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Post by Charles » Wed 26 Aug, 2009 22:30:30

Stevie P wrote:Hi Charles,

I have now read the book so if you would be kind enough to add the title to the library it should be there by next weekend.
I'm pleased to say that I still have my hols to come. I was trying to get the review completed so that I could take the next book with me.

Good news re. Clinton. Fingers crossed.

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Hi Steve,

A space for 'Codeword - Golden Fleece' is ready and waiting ...

I'm certainly looking foward to this one ... and hope you have a great holiday. Does the family know you're taking a DW book with you ? They may not approve ...

All best !!
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Post by Charles » Mon 14 Sep, 2009 16:48:40

Dear All,

For the latest update, see

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news ... rmer_home/

I do not however regard the battle as necesarily lost.

Kind regards to all ...
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Post by Charles » Wed 25 Nov, 2009 22:52:36

I haven't heard anything directly myself, but I understand a new application to demolish Clinton and build a block of flats has gone in.

Same case officer, apparently.

Subject to confimation, it may be time for some more letters ...

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Post by Charles » Wed 27 Jan, 2010 13:42:16

Roger Dobson has kindly alerted me to the fact that Lambeth planners will discuss the future of Clinton at a meeting on 2nd February at 7 p.m. at Lambeth Town Hall. Apparently people will be allowed to speak from the floor.

Unfortunately I can't attend as I've already agreed to go up to Cambridge for something I can't cancel.

If anyone else wants to go / can go, I suggest they contact the Council and have a chat about the arrangements.

Roger advises me they've recommended acceptance of the flats plan, I regret to say.

Thanks for spotting that Roger - I'm most grateful
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Post by Charles » Thu 28 Jan, 2010 20:22:56

As before, the website address for details is

http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/publicac ... hform.aspx

and this time the case reference number is 09/03779/FUL

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Post by Charles » Thu 4 Feb, 2010 21:56:59

It may well not be the end of the saga, but the plan to demolish Clinton has been refused again.

As far as I'm aware the reasons haven't yet been disclosed.

Nice to know it will be around, even in this shape, for a while longer.

Perhaps it may yet be restored to its former glory.

Those of you who sent in objections - you may well have made a difference.

All best to all !
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Post by Steve Whatley » Mon 15 Mar, 2010 21:10:35

I have today received a letter dated 12 March from the Planning department of the London Borough of Lambeth advising that an appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against the Council's decision to refuse planning permission.

So the saga continues....[font=Courier New] [/font]

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Post by Jim » Fri 19 Mar, 2010 00:17:03

Steve Whatley wrote:I have today received a letter dated 12 March from the Planning department of the London Borough of Lambeth advising that an appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against the Council's decision to refuse planning permission.[font=Courier New] [/font]
I also got a copy, here in New York City!

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Post by Steve Whatley » Sun 21 Mar, 2010 14:10:03

Jim, as Charles has already suggested, I'm sure your intercontinental interest must bring some much-needed additional weight to the objections campaign.[font=Courier New] [/font]

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Post by Charles » Sun 21 Mar, 2010 21:44:16

I have no doubt of it, Jim.

I bet you really woke up Lambeth's Planning Department !

All best !
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Post by Steve Whatley » Tue 8 Jun, 2010 16:07:18

Yesterday I received notice dated 4 June of an appeal by the would-be developer which wishes to demolish Clinton House and replace it with flats.

There will be an informal hearing at 10am on 7 July at Lambeth Town Hall.

Have we any wealthy Library members who could donate a few hundred thousand pounds to a DW Museum Fund?[font=Courier New] [/font]

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Post by Jim » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 23:44:02

I got my notice today. There's no option for further comments except to go there (hardly an option from New York City <g> ). I do hope someone is writing in for a copy of the Inspector's decision letter.

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Post by Charles » Sat 5 May, 2012 15:41:45

I can't see it confirmed on the Council website

http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/ and input Postcode SW2 3DY

but a journalist emailed me a few days ago and told me that planning for the new development has been approved.

Jim has pointed out to me by the way that it isn't just DW's homes which are affected in this way - one of Conan Doyle's homes is likely to be ruined by developers too.

What a pity people don't appreciate their past until it's too late ... I don't think there is a single person now who would support the demolition of Grove Place if we could turn the clock back ...

Best as always !
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Post by Charles » Sun 13 May, 2012 21:15:13

Just to say I drove past the house today, and it's still there ... but not, I suspect, for very long ...

Best wishes as always !
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Post by Steve Whatley » Mon 21 May, 2012 20:27:58

It's tragic to think that Clinton House will be lost forever. I haven't got around to seeing it, and I don't suppose I will now.

I did make a return visit to Lymington a few weeks ago, and just looking at the garden walls of Grove Place, and thinking what used to lie within them, brought back the tragedy of that particular demolition. The modern houses and neo-Georgian blocks of flats which have been built there are an absolute eyesore compared with the lovely old house and beautiful gardens which once were there.[font=Courier New] [/font]

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