Call for Sydenham Greyhound pub to finally be rebuilt

Call for Sydenham Greyhound pub to finally be rebuilt

Call for Sydenham Greyhound pub to finally be rebuilt

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

RENEWED calls have been made for developers of an 18th century Sydenham boozer to finally rebuild the pub they demolished without permission.

Developer Pure Lake knocked down the Greyhound in Kirkdale without consent and were successfully prosecuted by Lewisham Council last year, leading to £13,000 in costs and a £5,000 fine.

But, one year on, there is still no sign of the promised new pub - part of a mixed-use development of the site.

Councillor Liam Curran, who campaigned to keep the pub open, asked a full council meeting on February 26: "Given the court ruling, do officers have the power to go to the second stage of enforcement?"

Deputy mayor Councillor Alan Smith said he would try to find the "quickest process" to resolve the situation.

Cllr Smith also revealed a deed of variation for the development was yet to be signed off by all parties.

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11:50am Thu 27 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Rebuild it so that the pub can go belly up a few more times then convert it into flats.

Its a no brainer.
Rebuild it so that the pub can go belly up a few more times then convert it into flats. Its a no brainer. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -31

1:37pm Thu 27 Feb 14

rojo174 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Rebuild it so that the pub can go belly up a few more times then convert it into flats.

Its a no brainer.
You got that right
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Rebuild it so that the pub can go belly up a few more times then convert it into flats. Its a no brainer.[/p][/quote]You got that right rojo174
  • Score: -9

2:24pm Thu 27 Feb 14

zooloo says...

As someone who used to socialise in this pub, it was a great loss to many in and around the Sydenham area!
As someone who used to socialise in this pub, it was a great loss to many in and around the Sydenham area! zooloo
  • Score: 24

9:48pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

zooloo wrote:
As someone who used to socialise in this pub, it was a great loss to many in and around the Sydenham area!
Obviously you and many other never used it enough or it would of been a viable business and remained open as a thriving pub.
[quote][p][bold]zooloo[/bold] wrote: As someone who used to socialise in this pub, it was a great loss to many in and around the Sydenham area![/p][/quote]Obviously you and many other never used it enough or it would of been a viable business and remained open as a thriving pub. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -37

1:43pm Fri 28 Feb 14

SE26central says...

There are some rather sad and ignorant comments about this pub.

It will be rebuilt and has the opportunity to be a thriving business, like many in the surrounding area. As a Sydenham resident, I hope Purelake pull their finger out of wherever it's currently residing and finish what they were supposed to do. They really are astonishing as a developer to have dragged this, the Sydenham Community and their own reputation down like this. Our Local MP's brother should be ashamed of himself and chomping at the bit to sort this out once and for all. It could be a fantastic asset once finished.
There are some rather sad and ignorant comments about this pub. It will be rebuilt and has the opportunity to be a thriving business, like many in the surrounding area. As a Sydenham resident, I hope Purelake pull their finger out of wherever it's currently residing and finish what they were supposed to do. They really are astonishing as a developer to have dragged this, the Sydenham Community and their own reputation down like this. Our Local MP's brother should be ashamed of himself and chomping at the bit to sort this out once and for all. It could be a fantastic asset once finished. SE26central
  • Score: 15

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