Conservatives stand up for Avery Hill residents on garden grab

Eltham South Conservatives Adam Thomas and Eileen Glover attended a Planning Inquiry meeting this week, to stand up for residents living on Avery Hill Road who had raised concerns about the potential of  a garden grab development behind 182-184 Avery Hill Road.

Councillors had successfully ensured that the development had been refused by the council and the Planning Inspector, but the developer this time called for an Inquiry to be held at Woolwich Town Hall.

Cllr Adam Thomas put the case against the development with a large number of residents who also attended to raise their concerns directly with the Inspector.  This included the fact that the two proposed flat-roofed bungalow developments were out of keeping with the existing homes on Avery Hill Road, as well as concerns about design, impact on neighbouring properties and the potential dnagers associated with the access.

Cllr Adam Thomas said: "With over 70 residents on Avery Hill objecting to this scheme, I hope that the Inspector listens to our concerns and follows us and the council in dismissing this appeal and preventing this highly inappropriate development."

The decision of the Inspector is expected in the next few weeks.