A developer fined for the unsafe demolition of Bexley’s oldest pub is back with another plan after earlier refusal.
Balmonza Ltd were previously fined £20,000 after the unsafe demolition of the Ye Olde Leather Bottle in Belvedere which risked an explosion after an investigation found utilities were not properly disconnected.
They then applied to build a 70 person care home which was refused due to insufficient need in the area. Now they are back with another application for 70 person care home plan.
The same developer has also seen enforcement action for work carried out in Abbey Wood on land facing protected woodland, and purchased a listed pub in Plumstead – the Plume of Feathers.
If this plan is now approved, it will be one to watch if the developer changes plans which would see the care home dropped for other uses such as a large scale 70-room bedsit. The plan does state it has “been designed to provide an adaptable building”.
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