Community consultation planned for Brockley Cross future

As Brockley Central revealed last month, Lewisham Council is pushing ahead with its plans to redevelop Brockley Cross. Cllr Darren Johnson has now been able to confirm that Lewisham Council will meet with local community groups and traders in January to listen to their priorities for the area.

We've argued plenty of times before Brockley Cross is the Gordian Knot that needs untying to unlock the regenerative potential of the East London Line, to improve the quality of life for people living nearby and to improve safety for road users and pedestrians alike. So we're delighted that the Council has agreed to the meeting, which will be chaired by the Deputy Mayor, Heidi Alexander (who has been exposed to the full horror of the area in the past).

We hope that it will prove to be a real working meeting and that the suggestions and solutions offered will be properly considered by Lewisham. The Council will only have one chance to get it right, so they may as well be ambitious and try to do it properly.

Brockley Central will be at the meeting, so if you have any constructive comments or suggestions that you'd like us to make, please post them here.