Category Archives: BCS news

Object to building these two High Rises – it sets precedent for NINE others

There are 3 proposals in the planning system to build 11 tower blocks (between them) on the west side of the High Street, along the top of the ridge over the Ravensbourne Valley. Though the Churchill Quarter and Maplins sites … Continue reading

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Bromley Trio of Tower Blocks

The trio of tower block developments in the heart of our historic Market Town is now fully revealed with the latest application at 2-4 Ringers Road alongside the ‘Maplin’ and Churchill Quarter Sites. The developer onslaught has ramped up another … Continue reading

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Workshop on Heritage Walks

Our walks inform, entertain, and raise awareness Bromley’s built and natural heritage. This year, we have also organised two workshops, looking at our heritage walks, in the Meeting Room on the 5th floor of Bromley Central Library on: Saturday 21st … Continue reading

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BCS Churchill Quarter Campaign – Update November 2021

Here are some of the latest visuals that the Council’s development partner, Countryside Properties, have released alongside our photos showing how the area looks now.  There are no significant changes from the 2018 planning application, and proposals for Library Gardens are even worse. 

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Churchill Quarter Campaign

Help us stop this monster Council co-development which, if approved, will also set off a chain reaction of other tower blocks starting from the Churchill Theatre to the Railway and beyond, ruining this historic Town Centre forever. The red line … Continue reading

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New Conservation Area in Shortlands! And Bromley’s Conservation Area is extended!

We are delighted to announce that, last month, Bromley Council agreed to a new conservation area for Shortlands! And to extend the one in Bromley Town Centre.

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Let’s NOT spend £1m on a giant greenhouse in the High Street – never mind the two recycled basket funnel sculptures.

The proposal is for the council to spend £1.2million on this ‘Street Clutter’ from money scrimped and saved from other contracts, such as park maintenance.  It is being rushed through so they can construct them in June. Our money is … Continue reading

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Join BCS (and calling all existing members!)

If you care about Bromley and its heritage and green spaces, please support us by joining the Society. Membership per household is only £10 per year. Continue reading

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The (not) Protected View from Queens Mead and S2 /Churchill Quarter Developments

The view of the town centre – or rather the trees – from Queens Mead and the railway line, is protected. Two developments will ruin this view : the S2 application to put 16 storeys in place of the former … Continue reading

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Half Term fun! Do our new Family Heritage Trail !

Have the most amazing time this half term! Do our new family Heritage Treasure Trail around our historic buildings in central Bromley. No booking required, find us in the Local Studies Centre on the 2nd floor of Bromley Central Library … Continue reading

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