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Venue: Trinity Church of England Secondary School, Taunton Road, London, SE12 8PD

Contact: Ade Joseph 

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Lee Green Assembly 22 November 2012 Minutes











Thursday 22 November 2012  7.30pm – 9.30pm

Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Taunton Road, London SE12



Record of Meeting









Welcome, Introduction & Format of meeting





Cllr Sven Griesenbeck welcomed everyone to the meeting and went through the format of the meeting.





Downgrading services at Lewisham Hospital





The meeting was made aware of the threat of closure to the Accident and Emergency and maternity units at Lewisham Hospital. A series of public consultation meeting on the proposed change where people can present their views on the matter is planned by the administrators. A petition opposing the proposed closure has been set up Heidi Alexander MP. Copies of the petition can be obtained online on . Paper copies are available at the meeting. People can also respond to the consultation by accessing or request hard copies of the response form by calling the Freephone number on 0800 953 0110. The consultation will close on 13th December 2012.


A demonstration march in protest of the cuts is being organised by save Lewisham Hospital campaign on Saturday 24 November in Central Lewisham. People are encouraged to attend the march.






Assembly priorities Update
























































































Works around the revival of the Leegate Centre continues. The Leegate working group has met with St Modwen’s to discuss the redevelopment proposal for the regeneration of the centre.  The proposal includes a big ASDA store which they see as a magnet to enable them regenerate the shopping centre. The working group continues to look at ways to respond to the proposal issued by St Modwen’s. Some of the issues they have already logged includes the way by which the proposed development goes against quite a number of the Council’s planning guidelines for district centre. One of the main issues relates to the size and scope of the supermarket which it is envisaged would impart upon trades in the smaller shops and the open spaces currently at the centre. The working group recommends a reduction in the space proposed for the supermarket from 35,000sqm to 25,000sqm with back office and storage housed on the first floor.


It was explained that the Council’s guidelines expressly requires any development to look at ways to improve the use of existing open spaces instead of their removal and the currently plans is seen not to be in compliance with this regulation. Another issues raised was in regards  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.


Lee Green Assembly 22 November 2012 Minutes