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Consultations to date

Consultation on the first draft of the Old Kent Road AAP

The council published the first draft of the Old Kent Road Area Action Plan / opportunity area planning frame work in June 2016. The consultation period closed on 4 November 2016 and we're currently processing all the responses received. Thank you to everyone who submitted comments on the plan and took part in the consultation. We will carefully consider all representations to inform the next draft of the plan.

Consultation on the draft plan - 2016

Summary leaflet and questionnaire: We sent out over 15,000 copies of a summary leaflet and questionnaire (PDF, 956kb) to all residential and business addresses in the opportunity area.

Community Forum meetings: Two community forum meetings were hosted in July and September 2016 (sessions 10 and 11) to present the key themes of the plan and discuss the plan’s options for regeneration.

Heritage walk: In July, we led a walking tour around the Old Kent Road to explore the area’s history, its heritage assets that remain and have been lost, and how we can best ensure a heritage-led regeneration of the area respects and enhances the Old Kent Road’s unique and colourful history.

Cultural workshop: In July, we held a consultation event specifically for businesses and practitioners who work in the cultural sector. The workshop provided the opportunity to give feedback on how cultural provision should align with development and growth in the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area.

Young peoples workshop: In September, we invited young people between 11 and 24 (who live, go to school or visit the Old Kent Road and surrounding area) to take part in a workshop to discuss what they thought the future of the Old Kent Road should look like, and how it should accommodate the needs of young people better.

Dialogue online discussion tool: We set up a series of online discussion pages, using a dialogue online discussion platform, to help gather your views and generate ideas across a range of themes including homes, jobs, transport, parks and green spaces and local facilities and services.

Libraries: Copies of the draft Old Kent Road AAP and key supporting documents were made available to view in all the local libraries around the opportunity area, including Peckham, SE15, Camberwell, SE5, East Street (Walworth/Old Kent Road) SE1, the Blue (Bermondsey), Canada Water, SE16 as well as the council’s offices on Tooley St, SE1.

360 Aerial Photography: To aid discussion and show a new perspective on the Old Kent Road and surrounding neighbourhoods, we had drone aircraft take 360 degree aerial photos from Burgess Park and Bridgehouse Meadows (in the London Borough of Lewisham).

You can view these interactive photographs and explore the area from above using the links below:

Page last updated: 28 October 2022

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