Don’t put Burgess in the shade


Call for Southwark Council to reject tall towers development beside Burgess Park west

Parkhouse Street developments run alongside Burgess Park. 10 storey buildings will be 30m high and the wall of towers will:

Object to the planning applications:

  • Cast shadows over 100m in the winter over-​shadowing​ park users and wildlife
  • Decrease park users wellbeing due to overlooking and encroachment of a green tranquil space.
  • Reducing the heritage and cultural benefit of beautiful ​ views of St George’s church tower enjoyed from  the Old Kent Road, Trafalgar Avenue and Walworth Road.
Parkhouse Street planned developments 
  • 21-23 Parkhouse: Southwark council’s proposal for 34 apartments + commercial space in 2 blocks of 9 and 5 storeys. Public consultation ended June 2019; not yet considered by planning committee. 19-AP-0469
  • 35-39 Parkhouse: Dolphin Living proposal for 100+ apartments + commercial space in blocks of 7-10 storeys. Public consultation ended 10 Jan 2020; not yet considered by planning committee. 19-AP-0469 19-AP-2011
  • 25-33 Parkhouse: Joseph Homes initial proposal for c130 apartments + commercial space in blocks of up to 11 storeys. Planning application open for comments May  2020, 20-AP-0858
  • Burgess Business Park (‘Camberwell Union’): Peachtree’s proposal for 499 new homes + commercial space in 13 blocks of up to 12 storeys, and 5 storeys beside park. Secretary of State decision April 2020 REFUSED the planning application.

April 2020 – Camberwell Society overview across the schemes

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Campaign launch January 2020

Parkhouse planning statement to Councillors and Developers- Feb2020

More about the impact Don’t put Burgess in the shade.

More about  FOBP responses to planning applications.