It's always a bad sign when people who were once happy to chat with us no longer return our calls. The developer behind plans to redevelop the small brick building by the station that once housed Speedicars has been 'busy' whenever we've called recently. But sadly, not busy redeveloping the site.
During our interview with Cllr Alexander about the future of Brockley (which we are currently writing up) we asked her about plans for that site. She looked in to it for us and this is what she says...
The former Speedicars premises beside Brockley Station is 16 Coulgate Street. One of our Planning Committees resolved to grant permission in August 2006 for a building up to 5 storeys (7 flats and commercial ground floor), subject to a S106 Agreement regarding landscaping of area at the front and financial contribution to environmental improvements in the Brockley Cross area. The agreement was not completed and so permission has not been issued. There have been no further planning applications.
This isn't the biggest disaster in Brockley's history, but the current building is not pretty and the prospect of a new commercial unit, adjacent to Dandelion Blue, The Broca, Magi and Degustation could have led to another high-quality business moving in to Brockley's fashion district.