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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 email@example.com. 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.
Peckham Peculiar Issue3 out now. Page 3 story – ‘Remodelling Peckham Rye station’
**Community action group Peckham Vision is making a model of the Peckham Rye station area … to use during the upcoming co-design process… Around 30 people ha…ve set to work making a 1:100 scale model of the site that will measure 10 square feet. The station building will be the size of a loaf of bread, and the model will include part of Rye Lane and other nearby streets…**
see more: http://peckhampeculiar.tumblr.com/post/88860859034/remodelling-peckham-rye-station If you are interested in taking part there is still time to join up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Redevelopment plans for the area around Peckham Rye Station
are on the agenda for the Peckham & Nunhead Community Council
WEDNESDAY 12th FEBRUARY starting at 7pm
at Peckham Academy, Peckham Road
Please come to this meeting to support the local community attempt to get the right plan for Peckham. Encourage your friends and neighbours to come. Read more of this post
From Peckham Vision Facebook: The best action you can take right now is to get your views in about the plans to Network Rail and the Council by Sunday 26th January. To do this, please go to http://www.peckhamryestation.com which explains the process. See here for the plans: http://peckhamryestation.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/concept-design-display-boards.pdf Please forward info to anyone you know who has an interest in Peckham so they too can make their comments. The more there are the better. Also please buy a copy of the Southwark News out 23 January which covers the story, and South London Press out 24 January expected to cover it. Write letters to them giving your views – email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. This will really help. We will post more info in the next few days.
public meeting at the Sat 18th January consultation event.
From Peckham Vision Facebook: The plans for the station redevelopment are now on line http://peckhamryestation.com/ and display boards are also up in the foyer of Peckham Library. You can email your comments in response to the questions on the feedback form on the website, or write a freeform response. It is important to get your comments in. The deadline for comments is 27th January. You can see here the report on comments after the first consultation report http://peckhamryestation.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/pre-design-design-consultation-report.pdf
IMPORTANT CONSULTATION on development proposals for Peckham Rye Station Gateway site:
SATURDAY 18th January
3.00pm Public Meeting – architects’ presentation & discussion
11am – 5pm drop-in exhibition;
at Rye Lane Baptist Chapel, opposite Highshore Rd.
This consultation will be on the outline design proposals for the station Gateway project, and the first opportunity for a public discussion about the way to create the new public square in front of the station, and to improve the rest of the land and buildings around the station. Comments are asked for by 26 January. If you are available please make sure you get to the meeting at 3pm and the drop-in beforehand. This is urgent and may be the only chance to influence the scale and nature of this development. Read more of this post
Message from Peckham Vision http://www.peckhamvision.org
WILL YOU SUPPORT PECKHAM’S CREATIVE INDUSTRIES?
Artistic & creative enterprises have grown in central Peckham in buildings saved from neglect or demolition by local community action. A Government Inspector has proposed changes to the PNAAP (Peckham & Nunhead Area Action Plan) to strengthen the protection of places for artistic and creative enterprises behind the recent media publicity of Peckham as the latest ‘creative hotspot’. See below for more information. If you would like to support these changes, and would like to play a part in helping Peckham’s creative industries to grow and thrive, here is an opportunity to do so. Read more of this post
First reports from the Peckham Vision pop-up: Fantastic attendance all day Monday from 11am – 9pm: engaged locals found their way to us at our pop up exhibition behind the station about Peckham town centre. It’s rewarding when our community engages in our neighbourhood’s future and we empower ourselves through information. Lots of people dropped-in for the pop up talk and discussion at 7pm. And this was on a mid December cold and very wet evening! We had a lively discussion about regeneration and gentrification and found a shared concern and aspiration about the spirit of our town Peckham.
community pop-up 16-18 December 2013
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