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* Damian O'Brien - Liberal Democrat: candidate in London Bridge & West Bermondsey ward.
 
* Damian O'Brien - Liberal Democrat: candidate in London Bridge & West Bermondsey ward.
 
* Rebecca Lury – Labour: candidate in North Walworth ward.
 
* Rebecca Lury – Labour: candidate in North Walworth ward.
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===The Debate===
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It was a lively debate about important planning issues: lack of social housing, loss of industrial land, negative impact of the Old Kent Road Area Action Plan on the existing community, need for a significant change for the better in community engagement on planning, too close relationship between developers and the Council, failure to examine the impact of the new plans on vulnerable communities, inadequate provision of green spaces and provision for biodiversity, and need for a Local List for heritage buildings. If you speak to any candidates, you could raise these issues with them.
  
 
===Asking a Question===
 
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Questions for the politicians on the hustings panel could be submitted in advance here: https://goo.gl/duZN7H give your details and your question here,] and during the community exhibition just before the Hustings started. A representative choice was selected from them. The Questions are being collated for the website.
 
Questions for the politicians on the hustings panel could be submitted in advance here: https://goo.gl/duZN7H give your details and your question here,] and during the community exhibition just before the Hustings started. A representative choice was selected from them. The Questions are being collated for the website.
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===Community Exhibition===
 
===Community Exhibition===
The Community Exhibition took place at 2-3pm before the Hustings. Several community groups from across the borough who are active on planning and regeneration matters presented a display of the current issues in their neighbourhood. Taken together these exhibits gave a kaleidoscope of the impact of the Council’s planning and regeneration policies, and how communities are responding.
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The Community Exhibition took place at 2-3pm before the Hustings. Several community groups from across the borough who are active on planning and regeneration matters presented a display of the current issues in their neighbourhood. Taken together these exhibits gave a kaleidoscope of the impact of the Council’s planning and regeneration policies, and how communities are responding.
  
 
===The venue===  
 
===The venue===  

Revision as of 01:27, 27 April 2018

See also
Community Hustings 14th April 2018

Introduction

An election hustings on planning and regeneration was held on Saturday 14th April 2.00pm-5pm by the Southwark Planning Network in the lead up to the local Council elections on 3rd May:

  • 2.00pm Community exhibition
  • 3.00-5.00pm Hustings meeting.

This was a community-led meeting, and a community exhibition on planning issues from the neighbourhoods across the borough. The venue was Christ Church Peckham on the Old Kent Road. It was in a style similar to BBC Question Time with audience participation.

This was a hustings with a difference, creating a space where community perspectives on important planning policy matters could be raised with politicians seeking election. Community groups from across the borough, linked through the Southwark Planning Network, worked together to create the community exhibition at 2pm. We all suffer from the problems caused by the planning system, the deficient consultation process, and the impacts of regeneration. These never get addressed properly in the local elections we have every 4 years. This hustings was aimed at helping to correct that democratic deficit.

Follow up

The Speakers

Four candidates in the local elections were chosen by their parties to represent them in this Community Hustings on planning and regeneration:

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  • Toby Eckersley - Conservative: candidate in London Bridge & West Bermondsey ward.
  • Eleanor Margolies - Green: candidate in St Giles ward.
  • Damian O'Brien - Liberal Democrat: candidate in London Bridge & West Bermondsey ward.
  • Rebecca Lury – Labour: candidate in North Walworth ward.

The Debate

It was a lively debate about important planning issues: lack of social housing, loss of industrial land, negative impact of the Old Kent Road Area Action Plan on the existing community, need for a significant change for the better in community engagement on planning, too close relationship between developers and the Council, failure to examine the impact of the new plans on vulnerable communities, inadequate provision of green spaces and provision for biodiversity, and need for a Local List for heritage buildings. If you speak to any candidates, you could raise these issues with them.

Asking a Question

Questions for the politicians on the hustings panel could be submitted in advance here: https://goo.gl/duZN7H give your details and your question here,] and during the community exhibition just before the Hustings started. A representative choice was selected from them. The Questions are being collated for the website.

Community Exhibition

The Community Exhibition took place at 2-3pm before the Hustings. Several community groups from across the borough who are active on planning and regeneration matters presented a display of the current issues in their neighbourhood. Taken together these exhibits gave a kaleidoscope of the impact of the Council’s planning and regeneration policies, and how communities are responding.

The venue

The event was at Christ Church Peckham at 676-680 Old Kent Road, between Commercial Way and Peckham Park Road junctions with the Old Kent Road.

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