Update May 2007

Some of you will have received a letter from David Gittens of Strategic Planning, Greenwich, informing you that they have received a revised application for the Creek Road/Bardsley Lane site.

Plans are available for viewing now at West Greenwich Library. I have photocopied a portion of the plans around the Lord Hood.
The good news is the pub is staying - they say "The Lord Hood is retained to address comments received during the consultation on the application."
This is stretching the meaning of "Comments" and "consultation" but we seem to have won our main point.
However there may be wider objections to the plan itself which doesn't seem to have changed much from the original. What they are proposing is to have a 4 metre wide alleyway next to the pub, presumably taking away the side patio area, and in exchange putting in a garden at the back of the pub.

Any views you have on this I would be glad to recieve, and call a meeting in the near future.

George Bridges
Chair Save the Hood Campaign

View the planning application letter and the plans - you will need adobe acrobat or similar.

Update September 2006

Over the last year there have been a great number of meetings and several newspaper articles. The support for the campaign has been tremendous with paper petitions and email petitions with thousands of signatures. At a planning department meeting in July a wide range of people spoke against various parts of the proposals and local councillors asked the crucial question: "Although English Heritage has not listed the site on architectural grounds, could it not be listed on account of its cultural and historical significance ?" and asked about its international reputation for music.
A site visit was arranged and at the planning meeting on 31st August, developers were told to produce new plans which included retaining the Lord Hood.

Artists Impressions of the planned development
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View looking West down Bardsley Lane
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View from St Alfeges recreation ground looking North
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View from Creek Road looking East
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View from Creek Road looking West

On Wednesday 6th July 2005 sixty locals and supporters came to a meeting and waited quietly to be told of plans to demolish the Lord Hood Public House and surrounding buildings.

They saw the plans for the area and took the opportunity to share those features which they valued about the Lord Hood.

Some of those were surprising, but nevertheless, they are listed below:

All present wished to oppose the redevelopment. Many people said that they felt there had been far too much expensive development locally already.


People were asked to write to Jim Smith, Planning Officer, 1st Floor, Peggy Middleton, 50 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6HQ

It was decided

More to follow soon .............

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