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by TredownMan
21 Aug 2018 18:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 50308

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

Leaving aside the school and the gasholders, in the past 12 months we've seen: 154 Sydenham Road – 29 homes. (Approved by council). Kenton Court – 25 council homes (approved). 88 Bell Green: 23 flats. (Pending decision by council). 219 Sydenham Road: block of five flats. (Approved). 27 Fransfield Gr...
by TredownMan
19 Aug 2018 08:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 50308

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

The Sydenham Society's leadership has found the time to send multiple website, twitter and email updates about the school.

And yet it didn't the time to let its members and neighbours know that it intended to intervene against these homes. Would it not have been neighbourly to do so?
by TredownMan
6 Aug 2018 17:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 357913

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Amusing as we all know that shop previously had had red and even orange signage. And who knows what colour it was painted by Mr Cobbs? Plus the greyhound had previously been bright blue and red.

"Conservation" -- or just an imagined version of the past?
by TredownMan
6 Aug 2018 11:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 357913

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

i mean great that it's opening, and better than a shuttered frontage. but the insistence on Farrow and Ball paint schemes is very funny.
by TredownMan
5 Aug 2018 08:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 357913

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Believe it is Parker

For some reason, the designs as originally submitted were changed for the current ones. Perhaps someone complained.

Difference is here: https://m.imgur.com/a/5L0nG1d

Personally I preferred the brighter originals to the battleship grey. Yellow wall tiles are good though.
by TredownMan
26 Jul 2018 07:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 19893

Re: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm

Naming officials (who may or may not have anything to do with it - who knows?), accusing people of religious hypocrisy, making up stories about children being endangered, throwing around terms like “monstrosity”... none of this will help whatever case there may be on building design.
by TredownMan
25 Jul 2018 20:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 19893

Re: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm

I think it would be better to keep this planning dispute civil and factual.
by TredownMan
25 Jul 2018 15:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 357913

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Council have now signed off the shopfront designs for Nandos
by TredownMan
22 Jul 2018 08:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise
Replies: 26
Views: 14439

Re: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise

“These Streets Belong to Us.”

What a curious name. I’d be keen to know who is “us”, which are the streets and in what sense they “belong”.
by TredownMan
11 Jul 2018 13:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 110640

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

I see Syd Soc are still talking about the peregrine falcons

Even though the independent experts have already determined that they are NOT an issue for the demolition because they don’t nest there

Strange how people only listen to experts when it suits their personal preferences
by TredownMan
6 Jul 2018 14:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 110640

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

What saddens is not that any organisation takes a stance - a perfect entitlement - but a pattern here, and at the school, at Hill Crest of rather tooth and nail tactics, and the use of partial or downright misleading information.
by TredownMan
5 Jul 2018 09:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 110640

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

Campaigners need to choose between:

a) The site must be left untouched because of peregrine falcons who cannot be disturbed (disproven by the expert study, but never mind).

or

b) The site can be redeveloped with something else, when they decide the plans meet their liking.

Both can't be true.
by TredownMan
4 Jul 2018 11:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 110640

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

Indeed. The Cllrs blog is not a balanced representation of the expert report which concluded the peregrines are essentially irrelevant to the planning process and present no reason not to demolish. It’s unfortunate for the planning process that expert guidance is not reported in a balanced and accur...
by TredownMan
4 Jul 2018 10:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 110640

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

Well some people might wonder whether Syd Socs support for housing appears only when they want to further a pet project. And then when a real opportunity occurs to back good housing...
by TredownMan
3 Jul 2018 20:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 110640

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

Oh! but what’s this! Another housing site - a single family house, in a traditional style, on an infill site that’s currently a car park that the SydSoc decided was Not Appropriate. Once again, would it not have been polite to consult and inform the local community via the website or news letter? ht...
by TredownMan
3 Jul 2018 18:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 110640

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

In this letter, the Sydenham Society acknowledges there is a “housing crisis” in London, and suggests there’s a case for developments in our area of up to 200 houses. https://alanhall.org.uk/2018/07/02/sydenham-society-object-to-bell-green-gas-holders-demolition-and-ask-for-an-article-4-direction/ A...
by TredownMan
26 Jun 2018 18:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 22895

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

In other happier news - the planning dept has reformed the way support can be logged, I've noticed. You can describe yourself as being in favour, against or neutral, and doesn't presume that everyone submitting comments is a complainant.
by TredownMan
26 Jun 2018 15:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 22895

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

I just think if people are going to launch internet petitions to stop council housing, it should at least be done on clear facts and not speculation or exaggeration. I don’t think that’s unreasonable.
by TredownMan
24 Jun 2018 18:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 22895

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

Tim Lund wrote: If instead this turns out to be groundless, does it undermine the credibility of the campaign?
That would indeed raise very substantial questions about the campaign, which I why I expect the basis for the claim will be set out clearly in due course.
by TredownMan
24 Jun 2018 16:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 22895

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

These are council houses, for 22 homeless families. Of which there are now more than one thousand in this borough. This isn't pristine woodland or rolling parkland being destroyed - it's a number of trees, many substandard, within the existing boundaries of the estate. I really mean no offence but "...