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gaijingirl

Well-Known Member
I think the things that concerned me are the fact that the flats do not meet the minimum space standards for new dwellings. The fact that they come right up to the edge of the pavement with nowhere at all for delivery vehicles/removal trucks etc to stop at a very busy junction. The impact on surrounding areas with parking - and this I thought is a worry:

"The planning statement references a "key brownfield site" which is inaccurate. In fact the existing authorised use of the properties has always primarily been two residential houses. There is a very limited, single approved commercial use for the sale of second hand cars, and only to the front and lower road side of 339 Norwood Road, together with the downstairs sales space/room in 339 Norwood road. The Lambeth council planning enforcement team have explicitly confirmed that the rear of the properties are residential (C3) gardens. Setting a precedent for building 7 story blocks of flats in residential gardens will be significantly detrimental to the existing and future nature and character of the area which is currently family houses and wooded gardens, generating good quality and healthy living spaces that should be encouraged and protected."

... but mostly I think it's just waaaay too tall and big.
 

Smick

Strictly Second Class
You can bet that there will be road closures or lane closures to get the building works done. That junction is a mess, seven days per week. This is going to make it worse. I had to go out to Croydon recently and they had one road closed from the roundabout near Purley Way due to private flats being built.

It took so long to get through there. Wasting everyone’s time, just for a private developer to earn more.
 

oldandjaded

Active Member
Ok, so what numpty hit the bridge this morning. On the plus side pulling out of Probin didn't feel like I was putting my car in the hands of the south circular gods.

Does anyone know if the driver needs to pay for repairs, fine or go on a driver refresh course?
 

T & P

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Ok, so what numpty hit the bridge this morning. On the plus side pulling out of Probin didn't feel like I was putting my car in the hands of the south circular gods.

Does anyone know if the driver needs to pay for repairs, fine or go on a driver refresh course?
Should be made to pay for damage and fined to fuck. In the era of GPS and sat navs there shouldn't be HGVs going through unsuitable roads.

Don't know if true but I read somewhere that truck-specific sat navs that send you through height-suitable routes only are widely available but are more expensive, and some truckers use standard ones that don't give warnings of low bridges and the likes but are cheaper.

It's not as if there aren't enough signs and interactive display warnings ahead of the bridge ffs...
 

Smick

Strictly Second Class
Should be made to pay for damage and fined to fuck. In the era of GPS and sat navs there shouldn't be HGVs going through unsuitable roads.

Don't know if true but I read somewhere that truck-specific sat navs that send you through height-suitable routes only are widely available but are more expensive, and some truckers use standard ones that don't give warnings of low bridges and the likes but are cheaper.

It's not as if there aren't enough signs and interactive display warnings ahead of the bridge ffs...
Once I saw a artic truck going eastwrds on the SCR. The sign at the Tulse Hill Hotel flashed to tell him he was over height. He went in regardless and cleared the bridge with no sign of an issue. Likewise I’ve been on a double decker coach that went that way. I was petrified. But it sailed through fine. Nevertheless only single deck london buses are allowed to go that way.

It must be particularly large trucks which hit the bridge, or maybe it is their position on the road, the middle catches you. Maybe the bridge isn’t always at exactly the same height each day.

i don’t get it.
 

Smick

Strictly Second Class
Why don't they build "sacrificial" bridges a good 5-10 away from the actual bridge so collisions don't interfere with the railway at all?
I’ve seen those before in Dublin. Steel pipe arches the same height as the bridge that the trucker will hopefully stop once he hits rather than carrying on to the bridge.
 

T & P

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I’ve seen those before in Dublin. Steel pipe arches the same height as the bridge that the trucker will hopefully stop once he hits rather than carrying on to the bridge.
There is such contraption in front of this bridge if memory serves, but there is next to no separation at all between the steel bars and the bridge structure, so if a lorry hits the bar at any speed, the inertia of the lorry and/ or the vibrations of the impact are going to reach the bridge itself. The steel arch needs to be placed a couple of metres away at the least from the bridge structure.
 

oldandjaded

Active Member
Thank you Gaijingirl he was. Ended up taking him to battersea as no one else could help. If he is not claimed in 7 days then I get to collect him.

