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by Growsydenham
15 Sep 2018 21:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 34748

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: 34748

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: 13035

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: 34748

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: 18857

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: 20
Views: 9709

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: 18857

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: 13048

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: 3996

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
by Growsydenham
17 Aug 2018 22:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 34748

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

This was approved last night
by Growsydenham
15 Aug 2018 05:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 34748

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

Agreed. People would never accept demolishing houses to build a truck yard or waste ground on a high street now, so why people are up in arms about vice versa I've no idea.

I get the role for conservation societies but is this eyesore really worth "conserving"?
by Growsydenham
14 Aug 2018 11:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 34748

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

Update: The proposals for this site - the derelict builders' yard opposite KwikFit - will be heard by councillors on Thursday this week. Planning officials have recommended it go ahead. The proposals are for a mixture of affordable rent, shared ownership and private sale, in terraced houses or flats...
by Growsydenham
6 Aug 2018 17:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning News
Replies: 16
Views: 8699

Re: Planning News

News report here

http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/16401 ... ing-plans/

Unfortunately does not mention that big majority of respondents (32) were in favour.
by Growsydenham
4 Aug 2018 14:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning News
Replies: 16
Views: 8699

Re: Planning News

An update on the Bell Green development, an eight-story block of shops and flats to replace a shorter block of now-derelict shops/flats. The council officers in their written report recommended it go ahead. However at the meeting councillors voted to delay a decision for six weeks while they look in...
by Growsydenham
30 Jul 2018 10:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 18857

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

Shops below, flats to five-storeys above --- sounds a lot like Sydenham's high street. Both land efficient and makes an area seem neighbourly all day long.

Foresighted lot, the Victorians.
by Growsydenham
29 Jul 2018 15:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 554
Views: 286525

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

KFH next to the Greyhound doesn't look like it's opening any time soon...
by Growsydenham
28 Jul 2018 12:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 18857

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

You are right JGD. I hope all of them go ahead. Ultimately the council struggles to build houses where it doesn’t already own the land. As far as I can tell the Brampton Court proposals are for 50 new council flats for elderly people but have been met with a very vociferous campaign against by other...
by Growsydenham
27 Jul 2018 18:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 554
Views: 286525

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Hoardings coming down - going to look very nice indeed
by Growsydenham
26 Jul 2018 15:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 18857

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

I agree with the comment from Syd Soc that this a prime site for new housing, and getting more houses built in this area would be a good thing.

The trend for buildings with supermarkets underneath and houses on top in London is also becoming more popular. Perhaps that could be considered here.
by Growsydenham
17 Jul 2018 16:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise
Replies: 26
Views: 8548

Re: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise

The suggestion as originally billed was good and it’s good to see the developer interested. I’m sure it could be imaginately incorporated.