Bell Green, Lower Sydenham’s Gas Holders survive planning threat

Lewisham Council’s Planning Committee rejected an application to demolish the locally Listed Bell Green Gas Holders and replace them with an Aldi supermarket on Thursday, 23rd November.

Bellingham Councillor Alan Hall said: “On balance, Lewisham Council’s Planning Committee have rejected the application to demolish the Bell Green Gas Holders.

Local residents were concerned about air quality, traffic and they were disappointed that the site had not been considered for housing.

The heritage setting of the Historic England Grade II Listed Livesey Memorial Hall and the war memorial which has its own Grade II listing here was an important consideration. The removal of the bowling green would have affected the original setting of the heritage buildings. The Gas Holders survived bombing raids in World War II and they have survived a skirmish with Planning Committee C.”

 

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Read the newsshopper article here

Read the South London Press here

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