Surrey Canal regeneration application submitted

Developers "Renewal New Bermondsey Two" have submitted to Lewisham Council their application for their Surrey Canal masterplan.

The project suffered a setback last year when it was confirmed that the East London Line extension to Clapham Junction would not include a station at Surrey Canal. Nonetheless, the developers pledged to plough on - and here we are.

It's 10 hectares, 250,000 square metres of floorspace, a new sports centre, a hotel and lots of other goodies.

While the development site is a colossal waste of central London, we're just not convinced by the master plan or the visuals. That's not based on a careful consideration of the application and we'd love to be proved wrong, but neither the 'sports village' concept nor the accompanying visuals seem... plausible.