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by TredownMan
25 Oct 2019 18:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What’s going on at x?
Replies: 23
Views: 5113

Re: What’s going on at x?

I love this idea that's cropped up that the gasholders were about to become some underground heat green energy site, until the head of SGN, who is now cast as the villain of the piece, nixed it. Or something... https://twitter.com/SydenhamSociety/sta ... 18272?s=20
by TredownMan
22 Sep 2019 17:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Proposals
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Re: Bell Green Proposals

I support turning these big box sites and car parking into homes. However, we can't allow this to become a displacement activity that allows viable plans for homes elsewhere in Sydenham to be refused now, on the pretext that they could be situation in Bell Green at some other point in the distant fu...
by TredownMan
24 Aug 2019 08:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 3397

Re: New houses

Great news. I've just sent in my message of support - took less than a minute.
by TredownMan
28 Jul 2019 17:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN
Replies: 7
Views: 1504

Re: OLSPN

A pattern of behaviour: claiming to speak on behalf of all the community, without basis; sowing wild rumours; hyperbolic language; aggressive campaigning and lobbying - often to get their way on quite minor questions of planning or aesthetics that boil down to little more than personal preferences. ...
by TredownMan
14 Jul 2019 17:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sticky: NEW! Events calendar
Replies: 10
Views: 5515

Re: Sticky: NEW! Events calendar

JRW wrote:
10 Jul 2019 06:59
Unfortunately, a concerted effort was made to tear down a large number of posters immediately around the library, school and church, which
must have affected the number of people aware of the meeting.
Not surprising. A very hostile and unwelcome atmosphere being created by this campaign.
by TredownMan
9 Jul 2019 20:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN Redevelopment
Replies: 12
Views: 2527

Re: Tomorrow's OLSPN planning meeting URGENT

Were the world war two bombs we were warned about raised at the meeting?
by TredownMan
25 Jun 2019 17:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 19
Views: 3035

Re: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment

While one can argue over the merits of this campaign, it's VERY welcome that the Sydenham Society have chosen to publish their full submission online. It would be welcome if this continues for other developments.

http://www.sydenhamsociety.com/2019/06/ ... plication/
by TredownMan
22 Jun 2019 19:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning Watch [w/b 17/06/2019] & BT Payphone replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: Planning Watch [w/b 17/06/2019] & BT Payphone replacement

Fascinating how fast planning news posted on here appears on another local website...
by TredownMan
20 Jun 2019 06:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 19
Views: 3035

Re: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment

Complaining about the building to the Pope was a particular low-point.
by TredownMan
19 Jun 2019 10:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 19
Views: 3035

Re: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment

Wartime bombs!

Whatever will this saga unleash next? A plague of locusts?
by TredownMan
14 Mar 2019 11:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 291/307 Kirkdale Planning Consultation 14 March
Replies: 5
Views: 1632

Re: 291/307 Kirkdale Planning Consultation 14 March

Someone who knows planning law better would be able to clarify, but I'm not sure it's required, given it's adjacent to the station and bus stops.
Also, given the air quality crisis, isn't encouraging car-free living on high streets a good thing?
by TredownMan
14 Mar 2019 11:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 2667

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

So what you're saying is that, even at this incredibly early stage in thinking, a future of Bell Green without the gasholders is non-negotiable? The other question I have is how the masterplan relates to the fact that this is private land, and what discussions are taking place with the sites' owners.
by TredownMan
11 Mar 2019 17:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 291/307 Kirkdale Planning Consultation 14 March
Replies: 5
Views: 1632

Re: 291/307 Kirkdale Planning Consultation 14 March

Designs look rather good, I think. And an infinite improvement on it sitting empty, or a nightclub.
by TredownMan
3 Mar 2019 20:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New building on Kirkdale
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

New building on Kirkdale

Permission has been granted by council for the shops at 109-111 Kirkdale to be redeveloped, with new shops below and flats below. Street view pic here: https://goo.gl/maps/bYgdAr1aTi92 You can read the officers' report here. http://councilmeetings.lewisham.gov.uk/documents/s62945/109-111%20Kirkdale%...
by TredownMan
28 Feb 2019 09:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Urban Renewal Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 3371

Re: Bell Green Urban Renewal Plan

I agree - some of the major supermarkets are rebuilding stores along this model. A much better use of space and adds the benefit of an area being “lived in” rather than just warehousing. While it would be nice to see housing at Bell Green, it does strike me this may be a long-term aspiration with so...
by TredownMan
27 Feb 2019 09:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Urban Renewal Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 3371

Re: Bell Green Urban Renewal Plan

I’m very enthused by the idea of turning car parks into housing. Replacing big box retail with housing is what cities should be doing and what’s happening on Old Kent Road. However I’m keen to understand, how does this masterplan get reconciled with the fact this is private land? Have we seen much t...
by TredownMan
31 Jan 2019 08:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 6620

Re: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019

I see on twitter some people are now demanding Mayor Egan is forced to resign because they disagree with his application of national planning law relating to the gas holders.

Is this how adults behave when they don’t get their own way?
by TredownMan
21 Jan 2019 13:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 13741

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

Unless the correction is driven by higher interest rates, suppressed wages and tougher borrowing conditions. And if builders respond, predictably, by building less, when the only real way to address the housing crisis faced by young Londoners is a sustained increase in supply.
by TredownMan
17 Jan 2019 09:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 85960

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

We’ve heard it before from the same councillor repeatedly. Comparison seems pretty clear ““The Bell Green gas holders have survived bombing raids in the Second World War but will they survive Lewisham Council’s planning committee next Thursday?” https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/15674938.Towering_S...
by TredownMan
16 Jan 2019 14:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 85960

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

This remark we keep on hearing that we need to keep the gasholders because they survived Nazi bombing is utterly absurd, and the councillor should stop making it. It's a ridiculous comparison between a horrific war and the lawful execution of a government policy to remove derelict industrial infrast...