Sunday, 29 October 2006

Ready?

Things have been busy recently at Plumsteadshire HQ.

I have been sent a hefty tome from Greenwich Council. Around 170 letters worth of heftiness. Not bad going. I'll take my hat off to those who wrote to the Council re. Busty Crimes. I suppose these are letters from within the 200metre 'valid zone', if so then 170 is all the more commendable.

Tuesday is the day. Rally up the troops and head down to Woolwich Town Hall. It's almost like the scene in the brilliant Fritz Lang film, 'Fury' except without the sticks and lynch-mob mentality. After all, we're decent folk.

9 comments:

Dimps said...

... And one of those objection letters is from the Planning Department! Hooray!!

Anonymous said...

I too would be most distressed to find an application of this type on my doorstep having had first hand experience of all night poetry readings combined with excessive tea drinking. Good luck Plumsteadshire!

Anonymous said...

yes it is from the planning department, but the applicant appears to have agreed to the items that planning were requesting and as such I think their objections are withdrawn - a number of people have told me they cant make it to the meeting- please folks if any of you are wavering about whether the attend or not PLEASE DO - we need to show solidarity!!!!!! It is a public meeting bring your children bring your auntie, bring anyone you can drag along!

Anonymous said...

STOP PRESS. I've been told by someone who attended the meeting that the application was denied. Success for the protesters! The hall was packed and there were cheers at the end when the decision was announced. Victory. If there is an appeal all should be ready to write again. And next time all will be more organised and ready. Well done Commoners.

Anonymous said...

superb news

The Plumster said...

Yep, I was there. Excellent news. Best night I've had out in Woolwich for many a year!!! I reckon close to 200 Commoners turned out - brilliant well done to everyone who was able to make it. Basically, Busta was told to go away and lodge an appeal against the decision. Does this mean we go through the whole process again?

Dimps said...

The applicant agreed to the items that Environmental Health requested. Planning made no requests (see Appendix D - page 1). The Planning Department's objections, however, were pretty much along the same lines as local residents' objections: (i) noise and disturbance to residents within the building, other residences immediately adjacent and the area generally; (ii) crime and disorder is likely to result and/or increase.

The application was rejected on a technicality, and it looks like we will have to go through the whole process again.

We do have to be better organised.

Anonymous said...

Was Busta there in person? Or is he keeping his identity a secret as he is really a middle aged balding crooner and not as street as he would have us believe?

Anonymous said...

Nope, no sign of Bust himself, just a representative!!