Lewisham Council are consulting on the local plan
which will determine how the area develops until 2040. You can read about it here
. There is an easy Summary
and more detailed texts
We encourage you to send the email template to Lewisham planning to ensure reopening Canal Approach, part of DPLN is a priority for North Deptford. This is an easy dliverable whih even had TfL funding (see DPLN update below)
is proposed as an integral part of the Local Plan. Polluting waste incinerators are usually located in the most deprived neighbourhoods
so we are dissapointed the council want to entrench it in our communities and lungs into th future.It brings hundreds of trucs to our streets from across London. Furthermore, by 2035, incineration will be a more carbon-intensive process than even landfill
. Let's make shutting SELCHP down a priority.
Play does not feature as a priority in the local plan. Covid-19 has meant children in this high density area have had little access to high quality play. Existing playgrounds have taken a hammering over the last year. Lets's see a huge investment in playgrounds and safer streets for children.
Let's ask for a reduction in the kinds of industries that create noise pollution and bring thousands of trucks to our neighbourhood every week. Like the scrapyard at the north end of Folkestone Gardens (rejected by MP & cllrs in Lambeth
) which has 240 trucks/HGVs A DAY across Quietway 1 and local school routes. The crossing is perilous.
Finally, as outlined in the January email
, we need a new riverside park on Convoy's Wharf. Let's ask for that as a priority.
to respond to the local plan with a template (you can add more if you like) and ask for Canal Approach, Playgrounds, the closure of SELCHP and a new park.
We need some ambition for this area to make it healthier, greener and safer for all.