Monday, October 02, 2006

Planning Applications October 2006

35 Coleraine Road 06/2222 /TC
Work to lime, oak and Tree of Heaven and fell Leyland Cypress

7 Hardy Road 06/2172 /F
Replacement of existing house with two new houses (Revisions)

66 Foyle Road 06/2178 /F
Erection of a single-storey rear and side extension

25 Glenluce Road 06/2287 /F
Erection of detached garage and new decking

134 Humber Road 06/2253 /F
Erection of a single-storey rear extension and installation of new windows and French doors

38 Mycenae Road 06/2240 /TC
Tree work

42 Mycenae Road 06/2246 /TC
Fell fir tree in rear garden

221 Westcombe Hill 06/2312/F
Erection of a single-storey rear extension and window to side

53 Ulundi Road 06/2353 /TC
Reduce to 2-3m 2 self seeded ash trees in rear garden

221 Westcombe Hill 06/2312 /F
Erection of a single storey rear extension and new door and window to side elevation

Flat 3 Vanbrugh Castle 06/2294 /F 06/2295 /L
Erection of a single storey rear extension in the form of an Orangery and re-instatement of side window

Heart of East Greenwich Public Exhibition

Following the previous consultation meeting on 20th July, English Partnerships‚ three short-listed developers have drawn up their proposals for the development of the former Greenwich District Hospital site and therefore a public exhibition will be held at the Forum @ Greenwich, Trafalgar Road, on Tuesday 10th October, at 7pm.

The exhibition will be a chance for local residents to view the three proposals, including models and images of how the site will look, and to make comments on the different schemes. Your comments will then be taken into account in our selection of the preferred development partner.

The Heart of East Greenwich project is being delivered by English Partnerships in partnership with Greenwich Council. The development will deliver a new East Greenwich Centre including a leisure centre, library, health centre and council offices. Private and affordable homes will also be built, including homes for key workers. Alongside this will be a small number of new retail facilities.

We hope you are able to join us at the public exhibition and look forward to your comments. If you have any questions before then, please do not hesitate to contact myself or my colleague James Dunn (

Philip Dibsdale
Area Director - Greenwich
London and Thames Gateway
Tel: 020 7531 2491
Mobile: 07881 654052

Management Plan for Westcombe Woodlands

The Woodlands are currently in the ownership of the Blackheath Woodlands Company, a company set up and owned by the Blackheath Preservation Trust. They are 3.6 acres in size, and were acquired from the Regional Health Authority in the 1970s. The Health Authority owned the Nurses Home in Restell Close to the north of the site. This land has recently been acquired by the developers Laing O’Rourke who have planning permission to demolish the present buildings and develop flats on the site.

The woods were historically used for quarrying sand and gravel, although in the latter part of the 19th Century the flatter areas of the woods were laid out to gardens and allotments. Some of the finer trees in the woods are probably attributable to this period. The last house on the site, called The Woodlands, was demolished in the early part of the 20th century.

The Blackheath Preservation Trust (BPT) approached Tim Barnes, the Chairman of the Greenwich Society and Dick Allard, Chairman of the Westcombe Society in April 2006 with a view to disposing of the woodlands, and involving the 2 local amenity societies and other local interests in their acquisition.

For full details of the Westcombe Society/Greenwich Society proposal for the Woodlands, please visit;

Westcombe Society
Full Management Plan (in PDF format - requires Acrobat Reader)

All comments are welcome....!

The Role of the UN in Furthering the Peace Process in the Middle East

On Wednesday 18th October Chris Doyle, Director of CAABU (The Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding) is giving a talk in Blackheath on "The Role of the UN in Furthering the Peace Process in the Middle East " with particular reference to Israel/Palestine.

The meeting takes place in The Old Bakehouse, Bennett Park (opposite the station in Blackheath Village) - behind Age Exchange. The meeting starts at around 8.10pm - just after the short AGM of Blackheath & Greenwich United Nations Association, which is organizing the meeting. The talk will be followed by questions and discussion and refreshments. All are welcome.