The New Southwark Plan (NSP) is out for consultation, until midday on Monday 26th February.
This is the final version from the Council and they aim to submit it to the Government in April for the Examination in Public (EiP) sometime between June and possibly November 2018.
As well as being the final version... it is also the last chance to have your say on a document that will affect planning policy in the borough for years to come!
Only people or organisations who send in written comments saying the NSP is not legal or sound for specific reasons, and in the right format by 26th February, will be able to speak at the Public Hearings if the Inspector invites them.
This is an Elephant Amenity Network meeting, with support from Southwark Planning Network, Southwark Law Centre and Community Southwark as part of a wider series of workshops designed to support local residents and community organisations through the process.
We suggest that you read carefully the pages for your neighbourhood(s) which contain the Area Vision and all your area's development sites.
- You will find these in pages 94-335 in the NSP
- You can find a pdf for your neighbourhood to download and print here:
Identify what you think should be changed, and why, in the Area Vision and/or any sites that you know, and write some text for that, and keep a careful note of the page number and NSP section number references. It would be helpful if you could bring a typed draft of this text, even if rough, with you to the workshop.
Some of the Key areas that you might want to comment on:
Housing - protecting existing homes, provision of affordable and social housing, rented housing, family homes, and student housing
Local economy - loss of industrial land, supporting high streets, creative industries, enterprises and small businesses including retail. Southwark Planning Network is preparing evidence re the loss of industrial land across the borough so please note carefully which sites in your neighbourhood are losing industrial land and how much.
Environment - extent of tall buildings, protection of heritage, open & green spaces, provisions for flooding, air quality, avoiding fuel poverty
Health & wellbeing - including examining the new policies for 'social regeneration
People & groups - impact on and provision for existing residents, families & children, young people, older people, disabled people, mental health, equalities, gypsies & travellers.
If you have any questions please contact Ian Redding at firstname.lastname@example.org