Convoys Wharf developers submit revised planning application

The owners of Convoys Wharf in Deptford have submitted the latest revisions to their planning application for a huge masterplan that will create thousands of new homes, hundreds of new jobs, a primary school and a new district for South East London.

The development project has as a long and frustrating history and the land that it sits on has a glorious history that local groups have been campaigning to have recognised. The result of this process has been that past revisions have dropped the inclusion of a commercial boat yard and shrunk the office and leisure provision, but added a hotel and provision for working wharf and a jetty. Plans have been developed to make a feature of the architecturally important Olympia Warehouse, which will be retained and renovated as an events space.

Today's submission addresses issues such as the development parceling (since the development will take a decade and will occur in phases), the height and massing of the tall buildings (there will be three towers on the site), access, parking and transport provision.

We'll be wading through this and bringing you reaction in the coming days.

You can see the planning documents in their entirety here and a useful summary of the plans and background here.

7 comments:

lll said...

This is great news if hundreds of jobs and 1000s of homes can be created but with 20% net migration, we'll need a fair few more.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for tracking this Nick. With such a big project - and with large profits to be made - the Section 106 agreement should be similarly big.

A new primary school is good. How about funding as well a pedestrian & cyclist bridge connecting to the Isle of Dogs? It'd have a positive impact on the development, offering a good cycle route to Canary Wharf, as well as providing a very useful cross-river option. Or too near the Greenwich foot tunnel?

Anonymous said...

Ooooo I do like the suggestion of a new footbridge across the river. Central and West London have bridges very close together so I don't see the problem with being near to Greenwich tunnel. I guess the issue would be that any bridge would need to be very tall to accommodate any cruise liner heading up to Tower Bridge. Not insurmountable though for any planner with vision and it would be a very good selling point to the new residents (so the developers may like it as it could make them a bit more cash) - win/win

Anonymous said...

Too many words! it's making my eyes bleed.

Can someone tell me if this is good or bad? I'm thinking good.

I Broccoli Brockley said...

I like the artist's impression of the revamped Deptford Station (page 32 of the summary document). Just so long as this doesn't affect Tomi's Kitchen opposite it.

(NB if taking a friend to Tomi's Kitchen in Deptford, don't let them think you are actually going to Tom's Kitchen in Chelsea. It's a different kind of vibe.)

mb said...

The Deptford Station refurb is going ahead in anycase. It's happening as we speak, so that's a good thing. Perhaps the Convoy Wharf works could fund fitting out Surrey Canal Road? although I'm not sure it's close enough to make a difference to the developemnt.

Anonymous said...

Any chance of revisiting this. It is perhaps the most monumental event in the area. See www.deptfordis

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