In April Lewisham Council rejected the application for a development including a 34 storey tower on the site of the Tesco car park on Conington Road in Lewisham. The developers have appealed against that decision and there is due to be a public inquiry to decide the issue in May next year.
Meanwhile, the developers have come back with a new slightly amended application, which includes more detail of a top floor “Skyline Lounge”. They are hoping to get this application accepted before April, when a proposed increase in the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) will increase their costs.
The Society has objected to this new application- we believe it does not do nearly enough to benefit residents of Lewisham and offset the shortcomings earlier highlighted - excessive height, inadequate affordable housing, and not doing enough about basic infrastructure, especially transport links.