RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

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Likelife
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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by Likelife » 30 Jun 2017 07:04

Sydenhamman wrote:New to the Forum but reading all this with interest. Can't support the prospect of a potential Nandos and cinema enough!
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Firstly, welcome to the forum. Secondly, why? Whats wrong with either? The only thing I'd object to is a "adult shop" or another poundshop really.

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by prince » 30 Jun 2017 07:29

Likelife wrote:
Sydenhamman wrote:New to the Forum but reading all this with interest. Can't support the prospect of a potential Nandos and cinema enough!
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Firstly, welcome to the forum. Secondly, why? Whats wrong with either? The only thing I'd object to is a "adult shop" or another poundshop really.
I think Sydenhamman is supporting the proposals!

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by Likelife » 30 Jun 2017 19:13

prince wrote:
Likelife wrote:
Sydenhamman wrote:New to the Forum but reading all this with interest. Can't support the prospect of a potential Nandos and cinema enough!
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Firstly, welcome to the forum. Secondly, why? Whats wrong with either? The only thing I'd object to is a "adult shop" or another poundshop really.
I think Sydenhamman is supporting the proposals!
Sorry! I had a long night! I should stay asleep sometimes. :oops:

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by Ghlpc » 1 Jul 2017 07:53

Yes I think sydenhamman is in support of this !

I'd love a cinema in the area. I do foresee though a lot of problems with parking. It can already get a bit crazy on Spring Hill with cars parked for the Sainsburys, the station or the gym.

No matter what you do with parking restrictions people will always try get away with what they can... a yellow line for 5 mins, parking right on a corner etc.. it will be more the evening and night times that the problems will arise. Remember the Zanzibar nights? I not talking to that scale but it will get busy and congested..

I always thought a cinema would fit well at Bell Green, but I guess a smaller one could be more unique and interesting.

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by monkeyarms » 3 Jul 2017 10:05

Unlike the Nandos developments, which clearly have some substance behind them, I still haven't heard anyone provide any sources whatsoever for this rumour of a cinema. What started this rumour? Isn't it just wishful thinking?

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by prince » 3 Jul 2017 17:04

I think the chances of getting a cinema in Sydenham is pretty low sadly for there are Cinemas in East Dulwich and in Beckenham. Very happy to be proven wrong though and more than happy to eat humble pie/my hat!

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by prince » 7 Jul 2017 16:42

Spoke to planning office again today. Application for the change of use of 301-303 Kirkdale is pending for there are still issues that need to be resolved relating to highways/servicing.

This is very disappointing. A local authority has a statutory 8 week period to determine a planning application. It is now 20 weeks far exceeding this period. The applicant now has the right to appeal due to non determination. As such it will be interesting to see whether Nandos decide to wait for the application to be determined or take a different route and appeal.

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by Sydenhamman » 7 Jul 2017 20:21

Thanks Prince. I have written to local elected members about this application asking whether they are supportive. I have not received any response. Very disappointing.

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by gillyjp » 8 Jul 2017 16:01

IMHO Nandos would be much better placed in what was the old Co-op/Budgens shop. Much less refurbishment needed and a better venue entirely especially with a free car park in Girton Rd a stones throw away.

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by Steveofsyd » 8 Jul 2017 16:48

Wouldn't be surprised if they gave up. Who will bother with Sydenham when they have to deal with Lewisham.
You would think they might use their brains for once and fast track something that will bring money into the area as well as providing a much needed venue for families and teens.

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by Mayowthorpe » 8 Jul 2017 18:58

Lewisham Council and the Sydenham Society tend to be the biggest culprits when it comes to change in the area.

Sydenham should be a far better place than it currently is (great transport, lovely parks, lovely houses, lovely people), and I wish something could be done to change the way the area is managed.

No other area would have a historical pub shut for 10 years, and still looking like a tip.

Quite frankly, its a disgrace.

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by JMLF » 8 Jul 2017 22:55

This is not my opinion but time and time again, either on the forum or through other locals in person I have consistently been told that the Sydenham Society have not been helpful in supporting progressive change and new things. In some instances people have stated that they outright have not only not supported things but also actively been part of the opposite and almost supporting things from not happening.

Again, this is not my view but surely something is very wrong if a number of different sources state concerns that one of the main supporting groups for the areas development are in fact not doing so and dare I say it are actively opposed to supporting projects that don't fit in with their personal view of Sydenham rather than what is functional, different, new and may benefit others.

I did post something rather similar last year but felt again it needed to be brought to people's attention that something appears amiss...

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by owlwise » 9 Jul 2017 18:58

Can't they be bypassed by approaching the Mayor of London for help instead? Just an idea.

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by leenewham » 10 Jul 2017 09:10

It doesn't send out a great message to investors in the high street.

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by mosy » 10 Jul 2017 16:51

Not to throw a spanner in the works of this snowballing slagging off fest with speculation rife, does anyone actually know what considerations might be holding up this planning application and by whom made that are causing delay?

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by mosy » 11 Jul 2017 11:54

Thanks to Pat Trembath for shedding light on the current situation, who says:

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"Nando's? For the record, the Sydenham Society has welcomed the arrival of Nando's and has commented favourably as such to Lewisham's Planning Department. Along with others we want to see improvements to the high street and to the evening economy.

Part of the application for change of use to the premises includes Nando's wish to carry out a home delivery service from the premises and there have been discussions about where delivery bikes will be kept when not in operation. The matter rests at present with Highways and Lewisham Planners and needs to be sorted sooner rather than later. A decision is anticipated shortly. Presumably no one is in favour of pavement parking at Cobbs Corner?"

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by Eagle » 11 Jul 2017 13:04

What is Nando's

Is there one in Knightsbridge ?

This seems to have even overtaken the Greyhound Topic and where , if ever , it would open.

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by mosy » 11 Jul 2017 14:18

I don't know if there's a Nando's in Knightsbridge. The one planned for Sydenham if it goes ahead is Cobbs Corner, which the wedding dress shop occupied at the junction of Kirkdale and Spring Hill a stone's throw from Sydenham roundabout.

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by Mayowthorpe » 11 Jul 2017 14:32

Nando's should open this year.

The Greyhound, hopefully by 2020.

We live in hope.

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Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Post by Eagle » 11 Jul 2017 15:29

So Nando's moving into Cobbs a lovely old department store I have good memories of .

Not sure Walter would approve , but what do I know.

Surely the Greyhound not going back to 2020 , must be a joke.

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