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by RJM
14 Feb 2020 10:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New shop opening?
Replies: 13
Views: 1517

Re: New shop opening?

The whole thing seems to be "number 56", and one of the sections of the plan has the area fronting Sydenham Road still marked as retail. The permission paperwork is for the building at the back, but there's definitely no change of use included. in fact, the form even says: "There is no proposed chan...
by RJM
14 Feb 2020 09:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New shop opening?
Replies: 13
Views: 1517

Re: New shop opening?

JMLF, that's the same application I posted very slightly upthread.
by RJM
12 Feb 2020 12:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New shop opening?
Replies: 13
Views: 1517

Re: New shop opening?

There's an application in to build a small house in place of the storage space behind the shop https://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=relatedCases&keyVal=_LEWIS_DCAPR_103458 by New Hill Limited, which I assume is a developer. Previous applications to tur...
by RJM
3 Feb 2020 12:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park
Replies: 24
Views: 2225

Re: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park

It all stems from a post on the Sydenham FB group - snapshotted to drive traffic to that forum. At least the concerned individuals on FB are local - one complained about being able to hear the generators, and "what I've read on Facebook" is entirely from the FB thread. Of all my concerns about that ...
by RJM
7 Jan 2020 11:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Activity in old Coop
Replies: 6
Views: 2393

Re: Activity in old Coop

The application looks like it only went in just before Christmas, so it wouldn't have had time to be approved yet. Presumably one of the Planning Committees at the end of January/beginning of February? Or do they need a longer lead in time for this sort of thing?
by RJM
3 Jan 2020 16:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Activity in old Coop
Replies: 6
Views: 2393

Re: Activity in old Coop

The application says it's The Gym Ltd. The plans have a gym, weights space and functional zone on the ground floor, then a first floor with showers/changing and additional main gym space, as well as a lot of plant space.

I like that a gym could open up directly opposite The Cake Store :)
by RJM
23 Dec 2019 09:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Costcutters
Replies: 9
Views: 2569

Re: Kirkdale Costcutters

I have to be honest and say I've been past the bra fitters in Forest Hill and always wondered how this could be a business. Presumably, you can't measure breasts online. My wife has never been to this kind of shop. Surely when a woman goes to M&S or wherever, the bras say what size they are. I've a...
by RJM
9 Dec 2019 15:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Theft in broad daylight
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Re: Theft in broad daylight

mosy wrote:
9 Dec 2019 13:38
There was a radio news item today that the latest trend is of stealing mattresses from hotels.
I'm torn between thinking that this is a bad thing (obviously), and a level of admiration for the organisation that must be involved in that - mattresses are heavy!
by RJM
6 Dec 2019 09:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Food bank
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

Re: Food bank

Living Well contact details are here: https://livingwell.life/

Big Red Box do Christmas food bank parcels as well: https://www.bigredbox.org/index.html
by RJM
16 Nov 2019 19:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dog friendly cafes in Sydenham or Forest Hill
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Re: Dog friendly cafes in Sydenham or Forest Hill

Canvas & Cream in FH have a dog section on their menu! And I've definitely seen dogs in there before.
by RJM
14 Nov 2019 15:57
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: How to report a post?
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: How to report a post?

Thank you! I was sure there must be something.
by RJM
14 Nov 2019 12:21
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: How to report a post?
Replies: 2
Views: 571

How to report a post?

How can I report a post with racist content?
by RJM
24 Oct 2019 08:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Old Co-Op and circus posters
Replies: 9
Views: 2071

Re: Old Co-Op and circus posters

Is it possible that a letting agent was involved in putting up the posters? That's pretty weird, either way.
by RJM
13 Oct 2019 19:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What’s going on at x?
Replies: 23
Views: 6418

Re: What’s going on at x?

I know nothing about any of these, but it would be great to fill some of the empty spaces! I hope it's not just the landlords tarting them up a bit, or if it is then it succeeds as a strategy.
by RJM
4 Oct 2019 14:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Extinction Demo
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Re: Sydenham Extinction Demo

As a train commuter who came in from Silverdale, the only sign of this was a bloke in hi-vis with leaflets outside the station. As I was focused on getting a coffee (in my reusable cup) at the time, I didn't actually properly register why he was there. So maybe not a resounding success?
by RJM
27 Sep 2019 11:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Proposals
Replies: 10
Views: 2413

Re: Bell Green Proposals

Isn't this just a group of folks wishes? And nothing to do with the council/land owners? Yes, but I imagine they must think there's some point in doing this and asking people's opinions - presumably to then try and campaign for the council/land owners to improve the site. If they're just doing it f...
by RJM
22 Sep 2019 15:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Proposals
Replies: 10
Views: 2413

Re: Bell Green Proposals

I assumed when they said mixed retail/housing that it would be the current favoured style of block of flats with Tesco Metro/Sainsburys Local in the bottom of it, rather than the big supermarket we currently have. That's not an ideal replacement for a big supermarket in my view as they tend to be pr...
by RJM
21 Sep 2019 22:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Proposals
Replies: 10
Views: 2413

Bell Green Proposals

Did anyone make the public meeting last week? The proposals are here: http://www.discourse-architecture.com/BellGreenExhibitionPanels.pdf and the feedback form is https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/survey-taken/?sm=YrVVYXNO0BCvdGbIE9MYPavtlQmH4ij_2FDNQ7nwjZUg7fMwCcdfmtiBpvzyZrYyH9BS9QyZZYVY2Uu7uRc5QTePA...
by RJM
12 Sep 2019 17:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 4201

Re: New houses

Is this the site somewhere on the other side from the school which has already been levelled? I note from the picture that they might well loom over the houses on the side road opposite them: Bromley might find this objectionable, but I don't know about Lewisham. It's further up Mayow Road, towards...
by RJM
27 Aug 2019 12:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mad Dough
Replies: 33
Views: 8522

Re: Mad Dough

Would they need planning permission if it's not a change of use? (I know very little about planning permission)

They have a website! https://www.maddough.co.uk/