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Evergrande – the sign of things to come?

How fall of property giant Evergrande sent a shockwave through China The Guardian’s Helen Davidson and Martin Farrer write:‘The potential collapse of Evergrande – the culmination of years of borrowing – has sent shockwaves through the finance and property sectors, and prompted concern that it could affect China’s entire financial system, even international markets. There are also […]

Revitalising a historic site

Tersane (Shipyard) Istanbul, located at the coast of Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey, is one of the biggest shipyards in the Mediterranean Sea. It was actively used during the Ottoman Period for military and civilian purposes but escaped the industrial wipe-out and the accompanying urban plans that transformed the Golden Horn in the 1980s. Despite […]

GLA Investigation concludes tall buildings are not the answer to London’s housing needs

In an investigation into Covid-19, Tall buildings and density, the GLA Committee Planning and Regeneration Committee’s key finding is that the Committee does not believe that tall buildings are the answer to London’s housing needs and should not be encouraged outside of a few designated and carefully managed areas. Their investigation also formed the basis of their […]

V4D’s September Newsletter

You can read the Voice4Deptford September Newsletter here. Read about: Sayes Court Garden – the land grab! Think Again! Convoys Wharf and The Climate Emergency Site Management, Traffic Flow and Plot 08  Consultation and Comments on Plot 08

V4D’s July/August Newsletter is here

It’s been a busy summer. You can read about the latest developments in V4D’s July/August Newsletter. See what’s happening and how you can get involved. This issue contains: The New Plan – latest Deptford Neighbourhood Action – how you can help Planning and Convoys Wharf Public Consultation on Plot 18  Convoys Wharf Landscaping Convoys Wharf Plot […]

DNA need your support for the Deptford Neighbourhood Plan

DNA have revised the Neighbourhood Plan for DEPTFORD see the link here to view the updated Plan:https://deptfordaction.org.uk/2021/07/31/draft-reg-16-dna-neighbourhood-plan/ Deptford Neighbourhood Action (DNA) are now very close to completing the Neighbourhood Planning Process. However, DNA are still waiting on Lewisham Council to re-designate DNA as the Neighbourhood Forum for Deptford. They need to re-apply because they have taken […]

Consultation on Plot 18 at Convoys Wharf

The developers are working on plans for Plot 18 with 335 private flats and commercial space. Plans include landscaping and public space connecting to the Sayes Court Garden project and the Olympia building. Again there are proposals for a podium garden. Forty Shillings have an exhibition of the plans at Convoys Wharf on Sunday, 25th […]

Plot 15 landscape consultation

Today is the deadline for getting comments and objections to Lewisham Planning Department regarding approval of Reserved Matters (landscaping) for Plot P15 (Phase 1). There’s just time to send comments to: David Robinson, London Borough of Lewisham, 4th Floor, Laurence House, London, SE6 4RU. Email: david.Robinson@lewisham.gov.uk. Quote reference DC/21/121852   V4D commented on: Children and Young […]

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Voice4Deptford Newsletter June 2021

Our June newsletter contains: news about a Charter for Convoys Wharf Plot 15 landscape – feedback! LB Lewisham rejects Plot 08 Daylight / Sunlight Assessment Read it here.

CPG Daylight and Sunlight Assessment turned down by LB Lewisham

LB Lewisham refused to grant approval for the Convoys Wharf Plot 08, Daylight & Sunlight Assessment submitted in April this year. There was no information to demonstrate that the development would not result in a reduction in daylight to adjoining residential properties outside the site greater than 20%. See the decision here. Read more here.

Plot 15 landscaping RMA – have your say

Convoys Property Group have made a Reserved Matters Application to Lewisham Council for the landscaping around Plot 15. You can read the full application here. The deadline for comments and objections has been put back to to 2nd July 2021. So you still have time to give your views to the planners. Send your comments […]