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Lewisham planning approves housing application despite members concerns

25 May '21

Local democracy reporter Grainne Cuffe, reports on some concerns within the planning committee over interpretation of Lewisham’s own Development Management Policy in relation to planning application DC/20/118514, which proposed the conversion of a house to flats on Forest Hill Road, which was approved last week:

That policy is given in the following document


From the article, concerns were voiced by Cllr James Rathbone over how the application fitted with this policy:

The full article has more quotes and depth than the summary above, and is an interesting read for those interested in these things. The conclusion is however that planning permission was granted with a vote of 5 in favour, 2 against.

Details and the webcast of the planning meeting can be viewed online: Lewisham Council - Agenda for Planning Committee C on Thursday, 20th May, 2021, 7.30 pm