The green link. Saturday 28 November 2015. 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Focusing on the proposed green link route connecting Southwark Park and Russia Dock Woodland. The session includes an on-site walkabout of the accessible parts of the green-link route, to help put it in context.
The high street & town centre. Wednesday 9 December 2015. 6.30pm-8.30pm
This session will focus on the high street and ‘town centre’ area of the masterplan, between Surrey Quays and Canada Water Stations. Including evening walkabout and ‘virtual tour’ of the high street route.
The sessions will start at: Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Former Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward
(KFH) unit, 1st Floor (by the food court), SE16 7LL
St George's Wharf (South Dock) development
There's no sign of any email communication from the people responsible for the proposed South Dock development, but the Southwark Council webpage dedicated to this development has been updated with two dates.
The first is 9th December for the November boatyard workshop (originally promised for November - and no-one replied to me from the contact address when I emailed to ask when it would be arranged). It irritatingly coincides with the the walkabout consultation arranged by British Land regarding their proposals for the new shopping parade at Surrey Quays, so those who want to attend both will have to find a way of splitting themselves in half. The page for all the necessary information is on the Southwark Council website at: http://bit.ly/1Oe5e5D. If you want to attend the 9th November workshop you will need to book a ticket.
The second is 30th January, Workshop No.2: All day workshop: Housing & Architecture, Public Realm & Retail and Transport. Venue to be confirmed.
The Southwark website page for this development is at:
Greenland Dock proposed open-air heated swimming pool
The planning application was denied on the grounds of noise and environmental issues. You can see the full reasons in the judgement document on the Southwark Council website on the Documents page (see both Decision Notice and Officers Report). However, we're not out of the woods yet - the person who originally submitted the proposal, Mr Adrian Priestman, has been quoted in Southwark News today saying that he is going to appeal by submitting an ecological report. I'll keep an eye on this but if anyone hears when the appeal is made I would be most grateful. I have no idea how the appeal process works so I will investigate that in case residents have to take action all over again.
Brunel Bridge, Durand's Wharf
at a conference last week as one of five major innovations to improve London. You can see the summary of this on the Londonist website. The second was Oliver Wainwright's article in The Guardian about it. The third is an architect's proposal for the design of the bridge on their Rotherhithe Bridge website, which includes designs and an animation for their vision of the bridge.
Most of the people I have talked to about the bridge are in favour of it, but I haven't heard from anyone at Durand's Wharf, which is where the bridge will originate from if it is built. Sustrans were allocated £200,000 to assess the potential of the bridge, but the results of this piece of research have not yet been released. Even if Sustrans make recommendations for the plan to go ahead (which everyone is expecting) it will have to go through a full planning process before a final version is agreed, and of course the finance will have to be allocated to it. The Sustrans Brunel Bridge website is at: : http://brunelbridge.london/.
Albion Street School extension
This one is new to me. Apparently all the trees at the front entrance to Albion Street School have been taken down and planning permission has been granted to cull dozens of more trees at the rear of the school, which backs onto the historic Pumphouse in Renforth St. Apparently, the council have sold off about a third of the school playground to developers for more housing, with an estimated 120 more children to attend when finished. The consultation boards on the Southwark Council website are at the following address (opens as a PDF): http://www.southwark.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/12287/albion_street_primary_school_consultation_boards
Hollybrook Homes development (including Red crane), Odessa Street
There's not much news on this front. No-one has been in touch regarding the development itself, and the future of the red crane continues to be debated with no actual outcome in sight at the moment.