7 Councillors attended Tuesday’s Strategic Committee Meeting.
They listened to planning officers, St Modwen and community objectors to the plans.
At the end of the meeting the plans were approved with councillors voting as follows.
Cllr Amanda De Ryk (Blackheath) – approve
Cllr Kevin Bonavia (Blackheath) – approve
Cllr Joan Reid (Lewisham Central) – approve
Cllr John Paschoud (Perry Vale) – approve
Cllr Abdeslam Amrani (Catford South)- approve
Cllr Paul Bell (Telegraph Hill) – abstain
Cllr John Coughlin (Brockley) – oppose
The approval is contingent on the committee finally agreeing public realm and arcade details. There remains the slight possibility that they will refuse the plans at that stage.
If anyone lives close to or in Leegate or visits it regularly and feels they will be particularly badly affected by the increased exposure to air pollution, for example because they suffer from a respiratory condition, and would be interested in challenging the planning decision, they can contact A Better Lee Green at email@example.com. This may be of particular interest to teenagers interested in gaining legal experience.
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