Bromley Council have published a consultation document for what they are caling their "Masterplan" - it's a vital document for everyone who lives in Bromley as it will cover development in the town centre over the next 15-20 years and, if it happens as planned will make the centre of Bromley unrecognisable. The council are asking for comments and feedback and we would urge everyone to participate - the deadline is 14 September 2018. You can download a feedback form here.
The Lib Dem position is that while there are many parts of our town centre that would benefit from redevelopment we do not think this proposal is fit for purpose. The size and scale of some parts of the development would dwarf Bromley as it is at the moment, losing any essence of what Bromley is, without any all round plan of the implications for other services, health, transport etc.
What area is covered?
A copy of the plan can be downloaded here. It covers the area formally known as Site G, now called the Churchill Quarter, which extends from the Churchill Theatre down to Ravensbourne Road; in addition the masterplan has been extended to cover land next to Bromley South Station (formally known as Site 10). This map shows the area affected:
The current plan is to build 400+ flats in blocks of up to 15 storeys on land currently occupied by Ethelbert Close and extending over the boundary of Library Gardens. The effect of these huge buildings towering over the High Street and over Library Gardens can be seen in these images, first of the High Street and second of Library Gardens.
More images can be seen in this video