A planning application submitted by SGN – the natural gas network supply company – has been received by Lewisham Council for the ‘prior notification of the demolition of the two existing gasholders and ancillary buildings at Bell Green Lower Sydenham, SE26’. The documents can be viewed here

The two gas holders were Locally Listed by Lewisham Council recently at a meeting held in October 2017 as “the gasholders, by way of their historic, townscape and architectural qualities meet the criteria”

More recently, the Gas Holders survived a planning application to have them demolished in favour of a supermarket at the end of November 2017. A full report is here

Greenwich Council recently refused an application to demolish a gasometer in East Greenwich stating that more information was required from SGN. The story is here


IMG_1945Bellingham Councillor Alan Hall said: “The Gas Holders have survived world war bombers a skirmish with Lewisham Council’s planning committee recently and they are now under threat of demolition by SGN again. There is a planning application and objections can be sent to planning@lewisham.gov.uk under the reference Sydenham Gas Holders DC/18/106293.”





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