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[[Image:Site 63P.jpg|right|thumb|150px|Plan of the area known as Site 63P/71P (in grey).]]
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==Transforming Central Rye Lane==
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[[Image:Bussey Building courtyard.jpg|right|200px]]
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The land and buildings between Rye Lane and Copeland Road are a thriving mixed area of artists' studios, art galleries, a variety of small businesses, retail and creative industry, housing, faith and other community uses. The area has the feel of an emerging Cultural Quarter. A major part of the land (including the Bussey building) is owned and operated by Copeland Industrial Park (CIP), and so the area and its immediate surrounds is becoming known as the Copeland Cultural Quarter (CCQ).  
  
The proposed [[Cross-River Tram]], scheduled for operation from 2016 at the earliest, is a main feature of the Council's plans for Peckham town centre. This is promised to improve public transport to and from Peckham, help to create employment prospects for Peckham people both locally and elsewhere in London, and help to stimulate trade and businesses in Peckham. The Council also wants the tram depot located on a major strategic site ([[Site 63P/71P]]) in the heart of the town centre, on the [[Tram depot proposals|seven acre site]] stretching from Rye Lane to Consort Road and Brayard's Road, see right for map. The Council has claimed that this also would regenerate the town centre by creating jobs, but the UDP Planning Inspector said that this was based on 'misinformation' that the site was derelict, and he said that the tram depot would remove many more jobs than it created (click [[Effects of tram depot#Inspector's Report|here]] for Inspector's report).
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The draft Masterplan below shows the location and extent of the Copeland Cultural Quarter and indicates the kind of mixed organic development there could be on this site:
  
Peckham Vision and others have pointed out that the plan is already causing blight and degeneration which could continue for the 10 years or more before it was completed. In addition the tram depot, which would be a high security site for 24 hours a day would if built:
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* the gradual rehabilitation of the historic buildings integrated with new buildings,  
*close off and sterilise a very large area of the town centre, and could hardly help in its regeneration;
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* creating linked squares and courtyards,  
*lose the opportunity that this huge site presents for providing a wide variety of spaces for the continuing developments in creative industries, small businesses, and community uses, which are now occurring in central Peckham. [[Role of Site 63P|Read more...]]
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* the Copeland Cultural Quarter providing a comfortable transition between the town centre in the west and housing to the east. [[Transforming Central Rye Lane|More...]]

Revision as of 00:35, 8 June 2009

Transforming Central Rye Lane

Bussey Building courtyard.jpg

The land and buildings between Rye Lane and Copeland Road are a thriving mixed area of artists' studios, art galleries, a variety of small businesses, retail and creative industry, housing, faith and other community uses. The area has the feel of an emerging Cultural Quarter. A major part of the land (including the Bussey building) is owned and operated by Copeland Industrial Park (CIP), and so the area and its immediate surrounds is becoming known as the Copeland Cultural Quarter (CCQ).

The draft Masterplan below shows the location and extent of the Copeland Cultural Quarter and indicates the kind of mixed organic development there could be on this site:

  • the gradual rehabilitation of the historic buildings integrated with new buildings,
  • creating linked squares and courtyards,
  • the Copeland Cultural Quarter providing a comfortable transition between the town centre in the west and housing to the east. More...