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Planning: Biscuit Factory ‘Change of Use’ approved.

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Biscuit Factory- The Planning Saga Rolls On

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Make a Meadow – Session One

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FUSS Spring planting will take place on Staplehurst Rd this Sunday 10th from 10:30am All help is appreciated, If you have a trowel please bring it along!

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 …

1. It can take 7 minutes to travel from Hither Green station to London Bridge, South Eastern Trains permitting of course. 2. The parks – Manor House Gardens , SE12, Manor Park , SE13 and Mountsfield Park, SE13/6 all have different experiences to offer. Manor House Gardens is well maintained with a cafe, library, toddler …

Photo:  Staplehurst Road, 1905   Ralph White of the Lee Manor Society will be taking us through the development of our corner of Lewisham from fields and market gardens to the busy place it now is. Date: Thursday 9th October Time: 7.30 pm Location: The Parish Room of the Good Shepherd on Handen Road. It …

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first session of three to transform the area in front of Hither Green Station. We are working with FUSS at Hither Green, Lewisham Friends of the Earth and the Nature Triangle Group  to prepare the land to sow a wildflower meadow.  Next session Saturday 15 November 2014 …

The recent closure of the Springbank Road Post Office  means there is now left with NO Post Office counter service in Hither Green with the Hither Green Lane sub office having closed three years ago.   The nearest counter services are now on Torridon Road,  in Lee, Catford or Lewisham.   Not exactly convenient.   New Post …

‘The Biscuit Factory’- 9/9a Staplehurst Road, Hither Green. Issue:  Application for change of use from A3 use (restaurant)  to A1 (retail),  allowing access for a Tesco/ Sainsburys type metro store. It was standing room only at last night’s public meeting with Lewisham Planning Department.  Almost 100% of attendees were there to object to the change …

It looks like dreams of a local restaurant taking up residence at The Biscuit Factory on Staplehurst Road have come to naught. The site developers of the Biscuit Factory Unit  have applied for change of use from restaurant to a straight retail space. Lewisham Planning reference:DC/14/87501 According to investigations undertaken by the Costcutters on Staplehurst Road,  the Biscuit Factory …