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by Growsydenham
14 Aug 2018 11:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 37508

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: 9368

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: 9368

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: 19897

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: 518
Views: 300880

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: 19897

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: 518
Views: 300880

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: 19897

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: 9804

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.
by Growsydenham
4 Jul 2018 20:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging outside Sainsbury's local
Replies: 38
Views: 14038

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: 15220

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: 84143

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: 15220

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: 15220

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: 15220

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: 12236

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: 12236

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: 10607

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: 10607

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: 518
Views: 300880

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.