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by alywin
2 Feb 2024 11:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning application for 18-storey tower block (and more) in central Penge
Replies: 8
Views: 4957

Re: Planning application for 18-storey tower block (and more) in central Penge

Nope. It still says 18 storeys on the Bromley planning website.

I'd forgotten about this site, which has useful information:
https://stophadley.co.uk/
by alywin
2 Feb 2024 00:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning application for 18-storey tower block (and more) in central Penge
Replies: 8
Views: 4957

Re: Planning application for 18-storey tower block (and more) in central Penge

I don't know whether I misread the original application or whether there was an error, but I definitely read it as 18 still, until I saw the NewsShopper article saying it was 16. But that's still far too high for the area. Are you sure about that deadline? It says "within 21 days of the publica...
by alywin
30 Jan 2024 01:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich
Replies: 11
Views: 6466

Re: Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich

I'd totally forgotten we'd discussed this until I did a search for "constituency" today after I received Labour's latest missive and realised that we're back to being Beckenham and Penge again after all these years (shades of the Piers Merchant years!). Never did seem to make much sense to...
by alywin
29 Jan 2024 01:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning application for 18-storey tower block (and more) in central Penge
Replies: 8
Views: 4957

Re: Planning application for 18-storey tower block (and more) in central Penge

I see from the NewsShopper that a revised application has now been put in for the Blenheim Centre, still with an 18-storey tower block. I thought it was Bromley's policy to notify people who object to an application when a revised application is made, but I'm still waiting. The application number is...
by alywin
8 Dec 2023 01:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Public Transport improvements
Replies: 3
Views: 4141

Re: Bell Green Public Transport improvements

Where is this questionnaire, please, JRW?
by alywin
17 Nov 2023 01:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Holy Trinity Advent Fair, Saturday 18th November, 2-5 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 19395

Holy Trinity Advent Fair, Saturday 18th November, 2-5 pm

Holy Trinity Lennard Road is holding its annual Advent Fair this coming Saturday, between 2 and 5 pm. Books, toys, homemade goods, gifts, raffle, cakes, refreshments etc. etc.
by alywin
6 Sep 2023 23:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: "Morley's: The family-run chicken shop with cult status"
Replies: 2
Views: 2148

Re: "Morley's: The family-run chicken shop with cult status"

I knew it was a chain, on account of the others I've seen around (Clock House, anyone?), but I didn't know it was that local.
by alywin
24 Aug 2023 00:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lack of buses
Replies: 0
Views: 6303

Lack of buses

Just wondering how those people who need access to the Newlands Park area are managing without their bus services (75/194) for 2 months? :(
I was supposed to be doing something in the Sydenham area but abandoned plans when I found out there was no bus service anywhere in the immediate vicinity.
by alywin
15 Aug 2023 00:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham's "burgeoning" high street?
Replies: 3
Views: 4962

Re: Sydenham's "burgeoning" high street?

RJM wrote: 7 Aug 2023 09:15Also, what leisure centre...?
How did I miss that one?! That's probably in Beckenham, too - The Spa?
by alywin
6 Aug 2023 22:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham's "burgeoning" high street?
Replies: 3
Views: 4962

Sydenham's "burgeoning" high street?

I don't get into Sydenham much these days, but I was interested to find a reference to it having a "burgeoning" high street here: https://www.standard.co.uk/homesandproperty/buying-mortgages/new-homes-awards-2023-family-home-investing-property-schools-b1097606.html *Is* it actually burgeon...
by alywin
20 May 2023 23:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Livesey Hall and boxing club burglary - alert
Replies: 0
Views: 3098

Livesey Hall and boxing club burglary - alert

Re-posting this from Nextdoor as requested (dated 3 days ago): "Hi all. Can you keep your eyes and ears open. The livesey hall and the adjoining boxing club near sava center in Sydenham were vandalized and burgled in the early hours of this morning. The boxing club is a charity based club and A...
by alywin
16 May 2023 00:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Water Pressure - Lawrie Park Road
Replies: 3
Views: 2369

Re: Water Pressure - Lawrie Park Road

It seems that Thames Water have been rezoning their supply system to try and reduce the leakage. It used to be 4bar and now it has been reduced to 1.8bar, which is still more than the minumum that OFWAT stipulate of 1bar to the property. Really? I don't suppose you think they would have done the re...
by alywin
15 May 2023 23:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 80
Views: 112976

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

Totally unbelievable, isn't it.
by alywin
2 Apr 2023 23:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Disposal of Crystal Palace Park - comments by 6th April
Replies: 0
Views: 4119

Disposal of Crystal Palace Park - comments by 6th April

See the official notice at: https://crystalpalaceparkregenerationplan.com/section-123-2a-of-the-local-government-act-1972-disposal-of-land-comprising-open-space/ This relates to LB Bromley's transfer of the management and maintenance of the Park to the Crystal Palace Park Trust for 125 years(!) I ha...
by alywin
25 Mar 2023 00:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham men aiding murderers and drug tafficers to escape convicted
Replies: 3
Views: 3893

Re: Sydenham men aiding murderers and drug tafficers to escape convicted

Probably privacy laws or something? But occasionally in the News Shopper you still get "so-and-so, of Such-and-Such Road ..."
by alywin
27 Feb 2023 00:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning Application - Gas Holder site
Replies: 18
Views: 20518

Re: Planning Application - Gas Holder site

@The Clown, we were told in relation to the Penge Blenheim Centre redevelopment plan that you don't even need to be living in the local area to object - isn't that the same for Lewisham? (And hey, you could pretty much just change a few words of your post and submit it for the Penge application as w...
by alywin
25 Feb 2023 00:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning Application - Gas Holder site
Replies: 18
Views: 20518

Re: Planning Application - Gas Holder site

The London Plan sets a target of 50% "affordable" homes :(
by alywin
24 Feb 2023 01:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning Application - Gas Holder site
Replies: 18
Views: 20518

Re: Planning Application - Gas Holder site

Ah, sorry, I misread that. 8 disabled parking bays is what's proposed for the Penge development, too. Having car-free developments is all very well in theory, but doesn't tend to work so well in practice. Apart from anything else, you'll probably find the "disabled" bays occupied by cars w...