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by Growsydenham
20 Dec 2020 10:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New homes for Sydenham Hill Estate?
Replies: 9
Views: 3363

Re: New homes for Sydenham Hill Estate?

Amazing really that when charities are in such financial need, especially now, people are so generous in donating money to stop new homes for the homeless...
by Growsydenham
16 Dec 2020 13:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New homes for Sydenham Hill Estate?
Replies: 9
Views: 3363

Re: New homes for Sydenham Hill Estate?

I read in the Sydenham Society news letter that residents are consulting barristers, with a view to suing the council and blocking this new social housing. I get that many people don't like the design, or wish they could be built in someone else's eyeline. But a planning process was held and council...
by Growsydenham
1 Dec 2020 19:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 23821

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

JRW wrote: 29 Nov 2020 21:55
Of course, your) project relies on support from councillors, so I could see why you would want to please them.
How do you mean?
by Growsydenham
29 Nov 2020 21:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 23821

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

I find it a worry, personally, that council members are unaware of the £6.1m endowment, and that officers of C&YP are so determined to keep it secret that even high level members aren't being told. Yes, public money, approved by mayor and cabinet, but the conditions unknown, and signed off by o...
by Growsydenham
26 Nov 2020 10:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 23821

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

Indeed JGD. The council has to answer to 300,000 people and runs on an increasingly threadbare budget. Of course it should be honest and transparent. But it cannot spend endless resources placating those who like to see scandal and conspiracy around every corner.
by Growsydenham
23 Oct 2020 08:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 23821

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

Two parents, one also a governor, imply objections are based in anti-catholic feelings. This is I’m sure inaccurate, unfair and a misunderstanding. But it is why the campaigners’ decision to send tweets to the Pope about the school “ignoring temporal authority” and failing “church ethics” were a ba...
by Growsydenham
4 Oct 2020 11:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 254 new homes for Lower Sydenham decision no 6
Replies: 6
Views: 1920

Re: 254 new homes for Lower Sydenham decision no 6

Follow up by the Newshopper. You may find one of the reader's comments interesting: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18761919.footzie-social-club-row-bromley-council-take-property-tycoon/ Stuart Ridiculous populist coverage. Is it a surprise that a builder with the capacity to develop a large plo...
by Growsydenham
15 Sep 2020 08:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 23821

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

JRW wrote: 14 Sep 2020 17:39 Do not feed the troll..... :D
I just ask that people stick to the facts in a neighbourly way. But you are right, the campaign on social media against the school and the church has been another disappointing element of the campaign.
by Growsydenham
14 Sep 2020 18:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 23821

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

The campaign against this development has claimed that there were improperly managed risks from World War 2 bombs, asbestos and ground contamination, which were putting children at risk, which later shown to be untrue. There has been a poster campaign around the school vicinity using lurid language ...
by Growsydenham
14 Sep 2020 14:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 23821

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

I do hope this latest appeal manages to set aside the divisive language and baseless claims which have been a part of this campaign.
by Growsydenham
28 Aug 2020 11:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New homes for Sydenham Hill Estate?
Replies: 9
Views: 3363

Re: New homes for Sydenham Hill Estate?

Local campaigners always say they want genuinely affordable, car-free, low-emissions social rented housing for local families. Rather than spending millions of taxpayers money with private landlords for poor quality temporary accommodation. Yet when the option presents itself, time and again, reason...
by Growsydenham
6 Jun 2020 07:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill
Replies: 13
Views: 9168

Re: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill

Really disappointed at the hostile and unbalanced stance taken in the Sydenham Society news letter. (Page 4, top link: https://sydenhamsociety.com/documents/print-newsletter-archives/) Why does it fail to mention that this is 100% social housing? Or the housing crisis? The language - “devastate the ...
by Growsydenham
6 Mar 2020 12:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PlanningWatch [w/b 23/09/2019] * 154-158 SYDENHAM ROAD
Replies: 6
Views: 4135

Re: PlanningWatch [w/b 23/09/2019] * 154-158 SYDENHAM ROAD

But that is just one point of view. Individuals are perfectly entitled to hold it but yet again Syd Soc are not taking a balanced approach to questions where the community hold a wide range of different views.
by Growsydenham
20 Feb 2020 19:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green development - change in public leadership?
Replies: 6
Views: 2971

Re: Bell Green development - change in public leadership?

A cynic would suggest it may be about proposing hypothetical housing (at the bottom of the hill, in 20 years time, if a load of businesses and landowners agree to it) while objecting to viable new housing at the top of the hill and anywhere else today.
by Growsydenham
19 Feb 2020 15:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PlanningWatch [w/b 23/09/2019] * 154-158 SYDENHAM ROAD
Replies: 6
Views: 4135

Re: PlanningWatch [w/b 23/09/2019] * 154-158 SYDENHAM ROAD

I am disappointed by the negative and unbalanced tone of the Sydenham Society email bulletin today re the proposed new council homes at Mais House. "Visible from miles away"; "change the character of Sydenham Hill forever"; "immense pressure on local infrastructure"; &q...
by Growsydenham
7 Nov 2019 13:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 8936

Re: New houses

Yes a different site - the warehouse rather than the school - but good news nonetheless. Also: a planning application has been submitted to convert the Regency snooker club and office complex on Spring Hill/Cobbs Corner into a housing. looks very smart. The photos on the application really bring out...
by Growsydenham
12 Sep 2019 19:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 8936

Re: New houses

Given the air quality and climate crisis, building dense car free sites close to good transport links is exactly the way forward. Planning neighbourhoods around where people can store their automobiles - a minority pursuit - is very much 1960s thinking and it’s good it’s on the way out
by Growsydenham
22 Aug 2019 20:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 8936

New houses

Sounds good to me. I'll be writing to the council to support these. The council really do pay attention to letters of support, if you've ever considered it.

http://www.sydenhamsociety.com/2019/08/ ... ayow-road/
by Growsydenham
15 Aug 2019 13:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now
Replies: 17
Views: 8113

Re: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now

The creator now has an online vendetta against a councillor over the fact the toilets in Home Park haven't been converted into a restaurant (?).