East Dulwich Community Hospital Site, East Dulwich Grove

The Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group has announced that that they have reached a decision about the site’s future and have confirmed that a new health facility will be built on the south-east section.

The full details of the decision should be released later in January to the CCG Governing Body and will then be made public. The initial announcement makes it clear that NHS Property (the current owners of the site) are now looking to sell the surplus land and, hopefully, this will be to the Education Funding Authority for the construction of a desperately needed new secondary school.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:47

Flood Risk Management Strategy Survey

The Council is carrying out consultation on the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. The objectives for the strategy are:

  • to ensure a clear understanding of local flood risks, so that investment in risk management can be prioritised and implemented most effectively
  • to develop and maintain a community and partnership based engagement in the management of flood risk and encourage beneficiaries to invest in the management of risk where possible
  • to encourage innovative management of flood risk, taking account of the needs of communities and the environment
  • to promote sustainable measures to reduce flood risk and provide multiple benefits to local communities
  • to develop links between the local flood risk management strategy and local spatial planning

The consultation documents and questionnaire can be found on their website at:

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:44

East Dulwich Grove/Townley Road/Green Dale junction scheme

Following a large number of objections from local residents, and a heated public meeting last Saturday, the Council has backed down and confirmed that the current right turn from Townley Road into East Dulwich Grove will remain. The South London Press quoted Councillor Mark Williams, the cabinet member for regeneration, planning and transport, as saying: “My thanks to everyone who contributed to the recent consultation which received a significant number of responses. In light of the considerable local concerns raised by residents the right turn from Townley Road into East Dulwich Grove will remain, and I have instructed council officers to work up alternative proposals to make the junction safer. Further details on the new scheme will be presented to the Dulwich Community Council meeting in March, with a formal decision to be taken soon afterwards. We are committed to further public consultation and engagement on any new options.”

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:47

One Hour Parking in Dulwich Village

The Council is also aiming to deliver one hour free parking in 45 local shopping parades. This will affect the spaces in Dulwich Village (outside the pub and near Bartleys/Romeo Jones) together with the parking outside the shopping parade from SG Smith to Harold George (11 spaces). Both these areas will convert from unrestricted parking to one hour free parking. The proposal will also affect 12 spaces on Half Moon Lane shopping parade near Holmdene Avenue and 16 spaces near Stradella/Half Moon. In these latter cases it will convert the current 30 minutes parking to an hour. The proposed hours at all sites are 8.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday. There will also be changes in Lordship Lane and Park Hall Road.

Based on the beneficial impact to shoppers and traders of the 30 min parking in Herne Hill, this plan should improve the availability of parking for short visits but may push commuter parking, particularly teachers, onto surrounding roads.

Comment on the proposals by 9 February at:

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:45

The draft Cycling Strategy and the ‘Southwark Spine’

The draft Cycling Strategy and proposed Southwark Spine are currently being consulted on at a strategic level. Residents are now waking up to the implications for several of the residential roads that are identified as ‘quiet ways’ and, more particularly, Dulwich Park.

The consultation runs until Sunday 1 February and the Council have confirmed that they are looking for local input to help them understand the potential opportunities and barriers. The exact route is not decided at this stage.

If there is broad support for the Southwark Spine, further development work will be carried out on the route alignment and there will be a full public consultation on any specific proposals.

The consultation is available on line at the links below – look for the executive summary which is probably the most informative section:

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:46

New Southwark Plan

A poorly attended initial consultation meeting took place at the Dulwich Picture Gallery on Monday night to discuss the new draft Southwark Plan. This reflected the total lack of promotion by the council, even local councillor were unaware of it!

A further more detailed draft plan will be consulted on in September and the aim is for the new development plan to come into effect in 2017. The initial consultation period runs to the 6 March and an interactive consultation map will be launched in February with the aim of providing opportunities for stakeholders to comment on proposed site allocations and even suggest any new sites – this will be operational till the early summer.

A list of forthcoming scheduled consultation workshops elsewhere in the borough are detailed on the council’s New Southwark Plan webpage: www.southwark.gov.uk/newsouthwarkplan

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:45

More Thames Water/MGJV works in Turney Road

MGJV need to carry out footpath works at the entrance to Dulwich Sports Club as part of the original works. This will involve lowering the kerb stones and reinstating the footpath. Work will start on Monday 26 January 2015 and is expected to take 3 days to complete.

In addition, MGJV need to reline the existing sewer at the Village end of Turney Road as it was in poor condition. Work will be carried out via existing manholes and no excavations will be required. There will be weekend working to minimise impact on the schools. Work will commence on Saturday 24 January 2015 and is expected to take 2 days to complete.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:43

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