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by Growsydenham
7 Nov 2019 13:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 3159

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: 3159

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: 3159

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: 2309

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 (?).
by Growsydenham
8 Aug 2019 18:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: OLSPN

Happy for the whole thing to be posted.
Makes no difference. No matter how upside down or inside out the aesthetic rules ended up being followed, nothing justifies false claims about children and asbestos.
by Growsydenham
8 Aug 2019 06:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: OLSPN

Despite having been repeatedly and publicly corrected, the false rumours about asbestos were fanned again at council question time on July 24. Question Why did Lewisham allow our Lady & St Philip Neri School to move children into a half-finished, unapproved building, lacking proper documentation? Th...
by Growsydenham
25 Jul 2019 16:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN Redevelopment
Replies: 12
Views: 2407

Re: Tomorrow's OLSPN planning meeting URGENT

The campaign claimed children were at risk of asbestos. It appears this was on the basis of wild guess-work and/or a misreading of the paperwork. The council have said this just wasn't true. It's amazing anyone thinks this is a good strategy or a decent way to behave towards their neighbours.
by Growsydenham
25 Jul 2019 08:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN Redevelopment
Replies: 12
Views: 2407

Re: Tomorrow's OLSPN planning meeting URGENT

Thanks for posting this JRW. It’s a clear demolition of the campaign against this school. Campaigners said that health and safety processes and sign-offs hadn’t been done properly. They had. Campaigners said children were at risk of asbestos and contamination. They weren’t. Campaigners said the park...
by Growsydenham
19 Jun 2019 20:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 19
Views: 2846

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

There was a sydenham society news letter about this. Red fonts and exclamation marks. "Shocked and dismayed". Starting to feel like a vendetta, and not terribly neighbourly.
by Growsydenham
19 Jun 2019 07:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning Watch [w/b 10/06/2019]
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Planning Watch [w/b 10/06/2019]

That’s the one, opposite the garage. According to planning documents it was a bomb site and then infilled with a breeze block structure used for storage on the ground floor. The new homes will fill the original perimeter of the Victorian housing.
by Growsydenham
17 Jun 2019 18:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning Watch [w/b 10/06/2019]
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Planning Watch [w/b 10/06/2019]

Folk may have noticed this top permission follows the successful demolition of the breeze-block house at this site in the past fortnight, to give way of a recreation of one of the original Victorian terraces. Permission was originally granted in 2016. Good news.
by Growsydenham
16 Jun 2019 16:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning Watch [w/b 03/06/2019]
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Planning Watch [w/b 03/06/2019]

The new building at 138A Sydenham Road, near the Hexagon building, has a planning application to become a Yoga studio.

See application DC/19/111573
by Growsydenham
19 May 2019 20:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 21
Views: 4871

Re: St Philip Neri school redevelopment

Whoever decided it would be a good idea to further this campaign by tweeting at the Pope (!) from the Sydenham Gasworks twitter account (@sgasworks) needs to think again. It's quite inappropriate to try and make this into some sort of religious matter.
by Growsydenham
19 May 2019 20:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Refurb at the station / bye bye turdis
Replies: 6
Views: 1763

Re: Refurb at the station / bye bye turdis

Well done on this initiative.

I hope it stops the flyposting -- and especially the gym's balloons which always look very tatty once they've popped, and have left the the paint on the lampposts a real mess.
by Growsydenham
3 May 2019 11:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 84707

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

Is there any basis in the twitter rumour that houses are planned here? From a user calling themselves @sgasworks. Great news if true. Saw that post and it being re-tweeted by @si_mccormack from @d__architecture. The re-tweet seemed to be requesting clarification from Lewisham Mayor Damian Egan abou...
by Growsydenham
2 May 2019 20:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 84707

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

Is there any basis in the twitter rumour that houses are planned here? From a user calling themselves @sgasworks. Great news if true.
by Growsydenham
15 Apr 2019 18:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill
Replies: 12
Views: 3788

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: 3788

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: 3788

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...