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Poll: Do you object to this application for Planning Permission?
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Threat to Conservation Area
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baggydave


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17-01-2008 12:36 AM

BD asked for support from this site sometime ago after Lewisham granted permission for a house on the posh estate to double in size. The plans seemed to flout all of Lewisham's very useful planning guidelines, Urban doobrie plan etc, and as the owners had not put out their yellow notice (which is not compulsory) I had missed it. Unfortunately others who had been informed had not been bothered to do anything about it and hence it had not gone to committee. BD believes that Lewisham are very inconsistent in how they apply planning law, which may be in some respect due to lack of resources. If your look around Horniman Heights you see a right mish mash of what BD considers ugly extensions - spoiling the vista and the character of the area. And of course once one has gone up a precedent has been set. The Horniman Heights residents association, aka Tewkesbury Lodge Association, had quite an amusing mock photo of an overdeveloped house, but it was actually quite similar to one in our area. There are also some interesting designs, but perhaps in the wrong area. Another enormous 'makeover' is being resisted by a number of residents.

BD believes that if you overdevelop a property, it is couterproductive, in that it is a waste of your money as you don't get the investment return and if you have 2 or 3 hundred k to spend then move to a bigger even posher place rather than blight our area. But he would also be interested in those with grandoise plans.

He enjoys walking up Manor Mount, in part to play chicken with the cars bombing down the hill going down the one way street in the wrong direction, but also because he quite likes some of the houses and it is intersting archtectural styles.

BD now spends most of his time ranting at Soutwalk about the state of their roads, but is happy to lend a hand on his own patch.

BD - always there when you need him

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Messages In This Topic
Threat to Conservation Area - Teresa - 13-01-2008, 01:26 AM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Teresa - 13-01-2008, 12:22 PM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Ghis - 13-01-2008, 01:00 PM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - michael - 14-01-2008, 03:16 AM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Teresa - 14-01-2008, 09:20 AM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Mrjamon - 14-01-2008, 11:09 AM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Teresa - 15-01-2008, 03:41 PM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Mrjamon - 15-01-2008, 04:07 PM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Teresa - 15-01-2008, 04:14 PM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Teresa - 16-01-2008, 11:50 AM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Teresa - 16-01-2008, 09:49 PM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Teresa - 17-01-2008, 12:29 AM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - baggydave - 17-01-2008 12:36 AM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Teresa - 17-01-2008, 01:00 AM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Teresa - 17-01-2008, 01:04 AM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - steveb - 18-01-2008, 07:18 PM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Teresa - 18-01-2008, 11:28 PM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Teresa - 19-01-2008, 01:34 PM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - michael - 19-01-2008, 09:41 PM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - Teresa - 19-01-2008, 10:25 PM
RE: Threat to Conservation Area - brian - 19-02-2008, 03:36 PM

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