|Posted on Wednesday, 20 June, 2007 - 06:32 pm: |
There is a sign on the old McDonald's suggesting that a planning permission is being sought for approx 9 residential units and a new retail unti below.
Sounds quite positive?
|Posted on Wednesday, 20 June, 2007 - 06:36 pm: |
Application ref DC/07/65749/FT
|Posted on Thursday, 21 June, 2007 - 07:31 am: |
Did you say 9 residential units. Some squeeze.
Will wait to see what retail unit planned
|Posted on Thursday, 21 June, 2007 - 08:56 am: |
From what I understand of the Planning Application, it looks like the ground floor retail unit is being retained. The design of the flats above look much the same as the flats above Sainsbury, which, in my opinion, is not bad!
The downside is that we probably won't have a shop opening there for quite some time yet, but the upside is that these planning applications show a healthy trend of potential property investment in Forest Hill.
|Posted on Thursday, 21 June, 2007 - 11:14 am: |
I think this is a good thing. The MacDonald's building is ugly and we won't lose anything by seeing it go. And a more modern retail unit on the shop floor would be more attractive to potential retailers. The current proposition doesn't seem to have been of interest to anyone.
Is there a link to a picture of the flats, Renzon?
|Posted on Thursday, 21 June, 2007 - 11:54 am: |
Here are the links to the planning application drawings showing the elevation of the proposed building at 26-28 London Road:
|Posted on Thursday, 21 June, 2007 - 12:03 pm: |
I am interested in the comment that a more modern retail unit should be of interest. Whilst I sincerley hope you are right what interest has there been for the unit built into Sainsbury devolpment
|Posted on Thursday, 21 June, 2007 - 12:37 pm: |
Enclosing the alley could make it a little scary to use unless well maintained.
|Posted on Thursday, 21 June, 2007 - 01:13 pm: |
The flats seem reasonable looking, although it's not a very 'visual' presentation! Brian, I can see your point, and there's no guarantee the retail space will find an occupant, but I think it's more likely, given the bad condition of the current space - it's not like it's a nice victorian shop with original facade or anything.