We went along to the Hadleys information day at DHFC on Saturday and marvelled at how slippery they are at actually describing what development they intend to carry out. There is a meeting at 8pm tonight in the Fox On The Hill to set up a possible 'Friends of Greendale' group to lobby for the best solution for the whole site. It's short notice, but at this point it's more important to move quickly and then keep others informed about how they can contribute.
The 'Keep Greendale Green' blog has some photos of the proposals – none were available printed or as pdfs, tellingly - and further details here:
"On Satruday Hadleys, the developers who have bought the freehold which DHFC sits on, exhibited their proposals. In summary these are:
To build on the existing DHFC site &
To relocate the DHFC football pitch to the artificial pitch on Greendale
The architects (Farrells) drawings show two options (see photographs below):
To extend St Francis Park into the car park/car wash area and to use the whole of the existing club footprint for building.
To connect Greendale Fields with St Francis Park by converting the existing roadway to the south of the pitch to a green corridor.
There were no plans for specific types of building development on show and the plans for Greendale were concentrated on building a perimeter for the new pitch. It seems that this will be the key area for consideration, in terms of its MOL status, allowable use and encroachment on the green space.
Do come to the meeting about a possible Friends group tomorrow evening, Tuesday 22nd July at The Fox On The Hill pub at 8pm onwards. Apparently Southwark council have expressed opposition to the current plans and are planning their own consultation on the future of Greendale later in the year. So now is a great time for local people to come up with ideas about how best to use the space in the future."