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Mayfield Apartments – 47 new homes approved for Burnt Ash HIll

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TFL Consultation report: Cycle Superhighway- Tower Bridge to Greenwich

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Planning: A new 5 form entry school on Meadowcourt Road

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Thank you to everyone who has completed the A Better Lee Green survey, which had almost 500 responses. We will send this to the council at the end of next week. However, please do not confuse our survey with Lewisham’s consultation. So far fewer than 50 people have submitted comments to Lewisham’s planning department about Leegate. It is really important that everyone sends in …

Lewisham Council is looking for responses to 2 major consultations over how it manages its rivers. So if you are a local resident- especially if your home is in the vicinity of The Rivers Pool, Ravensbourne or Quaggy.-do ensure you click both links and submit your comments Draft River Corridor Improvement Plan SPD   Draft …

Hello everyone, As many of you will know, St Modwen have submitted their plans for the redevelopment of Leegate to Lewisham Council. Their plans can be seen by clicking in the blue and white box at the end of this email where is says ‘click here to view the application online’ .There are over 250 documents! …

Transform your home this spring with up to £7,200 off home improvements Residents of Lewisham, Bexley and Bromley are already taking advantage of a great offer on home improvements, thanks to funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Funding is available to local residents and landlords to help improve their properties and comes …

After six months of consultation, residents’ proposals to improve Hither Green Lane have been published. The proposals, which centre on making Hither Green Lane a safer and more attractive environment for businesses and pedestrians, include: Narrowing the carriageway and widening pavements; Introducing more and improved (raised) pedestrian crossings; Planting trees and greenery to improve the …

New Survey Launched A New Leegate Survey has been launched by A Better Lee Green. Every response will be forwarded to Lewisham Council to consider during a planning application. This Leegate Update presentation summarises the developer’s current plans for Leegate, the communities response to these plans to date, and possible ways forward  A Better Lee Green Leegate Update 12.2.2015 …

MORE PLANNING NEWS: 232 Hither Green Lane (Carpet Corner). A planning application has been submitted to Lewisham Council for permission to part demolish, alter and extend the former cinema building. The Carpet Corner development is intended to provide a three storey building consisting of a ground floor A1 food retail unit, six residential units on the top two floors. The A1 food retails unit is likely to be Morrison’s Local Supermarket.   Local Response has been mixed. The development was welcomes as way to help ‘anchor’ that end of the Lane. Other comments expressed concerns about parking and deliveries on George Lane Comments can be sent until 17th February …

BREAKING NEWS: The Chair of FUSS has let it be known today that the Change of Use Application for 9 Staplehurst Road (The Biscuit Factory) has been approved. The case was escalated to the Planning Inspectorate after a big ‘anti’ campaign led by FUSS and No Big Retail garnered hundreds of signatures from local residents. In full: The Appeal Decision Thanks to Andrew Todd via FUSS — FUSS Email (dated 2/2/2015) Dear all, Sorry to report that Simon Hooks one of our hard working local councillors has been informed that the planning application for the Biscuit Factory has been approved. So much for local democracy.   There is nothing else we can do except I suppose ask …

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 …

Have we got our Housing Strategy right? Consultation Event Date: Thursday 22nd January 2015, Time: 6.45-9pm, Location: Lewisham Town Hall, The Civic Suite Light refreshments provided   Councillor Damien Egan has issued invitation to a consultation event on Thursday 22nd January 2015  to help shape Lewisham’s response to the housing crisis and set the Councils’s housing strategy for the next five years. The …