|Posted on Monday, 26 February, 2007 - 10:58 am: |
I've just moved to the area and wondered what the "Pure Lake" development is on the corner of Normanton Street / Trilby Road. I thought it was going to be houses/flats but it looks like some kind of hall has been built and there is no sign of any residential developments yet?
|Posted on Monday, 26 February, 2007 - 11:19 am: |
Pure Lake rather has the ring of an evangelical church - ?
They are the local property success story of recent years. In FH centre we now have a rather smart replacement for the old snooker club and occupants for St John's chapel, and the Jehovah's Witness hall has had a good lick of paint.
|Posted on Monday, 26 February, 2007 - 11:30 am: |
There is a new Methodist Church as well as 13 new houses going into that space.
From the planning documents:
The construction of a two storey church building on the Central Church Sports Ground, Normanton Street SE23, together with associated landscaping and provision of 3 car parking spaces for the disabled with access onto Normanton Street.
The construction of a three storey terrace of 7, four bedroom houses and a two storey plus roof space terrace of 6, three bedroom houses on part of the Central Church Sports Ground, Normanton Street SE23, together with associated landscaping and provision of 19 car parking spaces with access onto Normanton Street and Alexander Evans Mews.
|Posted on Monday, 26 February, 2007 - 11:41 am: |
The church building is already up and I think has been designed well. Hopefully the developers will not ignore the back of the development which backs on to Shipman/Trilby Road as this needs a bit of attention!
|Posted on Monday, 26 February, 2007 - 12:49 pm: |
Lette: if you mean the small strip of overgrown land next to the pavement I don't think it belongs to the church development. I remember being told years ago that it didn't belong to, what was then, the sports ground, and on the planning application documents I think I saw the area had been left blank, which would indicate the church havenít bought it. It's always been overgrown for as long as I can remember (over 30 years!) but itís looking worse now because the fencing is down.
|Posted on Monday, 26 February, 2007 - 01:50 pm: |
It's a shame that the overgrown land will not be included in the development. It has become somewhat of a dumping ground of late. Maybe the council will look to include it when they improve the alley / cut through between Trilby and Sunderland Road, whenever that may be!
|Posted on Monday, 26 February, 2007 - 02:33 pm: |
The Forest Hill Society have raised this as an issue with Councillor Paschoud. There was a meeting there this very morning to discuss what can be done to the area as a whole using the localities fund budget (I was not in attendance).
Creating lines of sight by making better use of the overgrown area and possibly straightening the path are key to improving safety in this area. Hopefully some improvements will be made sooner rather than later.
|Posted on Monday, 26 February, 2007 - 02:47 pm: |
Excellent. I use the alley to get to the station every day and it could definatley be made safer and more attractive!
|Posted on Monday, 26 February, 2007 - 04:08 pm: |
If the chicane is taken out, it will be possible to see all the way down the alley before entering it.
|Posted on Tuesday, 27 February, 2007 - 01:42 pm: |
Pure Lake has a number of interests in Forest Hill developments, seems to work with housing associations. Such as Perry Vale and Shipman Road.
http://purelake.co.uk/projects.php?no_flash=1&proj ect_type=new&PHPSESSID=f4ac5235d4c51b162e70e9cae9a bfcb8
|Posted on Wednesday, 28 February, 2007 - 09:26 am: |
That alley really does need attention! I think there was an assualt here some time last year. Yes, there should be enough space to straighten it out.
Good luck FHS!
|Posted on Wednesday, 28 February, 2007 - 09:28 am: |
PS The original pure lake hoarding was very proud to announce that houses were for release in Autumn 2004/5 I think.
Go pure lake.