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Appeal: 29-flat development would damage Edwardian conservation area in Lewisham

Edwardian homes

A plan to replace a disused former garden centre with a three-storey residential development has been dismissed as too disruptive to the area's character, despite affordable housing provision and other benefits.

The site, in Catford, south-east London, was formerly owned by a garden centre business that traces its roots as far back as the late 1900s. After deciding to continue its landscaping business but bring its retail operation to an end, the site was purchased by the appellant. Original plans for the residential development were blocked because of concerns about its impact on the area’s char.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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