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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:
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.
Southwark Council has completed its initial consulting on these works which are designed to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety at this major junction. There have been a large number of objections from local residents, many having mixed views on the proposal - particularly the removal of the existing traffic light controlled right turn from Townley Road into East Dulwich Grove. It is expected to be discussed further at the next Dulwich Community Council meeting on 28 January (see southwark.gov.uk).
The consultation on this has not been well publicized and local 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 plan assumes that cyclists will be able to ride through it at speed. The consultation is available on line at the links below - look for the executive summary which is probably the most informative section:
John Senter, the current consultant architect is retiring early next year. The Estate advertised for a replacement and has appointed Madeleine Adams BA Hons AA Dipl RIBA who has an office in Blackheath.
From the week beginning 2 February the bank will be closed on Wednesdays. Hopefully this is not the thin end of the wedge leading to total closure. It will be open on the other 4 days from 9:30 to 4:30.
Both the applicants to run the new school, the Charter School and Haberdashers Aske, have been asked to attend final interviews at the Department for Education in February.
There will be temporary traffic lights at Old College gate in Dulwich Park for two weeks in January while the final connection is made to the sewer network. Reseeding and turfing of grass areas started in mid-November and protective fences will remain in place till the spring. Work around the boating lake has been delayed by bad weather and it will not be finished till the end of January. The contractor’s compound at the Queen Mary Gate should also be dismantled by the end of January. Topsoil will be laid in Belair Park during January.
A welcome addition to the shops in the village, Dulwich Vintners has a wide range of wines as well as a comprehensive selection of beers from several local micro-breweries
There is good news about the Conrad Shawcross statues. The first is complete and work is well underway on the other two. An installation date in March 2015 was hoped for but this may be delayed a month or so.
Negotiations are ongoing between the Estate and Southwark. The planning application was submitted in late August but no committee date has yet been set.
The Dulwich Estate has confirmed that architects have been appointed to prepare a planning application for a ‘mixed development’ of residential and retail uses on the site.