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School place shortage forecast in Dulwich

There is a continuing shortage of primary school places in our area rising to up to 90 primary places (equivalent of 3 forms) in Dulwich by September 2016.  Shortages affect our neighbouring wards and boroughs such as Lambeth too.   It’s a London wide issue.  What is Southwark doing about it? Southwark Council assessed every primary […]

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We protest to Southwark Council about centralisation of planning decisions

Southwark Council have taken planning decisions away from the Dulwich Community Council and moved them to a centralised process in Bermondsey in the north of the borough. We have been concerned at this and have written to the Leader of the Council as follows…. Councillor Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, Cabinet Suite, 160 Tooley […]

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Herne Hill Velodrome Trust

The Trust’s development proposals can be viewed online at: Infield works http://planningonline.southwark.gov.uk/AcolNetCGI.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultDetail&TheSystemkey=9546975 Lighting http://planningonline.southwark.gov.uk/AcolNetCGI.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultDetail&TheSystemkey=9546974 Copies of responses from the public can be viewed on these web pages.  Our response is here: The Burbage and Turney Road Residents’ Associations have the following reservations: We have not seen a business plan for the planned increase in usage […]

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Old Dairy Site, Croxted Road

Lambeth Council Planning Application  – 12/04235/FUL – Old Dairy Site, Croxted Road The planning application for the redevelopment of the Old Dairy Site,  13-19 Croxted Road, London SE21 has opened on the Lambeth Council planning database at http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=MD80P7BO0AO00.   The consultation is due to end on 3 December 2012.  You will need to register if you […]

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Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a tax that councils are starting to charge on new developments in their area. The money raised is used to fund a ‘Project Bank’ which will pay for additional infrastructure that local community and neighbourhoods want but that the council can’t afford. On large developments it will replace the […]

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Permitted Development Rights

There have been several articles in the press outlining the Government’s intention to change the rules over householders’ permitted development rights. While the headlines say that extensions up to 8m long will be permitted without planning consent, this does not apply in conservation areas and also does not apply to listed buildings – and the […]

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A resident’s comments on the velodrome planning application

Here is the letter from Andy Knox of Village Way about the Velodrome. There is also a letter from Roy Fielding of Village Way on the Southwark Web Site. http://planningonline.southwark.gov.uk/DocsOnline/Documents/258829_1.pdf Comments regarding Planning application for 104 Burbage Road, London SE24 9HE My property is 12 Village Way, Dulwich SE21 which backs on to the velodrome. […]

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Our comments to the Council on the Velodrome Planning Application

The Burbage and Turney Road Residents’ Associations have the following reservations: We have not seen a business plan for the planned increase in usage of the facilities following the addition of a MUGA and floodlighting. This has made it impossible for residents to ascertain accurately the concomitant loss of amenity due to noise, traffic,  safety, […]