The disappointing news at the 23rd February Multi-ward Zoom meeting was the continued delay in the publication of the Council’s plans to review the installation of the permeable filters in Carlton Avenue, Melbourne Grove and LTN’s generally. We had been previously promised something by the middle of February but, following a question, it would appear that it is still being shaped and may not appear for at least another month. There was also a comment confirming earlier statements that the Council is actively considering changes to support Blue Badge holders and other vulnerable residents.
There have been three recent applications for new 5G masts on the SCST Sport ground, on Dulwich Wood Park at Lymer Avenue and on Dovercourt Road. The one on the SCST ground replaces an existing mast and is subject to lease discussions with SCST. The one on Dulwich Wood Park was turned down by Southwark after a large number of complaints from residents – and is currently being appealed. The one in Dovercourt Road has also produced a large number of objections and councillors are involved in trying to find a less intrusive location. Southwark Ref: 21/AP/0309. There is also a pre-application consultation for a similar mast on the corner of East Dulwich Grove and Townley Road, directly outside Alleyn’s School.
The initial crowd funding campaign for the judicial review of the recent planning consent for the City of London development was a success and the Judicial Review application has been granted ‘on the papers’ so it can proceed straight to a full hearing - on 27 April and a further £22,000 needs to be raised by then. To contribute, go to https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/friendsofmaishouse/# Local residents are concerned that, unless there are substantial revisions to the plans the development will set an unwanted precedent for further high-rise blocks on Sydenham Hill.
Following the successful talks on Court Lane (January), Woodward Road (February) and Dulwich Radicals (March). A total of nearly £2000 has been raised for local charities. The next two events, bookable at https://www.bellhouse.co.uk/events are:
Tuesday 6 April 8.00pm. The Heiress & the Hussar: A talk by Gavin Bowyer on the Georgian and Victorian history of the Friern Estate in East Dulwich.
Tuesday 4 May. Life in Dulwich in WW2, Part 1, 1939 – 1942: A talk by local historian Brian Green covering the lead up to the outbreak of war - fascism, evacuation, civil defence, rationing, the Blitz and bomb damage, Dulwich Picture Gallery’s dilemma, everyday life.
The Society’s 2021 AGM will be held on Zoom. Further details in due course.
If you are looking for something a little extra for your exercise walk and are bored with the same old routes, try this challenging roam around Dulwich’s green spaces and vantage points abounding in great views over London and Kent. Stops for the occasional breather coincide with the opportunity to read the numerous information panels located around the route. As the walk is circular it can be joined at any point, although the suggested start is Dulwich’s new Village Orchard located at the junction of Gallery Road and Dulwich Village. Take-away refreshments and toilet facilities are located at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Dulwich Park and Horniman Gardens. PDF Download (also available in The Journal, Spring 2021).
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