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Do you live in a street, run a business or use a business near BLACKPOOL ROAD? Streets nearby are: Atwell Estate, Copeland Road, Bournemouth Road, Consort Rd, Brayards Road, Gordon Road, Pilkington Road, Sandlings Close, Godman Road, Heaton Road. [[Blackpool_Road#Introduction_to_Blackpool_Road_site|For more background introduction click here.]] If you would like to take part in thinking about the future of this redevelopment site, please contact us through: or visit: Peckham Vision Community Open Studio. '''[[Main_Page|For the next Open Studio date see here.]]''' If you have an interest in the future of Peckham and community engagement you will also be very welcome.
===Tuesday 27th April 2021 Blackpool Rd at the EiP===
The Examination in Public (EiP) is now under way - 23rd March to 30th April - via zoom links in the Covid-19 era. Part One ended on 11th March. Part Two which will focus on the hearings about development sites in different neighbourhoods will start on 19th or 20th April. The Peckham sites, including Blackpool Road, will be heard on 27th April 2021 (timetable to be confirmed). Further information [ about the EiP is here.]
===Saturday 14th March 2020 Community Open Studio===
The Open Studio is a successful venue for discussion on all things Peckham and especially planning, redevelopment, climate change and sustainability in all forms. Information and discussions is available about the forthcoming Public Hearings of the New Southwark Plan including Blackpool Road redevelopment site.
===4th March 2020 Local meeting===
This is an informal meeting in Peckham Palms for people who live or work close to Blackpool Road as an introduction to the planning news and to give their views about the neighbourhood. Also especially welcome anyone who uses Buildbase which is located on the site.
===Sunday 19th January 2020 Community Open Studio===
Peckham Vision Community Open Studio for discussions about all planning and other matters affecting Peckham, including Blackpool Road and forthcoming Public hearings.
===8th January 2020 Local meeting===
This is an informal meeting in the design studio on the corner of Consort Rd and Brayards Rd one of the businesses affected by the plans. It is for people who live or work close to Blackpool Road as an introduction to the planning news and to give their views about the neighbourhood.
===December 2019 Latest news===
The Public Hearings of the New Southwark Plan (NSP) in the EiP (Examination in Public) are expected to begin in May 2020. The detailed timetable and arrangements are expected to emerge in March 2020. Peckham Vision is working to connect with local residents and businesses in the Blackpool Road area to inform them of the hearings and to gather written statements that we hope can be presented to the EiP for people who did not make written representations in the consultation process in 2017 and 2018. [[Media:Blackpool_Road_site_allocation_-_original.pdf|The Council's proposals in the NSP for this site can be seen here.]] If you wish to take part in the current local discussions arranged by Peckham Vision please email
[[Old_Mill_Building|Latest information on the campaign to save the Old Mill Building.]]
===9th September 2018 Open for visit===
The Old Mill Building 72 Copeland Park, SE15, the home of Communities Outreach Ministries, a Pentecostal church will be open between 12pm – 1pm on Sunday 9th September for the [[Inter_faith#Inter-faith_walk_Sunday_9th_September_2018|start of the Southwark Inter Faith walk.]] There will be a talk about the Pentecostal church Communities Outreach Ministries and their work to restore the historic building, and then the walk will visit other faith places in Peckham and on to Bermondsey and Burgess Park. '''To book a place register on [ eventbrite here.]''' [[Media:CW_4Southwark_Interfaith_Walk_2018.pdf|Click here to print a copy of the poster with the map of the walk.]]
Please email if you have any queries. You could also drop in to the Peckham Vision shop in Holdrons Arcade, 135A Rye Lane on Saturday 24th February 2-5pm. We will be glad to help on this.
===Introduction to Blackpool Road site===
This is an industrial site with Blackpool Road running across it from east to west (site 4 in the map below). This site is the second half (the other half being Copeland Park, including the Bussey Building) of what 10 years ago was proposed for redevelopment as the tram depot. The site is still occupied as it was then in the north part by the bus garage, Council streetworks base, a large Victorian industrial building (now restored by and occupied by a church), and a small block of flats; and in the south half by Buildbase a large builders’ merchants. <br>
The council propose to turn both halves of this into a site for a mixed development of housing and small office type business. A key issue here is that London is losing small industrial sites like this for housing at a very alarming rate and much faster than envisaged in the London Plan. It is alarming as the London economy and social structures need land like this all over London for necessary functions. So there is a case for saying that this land should continue to be allocated as light industrial space and not given over to housing and office type uses. This is about land use designation preserving it for light industrial uses into the future. Local people are exploring ideas about the way the building merchants use of the land could be linked with horticultural uses so encouraging more environmentally friendly construction. There is also a case for keeping the Victorian mill building as it is part of Peckham’s industrial heritage and a good solid building with potential for many uses in the future. Here is a '''[ short video about the building,'''] which is entered from Copeland Road opposite Bournemouth Road.
===18th November 2017 Community Outreach Ministries community event===
This was a boot sale and event for the local community in the lovely spacious Old Mill Building which is part of our local Victorian industrial heritage, near the Bussey Building across Copeland Road. It has been restored by the Community Outreach Ministries church over the last few years. Peckham Vision had a stall at the event to give information to Church members and local residents about the Council’s redevelopment plans and the local efforts to save the building from demolition.

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