Deptford dockyard site

MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Deptford dockyard site in Lewisham is one of only four in the UK added to the World Monuments Fund Watch for 2014 - see I understand that the outline planning application has been called in by your office at the request of the developer, allegedly because the relationship with the Lewisham planners had broken down. Will you ensure that the heritage dimension is fully appreciated and that any development fully respects and engages with the internationally significant heritage of the site, which it is currently feared it does not; and what steps will you take to consult the public before making any decisions on the planning application?


Answer for Deptford dockyard site

Answer for Deptford dockyard site

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am mindful of the historic importance of this site, and note that the design response of the proposed development to heritage assets is one of a number of important planning issues on this case.

GLA officers are currently engaged in discussions with the applicant, Lewisham Council, English Heritage and various heritage-led local interest groups as part of a detailed urban design and heritage assessment.

I understand that negotiations are currently ongoing, however, in due course the GLA will provide me with its planning assessment which I shall fully consider.

In terms of public consultation, I note that Lewisham Council has already undertaken an extensive local consultation process. All of the consultation responses have been passed to the GLA, and at this time it is not proposed to duplicate that process.

However, if following GLA negotiations revised plans are submitted by the applicant, further public consultation would be undertaken on those.