The plans for a block of flats at 143 Hayes Lane were refused by the council last week. After Cllr. Neil Reddin addressed a planning committee last Thursday night, two sets of plans – for blocks of nine and eight flats respectively – were turned down on a unanimous vote.
The grounds for refusal included traffic concerns, that the development was out of character and scale for the area and represented over-development of the site.
The developers now have six months to lodge an appeal against the refusal. If they do so, they will probably cite the government Planning Inspectorate’s controversial approval for flats next door at 145 Hayes Lane.
In a disappointing decision, the planning inspector has overruled Bromley Council and given approval to a block of eight flats to be built at 145 Hayes Lane.
The Council had refused permission for the plans last summer, but in allowing the developer’s appeal, the inspector reckoned that “… in an area with a mixed street scene where relatively substantial buildings are far from uncommon, the proposal would appear as sitting comfortably in its context and be of an appropriate scale. The proposal would not harm the character and appearance of the area.”
The proposals are in ‘outline’ form with most matters, such as design and scale, to be decided by way of a further application.
Bromley Football Club, following their successful promotion to the Vanarama Conference Premier League, have unveiled plans for a new South stand, together with additional facilites.
We understand an upgrade of the stand is necessary under league rules, but the plans also include “a multi purpose facility with badminton, volleyball and indoor cricket facilities, a café and viewing boxes”. The proposals will undoubtedly garner a lot of interest, particularly among the club’s neighbours.
The full plans can be viewed here.