Planning

The Shortlands Residents’ Association monitors all planning and development applications in our area. We are not against any change, but we do want to make sure that undesirable developments are avoided and we will often offer constructive comments designed to make particular proposals more acceptable to local residents. We will also comment on or object to developments outside of our area but which have an impact on our members, e.g. in Bromley town centre. For more information on our general approach to planning see About the SRA.

Bromley council has launched a consultation in the Beckenham and Shortlands area about the segregated cycle lanes on Bromley Road between the junctions with Shortlands Road and Albemarle Road. The consultation consists of just three questions and responses are sought by 17 November. It is anticipated that the...

Consultation is now open on the traffic management scheme implemented on Albemarle road. For more details and the opportunity to complete a survey click on the link below to the Bromley Council website. https://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/545/traffic_management/1510/traffic_management_on_albemarle_road_and_westgate_road_bridge_-_consultation?fbclid=IwAR0AmxdrwzgBfvU3ypvmZqvZx2onAxsoJeAN-pyEeMzlBHUQ2GU_lqiK8yg...

The SRA has responded to a significant consultation on the future of Bromley’s open spaces. We questioned the timing of the exercise and why private gardens were not mentioned. Bromley have since reassured the 800 or so respondents that they do not intend to sell...

We have learnt of a new significant twist in the saga of the development behind the hoardings in the Village. On 15 December a Planning Inspector dismissed the developer’s appeal against the decision of Bromley Council to refuse a second application to develop the site. So, once...

The Council have advised that their contractor, Riney, expect the cycle lane and crossing works to progress as follows: Albemarle Road from Downs Bridge Road to Westgate Road is due to be opened as one directional, today - Tuesday 17th. Albemarle Road from Westgate Road...

Following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission, the present shape of Shortlands ward will change to take in Shortlands “village” and parts of Park Langley, subject to ratification by Parliament.  The new ward is to be known as "Shortlands and Park Langley Ward",...

[This is the full version of the story in the second half of the Development article on page 2 of the Autumn 2020 SRA Newsletter] The Government is proposing a radical overhaul of the present planning process and has issued a White Paper for consultation, called...