Shopping centre redevelopment – opposition grows

From Elephant Amenity Network

Dear Friend

Despite being approved by the planning committee there is growing opposition to the Elephant and Castle shopping centre scheme.

The scheme must be approved by Mayor Sadiq Khan and a NEW petition organised by Latin Elephant is calling on him to either direct refusal of the application or take it over himself.

Southwark Defend Council Housing had a stall at the SGTO summer fest in Camberwell yesterday and got a good response to the campaign to stop the scheme.   Labour Party branches and Camberwell and Peckham Constituency Labour Party have also demanded that Mayor Sadiq Khan calls this application in. You can see the motion they passed here.   Green AM Sian Berry has also written to the Mayor, as have ward Councillors.

PLEASE sign the online petition here.

You can also send objections and comments to here – mayor@london.gov.uk – quoting Southwark Council planning ref 16/AP/4458

Regards

Jerry

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