Death of a salesroom

The last shop on Brockley's historic high street has been allowed by the Council to be converted in to flats. The shop, at 91 Upper Brockley Road, in the Conservation Area, had two offers from businesses that wanted to take it on, but a Lewisham planning committee last week have given permission for the new landlords to convert it to residential use.

One of Lewisham Council's stated aims for the borough is to prevent it from becoming a dormitory area, dominated by residential property and without local business infrastructure.