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 approved with councillors voting as follows. Cllr Amanda De Ryk (Blackheath) - approve Cllr Kevin Bonavia (Blackheath) - approve Cllr Joan Reid (Lewisham Central) - approve Cllr John Paschoud (Perry Vale) - approve Cllr Abdeslam Amrani (Catford South)- approve Cllr Paul Bell (Telegraph Hill) - abstain Cllr John Coughlin (Brockl...

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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 councillors at this meeting. Despite there being huge local objection to the plans planning officers have recommended that councillors accept the plans. The meeting's agenda can be seen here: http://councilmeetings.lewisham.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=194&MId=4358  

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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 in the Newshopper from Lee Manor Society entitled ‘Will planners hear residents?’ In December's meeting Cllr Bell said he had never seen an application with so many objectors. The results of Lewisham’s consultation, which was open to all to respond with the names of individual respondents kept confidential, were For the ...

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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). Wishing you a Merry Christmas Sarah, Julie and Marietta

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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!

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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 councillors and advised by Lewisham's planning officers will then make the final decision in early summer.  Make sure that by 15th April you have submitted your feedback on St Modwen’s plans to Lewisham council. This is important because your comments should become a part of the planning application. You can do this by ...

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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 planners respond to community concerns that ‘public space is being reduced by two thirds/three quarters saying public space ‘is not a numbers game’. Residents frustrated. Meeting reported in the Newshopper. Neighbours force meeting on £80m Lee shopping centre Asda plan (From News Shopper)  

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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: Councils answers to questions at September full council meeting Because so many questions were asked, Cllr Alan Smith offered the community a second meeting to cover them.  

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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 hotel, retail and 130 residential units. No responses from the community are received, presumably because the document is quite vague, and there were no plans to redevelop until the 2020's

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Council Takes Note

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

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