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Save Queens Garden from redevelopment

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Sale Of The Land In Queen’s Garden known as “The Italian Garden”- Bromley Town Centre
To all Members of Bromley Council:
I wish to object most strongly to the possible sale, by the Council, of the above stated land for the expansion of The Glades/Intu and construction of five restaurants within the Queens Garden Conservation Area.
The land, which became Queens Garden, was given to the people of Bromley in perpetuity for recreation in a signed legal agreement in 1898 between the Lord of the Manor and the Urban District Council “and its successors”. Despite this pledge the Council sold off the North West area linking to Market Square to build the Glades Shopping Centre.The land which is now the Italian Garden was added to the Gardenin compensation for this loss. It is a much valued haven of peace and beauty with its ornamental planting and layout. Sale of this compensatory public open space will be a major breach of public trust in the Council as guardians of our precious Green Heritage.
Traders in the Bromley North Village Area are also concerned at the impact on the economy of their areawhich is largely dependent upon restaurant trade and which isin conflict with the aims of the current regeneration programme for the area.
The issues highlight a possible conflict in the Council's roles as, on the one hand a property owning developer and on the other hand a planning authority with environmental duties and responsibilities.
The Executive Committee has already agreed a sale, in principle,subject to planning permission but this permission was refused by the Development Control Committee.Capital Shopping Centres recently won an appeal against this refusal but this does not entitle them to acquire the land.
The Council is urged to abide by the Development Control Committee decision and respect the views of the Ward Councillors, The Advisory Panel for Conservation Areas, The Bromley Forum of Friends Groups, The Open Spaces Societyand, above all,local people and not to allow the saleof the Italian Garden for development.
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Sponsored by: The Friends of Bromley Town Parks, Gardens and Bromley Civic Society and Bromley Baptist Church

Sponsor

Bromley Civic Society Bromley Town Parks Bromley Baptist Church

Links

http://www.bromleytownparks.org.uk/index_files/Page416.htm
http://www.bromleycivicsociety.org.uk

http://www.bromleybaptist.com

  • Gill Eldridge
    Gill Eldridge United Kingdom, Beckenham
    May 12, 2015
    May 12, 2015
    A great breach of trust. The gardens are a haven for workers and families alike and we do not need any more cafes in Bromley
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    May 03, 2015
    May 03, 2015
    building work again on green park area , what about all the wild life that may live there, trees being taken down again/....
  • Mary Walker
    Mary Walker United Kingdom, Bromley
    May 01, 2015
    May 01, 2015
    Too late for me to make a difference now but wanted to show my displeasure about the development
  • Beverley Bashford
    Mar 23, 2015
    Mar 23, 2015
    We don't need more shops, there are already empty units in the glades and a new development at Bromley South, open green areas for people to relax in and enjoy are more important
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    Gill Eldridge United Kingdom
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