10 Planning updates you need to know about
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There are 10,000 new homes planned for the Evelyn Ward. This will have a major impact on existing parks and green spaces in the area. There is very little new green space planned in new developments. Protecting and enhancing what we already have is important for present and future residents.

Convoys Wharf is the BIGGEST development in the area (3,500 homes). It will have big impact on transport. However, it is vital to monitor what is happening elsewhere. Some of the smaller developments will have a greater impact on the existing streetscape. This newsletter is a round up of the status of development in the area. It includes responses you can make, exhibitions you can attend and updates. Please get in touch if you have any comments.

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  1. Evelyn Hall (Staunton Street)
  2. Safa House/The Stone Institute
  3. The Lord Palmerston
  4. Lendlease: Timberyard Reserved Matters
  5. Convoys Wharf
  6. Scott House
  7. Trundleys Road (Opposite Festa)
  8. Anthology: Deptford Foundry
  9. Trundleys Road (Opposite Folkestone Gardens Pond)
  10. The Arches

1. Evelyn Hall - Object DC/18/110165

Object to Evelyn Hall
DeptfordFolk have requested that Lewisham Council develop a plan for the area around Staunton Street. This application is to replace the existing church. A previous plan was rejected by the council in 2017.

The redundant road at Staunton street could be combined with some council owned buildings. At present it is a miserable Healthy Streets failure and a fly-tipping hotspot.
Many local residents have complained of noise and parking enforcement issues as a result of the current church activity. There was no effort to engage residents prior to submission. This area needs a masterplan. 

Template email below. You can add/subtract. Sign your name and send. 
Object to Evelyn Hall

2. Safa House - DC /18/109174 Object 

Object to Safa House
Safa House has still not been given a committee date. Until it goes to committee responses can be made. DeptfordFolk have successfully campaigned to have this historic building considered for Local Listing. Please register your objection to the plans. More information HERE.
Object to Safa House

3. The Lord Palmerston

After a long process including a planning appeal, The Lord Palmerston on Childers Street as approved in late 2018. We were happy with this outcome which preserved the pub's existing floorspace and added homes around the site. So far so good. However, the developer asked to meet. They can not make the current scheme financially viable.  
This is the proposal that currently has full planning permission. The ground floor pub floorspace is retained. A mansard roof adds an additional storey and an addition at the back meets this height. In this image the outline of the building next door can be seen rising a few floors higher and a blank facade (no windows)
This is what the developer would like to resubmit. Everything remains the same (including the agreement to plant street trees). There are two floors added to provide 2 additional housing units. These additional floors are lower than the facade of the building next door (Vive Living).

DeptfordFolk have shared the ammended plans with our committee. We have also discussed them with some residents who overlook the property. At this point, as long as there are no changes to the rest of the building, we do not have an objection. If anyone has concerns, please get in touch.

4. Lendlease: Timberyard - Reserved Matters

The Lendlease Timberyard development continues to grow. The reserved matters applicaltion DC/19/110414 (for the plot next to Scott House) has been submitted. It is as expected. It links to the reserved matters approved for the previous section of the development. A continuation of the Linear Park, trees, seating and the water feature. More information HERE.

5. Convoys Wharf  Plot 15 (123 of 3,500 homes) Exhibition

Convoys Wharf (CW) have already submitted two "Reserved Matters" applications to Lewisham Council for Plot 8 & Plot 22. Read More HERE. You can still respond using the buttons below.
This week the developer is holding a public exhibition on their plans for Plot 15 - which is behind the garages on Dacca Street, in the heart of the Sayes Court Estate. The plot includes 123 "affordable" housing units. 28 Feb 4-8pm & 2 Mar 11am-2pm at CAC2000 on Grove Street. Invitation HERE. Respond to Plots 8 & 22 below.
CLICK HERE: to respond The Jetty Plot 22
CLICK HERE to respond to Plot 08

6. Scott House

29 storey 145 unit "car free" development with ground floor commercial space. On the corner of Grove Street and Oxstalls Road. This development has been in discussion for a while it seems without any resident or councillor (!!!) engagement. Residents attended the developer's exhibition on 31 Jan. It has already been seen and (we believe) approved by Lewisham Council's Design Review Panel. We will have to wait and see what the GLA says about this one.

7. Trundleys Road (Opposite Festa)

The developer has let us know that work will begin this spring on the buildings opposite Festa Sul Prato cafe in Folkestone Gardens. This was approved last year DC/17/101678. It includes the demolition of the existing buildings at 222-222a Trundley's Road, SE8 and construction of a 4 storey residential building with 7 homes.

8. Anthology: Deptford Foundry (Update)

One Anthology building (Arklow Road end) is occupied. More buildings occupied between now and the end of 2019. Eastern Square open to the public from April. Remaining public realm and through route  open by the end of this year. Second Floor Arts gave us an update on progress at our AGM.

9. Trundleys Road (Opposite FG Pond)

This development of up to 15 storey towers opposite Folkestone Gardens Pond was rejected by the GLA last summer. Until the developer can satisfy the GLA nothing will happen. The report recommends that "Lewisham Council should consider a secured financial contribution towards improvement to existing play facilities". in Folkestone Gardens. Good news given the historical use of Section106 funding generated in the Evelyn Ward.

10. The Arches

The opportunity to respond to The Planning Inspectorate on the appeal has now closed. The Mayor of Lewisham has assured DeptfordFolk that Lewisham Council will Strongly reject the proposal. We await The Planning Inspector's Decision.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. We will keep you informed!
Next Second Sunday Cycle Repair is on March 10th. Read more HERE.

Next Evelyn Assembly

In addition to holding four public meetings every year DeptfordFolk present our work at the local Evelyn Ward Assembly. Come along to Riverside Youth Club on Thursday March 14th at 7.30pm for the next Evelyn Ward Assembly.
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