Plans are in to convert the Maybloom social club at Abbey Wood into flats shortly after it abruptly closed.
The club was only rebuilt in recent years which involved building a number of homes on parts of the site. This plan sees the club converted to residential use and increased in height.
The application includes some corkers such as the building being “within an area that is predominantly residential with a mix of Victorian properties from the 1960’s”.
That Victoria sure did live a long time.
The application would mean demolition of a community facility. Permission should only be granted “where the site is demonstrably unsuitable for continued use as a community facility.”
They claim it is as “during the new build of the club following demolition of the
existing 1924 building, the club lost in excess of 400 members. The Maybloom Club requires a new lease of life and it can therefore be demonstrated that the club is unsuitable for continued use as a community facility.”
Isn’t it obvious the club would lose members during a protracted rebuild? The issue is whether it can survive after completion.
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