Venue: Leander Community Centre, Ship Street SE8 4DH
Contact: Maya Onyett 0208 314 8208
Welcome from the Chair
Chair Cllr Kennedy welcomed everyone to the meeting and gave apologies
for Cllr Obajimi Adefiranye.
Lewisham Plan Consultation update - Brian Regan
Brian gave the ‘Lewisham Local Plan -Consultation on Main Issues’
In accordance with the Town and Country Planning Regulation 18, the Planning Policy Team has prepared a document called the 'Lewisham Local Plan – Consultation on Main Issues -2015.’ This document represents the first statutory stage as well as the “scoping” stage in the plan making process. This document has identified the issues that the new Lewisham Local Plan is likely to include. However, Regulation 18 enables key stakeholders and the public to contribute their views on what should be included.
Lewisham adopted its Core Strategy in 2011 and now needs to prepare a new Local Plan because the Government and the London Mayor have revised their own planning policies.
The Lewisham Local Plan will be the key planning document for the borough. It will set out the planning strategy for growth, that is, how we will deliver the new homes needed over the next 15 years. It will contain the planning policies that will be used to assess planning applications in the future.
Consultation is open from 9th October to 20th November
You can respond:
· On-line: via consultation portal
· E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Post: Planning Policy, London Borough of Lewisham, 3rd Floor,
Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, SE6 4RU
· Local Plan Questionnaire: available on-line or downloadable from
Copies of all the documents can be viewed on:
· Council's website
· At all borough libraries
· At Planning Information Office, Ground Floor, Laurence House,
Catford, SE6 4RU
Controlled parking Zone Update
Simon Moss gave the CPZ Consultations -Brockley Local Assembly
Nov 2015 Presentation.
During August and September 2012, the Council conducted a borough-wide consultation exercise to seek the views of the public on all aspects of parking in Lewisham. This included a public survey questionnaire, stakeholder workshops, and representations from community groups and individual members of the public.
The parking policy review identified a number of issues relating to:
· Consulting on new and existing parking zones;
· Charging structure and permit charges;
· Transparency of parking policies, programmes and finances
Following on from the parking policy review, the council has established a prioritised programme for the consultation, implementation and reviews of CPZs.
The area of Brockley being consulted is the network of streets bounded between Avignon Road and Wickham Road and between Brockhill Crescent and Vesta Road:
The consultation starts the first week of November 2015:
· Cover Letter to all addresses
· Map of the consultation area available
· The consultation questionnaire available on line or hard copy
· Key facts about CPZs, including permits and charges highlighted
· Next steps in the process
Residents can get involved by:
· Responding online: http://lewisham-consult.objective.co.uk/portal
· Responding by Freepost
· Arranging a drop-in session to discuss in person.
Closing date is Friday 4 December 2015.
· Formal decision and publication of results will be available in early 2016
Residents asked for the following information to be available:
The Lewisham Parking policy and a link to the CPZ information on the Lewisham website
Follow this link to complete the CPZ consultation survey for Brockley, This ends on the 11th December 2015:
Follow this link to complete the consultation on the Lewisham Local Plan:
Lewisham Gateway Development Update
Brockley residents have expressed concern around the developments at Lewisham Station, the Lewisham Gateway project. The latest information is as follows,
The structure of our first building (next to the entrance of the DLR) is now complete and work on windows and façade is nearly complete. Removal of scaffolding will start in November 2015.
Construction of the second building has reached level 20, with the structure due for completion towards the end of January 2016. Work on windows and façade has started on the lower levels.
Replacement of the zebra crossing with a signalised pedestrian crossing on Lewisham Road
The zebra crossing on Lewisham Road next to the Texaco Garage has been suspended. There is currently a temporary signalised crossing 20 meters to the north with signs directing pedestrians to the temporary crossing. This closure will remain in place until mid December, when a permanent signalised pedestrian crossing will replace the zebra crossing permanently
Transport and access
Access from the DLR and station to the town centre is currently diverted via Station Road/Molesworth St until works are completed by spring 2016.
In the meantime bus users for stops outside the DLR station have been directed to Lewisham Police Station.
Summary of 2015/16 successful assembly funded projects
See ‘Brockley 1516 projects list for Assembly’ spreadsheet for summary on the following:
· Regular Bike Doctor sessions at Hilly Fields park
· Christmas Day Community Lunch
· Local community street tree planting initiative
· Brockley Max Opening Night
· Frameless Arts CIC
· Creative Project for young people 18 plus
· Breakspears Mews Community Garden
· Keep Healthy & Fit at Leander
· Heston Nature Garden Group
· A year of wild play days
· Brockley Christmas market is on Saturday 12th December
· It was agreed that a Logo for the Brockley assembly would be good to have on literature and publicity. Maya to look into this.
· Claire from the Brockley Society showed the mass photo taken on Hilly Fields. If you would like to purchase online go to: http://www.brockleysociety.org.uk/shop/
- Join the Brockley Assembly Coordinating Group
- Feedback forms
The Brockley assembly newsletter was not delivered to some households in the Brockley ward. Maya to look into this.
Cycling / cycling provision to be added to the next Brockley assembly agenda.
Cllr Kennedy highlighted the importance of completing the feedback forms and invited members to join the coordinating group which plans the assembly and discusses local issues and updates . If you would like to join contact email@example.com for further information.
Cllr Kennedy thanked everyone for attending the assembly with an added thank you to Joan for providing the homemade soup and bread.
The next assembly will be on:
Tuesday 9th February 2016, 7pm at the Leander Community Centre