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Peckham Vision News October 2017

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PECKHAM VISION OPEN STUDIO Wednesdays 11th & 18th October
Having had a constant flow of visitors to our Open Studio in September during the Peckham Festival, it was so enjoyable that we have decided to open the studio again on the next two Wednesdays 11th and 18th October from midday to 9pm.
See details here: http://www.goo.gl/FF7N2F

We do hope you will be able to drop in during these times to see the exhibition about the role of community action and local businesses over the last decade in the transformation of the town centre. It also covers the waste, recycling, reuse and repurposing of buildings, spaces and materials that are an emerging feature of the transforming economy. Members of the Peckham Vision team will be present to respond to queries and glad to discuss the issues.

PLANNING TRAINING WORKSHOP Saturday 28th October
For those who have followed Peckham Vision’s news over the years, much has shown that the planning system creates hard work for anyone who wishes to follow it and take part in some way. It is a system clothed in technical language and mystery to most people who are not planners, architects or developers. Peckham Vision has teamed up with Community Southwark and Southwark Law Centre to develop a series of events to demystify this whole area to help citizens to play a real part in shaping their neighbourhoods.

Together we are presenting a free workshop to develop the training for this on SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER 10am-3pm, coffee & tea from 9.45am, at Cambridge House, Addington Sq, SE5 0HF. If you want to know more about the planning process and to take part more effectively, please book a place via eventbrite here: https://goo.gl/W9d8LC

Further information in the leaflet here: https://goo.gl/YMDkNa

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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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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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New Southwark Plan (NSP) consultation

The New Southwark Plan (NSP) is now out for consultation until 28th April 2017. Four Peckham sites are proposed for redevelopment :

  • the Aylesham Centre,
  • cinema/multi-storey car park,
  • Choumert car park
  • Copeland/Blackpool Rd industrial site.

The details are on pages 207-219 in this extract of the Peckham pages: http://goo.gl/LFokc4 . Read more of this post

Peckham Vision November 2016 News (2)

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CONTENTS:
* Redevelopment of the Aylesham Centre
* Holdron’s Christmas Arcade
* PV Volunteer survey last call
* Bellenden Rd traffic system workshop
* Blenheim Arches studios open weekend
* Rail services to London Bridge & St Pancras

REDEVELOPMENT OF AYLESHAM CENTRE AND MORRISON’S
There is a developer’s consultation meeting on Wednesday 23rd November, and on THURSDAY 24th NOVEMBER both at 6.30-8.30pm, about the future development of the Aylesham Centre, at Rye Lane Chapel (opposite Highshore Road). This is THE major development of Peckham town centre and we hope many local people will get involved in the discussion. Go along to this meeting to register your interest, and also email to get on to their email list: info@ayleshamcentrepeckham.co.uk. See details and booking here: http://www.goo.gl/Y4sMg4

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PECKHAM VISION NEWS November 2016

VOLUNTEER SURVEY

This is a reminder of our volunteer survey which you can find here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/volunteerforpeckhamvision1 If you are thinking of responding, please do that by 20th November.

Thank you very much to those who have responded already. This is very welcome. We will be collating responses after 20th November, and look forward to getting in touch appropriately with everyone who has responded. If you want to know more before then, do drop-in to the Peckham Vision shop today or next Saturday between 2-4pm.

If you value the work of Peckham Vision, and would like it to continue, we hope you will respond. Your response will be important in helping us to decide what work is best taken forward.

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Cleaner Peckham waste study report

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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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

Peckham interfaith walk Saturday 25th April 10am-4pm

Our next inter faith walk will be on Saturday 25th April in Peckham town centre from 10am to 4pm. You can join and leave when you need to – see the attached maps with approx times for the different stages of the walk.
We will visit churches and mosques and at the stops we will have a short talk from speakers from several different traditions – Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Bahai, Humanist. This walk is open to all people of faith or no faith. It touches on a vital part of the lives of many of our fellow citizens. Last time a couple of years ago
(http://www.peckhamvision.org/wiki/Inter_faith) we had an interesting look at our town centre from this different perspective. Do come and join us if you can.

Interfaith walk 2015 -detail