Disposal of open space land 30-32 Stanstead Road

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#56

Good comment, Kat :+1:

I noticed that too, and it seemed a bit odd, given there are several strong objections expressed by people here, and surely those people would have submitted an official objection. It certainly shouldn’t show “zero” as I submitted my objection yesterday.

There may, perhaps, be a lag.


#57

Thank you Chris))

I think the portal does not work properly. I remember Lewisham Council has recently had problem with their site - phone numbers missing, customer service got automated, non existing extentions. Could be temporary issues.


#58

Looks like an idesl way to avoid any objections, looking at the Bampton consultation it says only 3 people had concerns not the 86% of residents that signed a petition?
Perhaps it only counts if you use the prescribed form? Something to check on the 14th maybe.


#59

If remember clearly, when we asked if we had to fill-in forms, they said if we wanted to. It was never emphasised that filling in forms were important to register opinions. And if they said that, it would have saved a lot of arguing and shouting, everyone would have taken the form and filled it in to reflect his/her opinion.


#60

Listening to local residents and council tax payers is optional, apparently.

And the planning portal hints that complaints are going into a black hole:

Reminder - the following are material considerations, and all are relevant to this planning application:

  • environmental, social and economic impacts
  • design of proposal
  • views of organisations and individuals
  • access and provision of infrastructure

#61

Its a standard response - I got the same word-for-word reply when I submitted an objection over a different planing application earlier this year (which was ultimatley withdrawn).

I think its auto-generated when your objection is entered into their system, so at least you know its been logged.


#62

Got the same email confirmation today. Logged by the look of it.


#63

I just checked the status of the application, it has not been decided yet. Does it really take so long?

http://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage

From the portal:

|Name |Constraint Type|
|PTAL 3 |Public Transport Accessibility Level - 3|
|Local Open Space Deficiency |Not Available|

What does it mean?


#64

For those interested in the progress of this development I received the below by e-mail today. Note the public meeting on 12 April - though I’m afraid I’m rather sceptical that opposition from residents will have any effect on the decision-making process.

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Public Meeting regarding proposed flats on green space at 30-32 Stanstead Rd
#65

Thank you. I think you should try to attend and to speak.