EAN Shopping Centre meeting 13th September

From Elephant Amenity Network

Dear Friend

Our next meeting will be  7pm Wednesday 13th September Tesco Space First Floor Shopping Centre.  We will be discussing our response to the amended shopping centre planning application, in particular the draft local business support and relocation strategy and the affordable housing offer.  Much can be done to improve both.   Links to documents here –  Document – Draft local business support and relocation strategy Document – Affordable housing addendum.

Southwark Law Centre will be attending to advise us.  It has drafted an initial objection letter on our behalf.

In the meantime, a reminder that the shopping centre developers Delancey will be presenting their amended plans at the Walworth Society, Thursday 7th September at 7pm at St Peter’s Church, Liverpool Grove SE17 https://goo.gl/maps/YmKFJotwsZQ2

 This is a public meeting, open to all, and an important opportunity to let Delancey know our views and support the traders.

Regards

Jerry

PS All the application documents can be found here – http://planbuild.southwark.gov.uk/documents/?casereference=16%2fAP%2f4458&system=DC

Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre meeting 7th September

From Elephant Amenity Network

Dear Friend

The amended planning application for the re- development of the Shopping Centre has now been submitted.  The main change is a draft local business support and relocation strategy.  This is the result of the hard campaigning by  the traders and their supporters.  It is a step in the right direction, but could be much better still – Document – Draft local business support and relocation strategy.  A promised affordable housing addendum has not yet appeared.  There is no social rented housing proposed in the original application.

We are organising a meeting at the shopping centre w/c 11 Sept and will forward details once this is arranged.

In the meantime shopping centre developers Delancey will be presenting their amended plans at the Walworth Society,Thursday 7th September at 7pm at St Peter’s Church, Liverpool Grove SE17 https://goo.gl/maps/YmKFJotwsZQ2

This is a public meeting, open to all, and an important opportunity to let Delancey know our views and support the traders.

Regards

Jerry

PS All the application documents can be found here – http://planbuild.southwark.gov.uk/documents/?casereference=16%2fAP%2f4458&system=DC

Planning policy notification: Local Development Scheme (LDS) 2017 update

NOTIFICATION OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (LDS) UPDATE

Southwark Council has prepared a new Local Development scheme (LDS). The LDS sets out the timetable for preparing Southwark’s development plan and supplementary planning documents from July 2017 to December 2020. This will replace the previous Local Development Scheme which was published in August 2014.

Since the last LDS, a number of changes have been made to the document. This document now includes:

  • An updated New Southwark Plan timetable
  • A Gypsy and Traveller Development Plan document timetable
  • A new Opportunity Area Framework/Area Action Plan and possible Supplementary Planning Documents for Old Kent Road. These provide additional guidance for the development that is to take place in this area;
  • New SPDs for Householders and Commercial;
  • Updated SPD timetables for Residential Design Standards, Heritage and Affordable Housing;
  • A 3 year review of Community Infrastructure Levy and an updated CIL/S106 Supplementary Planning Document to respond to keep the financial requirements updated;
  • A review date for the Statement of Community Involvement to ensure that the digital by default strategy is taken into account in consultation.

Some supplementary planning documents are rescinded or removed as they are now out of date.

For more information about the LDS as well as the supporting documents, please follow this link.

Should you have any questions about the LDS please contact us by email planningpolicy@southwark.gov.uk ; or by telephone on 0207 525 5471.

 

Kind regards,

Planning Policy Team

Southwark Council

Team London Bridge: Job opportunity for residents

We’ve just opened an event/community space at our office and there’s an ad hoc job opportunity available that some of your residents might be interested in – details below.

Team London Bridge are looking for candidates who live max 15 minutes away from our office (1 Melior Place, SE1 3SZ) and are interested to work on an ad-hoc basis. The work predominantly involves opening up or locking our community space for when we have bookings that are taking place outside of regular office hours. 

This is suitable for individuals that are looking for an extra income around their existing jobs, studying or if retired – the hours involved would be early in the morning or late in the evening, especially on weekends and occasionally during week days too. We cannot guarantee a minimum of work hours per month, as it all depends on whether there are bookings for the space.

More details about the role here, and if interested, please liaise with our colleagues Sam and Sonia at EmploySE1. Deadline 5th September 2017.

Kind regards

Henry Johnstone

Business & Operations Manager

Team London Bridge

OBVNF Meeting 19 July: NSP53

 Forum Meeting

6.30pm Wednesday 19 July

 Globe House | Corner of Bermondsey Street & Crucifix Lane  

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in Bermondsey St/St Thomas St

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For the past few weeks at our information point in Globe House we have informed and consulted widely on the Council’s plans for St Thomas St/Bermondsey St.  Unsurprisingly, their high-rise plans are no more popular now than they were when Sellar came up with his original version – the three Shard satellites – in 2010.

Following the consultation the Forum now needs to consider our next steps towards protecting this area from insensitive development.  We have invited the Council to send a representative to the meeting who can explain with some greater accuracy than the hopelessly vague NSP 53 wording, what they are seeking to promote.  Presently they can’t even explain how they worked out the ‘site’ area,  particularly whether it includes demolition of the Vinegar Yard warehouse to make way for high-rise and whether it includes wiping Vinegar Yard itself and the eastern end of Snowsfields off the map as public roads. Network Rail, who own the former St Thomas St car park, and James Sellar, who owns the vinegar warehouse and 40-44 Bermondsey St, have also been invited to attend.

Important on the agenda will be the launch of our planned local list of buildings to be protected and the broader concept of places that go beyond individual buildings and which should be extended a more generalised form of protection.  The ‘placemarks’ initiative, led by BSAP, is currently underway and our subscribers are invited to go to the website and nominate any places of their own for inclusion: www.bermondseyplaces.uk.
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A provisional list of local buildings of significance to the area’s character will be presented at the meeting, specifically in the St Thomas St/ Snowsfields/north Bermondsey St area.  Further nominations will be welcome and we will be aiming to extend the area of coverage in the coming weeks to the whole of the OBF area – and the original area from which the Council excluded the Forum.

At the meeting we will be considering the preservation of the Vinegar Yard warehouse in the context both of local listing and potentially its designation as an Asset of Community Value [‘ACV’] (a designation established under the Localism Act).  We have written to Simon Bevan, Head of Planning, asking him if he knows of any reason why it cannot be designated as an ACV.  One of the implications of such a designation is that there would arise a community right to buy the building in the event that it is sold by the present owner. If Sellar’s high-rise ambitions do not come to fruition such a sale is likely.

All welcome.