Brockwell Park Conservation Area

Planning

The Society has responded to an appraisal by Lambeth which, if followed, will see the enlargement of the Brockwell Park Conservation Area. In particular the appraisal recommends the inclusion of the area around the station, but is silent on extending the Conservation Area to include the Cressingham Gardens Estate on the Tulse Hill edge of Brockwell Park. Here is the Society’s response [PDF]

Dorchester Court

Planning

The Society has made an extensive objection to two planning applications by Manaquel, owners of Dorchester Court. Read the full text of our objection.

Dorchester Court, near the top of Herne Hill, is a locally-significant Art Deco-era building. It is Grade II-listed and on the Heritage at Risk register, having being seriously neglected by its owners for many years. The landlord has submitted planning applications to build 16 penthouse flats, along with eight terraced œtownhouses (three storeys high) on the site of the garages.

Cleaner, Greener, Safer

Environment

Cleaner Greener Safer

The Herne Hill Society is supporting three applications from local residents in Southwark Council’s annual round of bidding for community projects.

Two of them are for street trees in Southwark’s half of SE24, while the third is for road safety improvements on Half Moon Lane. Cleaner Greener Safer funds schemes that benefit the environment, public health and community safety. Bids that meet the criteria are scrutinised by Councillors Margy Newens and Richard Leeming.