Renshaw Close, SE6

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Jeanette Renshaw was a validation officer for Lewisham Council who had the street named after her because of the help she had given the developers, North Star 2000, during the planning process. According to the local newspaper the council official, who had worked for the local authority for 15 years at the time, only discovered the news when she turned up to the seven-home project near Catford Bridge station to officially open it. She told the News Shopper in 2015: “It was a lovely, totally unexpected, surprise – the first time I’ve been rewarded in such a way, and I’m very grateful. I have no plans to retire, but it’s nice to know that when I do, my name will live on in the borough.” North Star 2000 boss Marco Williams said that, when the company bought the site 14 months ago, planning permission had only six weeks to run, but Ms Renshaw “pulled out all the stops” to ensure building work could start. The properties were designed by architect March Design.

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