Planning and Architecture Group

Representatives from the Group made visits in May and June to the Dulwich Estate’s Scheme of Management Office to review 50 licence applications

There were objections to the following :

Turney Road - side dormer due to non-compliance with the guidelines for dormers.

 Woodwarde Road - side two storey extension with two side roof dormers due to loss of amenity by overlooking to neighbours and detrimental loss of architectural form to the rear of the houses in the road. To replacement larger shed due to excessive size of the proposal relative to the size of the garden.

 Woodhall Drive - two storey side and rear extension, and to front alterations including doors and windows due to loss of architectural character and loss of amenity to neighbours by overlooking from first floor level.

Turney Road - rear and side single storey extension due to excessive height and loss of amenity to the neighbours.

East Dulwich Grove - to replacement boundary walls with railings and gates due to excessive height and loss of architectural character.

Woodwarde Road - single storey side and rear extension due to excessive height of 3475 mm and loss of amenity to neighbours.

Jasper Road - to two storey infill due to loss of amenity to neighbour's habitable rooms.

 Calton Avenue - to extension of the rear addition at first and second floor levels including raising the ridge and eaves due to loss of amenity to neighbours by overlooking and loss of architectural cohesion along the rear of this group of houses.

Planning applications approved by Southwark Council:

Gilkes Crescent, Audi Workshop site development - Planning application, 14/AP/3104 - The application was approved.

Stock stone memorial plaque - Planning application ref. 15/AP/1772 - The application was approved.

Beltwood House, 41 Sydenham Hill SE26 6TH : Planning applications, 13/AP/3341 and 3342 -Appeal against non-determination for the conversion of Beltwood House to 10 self contained apartments including external works, demolition of ancillary buildings and the construction of 6 x five bedroom three storey houses with 9 lower ground floor parking spaces and 15 surface level parking spaces.

St Peter’s church, Lordship Lane, SE22 : Restoration work to the stone wall has finished. The next phase yet to be fully funded in the restoration of the cast iron railings.

David Lloyd Roberts Chair, Planning & Architecture Group

Trees Group


Wednesday 23rd September 2015

 The Trees Committee has arranged a coach trip to Cambridge University Botanic Gardens on Wednesday 23 September.

 Set in 40 acres near the centre of Cambridge, the gardens have inspired generations of gardeners and tree lovers since opening in 1846. The plant collection of over 8000 species is displayed in an attractive patchwork of gardens and plantings within a Grade 2 heritage landscape. The gardens are used for the university's research and teaching and include National Plant Collections, research collections, chronological and systematic beds, laboratories and an arboretum. The tree collection is of national importance and includes some heritage trees and trees that have acquired 'champion' status. We can expect to see some wonderful autumn colours.

 Our visit will start with a guided tour, after which there will be plenty of time to view the rest of the garden and glasshouses. There is a new garden café with light lunches available.

 The visit is open to both members and non-members of the Dulwich Society.

(see page 37 for application form)


Dulwich Gardens open for charity

A busy and successful summer of garden openings draws to a close with Clive Pankhurst’s exotic garden at 24 Grove Park (Sunday 6 September, 2-5.30pm) and Crawford & Rosemary Lindsay’s stunning garden at 5 Burbage Road (Sunday 27 September, 2-5pm).

Great Dixter and Sissinghurst

Some 50 members of the Society enjoyed our June coach outing to Great Dixter and Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, smoothly organised by Will Anderson who also arranged some fine weather for us. Our events are open to all members of the Society.