Scheme to build flats in Bexley set to be approved

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 July 2018

Tanyard House includes a vehicle workshop, offices and garages, just off Bexley High Street. Picture: Google

Tanyard House includes a vehicle workshop, offices and garages, just off Bexley High Street. Picture: Google


A contentious scheme to bulldoze buildings in Bexley Village and build a block of flats are set to be approved next week despite objections.

Developers are back wanting to build a block of townhouses along with four apartments at Tanyard Lane, which would mean demolishing the Tanyard House and a garage.

Tanyard House includes a vehicle workshop, offices and garages, just off Bexley High Street.

According to the proposals, the site has had a high level of crime and the remaining buildings are in a derelict state – all of which has been contested by neighbours who object to this latest version of the plans.

A similar scheme was thrown out in November because it did not provide ways for rubbish to be collected from Tanyard Lane, which is a public footpath – meaning refuse vehicles would have to stop on the high street.

Officers say the latest application addresses that by shifting the location of the apartment building.

Planning experts at Bexley Council have recommended the scheme be approved at a meeting next Thursday.

In their report they said: “The development has been sensitively designed having regard to its location within a conservation area and impact on the setting of nearby listed and locally listed buildings.

“It is considered the proposed development will preserve the character and appearance of the Old Bexley Conversation Area and will not result in harm to the setting or any listed buildings.”

Not everyone agrees however, with objections being made that the site will increase traffic and demand for parking, and hinder the access for emergency vehicles.

Concerns have also been raised by neighbours that the scale of the development is inappropriate.

One objector said the proposals were inaccurate, and that there was no known reported criminal activity, and that Tanyard House is not vacant as the developers thought.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bexley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bexley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bexley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Bexley news

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Kent travel to Birmingham for their Specsavers County Championship Division Two title showdown with Warwickshire starting on Monday.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

We talk to hundreds of local business owners every day; we hear their concerns, understand their challenges and share in their successes.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Kent’s Joe Denly and Rory Burns of Surrey earned earned their first Test call-ups for England’s forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka on Friday, but national selector Ed Smith insists there is no pressure to become “the new Alastair Cook”.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The 80-year-old, who has scored more than 300 games, earned praise from England cricketer Stuart Broad

Thursday, September 20, 2018

County Championship Division Two: Glamorgan (186 & 78) lost by an innings and 172 runs to Kent (436)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Kent centurion Zak Crawley admitted it felt good to finally score his maiden century for the county on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

At the age of 15, notorious Bexley criminal Kenneth Noye left Bexleyheath School in 1962.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kent opener Zak Crawley hit a fluent maiden first-class century to bolster his side’s promotion hopes and leave the Hop County in total command of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Division Two basement side Glamorgan.

Most read news

Digital Edition

Read the Bexley Times e-edition today

Newsletter Sign Up

Bexley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24