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Local Plans

Local Plans set out a framework for the future development of an area, addressing needs and opportunities in relation to housing, the economy and infrastructure – as well as being a basis for safeguarding the environment and securing good design. … Continue reading

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Bromley Area Action Plan (AAP)

In October 2010 Bromley Council approved a major plan for central Bromley which will mould development for the next 15 years.  We were actively involved in the consultation process—commenting on the plan’s general aspirations and the site specific policies it … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Planning

Introduced in 2011 through the Localism Act, Neighbourhood Planning allows local residents and businesses to have their own planning policies in a Neighbourhood Plan that reflects their priorities, delivers tangible local benefits and has real weight in planning decisions. Neighbourhood … Continue reading

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242 High Street Picture House Cinema

Opened on the 21st December 1936, it is one of Odeon’s original “Oscar Deutsch Odeon” cinemas, in Art Deco style, by George Coles. It seated 1,492 in the main auditorium; with 1,018 in the stalls and 474 in the circle. … Continue reading

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David Bowie in Bromley (or Bickley, or Beckenham)

An account from Bromley Bowie post on the 29th January, 2018: *A LAD IN PRIMARK* Until recent years, Primark in Bromley high street was an Allders department store, and before then it was home to Medhursts, a large independent department … Continue reading

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Former Gaumont Cinema

Account by  Lynne Galloghly, thanks to the Bromley Gloss group, on 17th August 2015 “Thanks Amanda for info and photos! Photos showing the site from 1935 (before construction), 1940, 1950’s, 2007, and 2014. “Bromley’s first cinema opened in 1909 in … Continue reading

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Market Square Nos 20-25 Former Dunns Building

Locally listed 1960s style with pleasant proportions, and a framed rectangle section at the front, and coloured panels, it was the work of architect Bertram Carter. The previous building, a rebuild after the 1909 Market Square fire, was a fine … Continue reading

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First Church of Christ Scientist

Striking octagonal building on Widmore Road. The listing describes it as “Christian Science Church. 1928 by E Braxton Sinclair in an inventive Neo-Classical style with brickwork and doors reminiscent of Art-Deco cinemas”. The peripheries have been converted to housing, along … Continue reading

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00 Old Photos – High Street Broadway

It’s hard to imagine Bromley when the lower high street was fields or suburban villas, but some of these photos bring those distant eras back. Even when the railway came to Bromley in 1850s, it took another 40 years before … Continue reading

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Market Square

The market square dates from medieval times, when Bromley was granted a market charter.

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