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That thing opposite Sainsburys?
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Jane_D


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01-08-2014 08:45 PM

Does anyone know what that huge metal structure is, sitting in the middle of the pavement outside the nail bar opposite Sainsburys?

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chameleon


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01-08-2014 11:10 PM

Yes, it is scaffolding used for lifting building materials across to the site behind those shops and buildings where property developers are building some new town houses.

The nail bar and my trusty old hair dresser Mirror Mirror are affected by this horrific looking scaffolding but they have been told by the council it is not much that can be done until work is finished.

This post was last modified: 01-08-2014 11:16 PM by chameleon.

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Jane_D


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02-08-2014 05:06 PM

Thanks, Chameleon. Bad luck on those small businesses, but at least it is temporary.

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upthehill


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04-08-2014 08:19 AM

>>Yes, it is scaffolding used for lifting building materials across to the site behind those shops and buildings where property developers are building some new town houses.

Am presuming this thread refers to the scaffolding at the side of Wspoons.

I had assumed that they were flats - didn't know they were townhouses.

Don't suppose anyone has a link to the developer/specs/proposed prices?

Am assuming that they will be finished pretty soon - developers don't usually hang around once they have started and I would expect speedy marketing, even in advance of them being finished.

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michael


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04-08-2014 11:26 AM

Here are the planning documents from 2006: http://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online-a...CAPR_49238

It is quite an interesting proposal but there is also quite a lot wrong with this, particularly access issues.



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christgill


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04-08-2014 03:25 PM

I only skimmed the Decision document, Michael, but it appears that the consent lapsed 3 years ago (unless it's been renewed somehow, somewhere?)

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michael


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04-08-2014 03:35 PM

I suspect they did just enough to keep the permission alive.

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christgill


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04-08-2014 03:47 PM

Further investigation shows that some "piling and ground beams" work was started in March 2011 - presumably to prevent the planning permission from lapsing.

It's interesting to see that access will only be via the Capitol's service road - I assume this side road is owned by the pub as it's where they have their "beer garden".

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upthehill


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04-08-2014 06:08 PM

And of course the pub is leased, not owned.

And is closing soon.

All very curious.

I thought depending on others for access to your property was always considered a very bad idea/hostage to fortune.[/u]

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