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nick

Pleomorphic Adenomas R us
You can see dollar signs in Lambeth eyes... how they cope with park closing hours (dusk) remains a mystery.
also can't see an upmarket restaurant (and "HUB") being too happy about being encased behind the great wall of Brockwell for at least one weekend each summer.
 

ricbake

working out how
Apparently still awaiting the planning decision - Brockwell Park MAC and Herne Hill Soc not overly impressed
19/02327/LB | Application for Listed Building Consent for the change of use from D1 to D2 (yoga studio), includes removal of internal partition wall, installation of a door to give internal access to the disabled toilet, and replacement of existing windows bars with non-fixed removal shutters. (Please note: The reference number for this Listed Building Consent application is 19/02327/LB but there is also an associated application for Full Planning Permission related to these works with reference number: 19/02326/FUL) | Brockwell Park, The Garden Temple Dulwich Road London SW2 2YB


(Objects)
Comment submitted date: Fri 30 Aug 2019
This comment is made on behalf of the Brockwell Park MAC.

We are very concerned about the proposal to display a "shop sign" advertising the yoga classes. As with the proposed alterations to the building, there is no specific detail given. It is not clear what the size or the nature of the sign would be.
We would be opposed to anything of significant size and visual impact. The Garden Temple is set in a sensitive area of the park and is clearly visible from Brockwell Hall. A large sign would have a big effect on the vista and on the surroundings of the Temple, especially if brightly coloured.
Anything that was put up to indicate that there were yoga classes inside would have to be of very modest size and be consistent with the Conservation Management Plan for Brockwell Park, agreed with the Heritage Lottery Fund during the landscape restoration.

Comment submitted date: Thu 29 Aug 2019
This comment is made on behalf of the Brockwell Park MAC.

We are concerned that too little detail has been provided in this application about the proposed alterations to the internal layout to enable a judgement to be made as to its suitability for a listed building.

We are opposed to the removal of bars from the Temple, although we would not oppose repainting in "Brockwell Green". The Temple, is a fragile heritage building and prone to attention by vandals. Norwood Lodge, another park building is similar in construction, although not listed, and has suffered significant damage.

There is insufficient detail in the application to judge whether the proposed removable shutters would be suitable for the Temple but we fear that even if the conservation objectives could be met, that the future security of the building would depend upon careful management that could not be guaranteed.

(Objects)
Comment submitted date: Wed 14 Aug 2019
The planning group of the Herne Hill Society wish to OBJECT to this application and the related application 19/02326/FUL for the following reasons:
1. The applications are defective in making alternative proposals, both with regard to the treatment of the windows and the interior. An application needs to make a clearly identifiable proposal, not a number of differing proposals.
2. With particular regard to the proposal to install removeable shutters, there is a complete absence of detail about the type, materials and appearance of the shutters. There is also no explanation of the management arrangements to ensure that any shutters, when removed, would always be replaced securely.
3. We would support, were a valid application to be made, the replacement of bars with removeable metal grilles, subject to appropriate evidence to show that they would offer no reduced degree of security compared to the current bars and that their appearance would not be inimical to the historic character of the building. Illustration of examples of removeable grilles on historic buildings would assist in this regard.
4. It is not clear whether the reference in documents submitted with the applications to a desire to hang a "shop sign" outside either on the back or the front of the building is actually part of the application. If it is, the proposal is again defective for being phrased in the alternative and again no detail is given of size, materials or appearance.
 

Geoffers

Little golden birdies
It is! Erm... yeah! Would be interested in feedback from the forum though. I've put this proposal to Green Party members, Friends of Brockwell Park, Councillors and others over the last 9 months and have succeeded in convincing absolutely no one! :)
 

RubyToogood

can't remember what goes here
At the very least you could substantially increase the tree cover though I would have thought, without decreasing the area for people to lounge around on that much, create more wooded areas and so on.
 

Big Bertha

Marinekanone
It is! Erm... yeah! Would be interested in feedback from the forum though. I've put this proposal to Green Party members, Friends of Brockwell Park, Councillors and others over the last 9 months and have succeeded in convincing absolutely no one! :)
It’s a fucking stupid idea that would never work
 

nick

Pleomorphic Adenomas R us
more trees / wooded areas would be nice, agree.
However, that would make it harder to monetise the space with big festivals etc - so I can't see it happening
 
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