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OLD BERMONDSEY

OBF
NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM

26 April 2017, 6:30pm
Venue: Globe House SE1 3JW – Corner of Bermondsey St/Crucifix Lane

AGENDA AND MINUTES

This meeting was to discuss:

(1) Our Neighbourhood Plan - next steps to adoption
(2) New Council high-rise vision for St Thomas St and Bermondsey St in 'consultation'
(3) Beormund School sell-off
(4) Anti-social developments – update

Attendance details:

Attendee Organisation

1 Russell Gray (RG) OBF

2. Amy Carruthers (AC) OBF

3. Dom Garwood OBF

4. Thomas Hoephfner New Garden Cities

5. Lisa Makita Shiva

6. Catrine Ballie BVAG/OBF

7. James Tillyard (JT) OBVNF

8. Andrew Aveling BVAG

9. Emma Carruthers BVAG

10. Andrew Berton BVAG/OBF

11. Alan Carruthers BVAG

12. Noelline Bacon BVAG/OBF

13. Mark Bacon BVAG/OBF

14. Jack Skillen Team LB

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15. Peter Balazs Beautiful Balin

15. Ellie Howard OKRA Studio

16. Jen Gutteridge OKRA Studio

17. Chloe Anderson OKRA Studio

18. Gregory Penny Tooley Street resident

Our Neighbourhood Plan - next steps to adoption
OKRA Studio, architects with some planning experience, attended the meeting to see if
they can also assist in driving our NP forward. They were given a brief history of the NP
and where we are. The OBF can decide how to proceed once their proposal is
submitted.

Funding: Thomas H is investigating the Locality funding option, to clarify criteria: ‘in trust’
and ‘legal entity’.

Action: Lisa to provide them with all necessary documentation and information, they will
review and make a proposal week commencing 8 May.

New Council high-rise vision for St Thomas St and Bermondsey St in
'consultation'

Mark Bacon’s update: Southwark Council's 2010 Supplementary Planning Document
proposed a 'Tall-buildings zone' in Bermondsey St and St Thomas St. The community
objected and helped overthrow this plan but since 2010, the same area has been seen
slipping back into Southwark Council’s developments plans. Most recently in the New
Southwark Plan ‘Area visions and site allocations’, the council has labelled the area NSP53
- a key potential development site.

Action: send a mail-out urging people to object to this by the deadline of 28 April.

Copy of the full email: Oppose the new Council high-rise vision

Beormund School sell-off

Russell: We are still fighting the council for their justification in their extermination of
schools in the borough.

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Action: Amy and Russell to work with Damian O’Brien to arrange a meeting with Stephen
Platts, Head of Regeneration, and his team.
Amy is looking into the possibility of opening a Free School, and the assistance offered by
the New Schools Network.

Anti-social developments – update

Old Ticino Bakery, 176-178 Bermondsey Street.
The owner has been left in the lurch by the developers who now owe her some £3million
for the site. On Southwark’s planning website the planning application only recently
changed status from ‘pending decision’ to ‘application decided’.
We continue to be brushed off by the council who deny that the building is of any historic
value or that the new development will detract from the character of Bermondsey Street.

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