Still in my pyjamas

A very brief update, as I stayed at home for almost all of Christmas and so have very few Camberwell-related stories to tell.

First of all, as Ben Patio said in his comment, the Grove Lane development has been refused planning permission (in it’s current form) by Southwark Council. I don’t have the report to hand and I’m too lazy to look it up, but the essence of what they said is that it was just too ugly.

Camberwell has lost another of it’s great place names (after Bee’s Auto Bits) as the African restaurant, 4 Real We’re D Best, has been shut down by the bailiffs.

And that is all for now.

Author: Peter

Long-time resident of Camberwell, author of this blog since July 2004.

2 thoughts on “Still in my pyjamas”

  1. statement on southwark website re grove lane development:
    “The proposal by reason of design, massing and general appearance, would adversely affect the character and appearance of this part of the Camberwell Grove Conservation Area, and would fail to either preserve or enhance that character and appearance. The proposed blocks have an overbearing appearance on the streetscene due to their size and poor design. The relationship of the size, siting, external appearance and scale of the blocks to the listed building is unacceptable.”

    there are two other reasons given as well: the vehicle entrance was proposed to be on camberwell grove rather than grove lane but no justification given for this;
    and the loss of two trees at the south end of the site.

    a good result for camberwell, i think. st george have a reputation as the lowest of the low, and when you’re talking about developers that is LOW.

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