Monday, April 23, 2007


PLUMSTEAD COMMON CONSERVATION AREA




For those of you interested in proposed changes in the Plumstead Common conservation area there is a meeting tomorrow (Tuesday 24th April) at the Slade Hall, Erindale, Plumstead from 4-7pm. You can also view the proposals here.

One interesting part of the document states. 'There are a dramatic series of surprise views from the Common to the south yielding glimpses of the old village of Plumstead, the River Thames estuary, and extensive panoramas of East London and beyond.'

As you can see, one of these 'surprise views' is from the top of Burwash Road (above), near the western end of the Common, where I live. Unfortunately some hooligan has build a dirty great block of flats, obscuring the view. So I am hoping to discuss with the Councils Conservation officers the removal of the aforementioned flats, preferably with dynamite, and also to explore the possible prosecution of those responsible, oh dear that seems to be the council, so not much luck there then I suppose.


DYNAMITE anyone?


At least they are opposing the new 20 storey Elm Grove House in Plumstead.

7 Comments:

At 4:31 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

perhaps they will enlighten us with some discussions around shiny new flats of luxury appearing in Plumstead on said Elm high rise site and - well generally anywhere would do. I think Plumstead sounded far more interesting in ye days of olde when at least on Plumstead Common Road there was a butcher, bakers etc and a cake shop!

 
At 8:02 pm, Anonymous Nigel said...

There still is a butchers and a bakers [that also sells cakes]on the Slade [at the end of Plumstead Common road]!
Now what I would like is a good greengrocers....

 
At 7:48 am, Blogger sibonetic said...

If they were to be luxury flats, that might have added something distinctive to the area, unfortunately they are being built by a housing association, so all the High Street is getting is more social housing, because the Glyndon estate is apparently not big enough already.

The old bloke who lives by the Common, who chats to me when I walk the dogs, says the best fruit and veg can be found in Dartford, seems like a long way to go for a pound of potatoes. Personally I solve the problem of not having a decent Greengrocers, by only eating meat. After all, in the words of 'ALF' (Alien Life Form, for those of you who remember the TV show) Veg is not food, it's what food eats.

 
At 10:42 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just go to Woolwich Market on the weekend to get yer fruit and veg

 
At 10:22 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The conservation report is a classic example of Greenwich Council suffering from "arse and elbow syndrome"...I've only had a skim read and noticed they have confused The Oaks tower block rising from St margarets grove from Azile Everett Hse that rises from Blendon terrace. Oh dear. And regarding the shiny new Post Office shutters: the report states - “Installation of bare metal shutters mounted in large, visually intrusive, or poorly located shutter boxes. These give an alienating fortress like effect at night, contributing to the fear of crime, are often disfigured by
graffiti and can also conceal burglaries within the shop. Removal or alteration of such a shopfront will always require planning permission whether or
not the shop is in a Conservation Area. Planning permission will also be required for the repair of a traditional (e.g. wooden) shopfront, which changes its appearance by replacing traditional
with new materials or other alterations which affects external appearance. Unauthorised changes will be the subject of enforcement action and reinstatement will be required. Edwardian and Victorian traditional shopfronts have architectural and historical value. They contribute to the
appearance of an area, and are worthy of conservation and restoration.” Hmm, don't hold your breath, you might injure yourself!
AP

 
At 1:37 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Plumstead being left out of the regeneration zone with all the focus being on Woolwich? It is only a hop skip and a jump up the road and there must be plenty of sites for new builds and not more bloomin'chav towers.
why do people insist on sitting in their front gardens and drinking as well

 
At 4:03 pm, Blogger sibonetic said...

You think front garden drinking is bad, one lot of chav's had driven their 4X4 on to the running track next to the Tennis Courts on the Common on Sunday evening and lit up a BBQ, of course all the mess empty bottles etc. was there on Monday morning

 

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