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AndyB


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14-12-2010 11:32 PM

The land between Lutwyche Road and Levendale Road has changed hands. This follows the Black Ant Company going into liquidation following their unsuccessful attempts to get planning permission for 6 houses. Anyone knowing the site will appreciate that this is a big number of houses for such a small site.....Levendale and Lutwyche are already pretty close and it takes some imagining to envisage the prospect of six houses squeezing in there.

It has been bought once again by a developer, which is a shame as there was a local cabinet maker who was interested but he had to stop at 130k. It went for 170k in the end so presumably the developer has the frightening vision of six houses occupying the sliver of land.

Does anyone have any further information on this topic which affects a large number of very anxious people who do not want to see the land used in such a greedy and inappropriate way?

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Sherwood


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15-12-2010 09:00 AM

There have been several applications for planning permission made, which I believe have been rejected.

I suggest you talk to the planning officer.

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Sherwood


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15-12-2010 09:06 AM

The planning officer may be Steve Isaacson 020 8314 8704.

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Sherwood


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15-12-2010 09:12 AM
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blushingsnail


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15-12-2010 11:31 AM

The site is in SE6 (Catford) so doesn't come under the 'jurisdiction' of the Sydenham or Forest Hill societies. I understand there have been a number of planning applications over the years and the local residents have been successful in fighting them off. This year's application was refused at the Planning Committee stage, despite the Planning Officer's recommendation to grant the application.

Are you sure it's the Black Ant Company that has gone into liquidation? I heard it was something to do with the finance company, but that may be wrong.

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Sherwood


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15-12-2010 12:17 PM

I suggest that you ask Lewisham Town Hall for the specification of the refuse vehicles, i.e. the width and the swept circle. The question is can the vehicle access these properties or would wheelybins need to be left in Lutwyche Road to await collection.

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michael


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15-12-2010 12:39 PM

Many planning applications have been refused on this site and I can't believe that any developer would seriously think that building 6 houses would be acceptable given this history.

170k is a good price for land that has minimal development potential. I would refer you to Westbourne Drive where land sold for 250k and is being turned into a single very impressive home.

It is quite possible that a more reasonable use will be found for this site as well.

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Sherwood


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15-12-2010 01:05 PM

Michael,

This oiece of land is almost landlocked. it is between Lutwyche Road and Levendale Road. Vehicles can only access the site from Lutwyche Road between 9 & 11 Lutwyche Road. The gap is very narrow.

Personally, I think the price paid is excessive for the site considering its potential unless the developer does obtain planning permission for an extensive development.

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LondonRoad


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28-07-2011 08:48 AM

Has anyone heard any more about what's happening to this land?

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michael


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28-07-2011 08:54 AM

http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/LEWIS-XSL...mkey=62638

It looks like permission was granted for a revised proposal.

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Sherwood


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13-05-2012 07:27 PM

There is a sign on the entrance in Lutwyche Road, which says that the land has been sold wit planning permission for five houses.

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