New homes in Sidcup, Coach House and a pho bar becomes sushi bar

Plans are in for new homes at a couple of sites in Sidcup. Firstly, a disused Coach House will see conversion to six flats.

The planning application is 18/00840/FUL

Another eight flats and three houses are planned at 36 Hatherley Road.

The planning application states the existing building is “architecturally corrupted” and that “the property is currently in use as three flats and is in a state of some disrepair. Its setting has also been adversely affected by two, post-war developments adjacent to its side boundaries.”.

It may be in disrepair but the adjacent post war buildings do not detract. They’re decent enough and in scale.

Images are thin on the ground as often the case with applications in Bexley borough.  It’s seems a curiously Bexley borough phenomenon. Maybe as so many buildings are insipid so why bother creating decent renders?

One day someone will actually submit a rough drawing on the back of a fag packet to Bexley.

The planning application is 18/00289/FULM

And finally, the Pho outlet on Sidcup High Street has plans in for conversion to a sushi bar.

The planning reference is 18/00903/FUL 

I’m partial to some Pho though it took me a while. For those that don’t know, Pho is a Vietnamese soup/broth dish.

I used to frequent the Pho chain on occasion, and did enjoy it more than expected. They have a decent presence across most of London but like most chains give SE London a wide berth. It’s weird, they’d go down very well in many places.

And it’s hardly very expensive and some sort of vanguard of gentrification – a two course lunch costs less than a tenner.



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