So it turns out celebrations over the Biscuit Factory Planning Refusal were premature.
Lewisham Council Planning have written to inform residents that errors were made in their previous communication and the Change of Use Application for 9 Staplehurst Rd has NOT been refused.
A decision is still being awaited from the Planning Inspectorate.
The crowning achievement of this never-ending story has to be the deliciously convoluted letter sent by Planning Officer Helen Milner to deliver the news.
It’s a peach! Opaqueness worthy of attention from the Plain English Campaign or better still, Sir Humphrey from ‘Yes Minister’.
The letter is published below. WARNING: You’ll need a fine tooth comb.
So this pressing local issue continues. Thanks to FUSS.