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Growsydenham
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New houses

Post by Growsydenham » 22 Aug 2019 20:23

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/

angela53
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Re: New houses

Post by angela53 » 22 Aug 2019 22:19

I too support this project

TredownMan
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Re: New houses

Post by TredownMan » 24 Aug 2019 08:25

Great news. I've just sent in my message of support - took less than a minute.

alywin
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Re: New houses

Post by alywin » 24 Aug 2019 22:49

Looks like flats rather than houses to me?

hotterthanurex
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Re: New houses

Post by hotterthanurex » 11 Sep 2019 19:58

I live opposite the proposed development and in theory support it as it does seem to be in keeping with the houses around it (although i'll miss the lovely school building) and not covered in blergh cladding. Worried how little parking spaces have been allocated though -- it's already tough to park on Wynell Road and Mayow. Not sure what 'affordable' actually means either. It's probably not the social housing that Lewisham desperately needs. Anyway, I'll write to the council and include these points. Thanks for reminding me.

prince
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Re: New houses

Post by prince » 12 Sep 2019 04:00

I’ve looked at the docs.

The proposal is that the development will be car free.

34% of the units will be “affordable”. Of the affordable homes just over half (55%) will be affordable rent and just under half (45%) will be shared ownership.

Affordable rent is usually about 80% of market rent and is therefore far less affordable than social rent which is about 50% of market rent.

JRW
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Re: New houses

Post by JRW » 12 Sep 2019 05:47

And the public transport needs a serious rethink given the volume of plans for new car-less developments on Mayow. Car clubs could be start towards making it work?

alywin
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Re: New houses

Post by alywin » 12 Sep 2019 15:22

Is this the site somewhere on the other side from the school which has already been levelled?

I note from the picture that they might well loom over the houses on the side road opposite them: Bromley might find this objectionable, but I don't know about Lewisham.

mikej
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Re: New houses

Post by mikej » 12 Sep 2019 15:38

Bromley??? But this is on Mayow Road, a couple of km from the Bromley border!!

RJM
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Re: New houses

Post by RJM » 12 Sep 2019 17:36

alywin wrote:
12 Sep 2019 15:22
Is this the site somewhere on the other side from the school which has already been levelled?

I note from the picture that they might well loom over the houses on the side road opposite them: Bromley might find this objectionable, but I don't know about Lewisham.
It's further up Mayow Road, towards the Perry Vale end. The (former?) warehouse opposite the levelled school is by Mayow Park, which has a different set of plans for it. It's a bit confusing with former schools on Mayow at the moment!

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Re: New houses

Post by Growsydenham » 12 Sep 2019 19:00

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

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Re: New houses

Post by alywin » 13 Sep 2019 21:40

mikej wrote:
12 Sep 2019 15:38
Bromley??? But this is on Mayow Road, a couple of km from the Bromley border!!
Which is why I said I don't know what Lewisham's attitude would be :)

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