Consultation announced for Ladywell traveller site [UPDATED]

Lewisham Council are to hold a public consultation on their plans to create a camp for travellers on the site of the former Watergate School, near Ladywell Station. The previous site, on Thurston Road, has been closed and the land earmarked for development.

A consultation on the new site had been expected and tonight the South London Press' John Hugill tweeted:

At a mayor and cabinet meeting. Church Grove residents in ladywell aren't happy. Consultation will be held on using street as traveller site.

UPDATE: Local residents opposed to the proposal have posted a link on Twitter to Google Streetview, showing how narrow the approach to the site is, suggesting that it is not ideal for caravans and other wide vehicles.