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