Our Latest News

14 October 2021

A planning application has been submitted for a large House in Multiple Occupation at 79 Coniston Road. See here

14 October 2021

A planning application has been made for the demolition of 2 Bromley Avenue, and construction of a 3-storey building including accommodation in the roof space comprising of 5 apartments. See here

8 October 2021

A planning application has details submitted in support of conditions of planning permission dated 2 July 2021 for the construction of a single storey detached refreshment kiosk on a site within the Pleasure Gardens of Beckenham Place Park. See here.

7 October 2021

Further revised plans were submitted on 23 September 2021 in connection with the planning application for the demolition of the existing dwelling at Billingford, Elstree Hill, Bromley. The planning application has been listed for a decision at a planning committee meeting next week on Thursday, 14 October 2021 at 7.00 p.m. See here.

24 September 2021

A decision has been issued to approve conditions on bicycle parking and storage relating to planning permission at the Bromley Court Hotel, Coniston Road, Bromley. See here.

24 September 2021

A planning application has been approved with details in relation to soft landscaping and hard landscaping in the demolition of the house and erection of 2 two-storey buildings, each comprising 3 two-bedroom flats, at 61 The Avenue, Beckenham. See here.

7 August 2021

An appeal has been dismissed on the planning application for the demolition of the existing chalet house and construction of a pair of two-storey semi-detached 4 bedroom houses with additional lower ground floor at The Chalet, Kirkstone Way, Bromley. See here.

27 July 2021

2 Warren Avenue REFUSED permission. See here

27 July 2021

Possible developments at the Goan ground

23 July 2021

We object to the revised proposal for Billingford


21 july 2021

A massive development is proposed next to Bromley library. A consultation is being held on-line today at 4:30pm. You must register hereWe publish, without comment, background information provided by Bromley Civic Society.

7 june 2021 (updated 9 June 2021)

This egregious planning application at 2 Warren Avenue, Bromley.is the most unpopular we have seen in 15 years. If you have already objected - many thanks. If you haven't yet, please do so - the more objections the better. In nearly 15 years we have never seen such an unpopular application in our area with, nearly, an unprecedented 100 objections in just a few days. Our website is seeing record traffic. See more here

4 June 2021

Appalling out-of-character development proposed at 2 Warren Avenue, Bromley. Read more here.

24 May 2021

The minutes and reports from the last meeting of Ravensbourne Valley Residents have been added to the Download page. See here.

22 May 2021

The latest newsletter of the Ravensbourne Valley Residents is now available for members to download. See here.

14 may 2021

We object to the planning application for Billingford

10 may 2021

Fence at 151 Ravensbourne Avenue Refused permission

6 May 2021

Latest proposals for Albemarle Road traffic management scheme are published today. See here.

27 April 2021

The minutes of the last meeting and agenda for the next meeting of Ravensbourne Valley Residents on 6 May 2021 have been added to the Download page. This meeting will be held on-line using Zoom Meetings. See here.

14 April 2021

The appeal has been dismissed on the planning application for the demolition of 26 Hillbrow Road, Bromley and construction of 3 one-bedroom, 1 two-bedroom and 1 three-bedroom self-contained flats, and 1 one-bedroom house. A further planning application has been withdrawn for the construction of a single-storey rear extension and additional storey in connection with the alteration and conversion to provide 2 three-bedroom houses. See here.

13 March 2021

The draft minutes for the annual general meeting (AGM) of Ravensbourne Valley Residents on 4 March 2021 have been added to the Download page.  The meeting was held on-line using Zoom Meetings. See here.

12 march 2021

Last night a Council committee agreed that the Albemarle Traffic Scheme should be retained (with amendments) but that traffic lights should not be installed on Westgate Road Bridge which will remain one-way as at present. This is an unexpected outcome as this possibility was not part of the consultation.

10 march 2021

Planning Application at 8 Madeira Avenue refused (again).

9 March 2021

A planning application to install an open air performance area and seating with canopy and sculptural interactive artworks in Bromley Town Centre has been made.

27 February 2021

We publish our draft response to the consultation regarding the new traffic scheme in Albemarle Road in Beckenham. Please let us have your views by 3 March 2021.

23 February 2021

We publish our draft objection to a landscaping proposal at Matilda House, Hillbrow Road in Bromley.


