Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Parking zone extension proposed

After lobbying by local residents, Lewisham council is to review the operation of the Ladywell controlled parking zone. At the recent Ladywell Assembly council officers said they would consult residents in October this year on extending the zone to include Embleton and Ermine roads and parts of Chudleigh and Ladywell roads (see map). The proposed extensions are shown in green. The existing Ladywell CPZ is in pink.
Parking permits for residents now cost £120 a year or £35 for three months. Some have argued that the zone, which operates throughout each working day, should be more limited in scope. Others want the zone to be extended quickly because it is already causing increased congestion in neighbouring streets such as Embleton Rd.

What's your view?

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Mayor 'opens' Ladywell Fields

Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham, today cut the tape and formally opened the 'Parklands' improvements in Ladywell Fields.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Will the DLR come to Ladywell?

  The Mayor of London and Transport for London are drawing up plans for the development of London’s transport network, including further extensions of the Docklands Light Railway system to the east and south east. A map of the possible extensions on the TfL website shows the line from Lewisham being extended south to Ladywell. Catford and Forest Hill. Clearly it is just an idea at the moment – there’s no detailed planning and no funding set aside. But it might just suggest that London’s planners are waking up to the potential of one of south east London’s hidden gems. Good news? What do you think?

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Chicken tonight?

A planning application has been submitted for a new shopfront and canopy for 222 Algernon Rd – the old off licence. The drawings, by Project Design Consultants, suggest the shop unit will indeed be turned into a cut-price fried chicken takeaway outlet named – wait for it – Chicken Delight!  Does Ladywell really need this? Isn’t it time for Lewisham council to take a tougher approach to the proliferation of takeaway outlets on our high local streets?