|Posted on Tuesday, 22 May, 2007 - 08:27 pm: |
The following message is posted at the request of the author:
Many of the residents of Manor Mount have received a letter from Lewisham Council requesting our response to a proposal for Planning Permission for "The alteration and conversion of 1 Manor Mount SE23 and construction of four storey extension to the rear and three storey extension to the side, to provide 3 one bedroom and 4 two bedroom, self-contained flats, together with provision of refuse and cycle storage and 6 car parking spaces."
I have written to the Planning Officer for this case, Mr David Glasgow, objecting to the proposal on the grounds that this is a conservation area, will cause the character and amenity of surrounding properties to be undermined, and that destroying a number of tall trees in the front garden will seriously damage the environment and biodiversity of nature on the area (among other things). I have drawn up a petition and urge anyone who really cares about our community and environment in Forest Hill to come and sign it. I live at 1 1/2 (one and a half) Manor Mount. The petition has to be in by 4th June.
|Posted on Tuesday, 22 May, 2007 - 09:05 pm: |
Here's a link to the planning application:
http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/LEWIS-XSLPagesDC/ac olnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultD etail&TheSystemkey=50251
The planning application has been lodged under number DC/07/65446/X
|Posted on Tuesday, 22 May, 2007 - 11:32 pm: |
I support your point about preservation of the trees on the site. The very similar conversion at No.3 Manor Mount lead to some of the large mature trees (limes?) dying, which I think was a real loss. They are also now unsightly, and I guess eventually at risk of falling.
On a more general point, seven flats into that site smacks of greed by the developer. The parking and refuse provision on the plans looks inadequate to say the least.