3 February 2021

8 Madeira Avenue

We publish our draft objection to the new planning application at 8 Madeira Avenu

2 December 2020

A new planning application for the demolition of the existing garages and building of a new 4-bedroom dwelling house at 10 Highland Road, Bromley has been permitted. See here.

1 december 2020

LBB publish new description of the Downs Hill Conservation Area.

16 October 2020

We publish our response to the consultation re the massive proposal  at 76A & B The Avenue.

16 October 2020

Draft ideas for improving Ravensbourne Station have been given to us. See here. We are very keen to have feedback from members and station users by 27th October and we will discuss the options at our next zoom meeting on 5th November.

2 october 2020

Bromley Civic Society publish their last briefing on LBB's Consultation - this time about the Historic Environment.

1 october 2020

Bromley Civic Society publish a further guide to the consultation here - this time about Green Infrastructure.

28 September 2020

Bromley Civic Society publish helpful guides regarding Bromley Town Centre Consultation to help make comments about 'The Future of Bromley Town Centre' and 'Development Opportunities'.

17 September 2020

Two further planning applications have been granted in connection with planning permission for the demolition of the building at 50 Ashgrove Road, Bromley and the construction of 2 two-bedroom maisonettes and 2 four-bedroom houses, together with associated landscaping and provision of refuse stores, car parking and cycle spaces.


4 September 2020

At a meeting last night RVR members approved our final response to the consultation on the proposed Shortlands Village Conservation Area. We approved 'Option B' with a request that the boundary be expanded. See here for details.

1 September 2020

We published our draft response to Theme 1 of the Bromley Town Centre Consultation


31 August 2020

Important news about Bromley Town Centre Consultation.

2 September 2021

The annual roundup newsletter of the Ravensbourne Valley Residents is now available for all to read. See here.

9 August 2020

We publish our draft response to the consultation regarding the proposed Shortlands Village Conservation Area. This is for members to consider and make suggestions prior to adopting a formal response to the consultation at our meeting on 3 September.

21 July 2020

The new planning application for a part one/two storey rear extension, loft conversion with side and flank dormers and a raised front gable with elevational changes purports to be a revision of a previously approved application at Hillary Mount, Crab Hill, Beckenham has been permitted. See here.

19 July 2020

The new planning application for the construction of 2 three-bedroom two-storey dwellings with accommodation in roofspace, cycle parking, refuse storage and landscaping, including re-configuration of car parking layout associated with Oaklands Court, at Oaklands Court, 6 Oaklands Road, Bromley has been permitted. See here.

19 July 2020

We have submitted our response to Bromley's Air Quality Consultation (ends 27 July)


14 July 2020

Today we are publishing our (early) draft response to Bromley's Air Quality consultation. We would welcome comments from our members. Details of the consultation can be found here.

7 July 2020

Upward Extension Permitted Development
We are very concerned that the Government has introduced the right for the owners of most flats to increase the height of the flats by two storeys under a process called Upwards Extension Permitted Development. Details of this can be found here

We have written both to Bromley's Development Control Committee and to Local Councillors to express our concern and seeking Article 4 Directions which can mitigate some of these possible Permitted Developments.

4 July 2020

The new planning application for the demolition of the existing dwelling and detached garage and erection of a three-storey terrace of four dwellings (comprising two 3-bedroom and two 4-bedroom houses) with associated car parking, landscaping, cycle and refuse storage at Trees, Coniston Road, Bromley has been permitted. See here.

10 June 2020

Revised plans amending windows to the rear and providing windows to the side have been received on the planning application for the construction of 2 three-bedroom two-storey dwellings with accommodation in roofspace, including re-configuration of the car parking layout, at Oaklands Court, 6 Oaklands Road, Bromley, . The neighbour consultation expiry date is Friday 19 June 2020. See here.

9 April 2020

LBB Easter Newsletter available here.

28 March 2020

Lewisham Council is consulting residents on the future development of the eastern side of Beckenham Place Park (the Common and Summerhouse Fields). Please complete the online survey by 26 April 2020. See here.

A Bachelor of Science project sponsored by Lewisham Council was accepted in April 2018 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a private research university in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, on the Regeneration of Beckenham Place Park. See here.

15 March 2020

All those over 70 years old or with underlying health issues may very soon be asked to self-isolate for a significant period and all these people, our neighbours, and others self-isolating will need help. At RVR, we are beginning to organise help for those who need it. See here.

