Peckham Residents' Network

Welcome to this website, which displays messages posted on or emailed to people who live or work in Peckham, or have other interests in Peckham.

Latest Peckham Vision news

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Peckham Vision at the Peckham Festival

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The Peckham Festival starts today and continues to Sunday 11th September. You can catch all the  info about the many events and open studios happening around Peckham: and the brochure here:
brochure#page/2 Peckham Vision has three strands in the festival, all at Copeland Gallery: The Gallery is in the middle of the Copeland Park site which you enter through  133 Rye Lane passage. See the map here:

* WORKSHOP: SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER, from  4.30pm to 5.45pm in the Copeland Gallery:
Where is Peckham going? Peckham has changed and it’s changing more.
Come and share your thoughts about the changes, and how local people can have any say in what  happens. We will continue the public conversation about the community vision for Peckham’s future  that began at the Peckham Vision public community meeting in January 2016 in the Bussey CLF  Art Café. Book for the workshop here: where-is-peckham-going

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Cleaner Peckham waste study report

190 Rye Lane Planning Application

11th December 2015 The impact of 190 Rye Lane proposed development on neighbouring premises:

* the documents. Key ones to read are design & access statements

* The case details – 15/AP/4857 –…/applicationDetails…

* To make a comment on the Council’s website…/applicationDetails…

Here is more info about the housing development, and why it is of concern to the owner of the Canavan’s business – The Council hasn’t yet set the consultation date deadline. Meanwhile volunteers with planning and / or acoustics experience, please let us know, so you can help advise Canavan’s and their supporters on their reponse to the planning issues.

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133 Rye Lane Planning Application

5 December 2015 Great Success: The developer has withdrawn the planning application for change of use to 11 luxury flats and extensions upwards and downwards, and has declared they want to work with local people for the long term non-residential future of the building. This is a success for the building, for the businesses that would have been so badly affected if it went ahead, and for the town centre to get a development that suits the needs of the town centre and that isn’t at odds with it. But there is an even greater significance to it. This developer listened to the community, dropped their residential plan, and said that “by taking a longer term interest in this building, we hope to develop good relationships with our neighbours and be a part of all the great things which are happening and will no doubt continue to happen in Peckham.”
The key thing is that a property developer has listened and changed tack and wants to collaborate with local people and businesses. This is a huge success in the battle across London where local interests are being overridden all the time by the inwardly focussed corporate property development world. An important part of this particular victory is that this shows it does not HAVE to be local v developer, but we can be all in it together to get a good result for all. It just about makes the pain of the existing hopeless system bearable to have this result. Welcome to these developers in pioneering a collaborative development approach. More info:

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social research opportunity for Cleaner Peckham + other town centre news

Please can you forward this information about our important town centre project to anyone you know who may be interested or may have relevant networks whose participants may be interested:
* A community initiative to tackle the growing problem of waste management in Peckham town centre has been supported by Southwark Council in the High Street Challenge scheme.
* A small grant has been awarded to fund a 5 month social research project led by Peckham Vision, Copeland Park and Rye Lane Traders’ Association (RLTA).
* Here is some preliminary information:
* For a copy of the detailed brief, email –
* The deadline for receipt of proposals is 16th October 2015.

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190 Rye Lane development consultation 17 Sep 12-2pm, 18 Sep 3-5pm

There is another Rye Lane development emerging – 190 Rye Lane. It is a medium large site. There is a pre planning application consultation on:

* Thursday 17th September, 12 noon- 2pm and

* Friday 18th September, 3 – 5pm

at 190 Rye Lane, near Asda and opposite Barclays Bank. Read more of this post

Protect Peckham town centre from wrong kind of development – deputation 6 July

There is a residents’ deputation to the Community Council tomorrow 6th July on Monday evening, to save
Peckham town centre from the loss of retail space to the wrong kind of development.  We need
many local people there to show the Council there is widespread support to protect Peckham. There is also an online petition – please sign whether you can come or if you can’t:

Date: MONDAY 6th JULY at 7pm
Event: Peckham Community Council
Place: Harris Academy, 112 Peckham Road

Last April the Council lost some planning powers to control the change of use of premises in the
town centre. This means that they lost the power to stop retail spaces being turned into non retail
space. The deputation is asking the Council to return the powers it lost to aid better more informed
decision making. They can do this by issuing an ‘Article 4 direction’. They need to know a lot of
people want them to do this. You can see more info on this here:

This is really important. If you agree with the need to protect retail space in Peckham town centre,
your support on the night is vital. So please come to this if you can – just 30 minutes is needed.
The deputation will be heard very close to 7pm so getting there by 7pm is important and it will all be
over shortly afterwards..

4th June 2015 3rd station codesign workshop

date for your diary: The next council consultant’s Station Square workshop will be on 4 June at All Saints Church, more details here:

community safety and crime 30 April 2014

Everyone is invited to a dialogue about community safety and crime in our borough on Thursday 30th April 6-8.30pm at Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, SE5. See flyer.
This is arranged by the Southwark Safer Neighbourhood Board which is led by community representatives. The Board members are representatives of local community groups, the Council, police and other relevant public service bodies. They meet regularly to discuss policing, crime and community safety. They also have a small budget to support community projects that address key issues for the borough. This event is part of one such project. If you have any interest in these topics and/or the role of the community in contributing to the solutions, this would be a good meeting to go to.

30 April 2015 SSNB - EPE