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V4D News July 2022

Read the latest developments in the Voice 4 Deptford Campaign. News items include: 7pm 21 Sept’ V4D Open Meeting – Save the Date! V4D’s latest activity Hutchison Property Group Exhibition In fond memory of Richard Katona Play and Landscaping initiatives

V4D June 2022 News

See the latest update: Deptford docks: “There will be no references left of what’s there.” Sending the plan to Li Ka-shing Trinity House and the East India Company in Deptford Meeting with new contacts and wider community Greening Evelyn Convoys Wharf development news: McGee completes Piling Work Support the Grenfell United Campaign

Deptford docks: “There will be no references left of what’s there” 

Emma Warren has written an article about the Voice 4 Deptford campaign in The Developer. She writes: The Deptford Royal Dockyard has seen off Francis Drake, Captain Cook and Admiral Lord Nelson, but will its history survive the Convoys Wharf redevelopment? The gates to Deptford Docks are wide open. Malcolm Cadman and Marion Briggs from […]

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The significant value and benefit of nature-based solutions across urban developments. 

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a new framework to support industry recognise and capture the significant value and benefit of nature-based solutions across urban developments. In February 2022 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s reinforced the urgent need for climate adaptation, highlighting “any further delay in concerted global action will miss […]

£130bn worth of homes left empty in London 

“It has emerged that the value of vacant homes in London equates to over £130bn. London has a total of 87,731 vacant homes, making it the top city in the UK for the prevalence of empty houses. With house prices averaging £1.49m in the capital, the cost of vacant homes is approximately £130.8bn. A recent study by CIA Landlord […]

More bad news for developers 

Gove intervention on ITV studios leaves many wondering which scheme is next in firing line By Dave Rogers, 16 May 2022, Building Communities secretary flexes political muscle on 72 Upper Ground, with worries that more developments will be stalled by minister’s decisions. Last week, communities secretary Michael Gove dropped a bit of a bombshell when […]

McGee completes Piling Work

In their latest newsletter, McGee reports that piling works have now been completed and a small team on site are performing pile cropping. McGee has been appointed by Hutchison Property Group as the Principal Contractor for the site enabling works and Piling works for Plot 08 at Convoys Wharf. This means there will be less […]

V4D May 2022 News

Read the latest news from V4D: Communities fight back developers with ‘greener’ plans for UK housing The Decline of Public Green Space Trouble in the Housing Market View from Grove Street Entrance British Land sells half of Canada Water Masterplan to Australian Pension Fund ‘The Battle for Deptford’ World Premiere

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All is not well in the property market 

A Chinese developer behind the flagship Nine Elms regeneration has sold its 50pc stake in one of the biggest projects in the area for a massive loss following disappointing demand from residents according to the Daily Telegraph. Read about it here. V4D’s plan for Convoys Wharf is a more viable solution for the site. It […]

Malcolm Ball obituary 

Malcolm Ball along with Janet Currier, Jessica Leech and others helped with the Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) major bid for Government funding. This founded Pepys Community Forum (PCF) in 1999/2000 through to 2006 (7 years). Voice4Deptford is a project of PCF. We owe our existence to Malcolm Ball. He is a sad loss to the […]