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by Growsydenham
19 Nov 2018 08:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate - report published
Replies: 7
Views: 2261

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: 2261

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: 3516

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: 90953

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: 17223

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: 17223

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: 17223

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: 17223

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: 72
Views: 21678

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: 17223

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: 40989

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.
by Growsydenham
15 Sep 2018 21:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 40989

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

I was referring to the 30+ letters of support from locals mentioned in the planning report. I just think newspaper coverage of housing often exaggerates the anti- campaign and this is a good example
by Growsydenham
15 Sep 2018 17:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 40989

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

Yes of course - there's a news report here.

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1683 ... -approved/

It's accurate, although slightly one-sided in focusing on the objections but not those in favour.
by Growsydenham
15 Sep 2018 10:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 17223

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

I don’t think it will work, either. Councillors tend to listen primarily to the factual and legal analysis of their planning officers when making decisions, and compare that to what objectors say. If they conclude that the campaigners are just making up nonsense (this is the campaign, remember, that...
by Growsydenham
13 Sep 2018 11:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 40989

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

Despite the objections mentioned earlier in this thread, the planning committee approved the new bloc of 23 flats on the derelict shops at 86 Bell Green on Tuesday night.
by Growsydenham
7 Sep 2018 09:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 20944

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

For those following this saga, an application has been posted today to convert the ToysRUs building at Bell Green into an Aldi. What this means for this application I’m not sure.
by Growsydenham
3 Sep 2018 20:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Queensthorpe Road Smart Bench
Replies: 21
Views: 12628

Re: Queensthorpe Road Smart Bench

On 11 Sept, there's to be a retrospective planning hearing into this bench. There's a range of objections to the design/advertising

Paperwork here: http://councilmeetings.lewisham.gov.uk/ ... Report.pdf
by Growsydenham
3 Sep 2018 20:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 20944

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

Those following this may be interested in new paperwork published by the council in relation to the application, to be discussed at a forthcoming council meeting. http://councilmeetings.lewisham.gov.uk/documents/s59108/Sydenham%20Gas%20Holder%20Station%20SE26%20Committee%20Report.pdf It's about the ...
by Growsydenham
1 Sep 2018 15:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ignition Brewey needs our help!
Replies: 36
Views: 16147

Re: Ignition Brewey needs our help!

Tonight's launch is indeed open to everyone.
by Growsydenham
24 Aug 2018 13:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cobbs corner
Replies: 11
Views: 5248

Re: Cobbs corner

Wow - great news
It's such a tatty building, I hope they clean up the back of it
I must admit I was doubtful this would get approved given previous doubts over traffic