Attachment-1 St Modwen, owner of neglected Leegate shopping centre in Lee Green, opposite Sainsburys, plans to replace it including an Asda superstore with car park and residential towers above. Leegate must be improved but two superstores in our small neighbourhood will leave little space for pedestrianized areas, markets, diverse retail and leisure and bring thousands more vehicles to our congested roads. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make Lee Green the accessible, vibrant town centre it should be and time must be taken to get it right. We want common sense plans which are desirable to the community, who know what will work, and do not replace current problems with future ones. Read about proposed plans, problems and solutions above.  Complete This Survey telling Lewisham Council what you want in Lee Green. Consider signing this Petition.

  • May 24, 2016

    Leegate Plans given the Go-Ahead

    7 Councillors attended 17th May Strategic Committee Meeting. They listened to planning officers, St Modwen and community objectors to the plans. At the end of the meeting the plans, unamended to take account of local concerns, were ...more
  • May 12, 2016

    Leegate Decision to be Made 17th May

    Local people are invited to the Planning Committee's meeting 17 May at 7.30 pm at Lewisham's Council Chambers Civic Suite Catford Road, London SE6. No need to register. The future of Leegate will be decided by 10 of Lewisham's council...more
  • February 25, 2016

    Latest press coverage and what happens now?

    The council await St Modwen’s response to concerns expressed in December's meeting. Councillors are keen that St Modwen improves the centre in the meantime by issuing 'meanwhile leases' on the units. Below is this week's letter ...more
  • December 18, 2015

    Leegate Decision Deferred

    At Wednesday's strategic committee planning meeting, Councillors voted unanimously to defer the decision on proposed Leegate plans pending further discussions with St Modwen regarding aspects of the scheme (listed on pages 128-129 here)...more
  • December 10, 2015

    Decision Date 16th December

    Leegate decision to be made 16th December 7.15pm Civic Suite Lewisham Town Hall Catford Road, SE6. The meeting is open to the public. Come if you can as numbers will show  this is important to local people. Hope to see you there!more
  • December 10, 2015

    12 December Clean Air Event

    16 people turned up for a last minute Clean Air event in Leegate to highlight the public health implications of St Modwen's Leegate plans before the strategic committee meet to decide the application on the 16th December more
  • September 14, 2015

    New submissions deadline and likely decision date

    St Modwen have submitted 5 further documents mostly regarding the traffic consequences of their Leegate plans. The community are invited to review them and submit new or revised submissions to Lewisham council. The 5 documents, uploaded on ...more
  • May 22, 2015

    Everyone Welcome to our Meeting 1st June

    We invite you to hear expert in neighbourhood planning and community engagement, Tony Burton CBE, explain how a neighbourhood forum and plan can strengthen the community by giving it a legal voice in local planning matters. The meeting ...more
  • February 20, 2015

    St Modwen Submit Plans. Community has Deadline of 15th April

    St Modwen submit their plans for the redevelopement of the Leegate Centre to Lewisham Council. The community have until 15th April to give their feedback to Lewisham Council and the Strategic Planning Committee, made up of elected ...more
  • February 20, 2015

    Study Proves Proposed Public Space Highly Polluted

    In January 2015 A Better Lee Green partnered with Network for Clean Air to measure current pollution levels around the Leegate Centre. We are working on a full report which will be released soon, but here is a short summary: A tube ...more
  • February 20, 2015

    Julia Fletcher enables the Community to have their say

    Julia Fletcher Leegate Flyer Julia Fletcher is helping A Better Lee Green by delivering over 2000 flyers in Lee Green Ward to alert people to A Better Lee Green's Leegate survey, enabling everyone to have their say in what they want ...more
  • February 20, 2015

    Jenny Jones tells Steve Bullock 'Size of the Superstore is the Problem'

      London Assembly Member, Baroness Jenny Jones, hears about Leegate plans and writes to Steve Bullock urging him to stop current plans and ensure that the community are listened to   jj-4230 Steve Bullock - Leegate ...more
  • January 25, 2015

    'Smaller Supermarket Would Be Best'

    Letter in Newshopper questioning the sustainability of a large supermarket more
  • January 7, 2015

    Storm Poorun Assists Leegate Pollution Study

    A Better Lee Green, Network for Clean Air and Storm Poorun plot and hang pollution tubes around Leegate and leave them there for one month to measure pollution levels in Lee Greenmore
  • January 5, 2015

    Greenwich Residents Not Consulted

    P Richardson Letter in the Mercury: Development will affect everyone; nearby Greenwich borough residents must be consulted more
  • December 20, 2014

    Charles Batchelor Plans 'not good enough'

    Charles Batchelor, Chairman of Lee Manor Society, 'current plans are not good enough, (St Modwen) need to think again' more
  • December 4, 2014

    Heidi Alexander 'Legitimate Questions Need Answers'

    Mercury Newspaper publish a Letter from Heidi Alexander to St Modwen more
  • November 29, 2014

    Community Urge St Modwen Delay Planning Application

    Developer, St Modwen insist they will submit a planning application the their 2014 plans, unchanged to accomodate community concerns, by the end of November The Working Group and A Better Lee Green issue appeals to St Modwen asking that ...more
  • November 29, 2014

    Don't Waste ‘Once in a Lifetime Opportunity’

    Newshopper publish letter urging best use of this ‘once in a lifetime opportunity to regenerate Leegate’ newshopper article 8.11.14  more
  • November 29, 2014

    'Small Traders Squeezed Out'

    Article in the Mercury  more
  • November 29, 2014

    Lee Manor Society Warn Community Against St Modwen's Flyer

    St Modwen hold an ‘Exhibition’ to which the community are invited but at which their feedback is not invited or recorded. 355 people attend the exhibition Lee Manor Society warn their members of St Modwen’s leaflet, which was ...more
  • November 29, 2014

