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by JGD
17 Aug 2018 08:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 19644

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

Unconfirmed information: The original contractor may have been taken over by another business. The circumstances are not known. There does not appear to have been any substantive progress on the fixing of the cladding to the front elevation. Has worked stopped on site ? Is this as a result of Lewish...
by JGD
13 Aug 2018 11:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mural?
Replies: 220
Views: 145403

Re: sticky:Mural?

On a stroll between The Greyhound and Ghurkas last night, spotted what looked like a re-freshed and very large tag on the Property World Gable. Am I wrong about it being fresh or has it been there for some time ? Still hold to the view that this gable is the best suited location for the Sydenham Mur...
by JGD
10 Aug 2018 07:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Council IT system hacked
Replies: 6
Views: 3581

Re: Lewisham Council IT system hacked

Stuart I think on balance that you are right to highlight that confusion plays a part here. However with good methodology and and a measure of trust that there was adherence to mandatory control systems, that state of confusion should be at a minimum. And of course it can be additionally difficult f...
by JGD
9 Aug 2018 12:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Council IT system hacked
Replies: 6
Views: 3581

Re: Lewisham Council IT system hacked

Good pick-up Tom Further information here: http://data-advice.lewisham.gov.uk/ The answer to Q4 is evasive and positively specious. Even if the act of illegally accessing the data caused corruption the digital team responsible should and would have a summary of the data if not detailed knowledge of ...
by JGD
31 Jul 2018 19:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 23600

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

I am also concerned about the planned demolition works being so close to the Hall, given the way that SGN has neglected the listed structures. Insensitive repairs have been made to them, without requesting authorisation from Historic England. In particular, the repairs to the War Memorial, whose st...
by JGD
31 Jul 2018 13:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 23600

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

Cometh the day, cometh the hour. Just a few hours left until deadline is reached. Representation can be made here: https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?caseid=3203617 And in the spirit of openness and transparency. Representation on Case APP/C5690/W/18/3203617 Submitted by John Dohe...
by JGD
28 Jul 2018 15:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 23600

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

The planning committee refused consent for the scheme for the following reasons: Building on the bowling green would destroy the setting of the Grade 2 listed Livesey Hall & War Memorial; The application, by reason of additional traffic and congestion generated by the retail units, would have an un...
by JGD
27 Jul 2018 09:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 23600

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

I agree with the comment from Syd Soc that this a prime site for new housing, and getting more houses built in this area would be a good thing. The trend for buildings with supermarkets underneath and houses on top in London is also becoming more popular. Perhaps that could be considered here. This...
by JGD
22 Jul 2018 12:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise
Replies: 26
Views: 14252

Re: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise

The gas holders sit in Bellingham Ward. Bellingham Ward boundaries extend to "the other side of the bridge" as you describe it and also embrace the homes to the west of the railway and further more in a peculiar little bulge the boundary crosses onto the west side of Perry Hill at the Houston Road j...
by JGD
21 Jul 2018 12:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Former Snooker Hall nr Sydenham Station To Let
Replies: 3
Views: 2609

Former Snooker Hall nr Sydenham Station To Let

This item in the South London Press has this To Let notice for property at 1 Spring Hill, Sydenham, SE26 4LD. http://www.hnfproperty.com/property/1-spring-hill-sydenham-se26-4ld/ The property is described as a lower ground floor bar, first floor snooker hall, second floor function room, together wit...
by JGD
20 Jul 2018 16:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 19644

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

It is for the school team to apply its expertise and manage the school through this problem. They will want to ensure their primary duty of ensuring the safety of pupils is discharged and that their education is not disrupted beyond the absolute minimum. They have been caught in this dilemma with, a...
by JGD
20 Jul 2018 11:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 19644

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

Julia

Was trying to be polite - with a light touch.

Clear failure on my part.
by JGD
20 Jul 2018 09:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 19644

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

I did not make contemporaneous notes and do not want to intrude on Julia's patch. However. There was general agreement that the actual building and the aesthetics did not conform to the approved plans and that Enforcement Notice(s) would be issued by Lewisham once the full scope of the non-confomiti...
by JGD
20 Jul 2018 08:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 19644

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

Thank you to everyone involved in last night's meeting. It was extremely informative. Cllr Tom Copley did a good job chairing the meeting and Viv Evans, only two weeks into in his new role as Head of Planning for Lewisham, was very clear in his description of how enforcement works (and some of its c...
by JGD
19 Jul 2018 11:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise
Replies: 26
Views: 14252

Re: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise

Is that a fact? or is that just your opinion? Have you asked all of the residents in Bellingham Ward? you personally might not like them (that's an understatement - you clearly hate them, and want them got rid), but as far as I'm aware you are not an elected representative of Bellingham Ward. what'...
by JGD
19 Jul 2018 09:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise
Replies: 26
Views: 14252

Re: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise

Another belated endeavour, this time by @Cllr Tom Copley on 18 July, to attempt to get the Mayor to intervene and give consideration to issuing an Article 4 Direction to remove permitted development rights from locally listed buildings in Lewisham. The argument as presented, alleges that a planning ...
by JGD
17 Jul 2018 07:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 109451

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

Tim I would have no problem if that position was to prove to be supported by published evidence related directly to that location. It would mean that we have transparency and doubt would be removed. As it is, we are left to speculate - no certainty there. De-facto we have traffic being present in la...
by JGD
16 Jul 2018 19:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 109451

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

Very prescient John H An overpass is certainly the most innovative proposal I have seen since 1993 when the concept was first discussed. The council in fact focused on widening the over-bridge to have two lanes pass under the railway (not over) - and they negotiated, secured and received some £2.08m...
by JGD
16 Jul 2018 19:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise
Replies: 26
Views: 14252

Re: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise

John H I think most posters had got that point early on. Paradoxically - not least because I did not address this in the compromise proposal - would planning consent be required if an emblematic retention of a small portion on a different locus on site be required. My early thoughts are - probably !
by JGD
15 Jul 2018 20:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise
Replies: 26
Views: 14252

Re: Bell Green Gasometers – A Compromise

Robin

Probably something like "am I flogging a dead horse".