11,000 new council homes - South Dock Marina Consultation no.2

Closed 9 Nov 2015

Opened 14 Oct 2015

Feedback expected 7 Dec 2015

Overview

Please note: This follows on from the consultation that ran from 9 September 2015 to 2 October 2015.

The council is seeking your views on a proposed development at South Dock Marina.  We are proposing a residential development with enhanced boat yard facilities, retail and parking.  It is estimated that the number of residential units would be around 213 and be of mixed tenure so to include homes for private sale, social rent and intermediate housing.

To ensure our proposals meet the needs of the area, we are seeking your views on a number of issues such as what you would like to see from the development and what you think of our designs and regeneration plans so far.

Why we are consulting

The council has made an historic commitment to providing 11,000 new council homes by 20143; with 2,500 delivered by 2022.  Central to the delivery of the new homes is the pledge that residents will have a real say in how the new homes are delivered. For council estate residents (where the majority of the new council homes are being delivered), the council reaffirmed this pledge in November 2015 by adopting a Charter of Principles that lays out how the council will engage with residents affected by the development of the new homes. (The Charter can be found here.)

We want to apply that commitment to meaningful engagement to how we consult you on South Dock Marina by:

  • Giving you the right level of information you need to make up your mind about the benefits and disadvantages of our proposal
  • Giving you more than one way to keep informed and have your say (e.g. this survey is not the only way for you to get involved and give us your views, you can also attend one of the events listed on the right hand side and give us your views in person)
  • Taking your comments/feedback seriously – we will report back on what we’ve heard and what we are changing as a result of it.

 

What We Have Done So Far

May 2015 – We appointed Adam Khan Architects to develop a proposal for the site. They have done a capacity study and once we confirm a preferred proposal, they will prepare more detail designs.

July 2015 – We consulted on our initial proposal. The meeting was attended by over 30 residents but we realise that many people did not receive the notices and we have, hopefully, fixed the errors in our mailing list. We have also extended the consultation area to 500 metres. You can view the mailing list in the related documents section listed below.

September 2015 – We launched our proposal website. We will aim to keep it updated, so that you are able to keep up with progress of the proposals. We also ran an online consultation from 9 September to 2 October on the initial proposal.

October 2015 – We held a second public consultation event on the revised proposal, which took into account the views from the first consultation, on the 7 and 8 of October. These are the proposals we are now consulting you about. This second online consultation will run until 8 November 2015.

 

What happens next

  • November 2015 to January 2016 – We will hold monthly steering group sessions on 3 areas of focus (the boat yard, public realm and retail offer, and architecture). If you would like to get involved, please contact us at housingregen@southwark.gov.uk
  • February 2016 – We will hold another consultation to give you a final chance to comment the final proposals before submitting our planning application
  • March 2016 – We will make our planning submission
  • Summer/Autumn 2016 – We hope to start construction

Areas

  • Surrey Docks

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Faith groups and organisations
  • Community and voluntary groups
  • Local groups and organisations

Interests

  • All Interests
  • Community Safety
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Planning and Regeneration