De Ferne , Greenhouse (photograph: Sydenham Garden)

Sydenham Garden – Greenhouse

Development planning

AZ Urban Studio assisted the Sydenham Garden charity in securing planning permission for an extremely large greenhouse in their new De Ferne Site.

Sydenham Garden is a charity in South East London providing gardening, nature conservation & creative opportunities for the well-being of local residents. As part of their national lottery funded project, Growing Lives, the charity are converting an underused and derelict site into a garden and nature reserve. The new De Ferne garden is being used to help local residents cope with or recover from significant illness.

Part of the transformation of the site was the construction of a 20m long greenhouse, which was gifted to the charity, by Southwark and Lewisham Colleague. Due to its size, the construction required planning permission. AZ Urban Studio advised on the requirements, prepared drawings and appropriate supporting material.

This project was part of our pro bono programme.

Planning Consultant:  AZ Urban Studio

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