    Jim Malory presents 800+ Petition Against Plans

    In November 2014 Councillor Jim Malory presents A Better Lee Green’s petition with 624 signatures to a full council meeting calling for a fundamental reconsideration of plans, better public consultation, more public space, appropriate ...more
  • November 26, 2014

    Working Group 'Size of the Superstore distorts all aspects of the Redevelopment'

    Working Group issue a new response to St Modwen's 2014 plans in which they say: Site the problems of lack of public space, traffic, small retailers, massing and more and state that these problems ‘depend ultimately on the size and ...more
  • November 12, 2014

    Green Party Call St Modwen to 'Stop Unsustainable Proposals'

    Lewisham Green Party issue press release detailing their concerns regarding proposed plans including loss of public space, lack of a whole-town centre plan for Lee Green, pollution and congestion
  • November 1, 2014

    A Better Lee Green List Planning Policies that Plans Contravene

    A Better Lee Green Issue a paper on planning policies that Lewisham Council is obliged to uphold and St Modwen are obliged to develop within. A Better Lee Green also publish a presentation which illustrates the issues, mostly cased by ...more
  • October 24, 2014

    100+ Residents Question Councillor and Planning Officers

    Over 100 locals, Deputy Mayor Alan Smith, Lewisham Planning officers and St Modwen meet in Trinity School. Locals express many concerns with proposed plans regarding traffic, pollution, public space, housing,  massing and more. Lewisham ...more
  • October 1, 2014

    Greater London Authority Appear Misled

    Lewisham Design Panel and Greater London Authority comment on proposed plans. The figures they are supplied to comment on by St Modwen for Public Space differ massively from the figures Lee Manor Society and A Better Lee Green’s have ...more
  • September 24, 2014

    Council swamped with Community Questions

    September 2014 Full Council Meeting inundated with questions and concerns regarding Leegate proposals from local community members, many from A Better Lee Green members. The questions asked and answers given are included here: Cou...more
  • July 2, 2014

    Working Group: Scale of the Supermarket Still ‘Impinges on all Else’

    July Working Group response to 2014 plans notes that St Modwen held their public consulation, before, as had been agreed, they had met with the Working Group. They also noted that they welcome plans to demolish existing site, include a ...more
  • July 1, 2014

    St Modwen Present New Plans

    July 2014 Public consultation by St Modwen at the Leegate Shopping Centre on new proposals. The results of this consultation have never been released. A Better Lee Green cite failings of the consultation including poor leafleting, biaised ...more
  • June 1, 2014

    A Better Lee Green Formed Following Concern Community Not Being Heard

    ‘A Better Lee Green’ is formed by local residents who were not leafleted about St Modwen's June consultation to spread the word and encourage locals to go to the consultation and have their say by putting up posters, emailing, talking ...more
  • November 1, 2013

    St Modwen Refuse to Reduce Size of Superstore

    Late 2013, Working Group meet with senior St where ‘it became clear that they are not prepared to consider a reduction in the size of the superstore’ (quote from Assembly minutes)  more
  • July 29, 2013

    Evening Standard: Leegate Traders Fight Loss of Small Units

    Shopkeepers on 'Britain's worst high street' vow to fight plans for giant supermarket - London - News - London Evening Standard  more
  • July 24, 2012

    Working Group 'Size of Supermarket is Main Issue'

    The Working Group issues a position paper to St Modwen on their 2012 plans that cites traffic increases, loss of public space, massing, affordable housing and other issues and how the proposed plans go against several Council planning ...more
  • June 1, 2012

    Working Group Established to Represent Community

    The Lee Green Assembly discusses and has strong concerns about St Modwen's 2012 plans. Assembly sets up a ‘Working Group’  which includes local traders, residents and councilors to represent the community and take forward the concerns ...more
  • January 1, 2012

    St Modwen Present Plans to Community

    St Modwen consult community on plans that involve refurbishing the north half of Leegate and turning the south half of Leegate into an Asda superstore. 400 people attend the consultation. The community were only offered the option to ...more
  • January 29, 2010

    Lewisham Design Planning Policy for Leegate

    As a late addition to its planning policies Lewisham council ask community members who have asked to be consulted on planning matters what they thought of a Site Allocation document that suggests Leegate be developed 2021-2026 with a ...more
  • January 29, 2010

    Jim Malory in Evening Standard 'Leegate is Worst Shopping Centre in England'

    Evening Standard run an article on Leegate ‘the worst shopping centre in England’ Cllr Jim Mallory says ‘We need small retailers to create a niche offering to help them compete against the superstore' Susan Kinahan' from ...more
  • January 29, 2010

    Leegate Community Centre Started

    Community Centre started in Leegate. It 's success shows the demand for more quality community provision in Leegatemore
  • January 29, 2009

    Community Breath Life into Leegate

    Lee Green Assembly establishes a group called ‘Lee Green Lives’ to bring life back to Leegate. Their wide ranging activities can be seen here:
  • January 4, 2006

    Council Takes Note

    Deputy Mayor, Heidi Alexander, and Lewisham Planning Dept begin to meet with St Modwen in early stage regeneration talks.more
  • January 4, 1992

    Leegate Rundown

    Starting in the 1990's. It is widely believed that the building of Sainsburys across the road caused the start of Leegate's decline. This lesson must be remembered when considering St Modwen's plans, which sandwich a handful of small ...more
  • January 4, 1984

    St Modwen Purchase Leegate

    The site moves into St Modewen's ownership sometime in the 1980'smore
  • January 4, 1963

    Leegate Built

    The Leegate Centre was built in the 1960s and is remembered as a thriving, bustling centre with a wide diversity of shops and markets.more