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by Growsydenham
28 May 2018 10:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trees in Lewisham
Replies: 11
Views: 3870

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: 8962

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: 113755

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: 9027

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: 42627

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: 29108

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: 42627

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: 42627

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!
by Growsydenham
23 Apr 2018 13:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 292714

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

Very good news! There’s an application to turn the basement space of the building at 291 Kirkdale – what used to be a controversial nightclub – into a lazer quest and escape room site. Other than a nightclub, hard to see what else you could use that space for, unless a cinema somehow wanted it – and...
by Growsydenham
21 Apr 2018 10:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New council houses
Replies: 8
Views: 4047

New council houses

Dear all, It's just come to my attention that the council has proposed four new developments for social rented housing, building on what are currently disused council properties. The applications went in at the end of last month. I've summarized them below, with case references for anyone who wishes...
by Growsydenham
20 Apr 2018 10:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 292714

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

I’m afraid I don’t have any more information - that’s all that was said at the meeting. I don’t know what conversations the society has had so it may be completely unrelated. I agree I thought the shop front as proposed was perfectly tasteful as it stood. I do understand the concern that too much ob...
by Growsydenham
20 Apr 2018 06:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 292714

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

Thanks for the update Prince. This was raised by the executive at the Syd Soc AGM in passing. There’s a desire to ensure the signage is in keeping with the conservation area, so I believe there is a dialogue there. Although the executive also stressed they don’t want to prevent Nando’s or Mamma Doug...
by Growsydenham
17 Apr 2018 17:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning - CAB unit change of use to restaurant
Replies: 21
Views: 6056

Re: Planning - CAB unit change of use to restaurant

I’ve emailed the council to support. A real boost to the area.

The Syd Soc AGM was told the society supports the pizza place. There are also plans to introduce housing to the rest of the office building.
by Growsydenham
25 Mar 2018 19:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 57497

Re: Sydenham Society

Users may be interested to know that the proposed apartments at 219 Sydenham Road, near the Methodist Church, have been approved by the council at its recent meeting. Proposals here: http://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online-applications/files/DE01C37D288956FDC4C37445A6C3EF3A/pdf/DC_17_104391-DESIGN_AN...
by Growsydenham
17 Mar 2018 17:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 57497

Re: Sydenham Society

In the meantime I would add: If people feel frustrated that proposed developments risk getting stopped because of objections from civic societies or anyone else, the best remedy by far is to send an email to planning at lewisham.gov.uk. It takes only a minute and every submission gets logged and rep...
by Growsydenham
17 Mar 2018 16:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 57497

Re: Sydenham Society

In light of the ongoing discussion here, I asked the Lewisham planning department if they could clear up the status of civic societies such as Sydenham Society within the planning system. Not to make any particular point, but just to establish facts. This was the reply, which said that the council i...
by Growsydenham
28 Jan 2018 17:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Idea - local planning mailing list?
Replies: 5
Views: 2278

Idea - local planning mailing list?

Hi everyone, I've been wondering for a while if there's any appetite for a dedicated pro-development open email list -- such as a Google group -- in SE26. Recent discussions on here suggest there might people in the area who'd like to do more in encouraging development in our area - such as housing ...