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Planning application to convert Forest Hill Co-op to a hotel
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13-02-2018 10:03 AM

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13-02-2018 01:54 PM

thanks. I'll be stuck for picking up a pint of milk.

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13-02-2018 03:17 PM

Can Forest Hill accommodate a hotel and will their be sufficient business to make it a viable venture. A much better option would be the former Harvester at Dulwich Common, an ideal site for such a proposed business.

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13-02-2018 03:28 PM

Presumably parking space would be a big issue - depends how big the hotel is. The Harvester site in SE22 was the perfect site for a pub/eatery. Until it went afire. Anyone would think the owners don't want to reopen it and would rather cash in on the development.

I assume the same kind of thinking with the co-op in SE23 - presumably there is money to be made. It's very low rise but I would have thought (hoped?) there were restrictions on the height they could build to because of all the two storey houses around it.

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13-02-2018 04:03 PM

Well if the former PO exchange is anything to go by, that number of floors would presumably be allowed. Don't forget we are talking about Lewisham Council who seem to be very easy when it comes to getting planning permission.

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13-02-2018 04:08 PM

oh yeah. Lewisham. I've got an idea. Why not turn the telephone exchange into a hotel?

Is the exchange used for anything or is it just empty?

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13-02-2018 08:35 PM

He doesn't own the Harvester at Dulwich, he owns the site in Forest Hill.

There is probably sufficient demand for cheap hotel accommodation in the area, which the council will pay.

The guests the council may send won't have cars so parking is not a consideration. Except perhaps police vehicles and they are not fussy where they park.

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13-02-2018 10:51 PM

The site at Dulwich Common is much more suitable.

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14-02-2018 06:23 AM

I would definitely support a hotel in FH and if priced suitably I'm sure it would work given the proximity to the station. In fact a new development would be a positive addition south of the tracks.
The Old Harvester must surely be destined for residential use following a mysterious fire as seems to be the way of these things. Or is that far too cynical?

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22-02-2018 02:01 PM

Did anyone manage to attend this meeting? I only just saw this today.

I for one would be very disappointed to lose Co Op and its car park, I use it to top up between bigger shops all the time. And rely on the car park to park there as it's a bit too far me on foot.

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