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Paving over front gardens – Lewisham Council report back for @D_J_Greenwood 19 September 2013

Posted by Alex Feakes in Environment, Forest Hill, Lewisham Council, Planning.
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Question: What is the Council’s policy with regard to the paving over of front gardens and the consequent effect that the loss of green space has on amenity and local economy? (Thank you to @D_J_Greenwood for suggestion)

Answer: The Council’s ability to influence the paving over of front gardens is relatively limited. The paving over of front gardens of houses does not usually require planning permission. However, permission is required where the property is a flat or maisonette or where the “permitted development” right has been removed through what is termed an “article 4” direction.

For paving over of a front garden to a permeable (or porous) surfacing which allows water to drain through, such as gravel, permeable concrete block paving or porous asphalt, or if the rainwater is directed to a lawn to drain naturally, planning permission is not required. However, where the surface to be covered is more then five square metres planning permission will co be needed for laying traditional, impermeable driveways that do not provide for the water to run to a permeable area.

Where planning permission is required, the main area of control would be within Conservation Areas where policy 36 of the Development Management Local Plan (Proposed Submission Version August 2013) applies. This states that the Council will encourage the reinstatement or require the retention of architectural and landscaping features such as front gardens.

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#ForestHill Planning Consultation: MIRIAM LODGE, 185 DARTMOUTH ROAD, LONDON, #SE26 4RJ 30 August 2012

Posted by Alex Feakes in Forest Hill, Planning, Sydenham.
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Details of this planning application can be found by following this link:

http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/LEWIS-XSLPagesDC/acolnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeDocs&TheSystemkey=67347

The case officer is Malachy McGovern – please email comments and objections to him at Malachy McGovern, and don’t forget to copy us in at foresthill@lewishamlibdems.org.uk

#ForestHill planning consultation: LAND TO THE REAR OF 105A & 107, #HONOROAK PARK, LONDON, #SE23 3LB 6 June 2012

Posted by Alex Feakes in Forest Hill, Planning.
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Details of this planning application can be found by following this link:

http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/LEWIS-XSLPagesDC/acolnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultDetail&TheSystemkey=66068

The case officer is Geoff Whitington – please email comments and objections to him at geoff.whitington@lewisham.gov.uk, and don’t forget to copy us in at foresthill@lewishamlibdems.org.uk

#ForestHill planning consultation: 51-53 CANONBIE ROAD, LONDON, #SE23 3AQ 13 April 2012

Posted by Alex Feakes in Forest Hill, Planning.
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Details of this planning application can be found by following this link:

http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/LEWIS-XSLPagesDC/acolnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeDocs&TheSystemkey=65413

The case officer is Geoff Whitington – please email comments and objections to him at geoff.whitington@lewisham.gov.uk, and don’t forget to copy us in at foresthill@lewishamlibdems.org.uk

#ForestHill planning consultation: 9 – 13 THE FACADE, DEVONSHIRE ROAD, LONDON, #SE23 3HA 13 April 2012

Posted by Alex Feakes in Forest Hill, Planning.
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Details of this planning application can be found by following this link:

http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/LEWIS-XSLPagesDC/acolnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeDocs&TheSystemkey=64919

The case officer is Tabitha Lythe – please email comments and objections to her at tabitha.lythe@lewisham.gov.uk, and don’t forget to copy us in at foresthill@lewisham.gov.uk

#ForestHill planning consultation: 35 BENSON ROAD, LONDON, #SE23 3RL 13 April 2012

Posted by Alex Feakes in Forest Hill, Planning.
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Details of this planning application can be found by following this link:

http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/LEWIS-XSLPagesDC/acolnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeDocs&TheSystemkey=65881

The case officer is Tabitha Lythe – please email comments and objections to her at tabitha.lythe@lewisham.gov.uk, and don’t forget to copy us in at foresthill@lewishamlibdems.org.uk

Good news for #HonorOakPark #se23 about the Old Bank site 15 February 2012

Posted by Alex Feakes in Forest Hill, Planning.
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Good news for Honor Oak Park: the planning inspector has turned down Domino pizza’s appeal against Lewisham Council’s refusal of permission to convert the Old Bank restaurant on Honor Oak Park into a pizza outlet.

 

Forest Hill planning consultation: 27 DERBY HILL CRESCENT, LONDON, #SE23 3YL 14 February 2012

Posted by Alex Feakes in Forest Hill, Planning.
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Details of this planning application can be found by following this link:

http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/LEWIS-XSLPagesDC/acolnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeDocs&TheSystemkey=6542

The case officer is Stephanie Gardiner – please email comments and objections to her at stephanie.gardiner@lewisham.gov.uk, and don’t forget to copy us in at foresthill@lewishamlibdems.org.uk

#ForestHill planning consultation: 20-28 DARTMOUTH ROAD, LONDON, #SE23 3UX 23 December 2011

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Details of this planning application can be found by following this link:

http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/LEWIS-XSLPagesDC/acolnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeDocs&TheSystemkey=65009

The case officer is Steve Isaacson – please email comments and objections to him at steve.isaacson@lewisham.gov.uk, and don’t forget to copy us in at foresthill@lewishamlibems.org.uk

#ForestHill planning consultation: Kelvin Grove Primary And Nursery School, Kelvin Grove, London, #Se26 6bb 23 December 2011

Posted by Alex Feakes in Forest Hill, Planning, Sydenham.
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Details of this planning application can be found by following this link:

http://acolnet.lewisham.gov.uk/LEWIS-XSLPagesDC/acolnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeDocs&TheSystemkey=64729

The case officer is Kate Challenger – please email comments and objections to her at kate.challenger@lewisham.gov.uk, and don’t forget to copy us in at foresthill@lewishamlibems.org.uk