Our Latest News

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 bit.ly/2XrDO5m 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.

November 14, 2019

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

November 03, 2019

The new planning application for the demolition of existing garages to the rear of 10 Highland Road, Bromley BR1 4A…

October 31, 2019

The minutes of the last meeting of Ravensbourne Valley Residents and agenda for the meeting on 7 November 2019 have been added to the Download page

October 16, 2019

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

October 15, 2019

The planning application for a side extension and subdivision to form a new 3-bedroom house at 17 Ullswater Close,…

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 30, 2019

The minutes of the meeting of Ravensbourne Valley Residents on 4 July 2019 and agenda for the meeting on 5 September…

August 29, 2019

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

August 24, 2019

Planning permission comprises an amendment to wording of Condition 22 of permission at the Bromley Court Hotel to a…

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 11, 2019

Property sites advertise at 26 Hillbrow Road, Bromley an opportunity to acquire a freehold development site to be s…

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 in Beckenham Place Park which Lewisham Council have restored following the fire…

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…

JulY 11, 2019

The minutes of the meeting of Ravensbourne Valley Residents on 2 May 2019 and agenda for the meeting on 4 July 2019…

JulY 10, 2019

Beckenham Place Mansion have posted this aerial view showing the new lake at Beckenham Place Park on their Instagr…

JunE 20, 2019

One of our members has spotted a huge development (312 apartments) being proposed for the playing field next to the…

Memorial to Paul Bennett

On 11th 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 ago. 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.