South Docks Marina

Tower block housing scheme - Not delivering the 35% minimum for social and council housing. Rotherhithe residents views on development ignored. Labour are abandoning residents to keep developers happy...Again. Sign the petition lobbying Southwark Council to meet their 35%

Southwark Council have proposed to build a new tower block which is too tall, does not deliver the minimum 35% social and council housing - rather majority private flats likely for foreign investment

Key facts

  • 'St George's Wharf' plans drawn up for tower block in 2015. Site identified 2009.
  • Consultation not well advertised
  • Community anger at the height of proposed development.
  • Originally 22 storeys. Now 26. Gross over-development
  • 51% AH dropped to 36%. From 69 council homes to 39.
  • Strategic viewing corridor from (Greenwich Park to St. Paul’s Cathedral) 30metres from site
  • Plans adjusted to allegedly minimise loss of view
  • Alternative 'community-led' plan proposed in April 2017

 

Key Links

April 2017: Architect says his vision for South Dock would be best boatyard on east coast
https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/architect-says-vision-south-dock-best-boatyard-east-coast-bring-council-500k-year/

Sept 2016: South Dock Marina tower to be six storeys taller as Southwark Council reveal scaled back plans for housing scheme
https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/south-dock-marina-tower-six-storeys-taller-southwark-council-reveal-scaled-back-plans-housing-scheme/

July 2016: Southwark Council will ‘revise’ tower block plans for South Dock Marina
https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/southwark-council-will-revise-tower-block-plans-south-dock-marina/

For more information view the Rotherhithe Ward Issues Page

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