Knighton Park Road

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The Clown
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Re: Knighton Park Road

Post by The Clown » 30 Jun 2019 18:01

That’s great as people tend to walk to Yoga.
The plot at Gfloor isn’t good for planned residential anyway, as it is right on the corner; this is really the best outcome that could be expected for the space created.
Good news, and I would recommend supporting them if maintaining this quiet use is important to you.
Yoga is good for you.

John H
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Re: Knighton Park Road

Post by John H » 30 Jun 2019 19:44

I think it was obvious it was never going to be let as a real shop.

I wonder where they will house the changing rooms and showers...

Merpington Mum
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Re: Knighton Park Road

Post by Merpington Mum » 1 Jul 2019 13:11

I live close and love yoga, so I for one am pretty pleased about it!

RJM
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Re: Knighton Park Road

Post by RJM » 1 Jul 2019 20:16

It's also good to have more stuff down towards that end of Sydenham Road! I'm not really a Yoga fan myself but it's a big appeal for a lot of people and will encourage footfall.

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Re: Knighton Park Road

Post by John H » 14 Jul 2019 11:35

It would appear that all the flats have been dedicated to "social housing"... hence balconies festooned with hanging clothes and various items of rubbish. (Not that this is typical of all residents of social housing). The two terraced houses have not sold or been let.

RJM
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Re: Knighton Park Road

Post by RJM » 16 Jul 2019 11:08

John H wrote:
14 Jul 2019 11:35
It would appear that all the flats have been dedicated to "social housing"... hence balconies festooned with hanging clothes and various items of rubbish. (Not that this is typical of all residents of social housing). The two terraced houses have not sold or been let.
I work next to a new tower of very expensive flats with "Winter gardens" (balconies). Most of them have washing drying there, and if they don't it's because it's being used for additional storage.

monkeyarms
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Re: Knighton Park Road

Post by monkeyarms » 17 Jul 2019 08:20

John H wrote:
14 Jul 2019 11:35
It would appear that all the flats have been dedicated to "social housing"
That's good news; London needs more and many developers do their utmost to wriggle out of providing it.

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Re: Knighton Park Road

Post by John H » 17 Jul 2019 08:25

RJM wrote:
16 Jul 2019 11:08
John H wrote:
14 Jul 2019 11:35
It would appear that all the flats have been dedicated to "social housing"... hence balconies festooned with hanging clothes and various items of rubbish. (Not that this is typical of all residents of social housing). The two terraced houses have not sold or been let.
I work next to a new tower of very expensive flats with "Winter gardens" (balconies). Most of them have washing drying there, and if they don't it's because it's being used for additional storage.
The purpose of that space is to provide an escape in the event of fire.

Dom Johnston
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Re: Knighton Park Road

Post by Dom Johnston » 17 Jul 2019 09:04

John H wrote:
17 Jul 2019 08:25
RJM wrote:
16 Jul 2019 11:08
John H wrote:
14 Jul 2019 11:35
It would appear that all the flats have been dedicated to "social housing"... hence balconies festooned with hanging clothes and various items of rubbish. (Not that this is typical of all residents of social housing). The two terraced houses have not sold or been let.
I work next to a new tower of very expensive flats with "Winter gardens" (balconies). Most of them have washing drying there, and if they don't it's because it's being used for additional storage.
The purpose of that space is to provide an escape in the event of fire.
Wrong. Balconies are not there to provide an escape in the event of fire.

monkeyarms
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Re: Knighton Park Road

Post by monkeyarms » 17 Jul 2019 09:33

It simply is not true to say that the 'purpose' of a balcony space is to provide an escape in the event of fire. There are no laws or planning regulations suggesting this.

I've found a few Lewisham and Bromley housing-design recommendation documents via google and can't see anything about fire safety next to provision of balconies; only about provision of outdoor space. Interestingly, the same google search brought up a few instances of post-war housing design in which balconies were provided specifically with the intention of residents being able to use them to dry clothes.

I work for the RIBA and so I'm very familiar with our Approved Document B which provides guidance on fire safety. It does mention balconies and it does, to be fair, suggest that some balconies may be designed to provide an alternative means of escape if other means of escape are compromised. But that is a far cry from saying that that is the purpose of balconies!

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