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Petition against the Streatham ice rink move launched

Petition against the Streatham ice rink move launched

A group of concerned people have started a petition against the temporary move of the Streatham ice rink to the Brixton Pope’s Road car park site. The petition is here, and at the time of writing had already attracted well over 200 signatures.It looks like it’s been up and running for nine days, but we [...]

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Bankside consultation kept open for another six weeks

Bankside consultation kept open for another six weeks

Southwark has decided to extend the consultation period for its development plans in Bankside, Borough and London Bridge for another six weeks, from September 17: Between January and March this year the council asked people for their thoughts on the Bankside, Borough and London Bridge Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which aims to make sure that [...]

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Gordonbrock school rebuild plan approved

Lewisham’s planning committee has approved the rebuilding of Gordonbrock School, according to the Ladywell Village Improvement Group: Lewisham’s planning committee has given the go-ahead for the rebuilding of Gordonbrock School and the redevelopment of Prendergast School’s Adelaide Ave site. Work on rebuilding the 109-year-old Gordonbrock primary will now start early next year with the school [...]

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Streatham Megabowl development delayed by economy

Streatham Megabowl development delayed by economy

The development of the Megabowl building on Streatham Hill is going to have to wait, says the developer – because the banks just aren’t lending. ‘Economic conditions’ blamed for Streatham Hill Megabowl delay (From Your Local Guardian): Redefine International, the developer behind the major residential and retail development on the Caesars and Megabowl site, said [...]

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New Surrey Canal station refused central government funding

New Surrey Canal station refused central government funding

Remember all those wonderfully high-minded plans for the area around the New Den – dubbed optimistically Surrey Canal: London’s Sporting Village by developers? Well, they’re looking distinctly shaky today, as there won’t be any money coming from central government for the cornerstone of the scheme: a new station at Surrey Canal Road. Regeneration and Renewal [...]

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Plans for improving Peckham and Nunhead streets

Peckham Rye Labour councillor Gavin Edwards points us at the documents for the upcoming local transport meeting taking place on Thursday 2nd September. Of particular interest is the report, by Living Streets, into Peckham and Nunhead’s streets, which focusses on how they can be improved, particularly for pedestrians. Anyone who goes into Peckham regularly knows [...]

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Deptford Green gets green light

Lambeth got kicked to bits by Michael Gove’s cuts to the Building Schools for the Future, but Lewisham has some good news – the PFI for Deptford Green School, worth £28.6 million, closed yesterday. Costain will build the school, which is the first PFI BSF project to get the green light under Gove, and is [...]

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Atkins to redesign Lower Marsh

Lambeth Council has picked Atkins to redesign Lower Marsh in Waterloo, after a design contest. London SE1 has the skinny: Now Lambeth is on the verge of confirming Atkins as the winning bidder of the £250,000 design contract to see the project through to completion. The council’s decision was published last week and is currently [...]

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Strata-bashing now getting a bit silly

Strata-bashing now getting a bit silly

Yes, it looks like a Philishave, and yes it’s getting a kicking from being nominated a Carbuncle – but the Standard’s article on the Strata being a bit warm is frankly a bit silly. Residents hit boiling point at the eco tower where turbines don’t turn | News: Resident Nathan Wheelhouse said: “When I left [...]

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Southwark says “focus will be on Nunhead and Peckham”

Cuts? What cuts? Southwark wants to do some redevelopment in Nunhead and Peckham. Councillor Fiona Colley says, “We won’t forget about SE15.” – Southwark Council: The council can confirm that consultation on the Peckham and Nunhead Area Action Plan is to begin in January and planning applications have been submitted for refurbishment in Nunhead this [...]

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