The Neighbourhood Plan
Our applications for Area and Forum designation were submitted to Lewisham Council, our lead borough, on 21 January 2019
The Sydenham Hill Ridge Neighbourhood Area stretches along Sydenham Hill Ridge and its steep upper slopes, on both Southwark and Lewisham sides, following the line of Sydenham Hill, from the junction of Sydenham Hill at the traffic lights with the South Circular, to the “doughnut” roundabout where Sydenham Hill meets Crystal Palace.
The Plan Area includes:
+ All three Sydenham Hill Estates (managed by Southwark, City of London and Lewisham), Southwark’s Countisbury House, and Lewisham’s Hillcrest and High Level Drive Estates);
+ Sydenham Hill Woods, Wells Park, Hillcrest Woods;
+ the circular and cul-de-sac roads feeding into Sydenham Hill; and
+ the upper slopes of Kirkdale, Wells Park Road, Longton Avenue, Westwood Hill, Fountain Drive, and College Road down to and including St Stephens Church and Sydenham Hill Station.
Unusually for a Neighbourhood Area, there is no high street, and only one shop (on The Hillcrest Estate). There is one pub (The Woodhouse).
Forum and Area Applications
Our applications for Area and Forum designation were submitted to Lewisham Council, our lead borough, in January 2019 and to Southwark Council in April 2019
A copy of the Applications can be viewed with the links below:
Link to Application to Lewisham
Link to Application to Southwark
The Two Councils jointly sought views and comments on the applications from residents, businesses, and the many volunteers within the proposed Sydenham Hill Ridge Neighbourhood Area and from other interested stakeholders.
The results of the public consultation during the Designation Stage can be viewed with the link here
The Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Area were designated by Lewisham and Southwark in February 2020.”