Save Sydenham Hill Ridge

Following a Judicial Review Hearing on 27/28 April 2021, Mrs. Justice Lang handed down her ruling and said:

“Given the number of significant errors made by the Council, and the possibility that, absent such errors, a different conclusion could have been reached by the Planning Committee, I consider that the decision to grant planning permission ought to be quashed.” 

Update 29th June 2021

Within 6 weeks of the judgement being handed down, Lewisham underwent a tickbox exercice and brought the application back for approval. Despite letters from Ellie Reeves MP, Helen Hayes MP, Caroline Pidgeon (GLA member), and damming reports from internal officers and statutary consultants, the application was approoved amid a Strategic planning meeting whose procedures were dubious and undemocratic. We are currently awaiting the publication of the decision following which we wll be seeking further legal advice. 

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Press Release
1 July 2021

Councillors ride roughshod over community, defying local MPs’ pleas


Our Small Community Green Spaces

62% of Londoners think protecting and enhancing green spaces should be a higher priority after the lockdown.

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Living in Green places is linked to longer life expectancy and better mental and physical health.

The London Green Spaces Comission Report


RIBA Architects say building demolitions cause of carbon emissions

Experts used to be proud to reduce emissions by replacing leaky old buildings with energy-efficient new ones.

Now the Royal Institute of British Architects says that was a mistake.

Instead, it says we should refurbish old buildings rather than scrap them, because of the pollution that would be involved in constructing a replacement building, otherwise known as embodied carbon.

Reporter: Roger Harrabin. Editing: Aisha Doherty. Published 09/07/2



Should We Be Demolishing Buildings?

How enviromentally friendly is it to demolish buildings? Can we not refurbish those we have?