London based developer Cathedral Group has won an appeal to develop a £45m mixed-use scheme in Greenwich.

The plans, which comprise 129 apartments, a shop and a doctor’s surgery, were previously rejected by Greenwich Council’s planning committee despite an officer’s report recommending it for approval.

A public inquiry by the planning inspectorate has now overruled the decision and planning consent was granted on 20 January 2009.

The planning inspectorate said the scheme was of ‘exceptional design quality and would positively impact and help regenerate the Town Centre.’

Cathedral is intending to start construction at the end of 2009 or in early 2010.

Earlier this month, Cathedral also won planning consent for a 200-room student village in the Ashburnham Triangle conservation area in Greenwich.