Community support for "sympathetic" mews development

The Brockley Society has conducted a survey of residents whose properties back on to Brockley's mews, which suggests cautious support for improving the quality of the mews to reduce anti-social behaviour by local business and to encourage new types of use.

Carried out in the summer, BrocSoc says:

"There is most support for using and developing the Mews as a nature reserve or open space and allowing craft activities, residential garages and private communal gardens. Offices are supported but with restrictions.

"There is opposition to mechanics or business garages, residential homes and light industry."

The majority of respondents raised concerns about issues such as fly-tipping, abandoned cars, poor surface conditions and dog fouling. Overall, BrocSoc claims that there was support for "sympathetic development" and more effective enforcement of regulations by the Council and police.

The survey results seem reasonable and sensible enough, but we'll be asking BrocSoc for a more detailed breakdown of the data and for their views on how to move these issues forward.