Campaign to save Peckham’s rooftop views gains support

(25 February, 2015) Letters

Campaigners have rallied against a proposal to construct a 20-story building in central Peckham.

736Peckham rooftops

Peckham Planning Network would like to thank the over 4,500 people who signed our petition to ‘Protect Peckham’s Rooftop Views’.

The strength of support for protecting these magical views has been forcefully conveyed to Southwark Council.

A deputation from Peckham Planning Network delivered the petition to councillors at the last meeting of Peckham and Nunhead Community Council.  The Community Council is now forwarding the petition for consideration by Councillor Mark Williams, Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, and will invite him to the next meeting,

The petition has mobilized support for asking Southwark Council to consider any proposal for the future development of the Aylesham Centre and Morrison’s car park, jointly with that for the cinema/multi-storey car park, and not before. A tall building in this location would block much of the unique view over London that has attracted tens of thousands of people to Bold Tendencies and Frank’s Café on the top level of the multi-storey car park and the Rooftop Film Club and Zubrowka bar on the roof of the Bussey Building, both just 200 to 400 metres away.

Peckham roof 2

Features on Peckham and specifically its rooftop venues have appeared in publications, other than yours, including The Evening Standard, Metro, Time Out, The Times, The Financial Times, The Mail, The Guardian, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller, Glamour, Kinfolk, British Airways High Life magazine and Virgin Australia’s Voyeur magazine. Coverage has consistently mentioned the spectacular views across the city that the venues offer – a view that would be threatened if a 20-storey tower were built directly in front of the multi-storey car park and the Bussey Building.

Peckham Planning Network looks forward to constructive collaboration with the council on ways of protecting and enhancing Peckham’s unique views.

Anyone who has not yet signed the petition can still do so online:  chn.ge/WEBuqn

Paula Orr, Peckham Planning Network

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