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Monthly Archives: December 2015

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 http://planbuild.southwark.gov.uk/documents/?casereference=15%2FAP%2F4857&system=DC

* The case details – 15/AP/4857 – http://planbuild.southwark.gov.uk:8190/…/applicationDetails…

* To make a comment on the Council’s website http://planbuild.southwark.gov.uk:8190/…/applicationDetails…

Here is more info about the housing development, and why it is of concern to the owner of the Canavan’s business – http://peckhampeculiar.tumblr.com/search/Canavan 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5 December 2015 Great Success: The developer has withdrawn the planning application for change of use to 11 luxury flats and extensions upwards and downwards, and has declared they want to work with local people for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: http://peckhampeculiar.tumblr.com/post/134544576344/breaking-news-victory-for-bussey-building

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