36 Scawen Road 
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Scawen Road
We're letting you know about a new development proposal and how YOU can help ensure that CIL funds are spent locally upgrading and restoring Deptford Park Playground.
Many of you will be aware of 36 Scawen Road. An odd property sitting in the corner of the the road. However, behind the facade is a small plot of land. Historically the house has been in the same family for many years but recently it was sold. The property is locally listed.

The new owner has submitted a planning application that proposes alterations, restoration and conversion of the existing house to provide 2 houses with alterations to the roof to form a crown roof with side and rear dormers, together with the construction of 5, three and four storey houses, a children play area, allotments and a wildlife corridor around the site.

The owner intends to move his own family into one of the properties and the others will provide accommodation for chefs and staff of his small pub chain. Furthermore, the builds will be eco-builds with a range of innovative environmentally friendly initiatives. He intends to keep the site open for local to access and wants to work with local schools, and community groups to run planting sessions in the allotments and a great deal more. There is even a proposal to plant 40 new trees locally.

The whole application can be viewed HERE
The proposed layout of the site with the additional homes and public areas.
We know there have been some objections encompassing concerns about access during the build itself and for emergency vehicles.

There is a local meeting being held virtually on TUESDAY 20th APRIL from 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Meeting ID: 925 5312 6245
Passcode: 364 370

If you need more information on the meeting email: quoting DC/20/119473
Every development comes with a levy that is to mitigate the impact of that development on the surrounding area.

CIL funds get paid into a central pot for the council to distribute as they choose anywhere in the borough. There is an opportunity to ask for the funds from this development - and we don't know how much this will be yet - to be invested in improving, restoring and renovating Deptford Park playground.

As many parents know the playground has taken a pounding in the last year from lock-down children. It is broken, worn and unsafe. It is also so well used that local kids are uninspired by the equipment. Play is an essential part of learning. Having a physically and mentally challenging local playground given children a great start.

Please email Lewisham Planning to ask for CIL funds to be committed to Deptford Park Playground.
On 22nd March at 4.30 PM in Pepys Park a 15 year old girl was a victim of a serious sexual assault. The full MET witness appeal is HERE. If you were in the park or know of anything or recognise the descriptions please please please contact the police via the links in the appeal notice.
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