180 Brockley Road approved

Cllr Mike Harris reports on Twitter that Lewisham Council has approved the redevelopment of the MOT garage at 180 Brockley Road.

The original scheme was sent back for further work as the Council wanted to drive a harder bargain for affordable homes. The developers have now agreed that any "excessive profit" of more than 20% will be diverted to fund affordable housing schemes.

The ground floor will feature flexible space for approximately four commercial units.

24 comments:

Robert said...

Good news. Common sense prevails.

Tim said...

Would be good to know what financial metrics were used to get to that 20% figure and definition of "excessive". Is that pre or post tax? Is this a common agreement?

Guest said...

Lady Progress comes to Brockley

Guest said...

Hot air balloons? 

Brockley Nick said...

It does happpen http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/gentlemen-to-bed-for-we-rise-at-just.html

Replacement MOT said...

Hope this triggers some work on Coulgate St, it is a congested mess at the moment.

When will work start, I wonder?


 

greatnews said...

Brilliant! Hopefully we get some interesting shops and restaurants here to help liven up the high street ... NOT Tesco!

Hmmmn said...

We're definitely getting a Tesco...

treesplease said...

Let's hope all the trees in the picture get planted. If it's anything like the Brockley Cross "renovation" we will end up with one tree.

cbw said...

I'd actually welcome a Tesco. The east side needs a decent chain supermarket that can provide consistent "know what you're getting" quality at low prices, I don't see how Tesco is inherently more evil than any of the others.

guest said...

Tesco will probably take over Costcutters when Sainsbury's moves to the west side

Waitrose please said...

does anyone have contacts at Waitrose??

Brockleyman said...

Why u looking for a job

Graham said...

Perhaps they could use some of the £100 s106 money for the arts provision in brockley instead of a  small road scheme to get it through planning

Brockley Nick said...

Why would spending it on arts provision (which Brockley has in relative abundance) be wiser than sorting out a road problem in the heart of Brockley for good?

Graham said...

They spend no money in crofton park, ladwell  or brockley on the arts thats why fact! against 350k to Alabany in Deptford 200k Deptford Lounge we are missing out pro rata!!!!

Caro said...

What will happen to the iconic murals?

Caro said...

...and Brockley Park Cars - excellent local business!

Vesta Curry said...

This development looks bloody fuggly if you ask me. I fail to see why people see this kind of development as an automatic plus for the local area. The area to the West of the station is really beginning to look pretty awful. High-density, taller buildings are sprouting like mushrooms - crowding in and strangling the sense of public space. All are designed and built to an extremely poor level of attainment by European standards. And what is the perceived automatic benefit to the community? Errr ... more business units? More flats? Yes it's money being invested locally, but the profits certainly won't hang around long - and the affordable homes are always cut as close the bone as possible, both in terms of proportion *and* affordability. Meanwhile local services from education to water supply are ever more strained. Why do you gentrifiers blankly accept this 'growth' as all for the good? I'm honestly left scratching my head.

And, I repeat, this development is an aesthetic downer, it's 4 storeys high and looks like a pile of packing cartons.

Progress? said...

Yes, I think you have a point.  It is not going to win any awards for aesthetics.  This site was once a social focus for the area.  It was a theatre, then a cinema. 

It was the Brockley Palladium....

https://picasaweb.google.com/lewishamheritage/LewishamCinemasAndTheatres#5672273076591869314


It was the Brockley Ritz....

http://alternativese4.com/tag/the-ritz-cinema-brockley/

After the Luftwaffe had finished with it became a second hand car lot.  You can just imagine the spiv-like Arthur Daly flogging bargain motors.

Now it is going to become a set of boxy commuter flats, with what sort of shop underneath?

These sort of developments do not give life to an area, they turn it into a anonymous dormitory. 

This is the story of Lewisham planning and it seems quite sad: little civic pride,  an absence of any sort of cultural development,  little thought to the social development of the area and a supine attitude towards vanilla developments like this.

Brockley and Lewisham have lost so much of the character and personality it had in the past and we settle for developments that are all flats and supermarkets.

This development is better than the eye-sore that it replaces, but not much.

Anonymous said...

You yuppies make me sick! Go away

Broccola said...

Hi all,

Does anybody know if this new redevelopment (180 Brockley Road) will also mean the complete destruction of the buildings and houses where speedicars, broca and browns of brockley are now located? Those houses are the oldest remaining in Brockley (end of 1800...) I really hope the council hasn't gone crazy and decided to casually scrap them like this.

Monkeyboy said...

no

Brockley man said...

Thats Coulgate rd. Not 180 Brockley Road!

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