Current Committee Topics

Current Discussion Topics by the MRA Committee

Update 22;09;2021

  • Porcupine Development – URGENT

    • Residents may be aware that the appeal made by Lidl following Bromley’s latest refusal of planning permission is about to be heard.  This will be carried out under a written submission procedure and any comments should be submitted by October 14th either by post (in triplicate) or via email to quoting the reference APP/G5180/W/21/3274124.  Information about the process can be found at Using the Appeal number 3274124
  • Dorset Road Infant School Closure

    • Dorset Road is now officially merged with Castlecombe whose name is to be changed to Elmstead Woods School.
    • Site disposal is planned to benefit school Trust.
    • MRA suggestions and opinions sought for future use of site
    • DRIS Update Postings
  • Membership

    • Collection of subscriptions post coronavirus.
    • Cash alternatives.
    • New Road Representatives needed please.
  • Other Business

    • Village Sign – still awaiting estimate from foundry
    • Ward Boundary and Name changes – Mottingham to be added to “Coldharbour & New Eltham”
    • Capel Manor College – Mottingham Lane – MRA supporting development of college premises.
    • Eltham College
      • Hockey pitches planning adjustments
      • Porter’s lodge nearing completion at Mottingham Lane entrance

Please add your comments related to these issues.

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Readers Comments (6)

  1. Thank you for your comment.
    Please see new posting and update on Porcupine Consultation.

  2. The porcupine is an eye sore and should be turned into a Lidl. Turn it into anything that will benefit the community and provide jobs for local residents.

    Area’s grow because of investments from larger companies and not from more Pubs.

    Cramming more housing int an already built up area is ridiculous. Look how bad it looks right by Mottingham station?

    • Joe and Judy Pike November 22, 2018 @ 8:36 am

      Grant Dryden’s comments are so true. A decent food outlet at reasonable prices would bring people to Mottingham to shop. The sad state of the Porcupine site cannot be allowed to continue. We don’t have enough school places for more housing.

  3. The committee is also concerned about the situation, much of which is out of our hands. The shops are empty because the landlord from north London doubled the rent for existing tenants. The shopkeepers declined to unite as we advised. We will be watching the planning applications from Lidl carefully. If you have concerns for Mottingham, please join the Committee which is open to all members. Next meeting this month.

  4. Suggest you contact Cllr Hills at Greenwich Council. (Details on Links Page)

  5. MRA Webmaster May 9, 2019 @ 9:20 am

    Suggest you report on Fix My Street.
    See ‘Links’ – ‘Councils’ Pages on website.
    Any unwanted items left on the pavement counts as ‘Fly Tipping’ and is reportable.

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