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The Clown wrote:Drove up that way yesterday, and they are definitely the best thing about it!
perryman wrote:JGD wrote:Micheal from FOHSoc has notified us on SE23.life that the planning application for demolition is not what it seems.
It is a "Prior notification of the demolition of the two existing gasholders and ancillary buildings at Bell Green SE26." and as such notifications do not require a decision, de facto the stated operation to demolish therefore may proceed unhindered on the specified date
I have reservations about this interpretation..
Yes, this seems very odd. The holders are meant to be locally listed and this status is supposed to be fully considered, in any planning decision.
Any local listing means nothing if a structure can be first demolished and planning permission for its replacement sought afterwards.
I don't care for the holders myself, but some do seem to like them and if an expert saw value in them during the listing process then their demolition certainly seems like a planning issue to me.
JRW wrote:Check out the actual decision letter from the head of planning..
JRW wrote:It is quite strongly stated, in unusually emphatic tone with many capital letters, that there are a lot of things to be done before they can apply. No one thinks this is the last word, but it seems that SGN haven't done themselves any favours.
TredownMan wrote: ... or disturbing the underlying soil, or upsetting the birdlife, .
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