2 March 2020

The planning application for listed building consent for the removal of an external door on the south-eastern elevation and external repairs, together with internal alterations, at Southend Lodge, Beckenham Hill Road, Bromley, has been granted. See here.

1 March 2020

The planning application for the demolition of the detached garage and erection of a three-storey side extension and subdivision of the plot to form a new 3-bedroom family dwelling with associated parking at 17 Ullswater Close, Bromley has been refused. See here.

12 February 2020

We are delighted to announce that the appeal for this unwelcome development of land at the rear of 48 Farnaby Road, Bromley (click link) has been dismissed, helping to safeguard the very attractive views in Madeira Avenue.

21 December 2019

The latest newsletter of the Ravensbourne Valley Residents is now available for members to download. See here.

25 November 2019

Now that the website for Ravensbourne Valley Residents has changed to ravensbournevalley.org, we have changed the Twitter name from @RVPSBromley to @RVResidents (the longest reasonable name permitted), to reflect the new name of our society.

16 November 2019

Bromley Civic Society are proposing, with support from Bromley Town ward councillors to create a Shortlands Conservation area which will help protect valuable buildings and green spaces from inappropriate development. RVR has already expressed support for the concept and will discuss the issue again in January 2020. See green area below (the purple area is already in another conservation area).

16 November 2019

The Shortlands Residents Association has a new website www.Shortlandsra.org.uk

16 November 2019

The Boundary Commission have released the final proposal for changing ward boundaries subject to consultation:

http://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/greater-london/bromley

which ends 17 February 2020. Most of our members would move into Shortlands Ward, with some staying in each of Bromley Town, newly named Beckenham Town and Copers Cope, and Lewisham's Downham. Please follow the above link to register your comments.


October 16, 2019

The planning application for alteration to the boundary fence at 2 Ullswater Close, Bromley has been permitted.

October 14, 2019

Details have been approved in respect of planning conditions 6 (External materials and finishes) and 7 (Cycle stora…

October 13, 2019

The planning application for the demolition of a detached garage, erection of a three-storey side extension and sub…

October 08, 2019

A planning application has details relating to the "Bio-diversity Living Roof" condition in connection with the dem…

October 05, 2019

Lewisham Borough Council has made orders under the provisions of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to introduce…

September 20, 2019

The refused planning application, for the erection of a detached two bedroom dwelling facing Madeira Avenue on land…

September 19, 2019

A planning application has been made for a part one/two storey rear extension, side and flank dormers together with…


August 23, 2019

A new planning application has been made for the demolition of existing garages to the rear of 10 Highland Road and…

August 22, 2019

A planning application has been made for alteration to the boundary fence at 2 Ullswater Close, Bromley. The standa…


August 07, 2019

The planning application for the construction of a first floor extension and the conversion of the existing 3-bedro…

August 04, 2019

The homestead and ornamental garden which Lewisham Council have recently restored following fire are looking beautiful…

August 04, 2019

The new swimming lake which Lewisham Council have given us in Beckenham Place Park is a beautiful enhancement to th…

August 04, 2019

The landscaped grass mound that Lewisham Council have given us in Beckenham Place Park is taking shape nicely.

JulY 31, 2019

A planning application has been submitted for the construction of a new-build family dwelling situated on an infill…

JulY 29, 2019

The planning application with details submitted in respect of compliance with Condition (16) (travel plan) of the p…

JulY 29, 2019

The planning application in compliance with Conditions 5(a) (contamination), 7 (cycling), 18(a) (parking/access/tra…

JulY 29, 2019

The application with details in compliance with Condition 3(a) (archaeology) and Condition 4 (construction manageme…

JulY 14, 2019

Considering it hasn't opened yet, surprisingly good used was being made of the new swimming lake at Beckenham Place…


Memorial to Paul Bennett

On 11 November 2009, nearly 30 people met in Beckenham Place Park to commemorate the life of Paul Bennett, the founder of our society, who died a year previously. Information about the origins of the society can be found here, but in short they centred upon a cedar of Lebanon tree. As such, it was fitting that the ceremony consisted of planting a cedar of Lebanon, together with a plaque in Paul's memory. After a thoughtful speech by the society's Chairman, Mr Leslie Watmore, Paul's family and others planted the tree in the grounds of the park. The event is recorded below.