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messageBoarded up house in front of Charter
Posted by Katy Tonbridge 15 November, 2014 00:01

I know it's 100 yards outside SE22, but does anyone know what the story is with the detached house in front of the second Charter School entrance (next to St Faiths), that's been boarded up for years? I'm just wondering if Charter has its eye on that plot of land for future expansion.

messageRe: Boarded up house in front of Charter
Posted by sjsl 17 November, 2014 12:12

It is the old vicarage, and there was some intractable problem around ownership and whether it should be sold (I knew the story once!)I must belong to the Church Commission. The current vicar lives elsewhere. It's a huge waste of a decent plot of land.

messageRe: Boarded up house in front of Charter
Posted by Katy Tonbridge 17 November, 2014 15:36

Indeed, what a waste of prime land. I'm sure Charter could make good use of it, but life's never that simple (q.v. Dulwich Hospital site).

messageRe: Boarded up house in front of Charter
Posted by stephent 17 November, 2014 23:16

I'm not sure what Charter would do with it - the site is big for a house, but probably not big enough for any school building. I also very much doubt Charter would get the money - as a property I'm sure it's worth well over 2mil (the hospital is a new school so funding is different).
Most likely it will end up being redeveloped for new housing at some point...

messageRe: Boarded up house in front of Charter
Posted by Andrew1011 23 November, 2014 00:56

Contact the Diocese of Southwark's Property Department [www.southwark.anglican.org] to find out what the issues are, and their long term intention for the vicarage site. They're the ones who will know.

Don't forget to report back.

messageRe: Boarded up house in front of Charter
Posted by sjsl 23 November, 2014 13:14

Good idea, have sent an enquiry, will report back as requested!

messageRe: Boarded up house in front of Charter
Posted by Amaryllis 26 November, 2014 14:40

They have put in a request for planning to Southwark for 4 houses. It was rejected. I can't remember why. It was the vicarage for St Faiths and has been boarded up for a couple of years.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2014:11:26:17:54:38 by Amaryllis.

messageRe: Boarded up house in front of Charter
Posted by intexasatthe moment 26 November, 2014 20:21

They applied to a build a 2 storey new vicarage plus 2 x 3 storey detached houses .

Refused in Oct 2012 on grounds that it would lead to a visually cramped overdevelopment of the site ,harmful and out of character with the streetscene and because the development didn't adequately address the impact on an existing Plane Tree .[planningonline.southwark.gov.uk]

Apparently the applicant appealed against the refusal ,*lost the appeal and a claim for costs . Interesting argument about the TPO'd Plane tree that had been felled before the planning application but resprouted and awarded a second TPO .[planningonline.southwark.gov.uk]

*sorry ,major error on my part ,applicant WON the appeal and was granted planning permission . They lost the request for costs of the appeal .

I'm sure Robin -rch on the forum - will have been well acquainted with the application .



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was 2014:11:27:09:12:04 by intexasatthe moment.

messageRe: Boarded up house in front of Charter
Posted by minder 26 November, 2014 22:51

The boarded up house isn't in front of The Charter School anyway as the OP put it.

It's always been part of St Faith's as far as I've remembered and just because a vicar becomes less able or too ill to carry on why should it become prime land? Maybe the current vicar lives off-site but I hope it becomes part of something the community could benefit from.


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