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Category Archives: Planning policy

Reports on the 4 Peckham NSP sites walk

This post is a collection of several Peckham Vision Facebook posts reporting on the walk on 1st April 2017 around the 4 Peckham town centre sites designated for redevelopment in the Preferred Option of the New Southwark Plan (NSP). Links to the original posts and their photos are in each heading and also here: http://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/Peckham_Town_Centre_Forum/meetings#1st_April_2017_4_NSP_sites_walk

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Peckham 4 sites walk & New Southwark Plan (NSP)

To Peckham Vision mailing list

This email gives information on the next phase of the Council’s consultation about their ‘Preferred Option’ of the New Southwark Plan (NSP), which is an important document about land use in Southwark. It is used by developers, so it is essential for individual residents and communities across Southwark to get involved in this process, if they are to have any say in shaping their futures.

FOUR SITES WALK SATURDAY 1ST APRIL 11am-2pm
To help people engage with this very dry topic, we are organising a tour of the four major redevelopment sites proposed for Peckham in the New Southwark Plan (NSP), finishing with a round-up discussion in Peckham Vision’s Bussey studio. The round-up will cover what has been learnt on the walk, the issues raised by the proposals and how to make comments in the consultation.

We hope the walk and discussion will give interesting insights into the developments happening in Peckham town centre. See further information about the NSP below.

If you would like to take part in the walk, please book a free place here: http://goo.gl/tHGLzP .  Further information and briefing about the four sites and the tour and the assembly place will be emailed to all those who register to come.

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Aylesham Centre development – local views from 2016 events

Each year, Peckham Vision takes its stall and mobile exhibition about the town centre developments to several community fairs and festivals. Over the years since 2008, we have discussed the town centre developments with hundreds of local people. In 2016 one of the displays was about the Aylesham Centre redevelopment, one of the 4 sites in the draft New Southwark Plan (NSP) now out for consultation. We asked people to put comments on post-it notes.

All the comments were typed up and are shown in this document: http://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/images/4/4e/PV_events_Aylesham_summary_v7_yellow_post-its_v7_-_FINAL.pdf  Selections and summaries of the comments are shown to illustrate the themes that emerged under these headings: • Scale & height of buildings • Street scene • Housing • Uses on the site • Facilities on the site • Consultation process.

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Peckham Vision News (1) January 2017

TO PV Mailing list  – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Please note the dates in your diary.

CONTENTS:
* 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

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Latest Peckham Vision news

Please click links below for Peckham Vision regular news and information:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeckhamVision

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PeckhamVision/with_replies

If you do not have Facebook or twitter accounts, you can see without interruption a live feed on the home page of Peckham Vision’s website: http://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/Main_Page#Follow_us_on_Facebook

social research opportunity for Cleaner Peckham + other town centre news

SOCIAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY – WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING
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: https://goo.gl/td3z2v
* For a copy of the detailed brief, email – cleanerpeckham@gmail.com.
* The deadline for receipt of proposals is 16th October 2015.

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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: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/protectpeckham

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

PROTECTING RYE LANE’S RETAIL SPACES
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:
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/rye-lane-peckham-article-4-direction-petition

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..

Rights to nominate community assets workshop 14 March 2015

On 14th March working with Civic Voice, we held a workshop in our Bussey studio for 24 supporters. Thanks to Sarah, Kathryn and Jenny from Civic Voice to support us in discussing the Localism Act and the power it gives communities to protect buildings and open spaces they value. This means communities can ask their local council to list certain assets as being of value to the community. If an asset is listed and comes up for sale, the new right will give 6 months to put together a bid to buy it. This gives communities an increased chance to save much loved shops, pubs or other local facilities.

It gave local people the right to stop the sale of the Ivy House pub and the time to get the funds together to buy it. The nomination and listing of the Peckham Liberal Club gave the members time to think again about the sale. In both cases the listings resulted in the buildings with all their wonderful facilities being in community ownership. More info on this new community power: http://www.civicvoice.org.uk/campaigns/assets-of-community-value  Civic Voice are encouraging all civic community groups to take advantage of this. In our workshop we identified dozens of potential local buildings and spaces to investigate. We are now drawing up a community action plan for this. We will circulate the information soon so that others in and around Peckham can start developing their own plans.

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New Southwark Plan comments in TODAY 6th March

This is a reminder that comments on the New Southwark Plan (NSP) have to be in to the Council by FRIDAY 6th March this week. Please send your comments to planningpolicy@southwark.gov.uk. The more comments on the same point, the more the Council might take notice. Please consider writing to give your comments on two very important ones for Peckham:

TALL BUILDINGS: the council wants to single Peckham town centre out, along with a few areas further north in the borough, for encouraging the development of tall buildings. Do you agree? A better way could be to say that any proposal for a tall building needs to be considered on its merits on a case by case basis as in Nunhead and other neighbouring areas. See here for further details:
CINEMA & MULTI STOREY CAR PARK BUILDING: this building is in the NSP as a development site (page 108), and the Council said at the Peckham Planning Public Hearings that it prefers the building to be demolished and the site sold for new commerce and for housing in a tall building. The Planning Inspector said that the Council had to do more work to examine its potential for conversion for different uses, as well as retaining the cinema. Please write in to say you support the need for that work before decisions are taken about its future. See here for more information.

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January – February 2015 key topics

This is a brief update on some of the action topics during January and February. For more information on the topics, visit Facebook posts from beginning January 2015: https://www.facebook.com/PeckhamVision

Some key topics have been

* redesigning Peckham town square

* Disruption of train services from London Bridge

* London Housing crisis

* Peckham Coal Line

* New Southwark Plan consultation, including concern about policy for more tall buildings in Peckham Town centre

* Campaign to protect rooftop view from obstruction by tall building on Morrison’s car park

* New Peckham Vision shop at 135a Rye Lane in the revived Holdron’s arcade.

* Campaign to Save Southwark Woods

* Appointment of Landolt & Brown as new co-design architects for the Station new square

* Improvements around Queen’s Rd station