Champion Hill: Proposed Ground Redevelopment

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Fingers, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  2. editor

    editor hiraethified

  3. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    I'd point you in the direction of a thread posted by the club today, DHFC tried to engage with people on this issue, and we were frozen out, until like *just* now when they pop up to object.
     
  4. YTC

    YTC Human Man



    Also:


     
  5. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    Fantastic. I was (quite clearly) never against extra resources for fans. I was only against people going “this isn’t good enough”, “this is an embarrassment“ etc without acknowledging the wider context and the potential need for compromise.
     
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  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Except that's not what happened at all - you were being totally dismissive of any suggestion of any kind of temporary cover being erected, as anyone who cares to look back at this thread can see.

    Oh well. Onwards.
     
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  7. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    No. I was being dismissive of an attitude of saying “XYZ has to be done” without any acknowledgement of potential practical (financial, planning etc) limitations. Show me once where I said cover in itself was a bad idea. I didn’t. I only said it might not be possible given planning or financial restrictions and that if so, and it was a choice between no cover and ground or no ground, then no cover and ground had to win.
     
  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Except I never ever said that, "XYZ HAS to be done" as this thread amply proves.
     
  9. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    Saying it would be embarrassing if it wasn’t amounts to the same thing?
     
  10. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    “Pretty fundamental requirement”... “has to be done”...?
     
  11. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Let's focus on this bit!
     
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  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I really can't be arsed to engage with this frankly bizarre attempt to misrepresent what was said. If anyone's remotely interested (and I doubt anyone is) they can read the thread and see exactly what was said and meant.
     
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  13. blueheaven

    blueheaven Well-Known Member

  14. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    One of the directors will know the answer to that, they will be the ones to ask.
     
  15. cg__

    cg__ Active Member

    Having a read of some of the opposition comments on the development application is both hilarious and incredibly depressing. The amount of NIMBY-ism on display from some is astounding.

    Some of my lowlights are: one bloke complaining about the 'football shouting' that disturbs him in his garden; someone claiming that London needs more green spaces not housing (some of us don't already have houses ffs); and someone complaining about children having to go to school near a building site (how would anything get built in London if this was a valid complaint?).

    I have also never seen a group of people wax so lyrical about a scruffy piece of astroturf. You wouldn't have thought the beautiful Dulwich and Ruskin Parks were just around the corner.
     
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  16. Jimbob73

    Jimbob73 The Wanley Road Massive

    It's just like Tusany you know! :D
     
  17. Al Crane

    Al Crane Well-Known Member

    Latest score: Supporting 259* Objections 74

    *Typo previously!
     
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  18. cg__

    cg__ Active Member

    Forget Tuscany, sounds like in the last couple of weeks since I've walked past it it's become the Garden of Eden!
     
  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It often doesn't make a tot in difference in my experience. Hundreds of objections can be waved away with a stroke if the developer is waving about a big enough wad/is pals with the council etc.

    (*not that I'm trying to discourage anyone from commenting)
     
  20. Cat Daisy

    Cat Daisy Member

    Good to see that Ben Clasper has written to S/T holders this afternoon. Did someone say there were 600 S/T holders this season. While some of them will presumably be juniors etc, it will presumably look better if we can point to a number of supporters of the application that at least mirrors the number of supporters that turn up at matches.
     
  21. Scottfield

    Scottfield Member

    Damage already done Al Crane, if that's even your real name! No one reads corrections!
     
  22. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    Said an upsidedown cat with a cloak of anonymity.
     
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  23. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Really vital that everyone comments as there's a lot of accounts popping up online objecting that we've never seen of or heard of before spouting some rather questionable boll...information.

    One I find remarkable, and one that constantly gets dodged, is that if we don't 'enclose and upgrade' the Astro Turf, The council will anyway.A lot of people moaning about us 'enclosing the space' - if we don't do it, the council does, and we cease to exist!

    It's right here, on their website: Green Dale Fields - download the plan here: https://www.southwark.gov.uk/assets/attach/6048/Interim-Management-Plan-Draft.pdf
     
  24. cg__

    cg__ Active Member

    The most recent one that has cropped up today quite clearly has a very limited understanding of the whole situation as well, asking questions about why Dulwich aren't just opposing the housing development or why Southwark council can't just CPO the site and expand Champion Hill. Quite harmful misinformed views
     
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  25. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    It's inevitable I guess, but it's quite hard to tell the story of the last 2 years again, especially after living it. Saw someone bring up Rio a few days ago to. That ship has sailed guys, things have changed, we've moved on!

    Incredibly harmful views, and back to binary arguments with no end. This is why it's vital we all pile in and make sure we're making our voices heard on the planning portal.
     
  26. Al Crane

    Al Crane Well-Known Member

    I’ve seen lots of comments which focus on the loss of public amenity space and regardless of opinions on the quality of the current AstroTurf the message about increased, quality provision isn’t coming across clearly enough at present.

    I assume Meadow pay a PR consultant to deal with this sort of thing. Why don’t Meadow / Club just respond and set out that very clearly what’s available for public amenity?

    The point about losing the AstroTurf pitch as “public amenity” has always been that a higher quality MUGA will be installed alongside a full size 3G pitch that would be available for public hire - therefore the facilities will be better overall. Many objectors focusing on the size of AstroTurf vs size of MUGA which is never going to stack up because its not offset that way.
     
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  27. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Good point Al, this point has been made but perhaps needs to be clearer from Club side!
     
  28. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Strange comment... You ARE the Club side.
     
  29. blueheaven

    blueheaven Well-Known Member

    After giving it a lot of thought I've commented in support of the development because I support the club and I don't want it to die, and supporting this proposal seems like it's the only viable option - but to be honest it doesn't sit at all well with me that the club finds itself in a position where its survival depends on partially taking over a protected area that is valuable to wildlife and (going by many of the comments) is clearly of some community value. I praise the job that the club is doing in getting people on side, explaining the situation as best it can and generally putting a positive spin on things... but personally I find it hard to push to the back of my mind the fact that this is basically only happening because we've been backed into a corner by Meadow. And as much as Meadow have apparently changed and are willing to work with the club on this now, the bottom line for me is that they are still very much the bad guys in all of this and the local community - on either side of the argument - should be united in being bloody furious at them.
     
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  30. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    Yes this is pretty much how I feel about it. As a supporter it does look like supporting the development is the only way forward, although it's hard to support Meadow's plans tbh. And I have to say the work done by those now involved with the club has been fantastic. I do think though that after everything that's happened we shouldn't be back to trying to portray any objection at all as totally unreasonable NIMBYism (for all that some might be). There are genuine and reasonable objections to this (that a lot of us would probably sympathise with in a different development) and I think we should be engaging with those not trying to dismiss them.
     
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