Campaigners fight loss of New Cross bank to betting shop

BCer Danja writes:

To balance the very welcome redevelopment of the White Hart, an application has gone in to make the ex-Barclays Bank on the other side of the junction a Coral betting shop, which would be a massive waste of this gateway site for the New Cross Gate high street.

The applicants failed to display a planning site notice so the public consultation period has officially closed, although there is some pressure being exerted on the council to re-start that period for the non-compliance with the site notice requirement.

The application is going to planning committee because a Councillor has called it in.  There's a petition been set up here for people to register opposition on the basis that there are already two other nearby betting shops, the proximity of local schools and hostels and the loss of local amenity.

Please show your support for the campaign and sign the petition.