Plans have been submitted for new developments at two former pubs in Bexley borough.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found Balmonza Ltd had not arranged for gas and electricity supplies to be properly disconnected with the resulting chance of an explosion.
There was no hoarding or fencing around the site as the building was being brought down. It was an unsightly mess after with some of the pubs wall left in place alongside tatty fabric acting as hoardings.
The new plan is a care home with 70 rooms. One to keep an eye on for any post approval (if approval given) changes. Will that plan alter?
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The other site is the former Belvedere Hotel at 2 Picardy Road. Plans here would see conversion and a new extension for six flats and three houses.
Local councillors had requested that the ground floor be retained for community use with homes above and behind the site – but that has been rejected by the developer. A shame as there’s potential here in the long term for a viable business with many new homes planned just to north providing potential custom.
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