Bright Lights, Big City

39 Tranquil Vale Planning Request

Noticed this planning application for an “externally illuminated fascia” on my travels the other day.

Tuck's Corner, Blackheath, estate agents

It is proposed for the estate agency on the corner of Tranquil Vale and Blackheath Village (the high street), which I think used to be known as Tuck’s Corner. You can see the full proposal here (if the link still works, and if it doesn’t, then do a search here for reference DC/08/69555/FT ).

At least it is externally illuminated, so I guess it won’t look like a Chicken Cottage.

Anyway, if you have strong feelings about this (or any other proposal), you can tell your local planning officer.  The email address is and quote the reference DC/08/69555/FT.

The Westcombe Society also operates an excellent blog, noting all the latest planning proposals in the area.


Filed under blackheath village, planning

12 responses to “Bright Lights, Big City

  1. Pam

    the ref. number next to the lewisham planning website is incorrect-should be consistent with the ref quoted above

  2. Maisie

    I have been curious about that corner for so long. I assumed another estate agent was moving in. Now I am not so sure…….

  3. Hi

    We (John Payne Estate Agents) are in the process of opening a new office in that location, but it has taken us longer than we expected, mostly due to the extensive internal redecorating that was required and the planning procedures for our external changes.

    We are very proud to be based in Blackheath and to be one of the longest established agents in the area. As such we are very keen to ensure our presence is thoroughly in keeping with the local area and respecting tradition

    We are planning on restoring the fascia to a style far more similar to how it would have originally been in the earlier part of the 20th century.

    To give you a better idea, see the photos below showing a mockup of what we have planned, along with a photo from an earlier era.

    Original photo used with permission from Ed Richardson.

  4. Hi Adam, thanks for the info – please email me the photo (it didn’t seem to come through), and I will add it to the post.

  5. Looks like it’s stripping out HTML. Let me try putting the links below, see if that works?

  6. Pingback: Tuck’s Corner - how it will look « The Blackheath Bugle

  7. You might find a useful resource if you don’t already know about it.

  8. That’s a great link – I’ll add it to the sidebar.

    Another brilliant mysociety site!

  9. Adam Jones

    Just curious, where did you read that it was called Tucks Corner? I can find no reference to that on the Internet anywhere.

  10. It is called that in Neil Rhind’s incredibly thorough book about Blackheath – “Blackheath Village and Environs”. Not sure where the name came from though. Have a look on my “about” page for details.

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