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Deptford Police Station Appeal Dismissed

Annabel Graham Paul

An Inspector has dismissed an appeal in respect of the residential redevelopment of Deptford Police Station. The Edwardian police station is Grade II listed and has been used for the last 10 years as artists’ studios.

Although substantial alterations have been made to its internal layout to facilitate its current use, the Inspector found that its surviving original features (including cells, parquet flooring, screens and tiling) and still-legible layout reflected its original purpose.

He considered that the redevelopment would cause less than substantial harm to the setting of the listed building due to the imposition of a new building in the drill yard and the cumulative effect of the internal alterations. In addition, some of the flats would have an unacceptable outlook over the communal area, and flood risk had not been adequately resolved.

Annabel Graham Paul acted for the successful local planning authority, the London Borough of Lewisham.

PINS Ref is: APP/C5690/W/17/3182926