Will Lewisham audit its Section 106 agreements? (No laughing at the back…..)

Bell Green would like to claim its £1m please. With compound interest since 1993, that should have built up a nice little fund..... In 1993, a section 106 agreement was signed by British Gas and Lewisham Council, for Phase 1 of the Bell Green gasworks redevelopment, the Sainsburys Savacentre hypermarket. This agreement, and the 2006 … Continue reading Will Lewisham audit its Section 106 agreements? (No laughing at the back…..)

Listed, then neglected?

In 1995, the Livesey Memorial Hall, its boundary wall and War Memorial were all awarded Grade II listed status. This came in the aftermath of the nationalised gas industry privatisation, and in response to the 1993 outline planning permission for redevelopment of the remainder of Sydenham Gasworks. Over 20 years later, the Hall is basically … Continue reading Listed, then neglected?

Livesey’s legacies

The Livesey Memorial Hall In the 2006 Planning Officer's Report, it was stated that the Phase 3 of the gasworks redevelopment would secure the future of the Livesey Memorial Hall as a community social club. Having originally wished to redevelop the Hall as a restaurant, the developers had agreed to give the community a chance … Continue reading Livesey’s legacies

Lewisham: where betrayal comes as standard.

In 1993, planning agreement was granted for phase 1 of the Bell Green gasworks redevelopment, building the Savacentre (now Sainsburys) hypermarket and fuel station on Southend Lane. A schedule of Section 106 conditions was attached, which makes very interesting reading. Each of the improvements we are currently seeking for Bell Green was a condition of … Continue reading Lewisham: where betrayal comes as standard.