Five-storey block on former St Philip Neri Infant School
Public Meeting July 8 at 7.30pm
Landhold Developments Ltd are holding a ‘Kirkdale Development Public Consultation’ at 4.15-7.30pm on Thursday 14 March.
This proposal below outlines a community-led plan for Bell Green has been initiated by the Sydenham Society with Discourse Architecture. It has been registered with Lewisham Planning Department in response to their recent ‘Call for Sites’ for consideration in the development of the new Local Plan. The catalyst has been the proposal to demolish the gas holders, adjacent to the Livesey Hall and Perry Hill, and construct new retail and light industrial units at the west end of the site. This has highlighted the profound failure of development at Bell Green to provide a good environment for local people, and the urgent need for a fresh vision for the area.(more…)
Following meetings with the school governors and Lewisham Council, the proposed external design of the school has been further developed and improved. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark wish to invite the school’s neighbours and the public to view and comment on these designs at a meeting in the school hall from 5pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 31 January 2019. To be held at Our Lady and St Philip Neri Catholic Primary School, 208 Sydenham Road SE26 5SE. 0208 778 4386.
The Sydenham Society has called for an immediate halt to demolition of the gas holders to enable proper community consultation, a review of options and completion of a masterplan for Bell Green.
Working with Discourse Architecture, we have embarked on the development of a community-led master plan for the wider Bell Green site. We believe that the gas holders, which are an important expression of our local industrial heritage, should be retained as part of this new vision.
A new north-west runway and terminal at Heathrow received Government approval on 25 October 2016. Details of how the new runway would affect air traffic have now been revealed; one significant change is that there will be a minimum of 47 new flights per day over south-east London.
With great anticipation, Nando’s officially opened their doors this week to the people of Sydenham, Kirkdale and surrounds. Queues of an hour wait to get it on the first night were proof that this is a great addition to the excellent pubs and eateries we already have in the area.
We are pleased to have a good mix of independent as well as chain eateries in Sydenham, and it’s excellent that more local jobs have been created thanks to Nando’s opening.
We look forward to the other businesses opening up in the area soon!
Lewisham Planning gives builder (Darwin/Built Off Site) 28 days to show how they intend to remedy the breaches of planning control.
Height of building, cladding, windows and surrounding fences are amongst many items the developer will have to address.
A public meeting about the new St Philip Neri school development was held at Sydenham Library on Thursday 19 July. Just over 50 local people attended with six others who were unable to attend sending written questions. The meeting was chaired by local councillor Tom Copley and attended by Viv Evans, Lewisham’s interim Head of Planning. There were no representatives from the builder, developer or the diocese of Southwark and the head teacher sent his apologies. A member of the board of governors was present.
Since the meeting Lewisham has carried out a first survey of what’s been built and compared this to what was given planning permission. Now Lewisham has taken clear steps to ensure that the builder remedies all of the faults. You can read the report which points out some blatant disregard of planning permissions below.
A further public meeting will be held in the Autumn. In the meantime, we’ll keep you abreast of developments.
Join in the discussion for the future of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. There will be workshops that will ask a wide range of users to help inform the future plan for the Centre through a series of swift and discursive activities.