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.
WHEN:

  • 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. Continue reading

Plans to increase size and remove features revealed by Peabody

Author: CJAG

Phase 1 of the redevelopment (153 homes) was completed in April 2016 and includes 80 homes for social rent, 6 shared ownership and 67 private sale. During 2016 the Phase 2 site was cleared of all buildings.

Phase 2 site looking North from
Comyn Road

However in December 2016 residents were informed that the estimated build cost for Phase 2 had increased significantly. Hence building has stopped and Peabody will be submitting a new planning application.

The latest newsletter from Peabody, which was circulated to residents in Comyn and Eckstein Road, gives an outline of their proposals for Phase 2 & 3. Continue reading

Is Peabody planning a revised application with higher blocks?

Author: Cyril Richert

Architect’s image of the Peabody development

Phase 1 of the redevelopment (153 homes) was completed in April 2016 and includes 80 homes for social rent, 6 shared ownership and 67 private sale. Now the construction as stopped completely, as Peabody has decided to submit a revised planning application for the next phases. Continue reading

Peabody: How officers mislead the councillors

Author: Cyril Richert

You probably heard that Peabody’s proposal was approved on Wednesday following planning officer’s recommendation (our report here). You might also have seen our open letter published a few days before the meeting, explaining in detail to the members the the report was flawed and did not meet the Policy DMS1 (lack of integration and daylight impact), DMS4 (justification for tall buildings), DMPD (para 2.49 – visual documents), DMH1 (affordable housing), DMT1 (traffic). Continue reading