Martin's Yard application submitted

MacDonald Egan have submitted an application for full planning permission for their ambition to create a new street of live / work units on Martin's Yard, Brockley Cross. The application is described as:

The demolition of the existing buildings at Martins Yard, Endwell Road SE4 and the construction of 4 blocks of three and four storeys incorporating balconies, comprising 20 commercial units (3,000 square metres floorspace for Use Class B1) at ground and first floor and 12 one bedroom, 32 two bedroom, 2 three bedroom and 2 four bedroom self contained residential units at second and third floor, together with associated landscaping, provision of an electricity sub-station, amenity areas, bin stores, 47 cycle spaces and 35 car parking spaces.

No documents are currently available online, but click here to learn more about the masterplan that was the subject of public consultation.

Two years in the planning, this development promises to bring a significant number of small businesses in to the area and provide better connections between Brockley Cross and west Brockley.

25 comments:

Mb said...

Can I just get a 'great, bring it on' before someone complains.

Brockley Nick said...

Even if your property backed on to it, how could you object to replacing a scaffolding yard with a row of pretty terraced houses with studio spaces at the ground floor?

It would be nice to think this street could soon be the setting for a design fair / open studios to complement the artist open studios and Christmas Markets.

Anonymous said...

Possible location for a weekly street market then perhaps?

Anonymous said...

not sure what beach huts have t do with Brockley?

neutral said...

Well it's good it prettifies that spot but it's likely to more people using the trains, more cars. So on balance I'm neutral

Anonymous said...

As usual more properties than parking space.

Anonymous said...

Better connections? please explain.

Tamsin said...

My recollection from the original consultation and exhibition was that although the main access was from Drakefell Road there were footpaths through to other points - so better connections...

Tim said...

This sounds brilliant. Do we have a timeline on when this might be complete? I'm aware I might be jumping the gun slightly!

Sue said...

Full planning permission was granted for this site in 2008/9 (DC/08/69230/X) -I remember because I was on the committee. The developer seems to have submitted a new application with a higher density of flats - 48 rather than the previous 36, with 4 blocks of 3-4 storeys, as opposed to 4 blocks of 1-4 storeys.

Anonymous said...

Another high density low income flats development.

With malpas road 300 flats when all completed and the few other developments around the cross betting shops and the barge will be happy for a long time.

I am not what is there to be happy about high density low quality developments.

The Antimung said...

Everyone has to start somewhere. It's not all delis and semis for everyone you know.

Mb said...

Try reading the article and previous ones - live / work units. So housing and small units that can used for small or start up businesses. Good eh?

Brockley Nick said...

@Anon2121 you've completely misrepresented the nature of this development. It's very different to anything in the area, which is what is so exciting about it. For the first time, the area will have live / work homes in a significant concentration - bringing small businesses in to the area that will help to rebalance the local economy, so that shops and services are less reliant on commuter customers, who aren't around much during the day.

As Mb says, have a look at the previous threads on this topic.

welcome to 2010 said...

anon you're also wrong about the type of people moving in to the new build flats. not betting shop customers i bet.

mb said...

I think the concept of living in a busy, diverse, dynamic, tolerant city, integrated (believe me compared to many it is) is lost on some people.

urbansurgery said...

+1 in favour

Anonymous said...

Have a look at the plans and then tell me if this is not more of the same rubbish

welcome to 2010 said...

Fine. It isn't. If anything, it looks like terraced houses.

thisisengland said...

2 things worry me: the beach hut concept which involves a lot of faux materials, and the bright colours which will or might make it resemble something from a Noddy book. Why do developers think wed like Toytown?

Mb said...

It's a self contained development, you'll hardly notice it from the road UN less you chose to live there. We can either have faux Victorian or bland mediocrity, is there no room for a little innovation?

Mb said...

And what's a faux material?

thisisengland said...

Pretend wood.

Mb said...

Oh, thanks. Why is that necessarily a problem? You could easily have low quality timber cladding. Appropriate materials can be natural or man made. The concept seems fine to me, am I one of the 'we' or am I a 'they'?

Sorry, feeling especially obtuse today. Bloody boiler is leaking again.

Anonymous said...

At 12.57 you were a 'we'.
Obtuse is OK, it brings a new angle to the equation.

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