So is it farewell Ladywell car wash?
Is that quick foamy wash, wax and dry with a wheel polish all for £12 about to go forever?
If the weekend queues are anything to go by it will be missed.
Planning approval was given in late 2018 for the development of a three storey building at 93-99 Ladywell Road, once the site of a petrol fillling station and for at least 10 years a car wash.
In March 2019 Lewisham gave its official permission for the development which will include four one bedroom flats, three two bedroom flats and lots of commercial space for use as shops, cafes or restaurants and a gym.
Next week the developer Stephen Nickolds and consultant Jack Southon will be talking to the Ladywell Society about the development.
The plan shows four distinct shop fronts, each reflecting the traditional Edwardian style of the buildings on the Ladywell Road parade.
Above the shop fronts there is a full width first floor and a gabled second floor, which mimics the gabled buildings along Ladywell Road.
The buildings are brown brick with anodised aluminium framed windows. The roofing and window bays are of black zinc. Each unit has a second floor terrace with railings.
The proposals were criticised by the Ladywell Society which felt they were out of keeping with the other buildings in the conservation area.
It said the proposed second floor terraces were an intrusion, criticised the use of zinc as a roofing material in a conservation area where roofs were red tile or slate, and said the preferred material for window frames in the conservation area was wood not aluminium.
The society also noted that the suggested uses for the shop units could have a detrimental effect on the viability and health of existing units in the Ladywell Road shopping parade.
On Wednesday June 5 the developer will be talking to the Ladywell Society about the car wash site in the St Mary’s Centre, Ladywell Road at 7.45pm. All are welcome.