and Canary Wharf across the River Thames, to the public.

Notably, 35 per cent of the 1500 units will be affordable, with the developers saying the project would include a mix of private sale, shared ownership and London Affordable Rent.

Plans for a new pub to at the site of the former Sea Witch, which was destroyed by a bomb in WWII, have also been included.

A permanent boat house on an existing jetty at the site and a new public square are other highlights released thus far.

U+I also said the scheme would provide a mix of commercial and employments uses that it predicts will create space for about 1,100  jobs.

Over 2,400 construction jobs will also be generated over the course of the development, the firm predicts.

“Morden Wharf will bring together new homes, retail, leisure, employment and an extensive riverfront park, to create a diverse community rooted in the site’s heritage,” Richard Upton, the chief development officer of U+I, said of the project.

“Centred on a beautiful park and world-class public realm this scheme is set to transform the area into a distinctive, green, mixed-use development, while driving growth and employment and delivering 1,500 much-needed new homes.”