Old Kent Road Development

Old Kent Road Regeneration - The Council must must put existing residents and businesses at the heart of regeneration plans

Old Kent Road is in line for massive regeneration.  The Council has a poor track record of meeting its 35% housing targets for council and social housing.  It has also historically failed to take local residents and businesses at the heart of change plans.

We say

The Council should put existing residents and businesses at the heart of OKR regeneration

It must deliver a minimum of 35% affordable housing

Building heights and densities not set by developers on the grounds of ‘viability’

The Council must guarantee rights for existing residents and businesses to stay in the area

 

Key facts

  • OKR AAP consultation got 1000 responses
  • Small number of amended policies were added, currently being consulted on
  • OKR is an ‘opportunity area’
  • 20,000 new homes expected to be built
  • Council has set up OKR planning & regen team. Colin Wilson seconded from City Hall to the Council
  • Group 'Vital OKR' formed to represent interests of small businesses in the area
  • Council preparing ‘further preferred option’ draft of OKR AAP
  • 12-week consultation starts December 2017

 

Key articles

 

Aug 2017: Developers plan over 1,000 homes in Old Kent Road’s Ruby Triangle https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/developers-plan-1000-homes-old-kent-roads-ruby-triangle/

 

June 2016: Old Kent Road area action plans in spotlight after community meeting https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/old-kent-road-major-plans-spotlight/