Consultation on Peabody: 1st week of September

Author: CJAG

Phase 2 site looking North from Comyn Road

Peabody are leafleting the residents and ‘wider neighbourhood’ (although avoiding community groups apparently!) about a public consultation during the 1st week of September on their redesign plans. 

WHERE: The consultation events will all take place in the community centre.

  • Tuesday: 5th September 2pm – 5.30 pm
  • Wednesday: 6th September 5pm – 8.30 pm
  • Saturday: 9th September 10am – 1pm

It follows the news in December 2016 that the estimated build cost for Phase 2 had increased significantly and therefore all construction has stopped, while Peabody is looking at amendments and a new planning application.

Following the very contentious approval in 2012, where Northcote ward Cllr Martin Johnson strongly put the case for refusal of the proposal and described the plan as “over-bearing, over-dominant” and not enough space for the more than 200 children possibly living on the site, Peabody is trying to force the Council to approve even more flats and bigger buildings.

A new proposal with additional height on some of the buildings, reduced car park, less windows, blocks replacing houses… was circulated to residents in Comyn and Eckstein Road last June.

Read our article: Plans to increase size and remove features revealed by Peabody

We tried to contact them in May but they refused to answer our questions.

Read our article: Is Peabody planning a revised application with higher blocks?

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