Monday 21 May 2007 9.11am
You could telephone the local council planning department and ask if they are proposing to build on the car park.
I rent a garage in Pages Walk and last year I noticed workmen drilling boreholes in parts of the car park, I approached and ask them what it was for, as they were outside contractors engaged by the council, they could only answer me by saying that they had been asked to take samples and a report would be sent to the Council on their findings, but in their opinion, the results would confirm whether the land was suitable for building a block of flats on it.
I contacted Southwark Council
who denied what had been said. So I decided to write to various departments within the Council, and lo and behold, three months later I received a reply. The land has been sold to a Housing Association and I now only have a matter of months left to rent my garage before it is pulled down, and the Council has just put the rent up on the garage for the last few months!
I have asked if there are any plans to offer alternate parking, all I have been told is that I must drive around the streets and find my own suitable parking area, although a letter still remains unanswered.