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by TredownMan
15 Jun 2018 17:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14499

Re: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018

An absurd but illuminating episode. I feel sorry for the planners who have to wade through this stuff week-in week-out.
by TredownMan
15 Jun 2018 16:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 100940

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

Some positive news: the plan to demolish the gasholders, if it goes ahead, won’t endanger our local peregrine falcons, according to a study sent to the planning department. The owners commissioned CT Ecology, a consultancy, to undertake a survey of the sight, as part of the application to remove the...
by TredownMan
14 Jun 2018 20:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14499

Re: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018

The gentleman in question did appear to be quite hurt, and I think most of us would be to be put in that situation. The use of these tactics to fuel what is - let’s be honest - a planning dispute is unneighbourly.
by TredownMan
14 Jun 2018 19:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New St Christopher's Charity Shop
Replies: 35
Views: 15890

Re: New St Christopher's Charity Shop

Please keep us posted what you hear! Fingers crossed. It would be a real boost to the street.
by TredownMan
14 Jun 2018 11:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mural?
Replies: 220
Views: 136433

Re: sticky:Mural?

I'm just curious
by TredownMan
14 Jun 2018 11:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mural?
Replies: 220
Views: 136433

Re: sticky:Mural?

What’s the Sydenham Society’s position on using the station external wall, as originally proposed and widely supported?
by TredownMan
13 Jun 2018 14:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14499

Re: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018

So is the school actually a safety risk to children? Or is the rumour just being aired? This isn't intended as snarkiness. Just think parents would appreciate urgent clarification on what is actually established and what's just speculation.
by TredownMan
13 Jun 2018 09:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14499

Re: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018

I’m sure worried parents would also like the Syd Soc to expand on the claim online today that “School children put at risk in a building which hasn’t any insurance and not passed building regs.” Should they be keeping their children at home if so?
by TredownMan
13 Jun 2018 08:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14499

Re: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018

I see a decision was taken to flypost the Conservation Area about this, which is an unfortunate precedent, given the calls for others (such as the gym) to stop doing the same.
by TredownMan
10 Jun 2018 18:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14499

Re: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018

JRW wrote:The gate is unfit for purpose in child protection, leaving the infants playground unscreened.
Is that the rules now? How terribly sad.
by TredownMan
10 Jun 2018 18:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mural?
Replies: 220
Views: 136433

Re: sticky:Mural?

Perhaps JMLF can shed some light on the council's hesitancy? Shame to see this wither: the project really had momentum.
by TredownMan
3 Jun 2018 10:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trees in Lewisham
Replies: 11
Views: 5491

Re: Trees in Lewisham

I'm struck by the volume of aggression towards the council and in particular Lewisham Homes on this site. Of course it's right to debate proposals, weigh up the pros and cons and scrutinise what they do. But these continual accusations of dishonesty, negligence and even putting people's safety at ri...
by TredownMan
17 May 2018 19:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 46006

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

I'm glad you back it Prince - I heard that the majority of people there did too My personal view is it's a shame the changes have had to be made (for those who haven't seen, the top rear window is obscured and the ceilings cut in height by 10cm, so the whole house is shorter. feels like a bit of a r...
by TredownMan
17 May 2018 08:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 46006

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

This is this evening. Id encourage those who back the new homes and have not yet done so consider letting council know their views - they can be emailed on planning@lewisham.gov.uk.
by TredownMan
11 May 2018 08:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 336879

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

Thanks for the good spotting prince I’ve uploaded the original and revised plans here. The internally illuminated sign is now going to be hand painted. https://m.imgur.com/a/5L0nG1d Frankly, they’ve taken something smart and warm and made it terribly drab and grey. Will they insist on Farrow and Bal...
by TredownMan
10 May 2018 06:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 336879

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

You are not alone in your thinking. It’s quire clear to many that good projects are being strangled on highly subjective grounds of things being “in keeping” (although really it’s very little about design and everything to do with control, and getting to act the gatekeeper on development.) And the a...
by TredownMan
6 May 2018 08:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Monstrosity - ie St Philp Neri school building
Replies: 93
Views: 38235

Re: The Monstrosity - ie St Philp Neri school building

I’m not sure about the allegations of illegality or some of the rhetoric used here. But nonetheless I’m unhappy with this development, precisely because I’m unhappy with the conservation agenda. Too often it seems to me that too often good, contemporary architecture in high quality materials that wo...
by TredownMan
5 May 2018 09:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 46006

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

Some news. This development will be the subject of a second public meeting in May. It will take place at 6-8pm, May 17 at the Lovely Gallery. To recap: There was a resubmission of plans by Mosaic in January, following the Planning Inspectorate's decision in July 2017 to dismiss the appeal against th...
by TredownMan
1 May 2018 11:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking Chaos
Replies: 5
Views: 2668

Re: Parking Chaos

It sounds absolutely awful. I think this longstanding pressure is the reason for the delay on Nando's, as delivery by multiple freelance delivery services, totally out of the control of the restaurant manager, could end up as the Wild West. Short of a permanent police presence, the pressure for par...
by TredownMan
1 May 2018 11:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poundstretcher in old co-op site
Replies: 54
Views: 29354

Re: Poundstretcher in old co-op site

Dalston High Street – not so dissimilar in demographics, structure, age and transport connections – recently got a Marks & Spencers foodhall. We all know that any major chain will forensically research a potential neighbourhood for potential return on investment. So why them, and not us? Partly, I’m...