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by TredownMan
22 Jun 2019 19:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning Watch [w/b 17/06/2019] & BT Payphone replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Planning Watch [w/b 17/06/2019] & BT Payphone replacement

Fascinating how fast planning news posted on here appears on another local website...
by TredownMan
20 Jun 2019 06:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 17
Views: 853

Re: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment

Complaining about the building to the Pope was a particular low-point.
by TredownMan
19 Jun 2019 10:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 17
Views: 853

Re: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment

Wartime bombs!

Whatever will this saga unleash next? A plague of locusts?
by TredownMan
14 Mar 2019 11:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 291/307 Kirkdale Planning Consultation 14 March
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: 291/307 Kirkdale Planning Consultation 14 March

Someone who knows planning law better would be able to clarify, but I'm not sure it's required, given it's adjacent to the station and bus stops.
Also, given the air quality crisis, isn't encouraging car-free living on high streets a good thing?
by TredownMan
14 Mar 2019 11:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 1543

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

So what you're saying is that, even at this incredibly early stage in thinking, a future of Bell Green without the gasholders is non-negotiable? The other question I have is how the masterplan relates to the fact that this is private land, and what discussions are taking place with the sites' owners.
by TredownMan
11 Mar 2019 17:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 291/307 Kirkdale Planning Consultation 14 March
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: 291/307 Kirkdale Planning Consultation 14 March

Designs look rather good, I think. And an infinite improvement on it sitting empty, or a nightclub.
by TredownMan
3 Mar 2019 20:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New building on Kirkdale
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

New building on Kirkdale

Permission has been granted by council for the shops at 109-111 Kirkdale to be redeveloped, with new shops below and flats below. Street view pic here: https://goo.gl/maps/bYgdAr1aTi92 You can read the officers' report here. http://councilmeetings.lewisham.gov.uk/documents/s62945/109-111%20Kirkdale%...
by TredownMan
28 Feb 2019 09:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Urban Renewal Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

Re: Bell Green Urban Renewal Plan

I agree - some of the major supermarkets are rebuilding stores along this model. A much better use of space and adds the benefit of an area being “lived in” rather than just warehousing. While it would be nice to see housing at Bell Green, it does strike me this may be a long-term aspiration with so...
by TredownMan
27 Feb 2019 09:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Urban Renewal Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

Re: Bell Green Urban Renewal Plan

I’m very enthused by the idea of turning car parks into housing. Replacing big box retail with housing is what cities should be doing and what’s happening on Old Kent Road. However I’m keen to understand, how does this masterplan get reconciled with the fact this is private land? Have we seen much t...
by TredownMan
31 Jan 2019 08:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4058

Re: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019

I see on twitter some people are now demanding Mayor Egan is forced to resign because they disagree with his application of national planning law relating to the gas holders.

Is this how adults behave when they don’t get their own way?
by TredownMan
21 Jan 2019 13:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 9036

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

Unless the correction is driven by higher interest rates, suppressed wages and tougher borrowing conditions. And if builders respond, predictably, by building less, when the only real way to address the housing crisis faced by young Londoners is a sustained increase in supply.
by TredownMan
17 Jan 2019 09:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 75254

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

We’ve heard it before from the same councillor repeatedly. Comparison seems pretty clear ““The Bell Green gas holders have survived bombing raids in the Second World War but will they survive Lewisham Council’s planning committee next Thursday?” https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/15674938.Towering_S...
by TredownMan
16 Jan 2019 14:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 75254

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

This remark we keep on hearing that we need to keep the gasholders because they survived Nazi bombing is utterly absurd, and the councillor should stop making it. It's a ridiculous comparison between a horrific war and the lawful execution of a government policy to remove derelict industrial infrast...
by TredownMan
14 Jan 2019 13:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poundstretcher in old co-op site
Replies: 52
Views: 17491

Re: Poundstretcher in old co-op site

I’d be fine with that. M&S is in retreat on all fronts given the crisis in retail so waiting until it comes along I don’t think is realistic – it will be a long wait. Also, I’m not sure that distinguishing between middle class supermarkets people like, and ones they don’t, is really a goer under pla...
by TredownMan
10 Jan 2019 21:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 75254

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

Is it normal for a council to express a strong political view on a planning issue, having acknowledged it doesn’t have competence on that issue?
by TredownMan
9 Jan 2019 19:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 75254

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

Given the very obvious split on views locally on this, why is the council talking about “residents” as one homogenous group?

How have they decided it’s the Will of the People to save these structures?
by TredownMan
2 Jan 2019 20:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: "Zanzibar" Party last night??
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Re: "Zanzibar" Party last night??

I wonder if this will ever become the Laser Quest. They got planning permission last summer but since it's all gone quiet
by TredownMan
19 Dec 2018 06:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Aldi approved in Bell Green
Replies: 31
Views: 6111

Re: New Aldi approved in Bell Green

How sad. Is there a link between Syd Soc’s stance on the mural and the council’s opposition, or are they coincidental?
by TredownMan
17 Dec 2018 20:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Aldi approved in Bell Green
Replies: 31
Views: 6111

Re: New Aldi approved in Bell Green

What’s the story with the mural? That all went quiet. Did someone block it?
by TredownMan
1 Dec 2018 12:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tues 27th, 7pm, meeting re OLSPN & other planning crises....
Replies: 10
Views: 2191

Re: Tues 27th, 7pm, meeting re OLSPN & other planning crises

Some of posters have been hung on the builders fences of the new school building itself. Is that really necessary?