Breakspears Mews developers appeal failed bid to build new units

Developers whose plans to knock down and redevelop garages on Breakspears Mews (which runs between Wickham and Breakspears Roads) were rejected have launched an appeal against the decision. The scheme is for:

The demolition of the garage building and shed at Ashby Garages, Breakspears Mews SE4 and the construction of a single storey building comprising 5 work units and a block of 7 garages, together with the provision of a bicycle store and bin storage.

The developers argue that they are doing nothing more than replacing old garages with new ones and that the site has always been used for workshops and storage. The Council refused the plans in May on the basis that they would increase traffic on an unpaved road and intensify commercial activity on site, to the detriment of local residents.

Local residents who want to register their opinion about the plans should contact Vicky Williams in Lewisham Council.