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Leegate Redevelopment Working Group

Click here to read abstracts from the Mayor of London's draft Supplementary Planning Guidance on Town Centres which we believe should inform any decisions about the redevelopment of Leegate.

Background

St. Modwen, the property group that owns the Leegate shopping centre, has put forward a proposal to put a large ASDA superstore on the site. In response, the Lee Green Assembly convened the Leegate Redevelopment Working Group, chaired by Jim Mallory, and the Lee Manor Society contributed a draft document which was adopted by the Working Group and presented to St. Modwen on Tuesday 26 June 2012. Whilst appreciating that an anchor store is probably essential we do not like the proposed redevelopment as it stands and the document summarises our views. As well as expressing the Working Group's views on the project, it highlights Council planning policies that we believe support our opposition to the present plans.

As of February 2014, no formal planning application has been made.

Click here to view the St. Modwen proposals for Leegate
Click here to view the Working Group's response

Clearly something needs to be done to revamp the tired and run-down 1960s shopping centre. But we do not think a very large superstore is the answer. It will dominate the centre, swallow up the existing public spaces - the pedestrian passage and square - and generate large amounts of traffic. However, we do accept a large "anchor" store is needed but we do not think it needs to be quite so big. We also think it is important to maintain and improve existing links across the centre and with other local amenities. We hope you will take the time to read our document and then click here to let us know your views.

Click here to view a brief history of the redevelopment of Leegate
Click here to here to view commentary from CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) relevant to Leegate

Click here to read the motion carried at the Local Assembly meeting on 13 February 2013

Lee Green Assembly Parking Subcommittee

The Lee Green Assembly review of Parking and CPZs was presented to the Mayor and Cabinet on Wednesday 11 April 2012.

Update - February 2013. Recommendations from the Sustainable Development Subcommittee were discussed and agreed at the meeting on 5 February 2013. Click here and see Item 5.




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Lee Manor Community Garden

Next work session on Sunday 6 April 2014 from 10.30 - noon: do please come along and join us!

Please visit our web site for futher details.

Click here for Spring 2014 Newsletter

Our contribution to the Leegate regeneration artwork.


Information and Planning Guidance from Lewisham Council
for householders living in the Lee Manor Conservation area


Lee Green Safer Neighbourhood Team

An invitation to join a text forum - the idea behind it is that you will receive texts telling you about local issues, ward panel priorities and updates, witness appeals if crime occurs, crime updates, local events, and police contact surgeries.

In the light of recent events, please support Sgt. Ruth Willshire and our SNT by joining in.


Lee Green Local Assembly

Next meeting on Tuesday 15 October 2013 - Trinity Church of England Secondary School
Taunton Road, SE12 8PD from 7.30 pm
See here for details

 

A French Puzzle in Lee by David Atwell

An article about the French Mansards in Micheldever Road

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