Your Conservative team in Clock House ward; Will Joce, Jack Miller and Gemma Turrell have welcomed a unanimous vote at the Bromley Development Control Committee to approve a new High Street Shop Fronts Guide for Beckenham.
Conservative councillors in Beckenham, Michael Tickner and Stephen Wells, had worked to secure the guide on the agenda of Bromley Council’s Development Control Committee meeting in November.
The Guide will now be available on the Council website to aid shop owners and tenants in Beckenham’s High Street Conservation Area to make Planning Applications if they want to alter their shop fronts. The introduction of the guide will help protect the special character of Beckenham High Street. The guide was a project initiated by the Beckenham Town Centre Team and supported by local groups such as the Beckenham Society, Beckenham Business Association and West Beckenham Residents’ Associations.
Welcoming the news, Gemma Turrell, one of the three Conservative Candidate for Clock House ward said:
“We are delighted that members of the Development Control Committee have voted to support the introduction of this guide. It is a resident-led great initiative that will help protect the special character of Beckenham High Street. Councillors Michael Tickner and Stephen Wells worked tirelessly to not only secure this vote on the committee’s agenda but also to ensure the votes needed to support the guide.
The guide will be an important local document, protecting the character of the high street and also helping businesses in Beckenham High Street if they plan to alter the appearance of their premises.
The special and unique character of our local community is one of the many reasons people want to live in Beckenham. Which is why protecting it is such a priority for Will, Jack and myself.”