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by Growsydenham
6 Mar 2020 12:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PlanningWatch [w/b 23/09/2019] * 154-158 SYDENHAM ROAD
Replies: 6
Views: 1999

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: 5
Views: 887

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: 1999

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"; "residents will spill over into ...
by Growsydenham
7 Nov 2019 13:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 4682

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: 4682

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: 4682

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: 3673

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: 1999

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: 1999

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: 3258

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: 3258

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: 4123

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: 1232

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: 1232

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: 1314

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: 6229

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: 2264

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: 93089

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: 93089

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.