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by Growsydenham
15 Apr 2019 18:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill
Replies: 12
Views: 1349

Re: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill

Except, like I say, the people living in the development will either a) already live locally, so they already have access to a GP; or b) be moving from elsewhere in the area, freeing up more GP spaces there. More than that, it's likely that some of those living in the new houses will work in the hea...
by Growsydenham
15 Apr 2019 10:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill
Replies: 12
Views: 1349

Re: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill

And it's true that GP provision is rubbish - a month's wait for an appointment is the norm, as everyone knows.
A campaign on this, using the considerable organizational power of our local neighbourhood groups, would certainly unite the community and unlock support for the homes we need.
by Growsydenham
14 Apr 2019 10:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill
Replies: 12
Views: 1349

Re: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill

Refusing to alleviate the housing crisis doesn’t lessen the GP shortage. Those people still live in the borough, and still need health care. They just have to live in temporary or unsuitable accommodation. Instead of trading off the housing shortage against the GP shortage, demand we fix both. Start...
by Growsydenham
13 Apr 2019 13:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill
Replies: 12
Views: 1349

Re: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill

We keep hearing how Sydenham folk want more social housing. I'm sure this is true. It just happens that whenever there's a proposal to actually get on and do it, people protest on traffic/privacy/aesthetics/in keeping/something or other grounds.

Every single time.
by Growsydenham
25 Mar 2019 19:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill
Replies: 12
Views: 1349

Re: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill

Aren't Lammas House and Otto Close also part of the City of London estate -- originally built for the benefit of people needful of social housing?

I like the designs, and I certainly like the provision of new homes for 550 people.
by Growsydenham
9 Mar 2019 17:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New council homes
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: New council homes

Did anyone else attend this?

The designs look excellent - stylish brick construction with balconies and brickwork detailings, and by an architect who lives in the neighbourhood. The council officer said they'd had a supportive response so far.
by Growsydenham
6 Mar 2019 09:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New building on Kirkdale
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: New building on Kirkdale

TredownMan wrote:
3 Mar 2019 20:53
Sydenham Society had fought to save the building, which it described as historically important.
:roll:
by Growsydenham
17 Feb 2019 10:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New council homes
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

New council homes

The council intends to demolish the unsightly and redundant warehouse on Mayow Road for new social housing, partly funded by the NHS. From the council report: “Mayow Road will deliver c.33 units of new social housing. This will be made up of c.27 new Temporary Accommodation (TA) family sized homes f...
by Growsydenham
12 Feb 2019 18:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Have a wall that needs/wants art? - possible opportunities!
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Have a wall that needs/wants art? - possible opportunities!

Wonderful idea!
I'm sure some of the shop owners on the high street would welcome having their security shutters done?
by Growsydenham
3 Feb 2019 09:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Urban Renewal Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 1878

Re: Bell Green Urban Renewal Plan

Thank you for sharing these. I like and support the emphasis on shifting the use of Bell Green from big-box retail to housing. However, it does strike me that there's a high degree of uncertainty over what may be very good ideas (eg who owns all the land), so understandably this could take a while t...
by Growsydenham
26 Jan 2019 10:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3207

Re: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019

I hope there’s lots of housing in this masterplan. Maybe there’ll be a chance for local people to have their say on that before the unveiling.
by Growsydenham
26 Jan 2019 10:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3207

Re: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019

New letter from the Syd Soc to the gas company here, asking for the gas holders to be kept. Their plan for the site to be unveiled in November.



http://www.discourse-architecture.com/B ... 190125.pdf
by Growsydenham
22 Jan 2019 21:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3207

Re: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019

How can we decide whether the above intervention by SydSoc is wrong or right when you haven’t provided the details of the case? Or is SydSoc always wrong? Were members consulted? Did the intervention have the backing of the community? If the answer is no, then in my book it was wrong. If people don...
by Growsydenham
22 Jan 2019 18:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3207

Re: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019

Case in point. On Thursday a planning application from a local resident to put an extension on their house will be taken before a full committee of councillors - as the Sydenham Soc have objected. The councils own planning officials say it should go ahead. I’ve omitted the case details to spare emba...
by Growsydenham
22 Jan 2019 17:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3207

Re: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019

I guess people are aggrieved not necessarily over this specifically (although some folk are), but because of the long pattern, which continues despite people's pleas for greater transparency, consultation.
by Growsydenham
21 Jan 2019 22:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3207

Re: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019

Didn’t see it in the weekly newsletter either. Shame, it sounds interesting.
by Growsydenham
29 Nov 2018 19:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Scheme proposal for St Christopher’s unit - 30 Sydenham Rd
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: Scheme proposal for St Christopher’s unit - 30 Sydenham

Nice to see people still want to invest. Doubt anyone would miss the little 70s block.
by Growsydenham
25 Nov 2018 21:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tues 27th, 7pm, meeting re OLSPN & other planning crises....
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

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

Agree. Silly overthetop language doesn't make whatever case there may be any stronger, and often has the reverse effect.
by Growsydenham
25 Nov 2018 21:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zanara court commercial space
Replies: 12
Views: 3677

Re: Zanara court commercial space

It took a long time! But planning permission for the studio has now been granted.
by Growsydenham
25 Nov 2018 18:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly 1 December 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1997

Re: Sydenham Assembly 1 December 2018

I'm looking forward to hearing from the Mayor - and hopefully there'll be enough time for more than just planning...