Search found 108 matches

by Growsydenham
23 Oct 2020 08:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 48
Views: 4952

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

Two parents, one also a governor, imply objections are based in anti-catholic feelings. This is I’m sure inaccurate, unfair and a misunderstanding. But it is why the campaigners’ decision to send tweets to the Pope about the school “ignoring temporal authority” and failing “church ethics” were a ba...
by Growsydenham
4 Oct 2020 11:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 254 new homes for Lower Sydenham decision no 6
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: 254 new homes for Lower Sydenham decision no 6

Follow up by the Newshopper. You may find one of the reader's comments interesting: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18761919.footzie-social-club-row-bromley-council-take-property-tycoon/ Stuart Ridiculous populist coverage. Is it a surprise that a builder with the capacity to develop a large plo...
by Growsydenham
15 Sep 2020 08:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 48
Views: 4952

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

JRW wrote: 14 Sep 2020 17:39 Do not feed the troll..... :D
I just ask that people stick to the facts in a neighbourly way. But you are right, the campaign on social media against the school and the church has been another disappointing element of the campaign.
by Growsydenham
14 Sep 2020 18:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 48
Views: 4952

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

The campaign against this development has claimed that there were improperly managed risks from World War 2 bombs, asbestos and ground contamination, which were putting children at risk, which later shown to be untrue. There has been a poster campaign around the school vicinity using lurid language ...
by Growsydenham
14 Sep 2020 14:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 48
Views: 4952

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

I do hope this latest appeal manages to set aside the divisive language and baseless claims which have been a part of this campaign.
by Growsydenham
28 Aug 2020 11:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New homes for Sydenham Hill Estate?
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: New homes for Sydenham Hill Estate?

Local campaigners always say they want genuinely affordable, car-free, low-emissions social rented housing for local families. Rather than spending millions of taxpayers money with private landlords for poor quality temporary accommodation. Yet when the option presents itself, time and again, reason...
by Growsydenham
6 Jun 2020 07:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill
Replies: 13
Views: 7919

Re: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill

Really disappointed at the hostile and unbalanced stance taken in the Sydenham Society news letter. (Page 4, top link: https://sydenhamsociety.com/documents/print-newsletter-archives/) Why does it fail to mention that this is 100% social housing? Or the housing crisis? The language - “devastate the ...
by Growsydenham
6 Mar 2020 12:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PlanningWatch [w/b 23/09/2019] * 154-158 SYDENHAM ROAD
Replies: 6
Views: 3424

Re: PlanningWatch [w/b 23/09/2019] * 154-158 SYDENHAM ROAD

But that is just one point of view. Individuals are perfectly entitled to hold it but yet again Syd Soc are not taking a balanced approach to questions where the community hold a wide range of different views.
by Growsydenham
20 Feb 2020 19:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green development - change in public leadership?
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Re: Bell Green development - change in public leadership?

A cynic would suggest it may be about proposing hypothetical housing (at the bottom of the hill, in 20 years time, if a load of businesses and landowners agree to it) while objecting to viable new housing at the top of the hill and anywhere else today.
by Growsydenham
19 Feb 2020 15:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PlanningWatch [w/b 23/09/2019] * 154-158 SYDENHAM ROAD
Replies: 6
Views: 3424

Re: PlanningWatch [w/b 23/09/2019] * 154-158 SYDENHAM ROAD

I am disappointed by the negative and unbalanced tone of the Sydenham Society email bulletin today re the proposed new council homes at Mais House. "Visible from miles away"; "change the character of Sydenham Hill forever"; "immense pressure on local infrastructure"; "residents will spill over into ...
by Growsydenham
7 Nov 2019 13:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 7612

Re: New houses

Yes a different site - the warehouse rather than the school - but good news nonetheless. Also: a planning application has been submitted to convert the Regency snooker club and office complex on Spring Hill/Cobbs Corner into a housing. looks very smart. The photos on the application really bring out...
by Growsydenham
12 Sep 2019 19:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 7612

Re: New houses

Given the air quality and climate crisis, building dense car free sites close to good transport links is exactly the way forward. Planning neighbourhoods around where people can store their automobiles - a minority pursuit - is very much 1960s thinking and it’s good it’s on the way out
by Growsydenham
22 Aug 2019 20:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 7612

New houses

Sounds good to me. I'll be writing to the council to support these. The council really do pay attention to letters of support, if you've ever considered it.

http://www.sydenhamsociety.com/2019/08/ ... ayow-road/
by Growsydenham
15 Aug 2019 13:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now
Replies: 17
Views: 6734

Re: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now

The creator now has an online vendetta against a councillor over the fact the toilets in Home Park haven't been converted into a restaurant (?).
by Growsydenham
8 Aug 2019 18:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN
Replies: 7
Views: 3389

Re: OLSPN

Happy for the whole thing to be posted.
Makes no difference. No matter how upside down or inside out the aesthetic rules ended up being followed, nothing justifies false claims about children and asbestos.
by Growsydenham
8 Aug 2019 06:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN
Replies: 7
Views: 3389

Re: OLSPN

Despite having been repeatedly and publicly corrected, the false rumours about asbestos were fanned again at council question time on July 24. Question Why did Lewisham allow our Lady & St Philip Neri School to move children into a half-finished, unapproved building, lacking proper documentation? Th...
by Growsydenham
25 Jul 2019 16:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN Redevelopment
Replies: 12
Views: 5321

Re: Tomorrow's OLSPN planning meeting URGENT

The campaign claimed children were at risk of asbestos. It appears this was on the basis of wild guess-work and/or a misreading of the paperwork. The council have said this just wasn't true. It's amazing anyone thinks this is a good strategy or a decent way to behave towards their neighbours.
by Growsydenham
25 Jul 2019 08:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN Redevelopment
Replies: 12
Views: 5321

Re: Tomorrow's OLSPN planning meeting URGENT

Thanks for posting this JRW. It’s a clear demolition of the campaign against this school. Campaigners said that health and safety processes and sign-offs hadn’t been done properly. They had. Campaigners said children were at risk of asbestos and contamination. They weren’t. Campaigners said the park...
by Growsydenham
19 Jun 2019 20:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 19
Views: 7161

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

There was a sydenham society news letter about this. Red fonts and exclamation marks. "Shocked and dismayed". Starting to feel like a vendetta, and not terribly neighbourly.