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by Sydenham
19 Nov 2018 10:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate - report published
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Hillcrest Estate - report published

As I said I can't answer your question but on the recent (pre-decision) tour of the site with councillors and architects the architects were surprised at how steep some of the slopes were and how much water flowed under the site. This seems to confirm as was suggested earlier that the architects, wh...
by Sydenham
18 Nov 2018 22:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate - report published
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Hillcrest Estate - report published

Or maybe they used this report as a diversionary excuse for cancellation as it enabled them to walk away from the scheme as it stood without having to acknowledge it was fundamentally flawed. I.e. they could maintain some semblance of dignity. This is pure conjecture on my part; I have no inside kno...
by Sydenham
9 Nov 2018 11:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STF Users Meeting - arranged 1pm Sunday (NOT 12 noon)
Replies: 33
Views: 3673

Re: STF Users Meeting - arranged 1pm Sunday (NOT 12 noon)

Got myself out of buying a round for STF Users then - what an unforeseen consequence.
by Sydenham
8 Nov 2018 21:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STF Users Meeting - arranged 1pm Sunday (NOT 12 noon)
Replies: 33
Views: 3673

Re: STF Users Meeting - arranged 1pm Sunday (NOT 12 noon)

Should be there - mine is the H2SO4.
by Sydenham
12 Oct 2018 09:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Garden
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

Re: Sydenham Garden

Thanks for this info. Will try and remember to watch ('live' or later).
by Sydenham
10 Oct 2018 17:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 9733

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

@Tredownman - what you say is true and that's why it is important to understand why the scheme has been withdrawn so that Lewisham and Lewisham Homes can learn for the future and not do the same thing again. Obviously there was something not correct - either procedurally or functional. Shame so much...
by Sydenham
10 Oct 2018 08:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 9733

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

Sounds as though a lot of positives have come from this activity. Great to see how it has helped a number of groups come together and if the Hillcrest community centre gets a new lease of life all the better.

And if it spurs Willow Way to get resolved good.
by Sydenham
9 Oct 2018 21:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 9733

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

With the pressure to get new homes built as a political and social imperative it must have taken something really significant to cause this withdrawal. It will be interesting to understand the 'inconclusive' ecological findings that triggered the turnaround. My understanding (hearsay) is that the re...
by Sydenham
28 Sep 2018 21:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: LEWISHAM COUNCIL PLANNING ENFORCEMENT DESPAIR
Replies: 59
Views: 5419

Re: LEWISHAM COUNCIL PLANNING ENFORCEMENT DESPAIR

What about some initial advice from a solicitor who could advise on options either against council or the freeholder? It might cost you a little initially but better than acting on hearsay.
by Sydenham
29 Jul 2018 20:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 9431

Re: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm

Lets hope that whatever happens with regards to the building being built that the response of the planning department is one that does not encourage others to flout planning regulations. I would hope that sufficient penaltes can be imposed or am I being hopelessly naive. It's fundamentally wrong tha...
by Sydenham
20 Jul 2018 17:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 9431

Re: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm

Interesting that new head of planning Viv Evans described his position as interim. That suggests he is on temporary assignment and this is backed up when one looks at his cv and past extensive experience available online (easy search) - I recall he has himself been a CEO of a local authority, not ju...
by Sydenham
19 Jul 2018 09:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing
Replies: 10
Views: 3522

Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing

So Dylon Works development might not now have as many private homes as originally expected if report in today's FT is accurate. Seems developers are not getting the individual private sales they expected at the price they want so bulk buying landlords moving in taking them at a discount to original ...
by Sydenham
29 Jun 2018 06:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 9733

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

I unfortunately couldn't make yesterday evening's councillor chaired consultation at the Civic Centre (and it wasn't because of the football). I heard Lewisham Homes, the designers and those wanting to comment on this development were able to have their say and discuss and fine tune the specific pla...
by Sydenham
25 Jun 2018 11:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 9733

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

My understanding is that the Green Chain Walk does go through the Hillcrest estate and woods - there's a sign on Sydenham Hill (near Bluebell Close) as well as on Wells Park Road (near the old Upper Sydenham station). Quick link (of someone who walks rather than official Green Chain website) also ba...
by Sydenham
22 Jun 2018 10:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Loud motorbike revving can be heard from Westwood Hill
Replies: 21
Views: 4645

Re: Loud motorbike revving can be heard from Westwood Hill

This behaviour (and the detail in the forum thread) was specifically brought up at the Ward Panel meeting yesterday evening with our local Safer Neighbourhood Team (police).

But good advice to keep on reporting the behaviour to keep pressure on.
by Sydenham
22 Jun 2018 10:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Today's Google doodle
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Today's Google doodle

Great respect for Dame Cicely Saunders - and amazing that Google recognise her pioneering work.
by Sydenham
14 Jun 2018 12:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 6584

Re: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018

Just as with home insurance - its one thing to pay for insurance - it's another thing to be paid for any claim. For example home contents insurance often comes with the requirement that correct locks and alarms are fitted and used. So easy to say 'I have insurance' but a very different matter to bei...
by Sydenham
13 Jun 2018 13:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 6584

Re: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018

Remember this isn't a council school - it is run by a Church - Roman Catholic. Archdiocese of Southwark is the organisation responsible from their website. So the council are only the planners and approvers with some responsibility for safety and compliance. In my mind the Archdiocese should be subj...
by Sydenham
9 Jun 2018 11:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Water in Sydenham Hill
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Water in Sydenham Hill

Water now back on with us around Wells Park
by Sydenham
8 May 2018 19:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ignition Brewey needs our help!
Replies: 33
Views: 9847

Re: Ignition Brewey needs our help!

Sounds as though there needs to be a bit of communication about this - it seems strange that those users of the space haven't been spoken to about any proposals or commitments made to Ignition Brewery. And what a breath of fresh air to hear from those businesses potentially affected by any introduct...