Keeping our buildings up to date and in keeping with their surroundings is actually a great idea. The council; publish all applications that they get in as well as the refusals. They can all be found on the council website found here http://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/200074/planning.
We published an article on this a while back but here is an update below:
Peach Design Printers 1A Wickham Road (15/05100/FULL2)
Building work has now commenced following an initial failed application that was refused on the grounds of below-standard provision. The application was for a change of use to the three-storey building to a House of Multiple Occupation. The property will provide seven bedrooms, four of which have en-suite bathrooms, and shared dining and bathroom facilities.
Above Barclays Bank, high street (16/02218/FULL1)
Consent was granted in 2013 to build two additional floors for residential use on top of the two-storey Barclays Bank. Although the consent expired in April this year, an application has since submitted another application for a three-storey addition comprising of 2No. one-bedroom and 6No. two-bedroom flats, and a large, three-bedroom penthouse on the fifth floor.
Burnhill House, 50 Burnhill Road (16/02466/RESPA)
The office building was refused consent to convert to residential use on the grounds that the proposal had inadequate provision for car parking, and would cause problems with highway safety on such a narrow section of the road. This was appealed by the applicant was dismissed earlier this year, but a new scheme has been submitted with a legal agreement that the flats are to be ‘car-free’ dwellings.
How do you feel about this type of developments, do you think it's a good thing for Beckenham?
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