Endwell Road restaurant could be lost

An application has been lodged to convert 93 Endwell Road to residential use.

The change of use of the ground floor and rear part of the first floor of 93 Endwell Road SE4 from retail (Class 1) to residential use, to provide 1 one bedroom self contained flat and 1 two bedroom self contained maisonette, together with the raising of the roof of the existing first floor extension at the rear, plus alterations to the side and rear elevations and the construction of a front boundary wall and gate.

The freehold has been on the market for a while, describing it as a restaurant, highlighting the fact that it has gained consent for A3 restaurant use. We know of one aspiring restaurateur who'd been hoping to secure it on a leasehold basis.

If this application is approved it would suggest an incoherent approach to the development of Brockley Cross. On the one hand, new developments are forced to provide retail space at ground floor level, on the other hand, existing retail space would be being lost.

There are no further details at this stage.