Revolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence.
Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality” —
(thinking about the Black Radical Tradition of farming)
Im considering doing my dissertation project on social justice and renewable energy!…any ideas anyone?
No… Well actually some are. I’m not officially a planner- are you and if so are you boring?
No probs - I look forward to seeing your future posts
Jacobs and Scott (1992)
I know its a little bit tedious, but sometimes we all need a little reminding. Note to self:
- Remind the team that we have chosen a ‘sustainabiliy’ theme for our current project
- Remind Dave and Mr B over the next few weeks when they make more policy proposals.
The new regeneration project by the developer Renewal is only just gone through the first stage of planning, but it seems terribly exciting. For a south London this is on par with the Olympic games in London.
Working with Sport England, TFL, Lewisham Council and other local community organisations like New Cross Gate Trust and Winslade Estate residents, the people behind the project believe that this could be ‘as big as the Doclands’, but there are major challenges which are thrown up besides the usual issues of recession and low level of local skills. There is a large housing estate right next to the development called Winslade or known locally as Lovelinch. At present it is managed by the council who have no intention of giving it a much injected renewal programme of new windows and doors to make it look as smart as Tustin Estate across the road in South. How will the residents feel as the potential ‘poor relation’ of the family housing proposed which although will be ‘designed to fit in’ as Renewal say, will still be streets ahead in terms of sustainability and aesthetics.
In addition, we may see a new Dale farm saga emerge as pressure to remove a small but established travellers site in Bermondsey in the light that ‘the gentrifiers wont want to live near them’ drama. Although the site is within south it does sit feet away from the Millwall Den, which will be at the heart of the development and is an ease drop from South Bermondsey station the nearest over ground station with direct links from London Bridge.
I will provide updates on planning and the designs as they emerge.