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by Growsydenham
22 Jan 2019 21:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4437

Re: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019

How can we decide whether the above intervention by SydSoc is wrong or right when you haven’t provided the details of the case? Or is SydSoc always wrong? Were members consulted? Did the intervention have the backing of the community? If the answer is no, then in my book it was wrong. If people don...
by Growsydenham
22 Jan 2019 18:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4437

Re: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019

Case in point. On Thursday a planning application from a local resident to put an extension on their house will be taken before a full committee of councillors - as the Sydenham Soc have objected. The councils own planning officials say it should go ahead. I’ve omitted the case details to spare emba...
by Growsydenham
22 Jan 2019 17:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4437

Re: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019

I guess people are aggrieved not necessarily over this specifically (although some folk are), but because of the long pattern, which continues despite people's pleas for greater transparency, consultation.
by Growsydenham
21 Jan 2019 22:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4437

Re: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019

Didn’t see it in the weekly newsletter either. Shame, it sounds interesting.
by Growsydenham
29 Nov 2018 19:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Scheme proposal for St Christopher’s unit - 30 Sydenham Rd
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Re: Scheme proposal for St Christopher’s unit - 30 Sydenham

Nice to see people still want to invest. Doubt anyone would miss the little 70s block.
by Growsydenham
25 Nov 2018 21:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tues 27th, 7pm, meeting re OLSPN & other planning crises....
Replies: 10
Views: 2333

Re: Tues 27th, 7pm, meeting re OLSPN & other planning crises

Agree. Silly overthetop language doesn't make whatever case there may be any stronger, and often has the reverse effect.
by Growsydenham
25 Nov 2018 21:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zanara court commercial space
Replies: 12
Views: 4232

Re: Zanara court commercial space

It took a long time! But planning permission for the studio has now been granted.
by Growsydenham
25 Nov 2018 18:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly 1 December 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2387

Re: Sydenham Assembly 1 December 2018

I'm looking forward to hearing from the Mayor - and hopefully there'll be enough time for more than just planning...
by Growsydenham
19 Nov 2018 14:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate - report published
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: Hillcrest Estate - report published

Thank you for your replies everyone. Would we all agree that whether supportive of a proposal or not, it’s in everybody’s interests that decisions being taken are transparent and clear? I’m sure I’m not the only one who doesn’t want a situation where major decisions – for or against – are being take...
by Growsydenham
19 Nov 2018 08:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate - report published
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: Hillcrest Estate - report published

What were these fundamental flaws?

It seemed clear to me that it was cancelled because of the pressure put on the council via the lobbying campaign - there were letters to the Standard from the Sydenham society and a demo outside the council office.
by Growsydenham
18 Nov 2018 16:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate - report published
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Hillcrest Estate - report published

Dear all, You may recall that on October 9, Lewisham decided to cancel the proposed council housing development at Hillcrest Estate, following a campaign by a number of local residents' groups (including a demonstration outside the council office). This housing was for 22 Lewisham Homes properties f...
by Growsydenham
13 Nov 2018 08:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly 1 December 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2387

Re: Sydenham Assembly 1 December 2018

Which issues do you have in mind?

It’s good of the Mayor to come and I’m looking forward to hearing from him
by Growsydenham
21 Oct 2018 18:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 77048

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

An update on the gasholders development appeal, and a number of other local issues, is in the latest planning minutes.

http://councilmeetings.lewisham.gov.uk/ ... C.pdf?T=10
by Growsydenham
11 Oct 2018 11:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 13020

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

What's the latest on the Bampton estate? I hadn't seen that.
by Growsydenham
9 Oct 2018 19:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 13020

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

I’d like to see the basis for the Sydenham Society claim - in a letter to the evening standard - that 50 “ancient and veteran” trees would be cut down.
by Growsydenham
9 Oct 2018 15:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 13020

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

An embarrassing day for Sydenham and a campaign of misinformation from people who should know better.

https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/news/Pages/ ... drawn.aspx
by Growsydenham
5 Oct 2018 09:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 13020

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

There's a letter about this in the Evening Standard.

https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/lett ... 48191.html

To repeat: the claim that 50 "ancient and veteran trees" will be cut down for these houses is simply untrue. It's fake news.
by Growsydenham
2 Oct 2018 10:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?
Replies: 75
Views: 15035

Re: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?

Courtesy, respect and politeness is of course important. But am I right in detecting some of the upset comes in relation to debates around planning decisions, including social housing, and representations made around those? I hope this forum should still be a place for candid but respectful discussi...
by Growsydenham
22 Sep 2018 14:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 13020

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

There’s a news story here on the campaign against new council houses. https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/lewisham-residents-challenge-town-hall-chiefs-over-plans-to-chop-down-beloved-trees-and-build-houses-on-top/ Really sad to see our local community organisations putting out such blatant misinform...
by Growsydenham
16 Sep 2018 16:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 34720

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

I think this debate may have got mixed between two developments: the houses at 154-158 Sydenham Road, and flats at 86 Bell Green. Both are now going ahead.