Category Archives: Land sales

Will Bexley council compensate local residents for fall in their property values?

With Government and Mayor of London research demonstrating a 5-7% premium for properties adjacent to parks, local residents will be facing a fall in their property values when Bexley’s Conservatives build on our parks. What will Bexley Council do about … Continue reading

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Final statutory consultation on sale of 4 green spaces – object by Jan 14th.

Bexley Council plans to sell Wilde Rd East, Wilde Rd West, West Street small park, and half of Old Farm Park in Sidcup for development. The final statutory consultation is now open and the Council’s website is now saying the deadline … Continue reading

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Councillor Craske, just how important do you think our SINCS are?

As previously reported on ‘BW’ we still don’t have an actual date, or even a target date, for Bexley Council to sign-off the Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation review, despite a written reply on the matter from Community Safety, Environment and Leisure … Continue reading

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Councillor Craske sets SINC deadline – sort of

Councillor Craske’s written response to last week’s full Council question as to the deadline for signing of the Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation Review (draft published Dec 2013, deadline for comments on that was way back on Feb 2014), … Continue reading

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Last chance to save the parks?

Last chance to object to park sell off if you haven’t already. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/openspaces2015 What I said. Jonathan Rooks. I put this same comment in all four boxes (each site) as none of them should be sold off. I object. Public … Continue reading

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GLA committee seeks views on ‘growth’ vz environment – by 18th September

The Greater London Assembly Environment Committee is seeking evidence on the environmental pressures of London’s growth, focussing on: Energy supply, demand and distribution Water management Green infrastructure Deadline Friday 18th September. For details see: http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor-assembly/london-assembly/investigations/environmental-pressures-of-londons-growth There are already several examples … Continue reading

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Council consultation on selling off 4 specific open spaces. PLEASE RESPOND: deadline 18th September.

Following a ‘technical evaluation’ Bexley Council is pressing ahead with its plan for selling off 26 pieces of open space, and is running a public consultation on moving to dispose of the first four sites. The deadline is Friday 18th … Continue reading

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Old Farm Park wildlife photos

John Adams from the group campaigning to stop Bexley Council selling of half of Old Farm Park in Sidcup for housing has provided us with these photographs of wildlife from the site, three of which remind us of the value … Continue reading

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New documents on saving open spaces available

The London Parks Green Spaces Forum has just uploaded three documents to help you protect your local parks and green spaces. *How to run a successful community campaign to save your open space * Planning toolkit for London’s parks and green infrastructure * Friends of … Continue reading

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Environment Forum queries apparent discrepancies in Council’s reasons for SINC review delay

Concerns raised as replies to Bexley Natural Environment Forum and a Councillor appear to differ significantly in relation to both the stated process and the factors affecting the timescale for approval of the Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation review … Continue reading

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