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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 […]

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 […]