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by Growsydenham
4 Jul 2018 20:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging outside Sainsbury's local
Replies: 38
Views: 12379

Re: Begging outside Sainsbury's local

If people are uncomfortable by the sight of roughsleepers (only the worst, most visible manifestation of a far more wide-ranging homelessness issue) Then perhaps when the council proposes building more council homes, for homeless families (i.e. at the Hillcrest Estate) We should try to resist throwi...
by Growsydenham
30 Jun 2018 18:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 13055

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

It sounds like an interesting and productive event. I'm sorry I couldnt attend. I do wonder how many of those 600 names on the petition live nearby, and have independently researched what's being planned rather than relying on the survey. It would be good for Lewisham Homes to put a better explanati...
by Growsydenham
29 Jun 2018 20:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 77181

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

When are we going to see some concrete proposals for the homes inside the gas holders that we hear about? I’d be strongly in favour, but I’ve not seen anyone come forward with a plan.
by Growsydenham
25 Jun 2018 14:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 13055

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

Hillcrest Estate is off Westwood Hill with high rise buildings built on parts of the Great North Wood, it would not be allowed not to be built nowadays. Indeed. Which is why the Attlee government was able to tackle the post-war housing crisis and provide decent homes for all, and yet – for all the ...
by Growsydenham
25 Jun 2018 11:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 13055

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

Yes, why didn't the petition creators show instead with a picture of the dilapidated garages that are going to be built on for this site? Or use pictures of the actual trees that will be affected by works instead of conjuring an image of majestic ancient woodland? I don't see how the authorities can...
by Growsydenham
24 Jun 2018 21:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 13055

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

Quite a misleading petition. e.g. of those 43 trees, 38 are ranked Cat C meaning low quality /short life span. I assume the petition makers knew this so they should have included it as they're not ancient woodland.
by Growsydenham
21 Jun 2018 18:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New St Christopher's Charity Shop
Replies: 35
Views: 10899

Re: New St Christopher's Charity Shop

I emailed dragonfly yoga (zanara court location) only a few days ago regarding something not directly related but the response was they can’t confirm anything but if it was to go well they would hope to be open towards end of the year. Guess something could’ve happened in last few days with llandlo...
by Growsydenham
20 Jun 2018 12:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New St Christopher's Charity Shop
Replies: 35
Views: 10899

Re: New St Christopher's Charity Shop

The Zanara Court application has also been withdrawn, it says on the planning website.
So are we getting one studio, two, or zero? It's not clear.
by Growsydenham
9 Jun 2018 11:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 9130

Re: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018

Wow - thanks for the update. I was not aware of these developments.
by Growsydenham
8 Jun 2018 10:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 9130

Re: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018

Has the council established there are breaches at this stage?
by Growsydenham
8 Jun 2018 08:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 554
Views: 286659

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

Mama Dough has been approved in principle, per a letter of June 6. Subject to usual subsequent approval on the details of noise, refuse, loading etc.
by Growsydenham
28 May 2018 16:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trees in Lewisham
Replies: 11
Views: 3675

Re: Trees in Lewisham

Nor has the site been checked for stability or the presence of underground streams, therefore creating a flooding risk. More homes need to be safe homes, and the council appears to have skimped on their homework. I'm sorry but this rumour isn't true either. The 350-page geotechnical survey has been...
by Growsydenham
28 May 2018 10:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trees in Lewisham
Replies: 11
Views: 3675

Re: Trees in Lewisham

The plans for the expansion of housing at the Hillcrest Estate have been drawn up blithely unaware that the estate trees are a protected remnant of the Great North Wood. The council plans to fell large numbers of trees, and reduce the green space available to the Estate's children. Let's be precise...
by Growsydenham
15 May 2018 19:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning News
Replies: 16
Views: 8703

Re: Planning News

A planning application for a block comprising five flats at 219 Sydenham Road has been approved. From the latest planning committee minutes: http://councilmeetings.lewisham.gov.uk/documents/s56366/Minutes.pdf 5. 219 Sydenham Road, SE26 Planning Manager Helen Milner outlined the details of the applic...
by Growsydenham
5 May 2018 18:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mural?
Replies: 211
Views: 111045

Re: sticky:Mural?

Any update on the Plan A for the railway wall, JMLF? You had such good momentum and I'd hate to see things fizzle out. If the planning restrictions mean it has to be a short new bit of wall, or within one-frame of the old wall, perhaps someone could sketch something out similar to the Victorian-styl...
by Growsydenham
30 Apr 2018 18:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise
Replies: 26
Views: 8556

Re: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise

An excellent idea! Fully support this.
by Growsydenham
26 Apr 2018 16:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New yoga studio?
Replies: 80
Views: 41632

Re: New yoga studio?

As someone with “skin in the game” it’s good to hear you’re in favour Adam. It’s true that two sites (or four – if you include the Syd centre and the pure gym) could be in competition: but this can sometimes be good. Paradoxically, clustering of certain shops can often generate more success as peopl...
by Growsydenham
26 Apr 2018 08:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Monstrosity - ie St Philp Neri school building
Replies: 93
Views: 28087

Re: The Monstrosity - ie St Philp Neri school building

I agree the design is disappointing, given the opportunity for something more intelligent using brick or other materials. Please can you explain more about the planning history that’s led to this? I saw the proposal to put fascia rather than timbers on the second wing had been rejected, but this loo...
by Growsydenham
26 Apr 2018 08:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New yoga studio?
Replies: 80
Views: 41632

Re: New yoga studio?

Perhaps linked to the dragonfly studio in brockley? I guess they’ve done their market research. I believe the classes at Puregym are often very oversubscribed. If between them they manage to draw people in from other areas at the weekend then it could be a brilliant stimulus for the rest of the high...
by Growsydenham
24 Apr 2018 15:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New yoga studio?
Replies: 80
Views: 41632

Re: New yoga studio?

Another planning application appeared in the system today

No documents yet:

DC/18/106684 | Change of use of Zanara Court 24 Sydenham Road SE26, into a yoga studio training and education centre (Use Class D2). | ZANARA COURT, 24 SYDENHAM ROAD, LONDON

What a boost to the high street!