Update – Churchill Quarter – 26 November 2017

In response to feedback received, the developers 
of land at Ethelbert Close and the rear of the High Street, Bromley, which they are now referring to as Churchill Quarter, have revised the layout and scale of the development. They say this will enhance the relationship with the park and gardens. Un­for­tunately, residents were given no notice of a public consultation held on 16 to 18 November 2017. However, please click here to download a copy of the exhibition boards. 

You may also complete the feedback form available here and provide them with your views.

We are told that Churchill Quarter will provide:
  • 411 new homes including affordable homes to meet a range of housing needs;
  • high quality landscaping with the historic Library Gardens cedar tree at its heart;
  • new commercial space including space for local small to medium sized companies or start-ups;
  • enhanced public realm linking Churchill Quarter, the High Street and Church House Gardens;
  • community space to provide a new home for Bromley Town Church; and
  • creation of a new cultural destination around the Churchill Theatre and library.
The 16 storey block opposite the theatre has been reduced, and both blocks have been pulled back to the boundary of Library Gardens. The proposed sale of parkland, which according to Bromley Civic Society caused so much anger and is now acknowledged as a major planning blunder by the Council, has been withdrawn. Bromley Civic Society have had no straight answer on who it was that authorised the premature sale  

One of the effects of the previous proposal was the loss of the beautiful grey cedar tree, which is now being retained, albeit in a paved area to be called ‘Cedar Place’.The tallest buildings are 14 storeys in the centre, down to 7 at the  edge. ‘Verified views’ in the exhibition boards are objectively measured views of the scheme from a variety of viewpoints, and purport to enable a judgement of the true visual impact of the buildings on the library and Church House Gardens.

Update  21 July 2017
A face-to-face consultation took place in the High Street over three days, 6-8 July 2017. From 10 July 2017, the consultation as been online, and information is available at:

where you can also make your comments.

You can view a copy of the information displayed at the consultation by clicking here

The reaction of the Friends of the Town Parks and Bromley Civic Society is here.

Public consultation for Churchill Gardens, Bromley (Opportunity Site G)
 1 July 2017
Countryside Properties has been selected by the London Borough of Bromley as their development partner to bring forward proposals for the first part of Opportunity Site G, which they refer to as Churchill Gardens. Please find at this link a newsletter regarding an upcoming public consultation. This initial stage of consultation will be the first opportunity for the community to find out more about design principles and emerging plans.

The first consultation event to find out more about the emerging plans and design principles for Churchill Gardens will take place at Bromley High Street, opposite the entrance to the Churchill Theatre and Church House Gardens, on the following dates:

  • Thursday 6 July 2017 – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday 7 July 2017 – Midday to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 July 2017 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Members of their team will be on hand to talk you through the initial plans and discuss your views. If you are unable to come along, the displayed information will be available on their website from Monday 10 July 2017, and you will also be able to submit your comments online: