DeptfordFolk Aitch Consultation

Aitch construction have acquired the land/buildings on the north-west side of Folkestone Gardens. They plan to develop: “commercial workshop and creative industry floorspace and a range of quality new homes”. This development will directly overlook Folkestone Gardens.
Public consultation event:
Tuesday 17th October
3pm to 8pm
Vive Living, Childers Street.
See invitation HERE!



Sun Wharf Development Public Exhibition 24-25th May


Location: Creekside Discovery Centre
Date: Wed 24
th & Thu 25th May, 4-8pm


There is a public exhibition of proposals for the redevelopment of Sun Wharf in Deptford. Since the initial public consultation in 2016 the proposals for Sun Wharf in Deptford have continued to be developed. The evolving plans include a mixture of commercial space intended for affordable artist studios, new homes, a new public square, and opening up a new pedestrian route to Deptford Creek.

The exhibition will be an opportunity to view the details of the plans and leave your feedback. Members of the project team will be in attendance to answer any questions.

DNA 1st Draft of Neighbourhood Plan

DNA’s 1st draft of a Neighbourhood Plan for Deptford NP-Roadmap-Pages-web

is being put together from the policies and projects produced by the working groups:

HOUSING – Andy Belfield (Architect – Public Works)

GREEN & OPEN SPACES (Green Infrastructure) – Roo Angell & Vanessa Celosse

LOCAL ECONOMY – Malcolm Cadman & Andrea Carey Fuller

HERITAGE – Richard Katona

HEALTH & WELL-BEING (includes Transport & Air Pollution) – Andrea Hughes

DNA Health & Well Being & Transport Policies final draft 2017_04_10

Draft Policy Green and Open Spaces V5

Draft Housing policies for DNA_Revision 5 – 04_04_2016

DNA Draft Heritage Policy v3.2

EconomicpolicyNPApril2017 – Ver 2





Old Tidemill meeting with councillor

The meeting covered strategic aspects of our approach to the council and developer. We were pleased to have the company of some of the local residents. Those in the next meeting with the council will ask for more time to present the case. We hope for a rejection of the developer’s proposal.

Voice4Deptford Meeting 7th February 2017

A reminder of the 5th Voice4Deptford Public Meeting, on Tuesday 7th February 2017 – 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
Venue: Armada Centre, Deptford.
Representatives of the Paxton School, have accepted an invitation to attend.
They a bidding for the Primary School, on Convoys Wharf, as Free/Academy.
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Lewisham Council Planning Forum 23rd March 2017

Lewisham Council’s Planning Service invites you to participate in the first Community Planning forum.  It is intended that this will introduce a new working relationship between Lewisham Council and our registered local community groups.  These meetings will provide opportunities to meet with representatives of the Planning Department, provide updates, discuss key issues of interest and be a forum to provide feedback and answer questions and queries.

When:             23rd March 2017 19:30-21:30

Where:            Lewisham Council

Due to the large number of community groups we have within the London Borough of Lewisham, please can you nominate one person from your community group to attend. Please email your name, your community group and an up to date email address of the group to


Once we have received an attendance list, we will contact you again with further information.  If you are no longer affiliated with the community group, please let us know.


Matthew Couch

Customer Liaison Officer, Planning Services – Resources & Regeneration

London Borough of Lewisham

[T] 0208 314 9252

[E] or

Out of the office until Wednesday 15th February 2017 and will respond your enquiry upon my return.

Greenwich bitspace

Today I am working in the bitspace. I have met some interesting people and we have access to an A3 scanner. This maybe useful if we need to scan in maps for planning purposes.

The  bitspace is on Greenwich high street



Local Community Groups urge Sadiq to support social/truly affordable housing for local people in Convoys Wharf

Peyps Community Forum, Goldsmiths College, Evelyn Parents Forum, Crossfields Residents Association, Second Wave Youth Arts, Deptford Folk, The Quay Point, Local Residents and DNA have all signed a letter to Sadiq Khan asking him to use his mandate to redress the balance between developers and ordinary Londoners.

Asking the Mayor to re-envisage Convoys Wharf in line with his Housing Plan for London for London would mean that 50% of the homes were truly affordable housing rather than the 15% agreed by Boris!    Stressing the importance of giving “first dibs” to local tenants and first time buyers, Malcolm Cadman, Chair of Pepys Community Forum pointed out that the current plans are “targeted at overseas investors and are likely to end up [as] empty.”  A vast majority of overseas investors leave properties empty, appliances disconnected and sit back and wait for property values to increase to realise  a large profit on their investment.


The London Borough of Islington is the first council in Britain to impose rules to stop flats being left empty. The new planning guidance approved by Islington means that anyone who buys a new-build unit in a development of 20 or more dwellings must be able to prove that the apartment is lived in for at least 14 days in any three-month period. If they can’t, they could face an injunction.  DNA would advocate that this is what Lewisham should do too to put off overseas investors (or any investor) leaving good homes empty when we have so many people (and especially families) on the local housing register urgently needing homes.