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Our claim for a judicial review is with the court

Action for a Judicial Review of Convoys Wharf Planning Permission We have made our claim for a judicial review to the court. It will take around 6 weeks to be considered and for us to find out if the judge agrees we can go forward to the judicial review. In the meantime we need to […]

Crowd Justice Update

Our thanks to NHS workers – give them homes they can afford As many of you know Sunday 5th July was the 72nd anniversary of the NHS. A nurse earns £25,000 a year. The majority of care workers are on zero hours contracts. One fifth of NHS staff are from the black, Asian and minority […]

Crowd Justice funding campaign live now

Our Crowd Justice funding campaign was launched this morning and we have already reached more than our initial target. Our campaign is off to a good start. It’s time for the voice of the people of Deptford to be heard. We want to go for a judicial review of the planning consent for Convoys Wharf […]

‘Pitiful’: Frustrated councillors rubber-stamp first Convoys Wharf blocks

From the article: Councillors criticised the low levels of “affordable” housing – Paul Bell, the cabinet member for housing, who also sits in Lewisham’s main planning committee, called it “truly pitiful” and got a dig in at the prime minister’s handling of the coronavirus too, adding: “It is a disgraceful legacy of Boris Johnson, although […]

Developer behind Convoys Wharf proposes ‘poor door

The property group behind the £1 billon Convoys Wharf development was criticised for proposing a “poor door” by Lewisham’s strategic planning committee on Monday (June 22). 

Objections Plot 15 Convoys Wharf

Plot 15 has been brought forward, with some non-private affordable housing in Phase 1. Revision in the application to be a slightly higher affordable rental number to intermediate ratio%. The OPP is for 85% private and 15% affordable, giving 3,500 units. The 15% non-private affordable is spread across the whole development as “site wide”. The […]

Strategic Planning Committee June 9th, 2020

Voice4Deptford has been informed that members of the public who have registered to speak and to raise objections at the forthcoming Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) on June 9th, 2020, have only been allocated 5 minutes in total for each of the three RMA’s under discussion. This loss of speaking rights by reducing the time available […]

Phase 1, Plots 08, 15 and 22 – Our response

Here are Voice4Deptford comments on Convoys Wharf Reserved Matters Reapplication, Phase 1, Plots 08, 15 and 22 for London Borough of Lewisham Voice4Deptford sees little material difference in the revised documents submitted by CPL this month (February 2020) for approval by the Strategic Planning Committee and certainly nothing has changed to affect our previous concerns. […]

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Plot 08 and Plot 15 return for comments

Consultation has never been a feature of development on Convoys Wharf – working with residence is not an approach we’ve seen deployed by Convoys Wharf Property Limited. However, planning applications for both Plot 8 and Plot 15 have returned with minor tweaks apparently. We are reviewing and will comment on each application soon. Have a […]

New ‘Plot 15’: Dodgy process and plan!

Convoys property Ltd have submitted a third reserved matters application for Plot 15. This has been brought forward at the request of London Borough of Lewisham in order to provide affordable and social rented housing at an earlier stage than planned. You can comment on this by clicking here to activate an email with comments […]

How do 11-year-olds understand the regeneration of Deptford?

In summer 2018 I did workshops with year 6 pupils from Sir Francis Drake Primary School and Grinling Gibbons Primary School. Both workshops were held at and organised with the help of the wonderful team at Deptford Lounge. Pupils had already discussed the idea of regeneration with their teachers in school and were therefore prepared […]