Royal Borough of Greenwich have sent round a satisfaction survey request for controlled parking. You can access the online survey here. It is a on page of yes and no choices plus a box for your comments and then a second page where they ask for your names and address. If you have any strong feelings about this then please go to their website and complete the survey.
LWA and Planning consultation
You can review planning applications and comment on new development proposals online via the Council website: https://planning.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/online-applications/
The LWA are also consulted by Planners, most recently on basements, and had input in producing the Council’s guidance SPD on residential extensions, basements and conversions: https://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/downloads/download/796/residential_extensions_basements_and_conversions which you may find helpful to read if you are thinking of making an application of this nature. Anyone contemplating a Development or a Planning Application is also encouraged to consult neighbours informally at an early stage. LWA is also always happy to hear of proposals prior to application.
When the Association was founded in 1960 its objectives were:
- “…to preserve and improve the amenities of Langton Way (including its approaches…and adjacent areas) in its character as a private street of rural features (and) to oppose the changing of its character…” .
These objectives were developed in more detail in:
- The Langton Way Planning Brief, written by the Association and adopted by the Council in 1989
- A 2012 revised version of the Langton Way Planning Brief, submitted to the Council but never formally adopted
In 2014 the Council adopted a new “Local Plan: Core Policy” to replace earlier ones. The Brief is no longer regarded as policy by Royal Greenwich, although some of its elements have been incorporated in their guidance .
In deciding whether to comment or object, the LWA tends to refer back to its founding objectives.
Planning applications and decisions 2018 – May 2019
Blackheath Service Station 37a Shooters Hill Rd single storey side/rear extension & binstore
1 Vicarage Ave Single storey side and wrap around rear extension
DECISIONS in 2018
Rear of 88 St Johns Park Three new 3-bedroom dwellings on an end of garden plot on Langton Way; refused Feb 2018
65 Langton Way Two storey 3-bedroom house on a garage site; refused March 2018. Refused Nov 2018 on re-application (earlier permission given for a single storey dwelling)
Blackheath A2 roundabout advertising sign; refused by Lewisham and Greenwich early 2018
12 Langton Way single storey rear/side extension; approved March 2018
49 Langton Way Retention of 3 aircon heat pumps on a roof; approved March 2018
51 Langton Way Install 2 wall mounted heat pumps; approved June 2018
47 Langton Way certificate of lawfulness for a front porch; approved Oct 2018
130 Langton Way part 2-storey and enlarged rear extension with replacement conservatory; approved Nov 2018
97 Langton Way retain a new steel chimney /extraction flue; agreed Nov 2018
65 Langton Way re-application; 2-storey 3-bedroom house replacing a garage; refused Nov 2018
DECISIONS in 2019
159 Langton Way 5 rooflights and side gable window; approved Jan 2019
178 Langton Way single storey side extension, replacement front, rear, side & dormer windows; approved Feb 2019
42 Langton Way demolish conservatory, new windows & roof-lights, rear dormer and garage conversion; approved Dec 2018 and rear dormer and rooflight; approved May; 2019
105 Langton Way single storey rear extension; approved May 2019
A couple of applications to fell trees:
- 42 Langton Way replace Cupress (sic)and Elm Agreed July 2018
- 8 Langton Way fell cherry and replace with Acers approved Nov 2018
- 93 Langton Way fell oak and leylandii approved Nov 2018
- 80 Langton Way tree removal approved March 2019
- 95 Langton Way tree pruning (4 Gregor Mews wish to trim overhang), approved May 2019
Thanks to all who participated in our ‘Pothole Initiative’ it seems to have had an impact, with filling work.
Royal Greenwich have now adopted their ‘Supplementary Planning Document’ policy on ‘Residential Extensions, Conversions and Basements’ which we commented on early in 2016. Click here to download a copy.
Planning decisions in 2018
Langton Way Rear of 88 St Johns Park Three new 3-bedroom dwellings on an end of garden plot; refused Feb ’18 (neither LWA nor Blackheath Society objected but a neigbour did; the applicant is appealing the refusal)
65 Langton Way Two storey 3-bedroom house on a garage site; refused March ’18
49 Langton Way Retention of 3 aircon heat pumps on a roof; approved March ’18
Blackheath A2 roundabout Sponsorship advertising sign; refused by Lewisham and Greenwich
Planning decisions in 2017
Blackheath Service station 37A Shooters Hill Rd Overnight opening hours agreed on appeal to the national Planning Inspectorate
139 Langton Way Part single/ part 2-storey rear extension
174 Langton Way Single storey rear extension
130 Langton Way Single storey rear and enlarged 1st floor extensions
17 Shooters Hill Rd Side and rear extensions approved June 2017
142 Langton Way Refurbishment, cladding, garage conversion, windows & doors approved June 2017
99 Langton Way Application for further excavation at rear withdrawn, but approval given to fell 4 trees
65 Shooters Hill Rd Side and rear extension and rear balcony (behind 98 Langton Way) approved
8 Langton Way Rear and loft extensions approved
37 Langton Way Garden studio,1st floor side extension, loft extension and timber cladding approved
Planning decisions in 2015 & 2016 included:
Blackheath Service station 37A Shooters Hill Rd Overnight opening refused, but alcohol sales agreed
106 Langton Way New house agreed in garden behind 67A Shooters Hill Rd
94 Langton Way Roof lights; agreed
176 Langton Way Side and rear extension; agreed
178 Langton Way Replacement windows; agreed
166 Langton Way Side and rear extension; agreed
Land rear of 135-139 New 4-bed house with single basement on former garage site; agreed with an assurance by one Planning Committee councillor that “beefed up” conditions will apply
63 Langton Way Loft conversion, rear dormer & Juliet balcony; agreed
65 Langton Way Convert garage to granny annexe; agreed
8 Langton Way Demolition and replacement with 4-bed house with basement; one of a series of applications on this site; agreed with conditions including weekday only working, noise, dust and vibration monitoring.
Land rear of 67C Shooters Hill Rd A new 3-storey house on the corner of Langton Way with Vicarage Ave; refused on appeal to the national Planning Inspectorate who backed the original 2014 refusal by Royal Greenwich on grounds of over-development following local objections