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by JRW
30 Dec 2020 08:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 24272

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

Joy to the world. On Christmas eve, the responsible Lewishambles officer told me that, due to COVID-19 striking the Archdiocese’s agent, the planning inquiry’s statement of common ground hadn’t been progressed. That means there has been no agreement on how to limit the scope of the inquiry, or to sa...
by JRW
20 Dec 2020 22:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: LEWISHAM COUNCIL PLANNING ENFORCEMENT DESPAIR
Replies: 66
Views: 35321

Re: LEWISHAM COUNCIL PLANNING ENFORCEMENT DESPAIR

Hi Lord Summerisle,
How are you getting on with your enforcement nightmare?
J
by JRW
20 Dec 2020 11:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 24272

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

Latest news for the immediate neighbours of OLSPN school. I have, once again, had posters taken down within hours of my putting them up. They are merely an alert, allowing people to follow the online planning inquiry; it is sad that they were ripped down by someone who wishes to keep you uninformed....
by JRW
4 Dec 2020 20:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham council by-election
Replies: 2
Views: 2744

Re: Sydenham council by-election

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by JRW
4 Dec 2020 15:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 2508

Re: The Bridge

JGD, as for the Bell Green neighbourhood masterplan, I have done everything in my power to move things forward, but have been excluded from discussions at every turn. A meeting scheduled before the lockdown, at my request (after constant delays by Sydsoc) was cancelled due to a family emergency of t...
by JRW
4 Dec 2020 14:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 2508

Re: The Bridge

Who is blaming the councillors? I'm not! It is a question of whether major expenditure goes first to whoever is shouting loudest at any one time. It seems to me that the Bridge has not been updated for many years, and now, covid-19 issues mean that we are further disadvantaged, as the neglect has ma...
by JRW
3 Dec 2020 19:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 2508

Re: The Bridge

Actually, Bellingham ward starts at Home Park, so a fair chunk of Sydenham sits in that ward. Also, Bell Green neighbourhood forum-in-development means that Bellingham, Perry Vale, and Sydenham councillors are supposed to be talking about the area. Most people think of The Bridge as Sydenham's counc...
by JRW
3 Dec 2020 17:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 2508

Re: The Bridge

The fact that neither the Bridge, nor Bellingham sports centre can be brought up to COVID-19 compliant standards is quite revealing in itself. It shows that Bellingham ward has already been neglected long term, and its outdated infrastructure has not been upgraded. This suggests that Bellingham has ...
by JRW
29 Nov 2020 21:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 24272

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

Always interesting to hear from you, Growsydenham. Have you actually read a single document about the case? Looked at the officers' report? Watched the webcast of the Mayor and Cabinet meeting? Or are you just happy to make totally unfounded accusations about me? You wouldn't be personally affected ...
by JRW
28 Nov 2020 18:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 24272

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

Thank you for your opinion, JGD, but it isn't down to you. You are not living close enough to be affected, and as I said, I am calling for immediate neighbours to get involved. I don't think it is reasonable for you to insist on controlling other people's issues. If you don't like my posts, you can ...
by JRW
28 Nov 2020 14:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 24272

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

Hi JGD, The Sydenham Society position was undoubtedly wise in planning terms; we were advised to demonstrate that we aren't adamant about demolition, and appreciated the disruption to the pupils' education, even though it's absolutely justified, and the only way of delivering the approved design. As...
by JRW
27 Nov 2020 22:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 24272

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

In case people haven’t heard about this, the very sad story of the proposed closure of Virgo Fidelis school, Norwood. Also run by the Archdiocese of Southwark’s Education Commission, its buildings owned by the Convent have been declared unfit, and most pupils have already been evacuated to other sch...
by JRW
27 Nov 2020 20:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 24272

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

Thanks, Syd. I would be prepared to compromise on the design, but there is no way of doing it until the Archdiocese decides to open discussions. Our attempts to suggest adaptions have been used by the Archdiocese to claim we are asking for things not in the approved design. Durr. That's because you ...
by JRW
27 Nov 2020 12:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 24272

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

I find it a worry, personally, that council members are unaware of the £6.1m endowment, and that officers of C&YP are so determined to keep it secret that even high level members aren't being told. Yes, public money, approved by mayor and cabinet, but the conditions unknown, and signed off by on...
by JRW
27 Nov 2020 11:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 24272

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

And again, JGD. Absolutely everybody has a right to comment on all planning applications. You constantly talk about living on Perry Hill on this Forum. That's how I know. Similarly growsydenham. My point was that this specific trail is alerting immediate neighbours to participate in a group, where t...
by JRW
27 Nov 2020 10:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 24272

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

I have previously also asked what you specifically would like to happen with the school and never received a satisfactory answer. Do you want it taken down? When you mention the community, as I’ve said before, you do not speak for all of Fairlawn Park and surrounds and yes it’s important that peopl...
by JRW
27 Nov 2020 09:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 24272

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

JGD, This trail is to alert the immediate neighbours of OLSPN that I can provide full information to them on request. I don't need your approval, and gaining it would involve giving the Archdiocese an advantage. As you live in Perry Hill, and growsydenham lives around Mayow, it is of daily importanc...
by JRW
26 Nov 2020 23:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 24272

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

JGD, I cannot believe that you are offended by my criticising the council. I have a democratic right to lodge a public question. The officers debarred it, on false grounds. Exactly why do I need to apologise for, in criticising that my democratic rights are breached? They have both the legal duty, a...
by JRW
26 Nov 2020 20:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 24272

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

Hi JGD, The point of seeking the information is not to bring it up at the inquiry, but to have it available for rebuttal of the Archdiocese's agents, should they repeat their inaccurate version of events. They have claimed that the design was the responsibility of the council. They have claimed that...
by JRW
26 Nov 2020 01:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 77
Views: 24272

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

This evening, a public question was debarred fon being considered at the council meeting. This was on the entirely phony grounds that I had already received the answer. The question was: “Please can you detail capital payments made to the Archdiocese of Southwark’s Education Commission, to deliver t...