A couple of weeks ago, Lewisham Council's planning committee considered the public consultation document prepared by Dialogue on behalf of MacDonald Egan, the developers of Martin's Yard in Brockley Cross.
We love this proposal, which will turn a scaffolding yard that currently occupies one acre of what is supposed to be our town centre in to a new street, which will improve connections between east and west Brockley, increase local employment opportunities and replace heavy lorries with homes. We love the beach hut aesthetic and the snaking road layout.
The feedback document contains an embarrassingly large number of quotes from Brockley Central readers and we hope the developers haven't damaged their chances by leaving the last word in the document to a comment from Catman (ne Andy Pandy).
The report to Council lists some of the concerns that have arisen during the consultation process - the most significant of which relate to loss of light for the Business Centre and residents of Drakefell Road not wishing to be overlooked (natch). None of this seems insurmountable.
We don't know what timeline the developers are currently working to, but clearly the project has been delayed by at least a year. We hope this latest development signals that it is back on track and we will try to bring you more information on the project as soon as possible.