Climate change

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Peckham Vision’s work over the last 15 years has shown us how the current planning and development process in London is driving unnecessary demolition and redevelopment in the name of ‘regeneration’. Key topics for us in Peckham Vision are:

  • recycling and reusing buildings rather than demolishing them as a key response to reducing carbon emissions, and damaging climate change, and also
  • the variety of ways in which neighbourhoods can begin to help local people live more sustainably.

We have shown through our work in Central Rye Lane that there is a different way to vibrant and organic locally rooted self regeneration by recycling and reusing existing buildings. This means that the carbon emissions created in the demolition and the construction of replacement buildings is contributing unnecessarily to climate change.

  • We first presented this idea with our evidence at two Community Council meetings in 2019 – on 26 January and on Mar/Apr with a table at the meetings showing our first display posters about recycling and reusing buildings. See the photos to be uploaded
  • We also presented this evidence to the London Plan Public Hearings - in the Examination in Public at City Hall of the London Plan in January and May 2019.

Since then we have begun a stream of actions to bring this to public attention and to work with others on the topic. These actions are summarised below, in date order, latest first.


Monday 16th December Peckham Vision studio

This was a network meeting of SPN. The main item was the Council’s new policy on Climate Emergency and Planning Policy. There was agreement on the need for urgent actions, and the way to have efficient liaison between the two independent networks one from SPN and the other Extinction Rebellion Southwark. The meeting notes are here [to be uploaded].

Saturday 2nd November Rye Lane Chapel

This meeting was arranged jointly between Peckham Vision/SPN and XR Southwark to discuss the mutual interests in climate change and planning. It was attended by nearly 50 people. Afterwards about 20 came back to Peckham Vision studio for tea and biscuits and to share ideas and enthusiasm for working together.

Saturday 14th September Open Studio Peckham Festival

  • During the Peckham Festival we took part in the Bussey Building Open Studios. We launched here the new display poster we have created explaining the links between carbon emissions and climate change and unnecessary demolition and redevelopment. SHOW IMAGE alongside and at the foot of page in readable large form.
  • We took part in the evening in a session in Copeland Yard 6-8pm arranged by Extinction Rebellion (XR) Southwark about their Climate Change campaigns. We had publicised this in advance to the community groups in Southwark Planning Network (SPN) which were well represented. This helped to establish good links between Peckham Vision/SPN and XR Southwark.