The Peckhamplex cinema and multi-storey carpark in Peckham have been listed as an Asset of Community Value, helping to protect them from future development.
Southwark Council confirmed the listing on November 13, after a campaign by community group Peckham Vision which started in September.
It also follows the group’s successful campaign to get the carpark and cinema taken out of the council’s New Southwark Plan, which had the site earmarked for being turned into flats.
Peckham Vision’s Eileen Conn told the News: “Some months earlier we had been able to encourage over 5,000 local people to write into the council, in the planning policy process, with their views against demolition.
“The listing as an Asset of Community Value means that the council has to give the social uses of the building a very high priority in planning its long term future. We have shown that local people working together can change decisions in the complicated planning world.”
There is just over two weeks to go before the Peckham Levels project opens in the carpark on December 8, with over 70 new businesses and organisations expecting to fill its floors.
Visit www.peckhamlevels.org for more information on the Peckham Levels project.