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156-flat Bell Green development gathers pace. £1m new road and pedestrian scheme for area

156-flat Bell Green development gathers pace. £1m new road and pedestrian scheme for area

Posted on 28. Nov, 2010 by .

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Work is now underway on the new housing scheme at Bell Green, consisting of 156 flats, two retail units with 164 bike spaces and 111 car parking spaces. In the next few months, planning will start on a £1m scheme to improve the Bell Green Gyratory system with improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and traffic.   The […]

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Bell Green – Prescott calls a public inquiry

Bell Green – Prescott calls a public inquiry

Posted on 12. Jan, 2009 by .

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Strategically important site In July 2005 Lewisham Council approved plans for the development of the Phase 2 and 3 sites at the former Bell Green gasworks. Because of the strategic importance of the site Lewisham had to refer their decision to the Mayor of London who decided not to direct Lewisham to refuse permission. Lewisham […]

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Secretary of State approves decision to develop Bell Green Gas Works site

Secretary of State approves decision to develop Bell Green Gas Works site

Posted on 12. Jan, 2009 by .

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On 19 October 2006, Ruth Kelly, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, granted permission to Castlemore Ltd, the development arm of British Gas, to develop the long derelict Bell Green Gasworks site as a huge retail and business park. It will consist of a Homebase and garden centre, 4 additional retail sheds, […]

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Bell Green Public Inquiry: Closing Submissions of the Sydenham Society

Bell Green Public Inquiry: Closing Submissions of the Sydenham Society

Posted on 07. Jan, 2009 by .

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Call In Public Inquiry relating to planning applications for redevelopment of phases II & III of the former Bell Green Gas Works site, Bell Green, London SE26 The Sydenham Society (“the Society”) objects to the grant of planning permission to National Grid Property Holdings Ltd. and Castlemore Securities Ltd. (“the Applicants”) for the implementation of […]

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Bell Green development approved

Bell Green development approved

Posted on 07. Jan, 2009 by .

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On 19 October, Ruth Kelly, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, granted permission for development of the long derelict Bell Green Gasworks site. The approved development plans provide a huge retail and business park with a Homebase and garden centre, 4 additional retail sheds, business/industrial units, a family restaurant and 156 residential […]

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Bell Green Gasworks – a look back

Bell Green Gasworks – a look back

Posted on 07. Jan, 2009 by .

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The Public Inquiry decision has been handed down. The development proposals put forward by Castlemore Securities Ltd, on behalf of British Gas have been approved and the face of Bell Green will shortly start to change. This is not yet the end of the story – it is the middle – the end has yet […]

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Bell Green planning shambles

Bell Green planning shambles

Posted on 07. Jan, 2009 by .

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The Strategic Planning Committee meeting on 16 June to decide the future of the Bell Green Gasworks ended in confusion after councillors voted to “not approve” the plans for the Phase 2 part of the site. The Phase 3 housing development was granted permission. After 3 hours of presentation, representation and discussion, councillors rejected by […]

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Bell Green Gas Works Phases II & III

Bell Green Gas Works Phases II & III

Posted on 07. Jan, 2009 by .

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Introduction Background 1. The Sydenham Society is a local, and entirely voluntary, amenity society with a paid-up membership of nearly 1,100 local residents. Its catchment area is principally Sydenham, but also extends to other parts of the Borough of Lewisham, including Forest Hill. The Society’s Executive is responsible for developing broad policy responses to local […]

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A riot of colour at Bell Green

Posted on 31. Dec, 2008 by .

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Prompted by ecologist Nick Bertrand’s lively dissertation at the Bell Green public inquiry on the flora recorded on the derelict site by the gas cylinders, the Inspector and a few of us were permitted to visit it. When the gate was unlocked and we set foot on the land one couldn’t help gasping at all […]

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