DULWICH SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - 24 April 2017
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORTS for the year 2016
Karen Wood has been appointed to this two day a week post. She has extensive experience in public sector and charity communications and comes from a central Government marketing and media communications background where she worked on a wide range of UK public policy issues, most recently on promoting international trade. She is a local resident (East Dulwich), and started her career in journalism.
This re-opened on the 20 March to excellent reviews. Fullers the new tenant have done an excellent job in restoring the Grade II* listed pub. If you haven’t been, go.
There is still no confirmation of an opening date. There have been further delays on the handover of the base building and we now expect the pub to re-open sometime in June. The continuing delays reflect very badly on the Dulwich Estate.
Following some delay by Southwark Council, the planning application for the proposed new almshouses in the current school playground has now been officially registered. The planning reference is 17/AP/0118
The Council has agreed an immediate Article 4 direction to withdraw the permitted development rights granted by the General Permitted Development Order 2015 "for changes of use, demolition and alteration of public houses in Southwark. This means that any proposals to change local pubs to other uses will have to go through the planning process.
Both the Society and the Council objected to the loss of a large oak tree in this garden in Eastlands Crescent. The application went to appeal and the planning inspector has upheld the council's decision to refuse permission for it to be removed. Even though the inspector accepted that it had caused some minor damage to the house he stated that there were reasonable and preferable alternatives to felling it.
Royal Mail is consulting on plans to close the sorting offices in West Norwood and East Dulwich and move collection of undelivered letters and parcels to Camberwell or Peckham. This is very unsatisfactory for residents who use the existing offices.
The London Borough of Bromley is undertaking a scoping exercise to assess interest in a potential new cultural venue in Crystal Palace Park. Creative proposals are sought for a new ‘world-class’ cultural destination, on a site which includes the Grade II listed Victorian subway. For Expressions of Interest release, see www.bromley.gov.uk/press/..
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