Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Convoys Wharf Latest Plans

The plans for the redevelopment of the Convoys Wharf site on the riverfront at Deptford have been the focus of a lot of discussion and community organising in the last year. Key issues include how much social housing will be included in the development, the impact on schools, health sevices and traffic, and whether the development will truly reflect the historic nature of the site as the  location of the Royal Dockyard.

In a couple of weeks developer Hutchison Whampoa will be putting on a public exhibition to display their latest masterplan proposals for Convoys Wharf. The exhibition will take place over a two day period:

Thursday 28th February (3pm-9pm) at Charlotte Turner School, Benbow Street, Deptford, SE8 3HD


Saturday 2nd March (10am-3pm) at The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if the social housing allocation is a key issue here - both the developers, and the planning department of Lewisham Council, have a long history of either ignoring recommended percentage levels or reducing them severely - so that profit margins for the developer remains intact.

Transpontine said...

well I guess I think social housing should be a key issue here. I fully support the campaign to get some kind of proper historical dimension to the development, but on its own that's not enough. The developer could just put some heritage window dressing on a luxury housing/retail scheme.

Anonymous said...

you're right - it should be a key issue - sorry, I should have said 'not a key issue for the developers or the council'

we all know that whatever happens on that site the historical significance and the needs of Lewisham people will be put last