Formal licence application for Crystal Palace park events being made this week

Festival Republic plan to hold two major events per year on the upper terraces of Crystal Palace Park, for three years, starting July 2021. Crystal Palace Park Trust say: "These events will bring some fantastic musicians to South East London and provide Crystal Palace Park Trust with significant funding, in support of community projects and … Continue reading Formal licence application for Crystal Palace park events being made this week

CRYSTAL PALACE – CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!

Crystal Palace are the champions of the World (of South London parks). The park beat Tooting Common in the final - with many votes for Crystal Palace apparently coming  from supporters worldwide of Crystal Palace FC. A trophy is on the way to Crystal Palace next week which, in a nice touch, is from the … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE – CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!

R.I.P Buzz Lightyear….Crystal Palace in the Final!…Mayoral elections 2021….

Buzz Lightyear, a familiar face around the Triangle and especially in the White Hart's back garden, has gone to that great kennel in the sky. The black Labrador, who was 13 and a half, was in his favourite place - Dulwich Woods - when he collapsed. When humans visited his home on Woodland Road they … Continue reading R.I.P Buzz Lightyear….Crystal Palace in the Final!…Mayoral elections 2021….

Crystal Palace Subway restoration moves forward

Detailed condition survey work to support the crucial restoration of the much-loved Crystal Palace Subway is underway, say Bromley council. Award-winning conservation architects Thomas Ford and Partners haave been appointed to undertake the restoration of the Grade II* listed structure. Bromley council and The Friends of Crystal Palace Subway partnered with Thomas Ford and Partners … Continue reading Crystal Palace Subway restoration moves forward

CRYSTAL PALACE REACH SEMI-FINALS (in the Twitter vote for London’s best park)

Crystal Palace park have reached the semi-finals of the Twitter vote to find south London's best park having knocked out Hillside Gardens yesterday (Wednesday). Campaigner Francis Bernstein says: Competition is intense! Semi finals are seeing 3,000 or more votes per round!  https://twitter.com/CupOfParks This is why CupOfParks has been so good... as it has been a … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE REACH SEMI-FINALS (in the Twitter vote for London’s best park)

Park Plans: Three development sites are all Metropolitan Open Land – Sydenham Society

The three sites on which there are plans to build new homes and a college in Crystal Palace park are all on Metropolitan Open Land and should be returned to, or remain as, parkland say Sydenham Society in their letter of objection. On the Rockhills plans the Society also say: 140 properties is overdevelopment of … Continue reading Park Plans: Three development sites are all Metropolitan Open Land – Sydenham Society

Park plans: “Our understanding is that you can’t have a planning permission in outline for a change of use…inappropriate to have so many unknowns.” – Norwood Society

Norwood Society have voiced concern that Bromley council's application for "this historic Grade II * listed park" is in outline with only the alteration and addition of new access to be considered in full. "Given the number of constraints on the site including Metropolitan Open Land, Conservation Area, adjacent to a conservation area, site of … Continue reading Park plans: “Our understanding is that you can’t have a planning permission in outline for a change of use…inappropriate to have so many unknowns.” – Norwood Society

Park plans: “Period for public input should be extended” say Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs (and why some of the Dinosaurs are ‘missing’)

The period for public input should be extended and the timing of any decision on the planning application for Crystal Palace park should be delayed because of the current situation. The call comes from Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs in their comments on the application.* The group say their focus is on park projects that … Continue reading Park plans: “Period for public input should be extended” say Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs (and why some of the Dinosaurs are ‘missing’)

Park plans: “Deliberate intent to downplay habitat of park’s western ridge within ecology assessment” say London Wildlife Trust

London Wildlife Trust have criticised the omission of the western ridge of Crystal Palace park from ecology surveys in their response to Bromley council's plans for Crystal Palace Park. In particular, the Trust object to the proposed loss of scrub along the western edge of the park on the ridge immediately south of the transmitter, … Continue reading Park plans: “Deliberate intent to downplay habitat of park’s western ridge within ecology assessment” say London Wildlife Trust

Opinion: If you’re planning to look at the design and access statements accompanying the Crystal Palace park application the following may save you from going quietly up the wall….

The following is from the design and access statement made by consultants acting on behalf of Bromley council. Design and access statements are the 'go to' document for reporters wanting to get an idea of the basics of any planning application. The consultants report states: Chapter 1 provides an overview and introduction to the DAS; … Continue reading Opinion: If you’re planning to look at the design and access statements accompanying the Crystal Palace park application the following may save you from going quietly up the wall….