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.

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...

Shortlands Residents’ Association (SRA) is backing Bromley Council’s proposals to designate Shortlands Village as a conservation area, to help ensure future development in the Village does not damage its present unique character. It is also encouraging all its members to support these proposals and respond...

At its meeting on 14 July Bromley’s Development Control Committee will discuss whether to undertake a public consultation exercise regarding the potential designation of the Shortlands Village Conservation Area.  Designating the village as a conservation area means that planning applications would be required to either...

Since our last post dated 7 April there have been further significant developments. It needs to be kept in mind that there are two separate but linked planning issues. The first relates to plans to convert the existing buildings into a single shop but, in the most...

Proposals for the redevelopment of the centre of the Village are of great interest and significance to all of us, and demolition of the area behind the hoardings could be drawing closer, with the latest ruling by the independent planning inspector in favour of the...

There are two very significant development issues right now. Everybody will be aware of the boarded-up shops right in the middle of the Village. The Village retains its largely Victorian aspect in particular above shop level. The shops behind the boards have been the subject of no...