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The public consultation will be held at the Francis Peak Community Centre in Dulwich Park on the 14th/15th and 21st/22nd September.
See the excellent video of the Dulwich Festival Street Art on ‘Baroque the Streets’ at http://vimeo.com/71633271
Members will remember the ‘scarecrows’ that appeared around Dulwich in May – the video is on http://sometimesoonarts.co.uk/downloads.html
The subjects are:
- Gypsies and travellers
- Hermits and woods
- Miller and Kingswood (Bovril)
- WWII Plaques and evacuees
- WWII William Joyce and Spies
- Films, literature, poetry (Byron)
- River Effra
- East Dulwich, farming, families
The Festival in neighbouring Herne Hill continues its mission to bring a wide variety of music to south London, and this year the entertainment ranges from opera and a choral evensong to jazz stars, family concerts, and a blues and gypsy jazz evening. The Festival runs from 11th to 19th October. For ticket sales and full information, visit the Festival web site: http://at.orpheusweb.co.uk/Festival/
The Dulwich Estate received planning consent for the redevelopment of the site on 23rd July. The approved scheme will provide additional retail space, a new doctor’s surgery at the rear, and flats and maisonettes above.
A Chinese developer has approached the mayor’s office about building a replica of the original Crystal Palace.
The public exhibition of the Dulwich Estate and S G Smith’s proposed redevelopment of the service area at the rear of the site was held on Monday and Tuesday 15th and 16th July. Over 100 people attended. The Society has given an initial response and a further meeting was held with the planning consultant and architect this week to clarify our position. The Society will be consulting with members in due course but its initial view is that residential development would be welcome and we have a preference for smaller units that would appeal to younger families and downsizers – we do not need believe that we need more 5/6 bedroom houses. The architect will be developing options over the next few months and there will be further public consultation before the planning application is submitted.
The Society has objected to the scheme on traffic and pedestrian safety grounds but it is clear that there is considerable political pressure to have the school up and running by September, and it is very likely to receive consent - see the link at: planningonline.southwark.gov.uk/...
The SCST’s proposals to construct a new building on its site in Turney Road, and let it to Nelly’s Nursery, received planning consent on 23rd July despite a large number of objections from local residents. The main concern was the Council’s acceptance of inappropriate development on Metropolitan Open Land, but there were also comments about to the impact of additional traffic, the protection of trees and the potential increase on flooding.
There will be a public consultation on Network Rail’s proposed remedial works to the railway bridges in Village Way, Croxted Road and Rosendale Road on 7th November (All Saints Church) and 14th November (Montessori School). They are also currently working at Sydenham Hill Station strengthening the footbridge.
Following the consultation on the proposed tender of rail services covering Thameslink, Southern and South Eastern services, the Society has written to our MP, Tessa Jowell, and our London Assembly member, Valerie Shawcross.
We have asked them to support an improvement in the frequency of local train services and for the reinstatement of connections to East Croydon. We have also raised the provision of disabled access to the Dulwich Stations and reminded them of the local desire to change the name at Sydenham Hill to South Dulwich.
The public consultation remains on course for late September and will be held over two weekends at the Francis Peak Community Centre in Dulwich Park.