I've always wanted a dog perhaps this time I'll be lucky.
 

nagapie

Well-Known Member
Not sure where to put this but I was witness to a horrific crime in the early hours of the morning. I heard screaming, which at first I thought was the usual Friday night revellers. I then began to realise it was real screaming and ran to my window where I witnessed a man attacking a woman on my road. She was screaming for help but there wasn't a lot I could do, I banged on the window but he wasn't at all scared. She was putting up a fight but he was huge. I got my phone but it wasn't even switched on. I was afraid to run outside because I was home alone with my 2 little boys and there was no way I could have taken him on, I am just over 5ft. By the time I got through to the police he had abducted her. I don't even know where to begin with this.
 

nagapie

Well-Known Member
They haven't called on me yet. I really don't think they would have got to her on time. That poor woman, she was just a young person walking home after a night out.
 

MissL

Well-Known Member
This is absolutely awful. You must be really shaken up. Can I ask which street? Maybe there's something that looks out of the ordinary near there today that someone on here would notice? Why aren't the police out there checking whether there's any evidence? Did he drive off in a car? Sorry to ask so many questions.
 

oldandjaded

Active Member
Same thing happened in lanercost at the beginning of the year mrs youngandjaded tells me. She did try to call the police but no one showed up.
 

nagapie

Well-Known Member
Same thing happened in lanercost at the beginning of the year mrs youngandjaded tells me. She did try to call the police but no one showed up.
They said they'd get round to me. I pointed out that by then me or anyone else who had seen something would have forgotten details. And that I would like to know if the victim had been found alive. Still no call.
 

Smick

Strictly Second Class
They must be treating it like a domestic disagreement, where the two people know each other and will sort out their differences later.

But if you have detailed to them what you have written here, then they should be treating it as an abduction of a stranger.
 

nagapie

Well-Known Member
I have told them it was an abduction. They did not know each other, I'm pretty sure. I've given them all details and explained this. Got told the investigating officer will deal with it and it may take some time to get to me. Well they are definitely taking their time!
 

Smick

Strictly Second Class
One time I reported an attempted child abduction in Dublin. I was shocked that they didn’t come out for at least an hour. But at least it was the same day.
 

shakespearegirl

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I have told them it was an abduction. They did not know each other, I'm pretty sure. I've given them all details and explained this. Got told the investigating officer will deal with it and it may take some time to get to me. Well they are definitely taking their time!
That is shocking. Is there any way you can ask to speak to a superior officer. Did any of your neighbours witness the incident or hear anything?
I reported being pickpocketed at Westfield in Sheoherds Bus to the police (about 4 years ago) and they insisted on sending someone round to interview me at home in Brixton the next morning!
 

nagapie

Well-Known Member
That is shocking. Is there any way you can ask to speak to a superior officer. Did any of your neighbours witness the incident or hear anything?
I reported being pickpocketed at Westfield in Sheoherds Bus to the police (about 4 years ago) and they insisted on sending someone round to interview me at home in Brixton the next morning!
This is the first time I've never had police show up and it's by far the most serious thing I've ever witnessed. I was the only witness on my road, there may have been others on the main roads. I have even called them to ask why they've not been round. Not sure what else I can do.
 

gaijingirl

Well-Known Member
Christ - that's actually terrifying. Maybe they're all too busy arresting Extinction Rebellion OAPs?

eta - actually I'm writing in anger there - I know that there's been huge cuts to the police service too - but this seems incredible.
 

nagapie

Well-Known Member
Yes, too many cuts. I was on hold for a bit when I called the crime in! But this is weirdly absent, they usually come.
 
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