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The Bell Green Works development proposed by Barratt London consists of: Six blocks o
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15-01-2024 02:36 PM

Please make your comments now. Deadline is imminent.

The Bell Green Works development proposed by Barratt London consists of:
Six blocks of flats, grouped on three plots.
Block D = 14 storeys.
Block C = 10 storeys.
Block A = 9 storeys.
Block F = 8 storeys.
Blocks B & E = six storeys

New homes: Total of 262 new flats. 37 flats (2 and 3-bed) will be at ‘London Affordable Rent’, and 22 flats (1 and 2 bed) available for shared ownership. That means that 22.5% of the flats are classed as ‘affordable’.

'Car-free’ development. NO PARKING ON SITE except for 8 blue badge parking spaces, covering only 3% of the number of the units. See: DC_23_13385-CAR_MANAGEMENT_PLAN-1243035.pdf. Tfl grades the site as having a Public Transport Access Level of 2, on a scale from 0 to 6a. Very poor grade for a car-free development.

Impact on the viability of the Livesey Memorial Hall. Block E is very close to the back of the Livesey, overlooking its outdoor smoking & bar area. 40 bedrooms will be affected by noise nuisance; Barratt’s solution is to say residents can’t open their windows, and should rely on mechanical ventilation. Will these flats be allocated for ‘affordable housing’?

Masterplan with Livesey site. The masterplan covering both Barratt and Apex sites. HOWEVER, no agreement has been made about coordinating decontamination works, or ground levels. ‘Livesey square’ actually crosses two different ground levels, Barratt’s site being several feet higher than the Livesey site, which is grade II listed. Lowering the Barratt site ground level would expose contaminated ground. Barratt's plan is only viable by agreement with Apex.

Design Quality. Barratt refused to return to Lewisham’s Design Review Panel, who last reviewed the scheme in November 2022. The DRP then witheld its support, and asked them to return with specific changes. These comments weren't addressed, and this application is substantially a re-submission of their previous, unacceptable application.

Consultation quality. Barratt has deliberately submitted documents that are difficult for the public to read; the Design Access Statement, was a single document, and now split into 17 separate pdfs. The most directly-affected neighbours have not been informed of the application.

Go to and search for GAS WORKS.
Click on Documents.
The Design & Access Statement volume 6 is a useful summary. Sadly, the developer has made the plans difficult to access, but if you look at this, you have a good grounding. ... 249599.pdf
Email your comments to Remember to give your full name and address (including postcode) and quote ref. DC/23/133854.

Speak now or don't whinge......
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15-01-2024 05:49 PM

So your objections are
- more housing (mixture of cheap and normal prices) in the midst of a housing crisis when our kids cant live anywhere.
- No additional worsening of traffic and air pollution
- No impact on Livesey due to the window solution
- Something about contaminated land that's probably dealt with under separate regs
- Someone had some comments on the design
- A conspiracy theory about a split pdf.

Find significance elsewhere in the world mate.

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15-01-2024 11:24 PM

Just to clarify this was taken from a post on the Sydenham Town Forum

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