Trouble is SydSoc cries wolf so often, it is probably unfairly assumed they are agin most applications for positive development.Pat Trembath wrote:For the record - that is if anyone on this forum is interested - the Sydenham Society welcomed Nando's. It did ask Lewisham if there was going to be any takeaway or home delivery as it was not clear on the original application.
In SydSoc's name there was and is a major campaign to preserve the gas-holders at Bell Green and resist the final-phase redevelopment there. Never mind the positive benefits delivered by the scheme for those of us who live there. No professed knowledge or acknowledgement of the traffic improvement measures or the provision of off-street parking for patrons of the Livesey Hall that would have provided parking easement for residents within a quarter of a mile around the Hall. There was zero consultation with non-Sydenham residents and zero accountability to real locals for SydSoc's actions.
For the OLSPN - a creditworthy campaign - however representation was made in SydSoc's name about the absence of insurance for the school. A completely fallacious statement that caused difficulty for the managers of the school and for which SydSoc had to make a trite withdrawal. But never an apology has appeared in print.
Did I forget to mention that there is now no barrier to prevent the gas-holders being demolished.