Lewisham Council to decide fate of two towers this week

On Thursday, Lewisham Council will consider plans to redevelop the Carpetright site on Loampit Vale. The application, which has been recommended by officers for approval, is for:"The demolition of the existing Carpetright building and the construction of two buildings of 16 storeys and 30 storeys in height comprising 899sqm non-residential floorspace comprising (A1) Shops, (A2) ...

Aladdin’s Cave could be lost to flats

A proposal has been submitted to Lewisham Council to replace Aladdin's Cave, the Lewisham Way treasure trove, with flats.The proposed new developmentThe application is for:The demolition of the existing structures and the construction of a part 3, part 4 storey building at 72 Loampit Hill, SE13 to provide a commercial unit (Use Class B1a) on ...

Open House London – Walter Segal Houses

Alice writes:The Lewisham self-build houses in Honor Oak Park, designed by Walter Segal, will be open to the public on Sunday 17 Sept as part of Open House London. The FREE event will be extra special for two reasons:It is the 30th anniversary of Walters Way - the houses were completed in 1987.A new book ...

Lewisham house prices rose 1.67% in year after Brexit

CityAM has published a map of the house price changes recorded in each London borough in the 12 months since Brexit, and shows that Lewisham experienced a rise of 1.67% between June 2016 and July 2017.The map, based on data from Emoov, displays risers in blue and fallers in red. Lewisham, which has experienced some ...

Midtown plot for sale

A Brockley Road plot with planning permission for development as flats is up for sale - yours for a mere £900k.The site, on the corner of Brockley and Arabin roads, is occupied by a 3 storey house with a single storey garage extension. Permission has been secured to death mask the house and add an extension, ...

MOT garage closes to make way for more homes

The Geoffrey Road MOT garage is closedThe MOT garage on Geoffrey Road has been closed and boarded up, to make way for a new housing development, which is yet to earn planning permission. The garage has lived with the Sword of Damocles hanging over its head for years and the development has gone through a number ...

Training centre for self-build homes in Ladywell

Ted, a trustee of self-build group RUSS, writes:A crowd funding initiative has been launched to help raise £57,000 to build London’s first training facility for would-be community self-builders. The innovative building will be constructed in Ladywell, Lewisham on part of the land set aside for a new 33 home affordable self-build housing project.The project is ...

Pink House creator passes away

Mr Pink outside his unique house in 2002Mr Brenton Pink, the creator of the legendary Pink House on Loampit Hill, has reportedly passed away. On Facebook, a family friend reported the news, adding:"Mr Pink was a very well known man to anyone who grew up in Lewisham, you would often see him outside his house talking ...

Brockley Cross block approved

With a sense of grim inevitability, it is my duty to report that the plans for 1-1a Brockley Cross have been approved.After many attempts, the developers of the kitsch car dealership have finally worn down the Council and have gained permission to build:The demolition of buildings on the site of 1-1a Brockley Cross SE4 and ...

Housing Associations: The Bell Tolls For Thee

The Bell Curve: A bent lamppost was the final straw for Cllr Paul BellTelegraph Hill Councillor Paul Bell has launched a campaign to improve the service provided by local housing associations. He writes:This is a picture of my building, managed by Gallions/Peabody Housing Association. Last week a delivery driver to the Cooper's Bakery, stupidly reversed ...