Friday, March 23, 2012

Convoys Wharf Consultation

In Deptford tomorrow (Saturday 24th March) there's a consultation event on the future of the key Convoys Wharf riverside site. Cynical as I am about developer-initiated events, the fact that it is happening at all does demonstrate that the current 'Masterplan' is in question. Many people locally argue that it proposes a bland, identikit luxury tower block development that ignores the history and location of the site. Alternative proposals will be being put forward tomorrow by Deptford Is and others. There will also be an opportunity to look around the site and the archaelogical dig currently in progress there.

Timetable tomorrow:
11.00 Exhibition opens

11.15 – 12.15 Site and archaeological tour opportunity 1

12.15 –14.15:  Welcome from Hutchison Whampoa, followed by speeches and presentations, including Joan Ruddock MP, Sir Terry Farrell and colleagues, and local community groups.

The presentations will be followed by question and answer opportunities and refreshments will be provided during the two-hour period.

PLEASE NOTE: If you want to take a full part in these sessions, please arrive promptly at noon. Register for one of the site tours on arrival.

14.15-15.15: Site and archaeological tour opportunity 2

16.00 Exhibition closes

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