Brockley Cross monster refused

Lewisham Council has refused an application to take the B&M Motors building in Brockley Cross (a crazy-paved bungalow with a load of old motors parked on its forecourt) and turn it into something even worse.

Never in the history of BC has one piece of architecture united a community against it. In its current form, it's an ugly, stupid piece of design that would dominate a narrow strip of pavement and doom the street level to another empty unit, in order that the developer could flog some cramped flats above it. The site is a tricky one, but whatever the right answer to the question "how should we redevelop 1-1a Brockley Cross?" is - this isn't it.

The application will now go to appeal. Thanks to Monkeyboy for the update.