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Peckham Vision News (1) January 2017

TO PV Mailing list  – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Please note the dates in your diary.

* 12 Jan – Peckham Rye Station drop-in update
* 31 Jan – Station CPO Public Inquiry
* Co-Design review
* Other Town Centre Developments:
– 21 Jan community workshop on the Aylesham Centre
– Flaxyard & Sumner House new planning application
– Planning applications approved: South East Rye Lane
* 26 Jan – A Burns Supper and a Poetry evening in Holdrons Arcade
* 29 Jan – Peckham & Nunhead Community Council
* Crowd funded local projects consultations

12 Jan 4-8pm Council consultation @ former Barry’s Cafe, 3 Station Way, for latest news on:
* Constructing the new square and the redevelopment of Blenheim Grove – Rye Lane corner building.
* Relocation of the businesses.
* Progress with the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO)
* Update on the Co-design Review
More Council information:
about the 12 Jan event –
about the station re-development –

There will be a public inquiry into objections against the compulsory purchase order (CPO) for the remaining leases at the station. The Inquiry open to the public will run from 31 Jan 2017 10am for three to four days at the Council offices, 160 Tooley Street, SE1. More information:

The report from consultants Kaizen into the co-design processes used for the Peckham Rye station and for the Peckham Library Square redevelopments will be emailed on 10 Jan to the people on the Council’s codesign email list. To make sure you get your copy of the report email: Kaizen will be present to answer Qs and discuss the report at the update event on 12 Jan at 3 Station Way (see info above). Some comments on the co-design process and on the review are available here:

* Saturday 21 Jan 2-5pm @ St James’s Church hall in Elm Grove (see leaflet There will be a community-led workshop to develop the communities’ ideas and aspirations about the redevelopment of this very large town centre site. This is an important opportunity to develop a process run by local people to run in parallel with the developer’s process. We encourage everyone who cares about the future of Peckham town centre, and how it develops, to get to this workshop.
* Tiger Developments the owners of the Aylesham Centre site held two developer-led workshops in Rye Lane Chapel on 23 and 24 November, attended by local people. The report on these is here:

This is another large development of 4 housing blocks for 168 flats on the green open land behind 1-51 Peckham High Street bounded by Sumner Avenue and Melon Road. 96 would be social rented flats, 24 “intermediate housing” and 48 sold on the open market. Some images are here: Issues include the high density of the development, the effect on local services, and the loss of the green open space. Planning details are here:
You can submit your comments until a few days before the Planning Committee but best to get them in not later than two weeks before the Planning Committee date. That has not been fixed yet. You can put your comments in here: Type them out first and copy and paste in.

In spite of several objections and representations at the Planning Committee, planning permission has been given to the two large housing developments on Copeland Road Car Park and on Lobo’s shop and fish factory 213 Rye Lane. These two side-by-side developments and the adjacent one being built on the former car wash site will dominate and radically change the nature and character of south Rye Lane against the policies of the Conservation Area, and threatening the sustainability of the town centre. See here for some images:

An invitation to all Burns or poetry followers – come to the Arcade to celebrate Burns night:
* 5-9pm Peckham Vision shop open for drop-in conversations about Peckham developments or about Burns. Come on your way home from the station just two minutes across Rye Lane.
* 7.30pm-9.00pm Poetry evening in Peckham Vision shop. Bring your favourite poetry to share, including Burns or something you have composed or something you like. Drop-in, no booking needed.
* Burns supper in Nutkins in Holdrons Arcade’s own wholesome cafe with typical Burns night refreshments. Information for times and booking from:

29th January 2017 1pm @ Nunhead Community Centre, 5 Nunhead Green.
Health & wellbeing in Peckham: exhibition open from 12.30pm

Local people have over the last year or so started three large projects and crowd funded through Spacehive in the London Mayor’s / GLA programme. Views are being sought about these projects through a short questionnaire at Click the picture there for each project for the relevant information. Worth taking a look at the information and putting your views in on any that are of interest or concern to you. Use the comments box for any aspects not covered in the limited questions. Other relevant information on the three projects:

* The proposed new sports and leisure centre ‘Peckham Lido’ on the former lido site on Peckham Rye Common appears to be a much larger development than just restoring the former lido. It raises important issues for the historic protected open land of Peckham Rye Common, see here:

* the Peckham Coal Line project would create a walkway link from Rye Lane to Queens Rd station. See how this proposal fits well with the ideas Peckham Vision has developed for Central Rye Lane over the last 10 years:

* The Livesey Exchange is the conversion of an Old Kent Road estate’s empty garages into a new community hub with much needed facilities.

Eileen Conn
Co-ordinator, Peckham Vision


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