Residents seek to block Luxmore Gardens homes

Local residents have launched a campaign to stop developers building on land adjoining Luxmore Gardens, off Malpas Road. They object to the residential development on the basis that it will loom too large over the park and that construction work will prove disruptive.

An application has been lodged for:

"The construction of 3 three storey, three bedroom terrace houses on land to the rear of 10 Malpas Road fronting Luxmore Gardens, together with a single storey two-bedroom dwelling house to the rear of the site and associated landscaping."

Objector Noura says:

"Objections are being raised by the many in the local community to this proposal, citing a number of foreseeable health and safety issues concerned with the accessibility of the site to the street- the only access point after building was complete would be an extremely narrow corridor to the side of 10 Malpas Rd. raising questions as to the handling of refuse, post and most importantly possible access for services in case of an emergency.

"Additionally, there are concerns about the heights of the surrounding buildings, the appropriateness of the design for the area and the issue of sufficient drainage. Moreover, the approval of these plans would remove a green space that Blockley can't afford to lose. There are concerns also about the building's overlook aspect as well.

"Safety and convenience are a concern within the Gardens as well, as building materials will be stored in gardens themselves during construction, compromising access between Luxmore St and Rokeby Rd. and posing a potential safety risk to the young children and dogs that frequent the park as well as bringing up the issue of the prolonged use of public land to complete a private building project."

11 comments:

terrencetrentderby said...

All appear to be perfectly
satisfactory risks to the building of new homes London sorely needs.

bobblekin said...

Good luck. But if you look at the manwood road development -which is more intrusive than this- the council went and gave permission anyway. Despite all the sound arguments similar to this the committee were only concerned if any bats were on site. Residents - nil : get rich quick developers - millions. And the councillors seem quite happy with themselves.

Guest said...

The design looks good and the height look appropriate for the area. So I will be writing to the council to give this my seal of approval. We need more housing, whether they are council or family homes.

Monkeyboy said...

We need housing, housing will almost certainly be built by developers who will want to make a few quid. Not inherently wrong. Continually blocking house building isn't gonna magically make existing house cheaper, quiet the reverse.

bobblekin said...

Over development that has a negative impact is wrong. Over developing to push prices down is even more wrong. Never mind that a few 10s of houses built next to railway cuttings and in backyards will make no difference to house prices at all.

Ben said...

So you're saying we should stop building homes in London?

Ben said...

We're talking about three (much needed) houses here, no one is making millions.

Ben said...

I hate this whole thing about developers making a quick buck etc, no one here works for free and their profession is no less deserving than others in making money.


I make a slow buck but that is entirely my own fault...

Owen said...

We need more homes. Houses are build by developers. The mews and big gardens at Manor Avenue and Upper Brockley Road should also be developed on. Low rise of course, but better than nothing.

House of Lewisham said...

As one of the residents who will be most affected, I would just like to clarify that we actually live in flats on Lewisham Way; a couple of us have postage stamp gardens, but most of us have zero outside space. The small area of green at the back provides our only respite from the 24/7 traffic of the A20.

The applicant has continually flouted planning regs over the years, then applied for retrospective permission. As a condition for regularising three previous maisonettes on the site which breached the regs, he was required to retain and landscape the area in question.....

Thank you for supporting us by sending an email to planning@lewisham.gov.uk quoting application no. DC/15/91102

Headhunter said...

No they shouldn't. Not sure if this is just jealousy but the big gardens in the Brock Cons Area are important wildlife habitats and many people bought homes there largely because of the green space. There're still a lot of undeveloped proper brown field sites across SE London without building on gardens and turning the whole area into a concrete jungle....

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