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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: 1546

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: 518

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: 518

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: 575

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: 3469

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: 1225

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: 76793

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: 76793

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: 2873

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: 2873

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: 2873

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: 2873

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: 2873

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: 1255

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: 1091

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: 1255

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: 866

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: 2420

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: 4404

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: 4404

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