Ashby Mews fire

Earlier this week, fire destroyed 5 Ashby Mews.

The building was already the subject of a planning application, which would have involved demolishing 2-5 Ashby Mews and the "construction of a part one/part two storey block comprising of 5 commercial units, together with the provision of 3 car parking spaces, 13 internal bicycle spaces and refuse storage area."

The fire did not spread to the other units, but number 5 has now been knocked down.

With thanks to JPM.

Update - also thanks to Nina for the pic:

Ashby Mews fire

22 comments:

Headhunter said...
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Anonymous said...

I was down some mews, filming, a few weeks back (now I come to think of it, it might have been ashby mews) and I pondered how run down it was and how a developer might have a happy time in that area, which I went on to note would have been a pity, its rundownness being somehow charming.

TJ said...

The mews are considered off limits for development other than single story garden buildings or garaging and to 'enable residential development would alter the calm, leafy and open character of the mews.' Brockely conservation area supplementary planning doc.

Also any exisiting Vcitorian workshops or other buildings are to be kept.

I'm not familiar with Ashby Mews - but maybe the above has some relevance

Anonymous said...

they are very special and should be closely guarded

max said...

Just on the back of the Wickam's garden isn't it?

Headhunter said...

It's the one between Manor Ave and Upper Brockley Rd. There's a row of workshops down there

Anonymous said...

ah yes, bit rougher than Wickham mews; full of knife sharpeners, good burghers that they are

Headhunter said...

There's a couple of artists studios down there too. One was open during Open Studios 2007, the guy had made some interesting sculptures out of wood and drift wood. Thery were quite striking.

max said...

So, if there's activity in the Mews this proposed building would block access to it?

Headhunter said...

Oh dear. Lost an argument so decided to become the blog bitch have we?

The Brockley Telegraph said...

excuse me - im the blog bitch. :oP

jon s said...
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Brockley Jon said...

Keep it on topic people... please!

tyrwhitt michael said...

Is Ashby the one with the inhabited (or so it seems) old coach at the Geoffrey Road end?

Headhunter said...

No the inhabited coach is on Wickham Mews. Ashby Mews comes out onto Geoffrey further towards the double roundabout, between the council housing block and the MOT garage

Nina said...

I woke up in the night and saw the building burn down. I popped some photos I took of the remains of the building on the Brockley flickr group.

Anonymous said...

The Art Of Cast, at Unit 3, run by Alan and Paul for more than two decades, has now reluctantly been 'moved on'.

Due to the artistic whims of property developer Jeff Lowe, the long, tortured saga of Ashby Mews claims yet another victim for developer profit.

Ken said...

How Lowe can you go?

Ellen said...

I had my railings repaired by those guys they were brilliant and i'm gutted to lose them

TheOracle said...

Thought you might like this one. This is an application in the mews, the address of which was presumably changed to ease it across the blinkered eyes of the council. Only the planning officer was not so blinkered - it was refused.

06 / 02 / 2012 Ward Name: Brockley Location: LAND TO THE REAR OF, 81-83 UPPER BROCKLEY ROAD, LONDON, SE4 Proposal: The construction of rear extensions at ground and first floor levels together with the change of use, alteration to the elevations and conversion of the mews stable to the rear of 81/83 Upper Brockley Road SE4 to provide a three bedroom dwelling house. Case Officer: Kate Hayler

1) The applicant has failed to demonstrate that the site should no longer be retained in employment use, contrary to Policy 5 Other Employment Locations of the Core Strategy (June 2011).

2) The proposal would fail to preserve the significance of the Victorian mews building and fail to maintain its relationship with the main house fronting Upper Brockley Road and would therefore result in material harm the character and appearance of the Brockley Conservation Area, contrary to Policy 16 Conservation areas, heritage assets and the historic environment of the Core Strategy (June 2011).

3) The proposal would represent an unacceptable over-development of the site failing to preserve the amenity of neighbouring occupiers by resulting in an unacceptable sense of enclosure, contrary to Policies HSG 4 Residential Amenity and HSG 8 Backland and In-fill Development in the adopted Unitary Development Plan (July 2004).

4) The proposal would represent an unacceptable over-development of the site failing to provide an appropriately sized amenity space for a family dwelling, contrary to Policy HSG 7 Gardens of the UDP (July 2004).

Well done, Lewisham.

Art of Cast, I shall miss yeh.

Anonymous said...

The Art of Cast tell me they were only given limited time by the previous owner and Jeff Lowe let them stat an extra year to sort themselves out. They moved happily. Get your facts right please! Very unfair comments!

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