7 February 2018
Delancey has listened to the concerns and issues raised by the local community, Ward Councillors and Southwark Borough Council on our initial planning application for the redevelopment of the Elephant and Castle Town Centre.
We have worked hard to find agreeable resolutions to these concerns, for which we have submitted a revised offer to Southwark today. A consultation process will be started to present and discuss these specific proposals and how they respond to the issues raised.
We can confirm the revised offer includes:
- The provision of 74 Social Rent housing units within Blocks W1 & W2 of the Oswin Street mansion properties.
- The commitment to convert a further 42 housing units from London Living Rent to Social Rent within Block W3 of Oswin Street mansion properties, pending resolution of grant funding and/or final viability review.
- All Social Rented housing will be owned and managed by either Southwark Council or another registered provider.
- The delivery of temporary retail space on Castle Square to further supplement the independent trader relocation strategy for the shopping centre. Full time multi- lingual community engagement officer to be employed and located in the shopping centre to actively assist this relocation process.
- Re-visioning of Pastor Street to create a vibrant affordable, mixed commercial environment and creation of a Pastor Street Advisory Group to develop the vision.
- Agreement reached for Palatial Leisure to lead the relocation of existing bingo within the locality by March 2019, and leisure space on the Western site to be offered in priority to a commercial bingo operation.
A 21 day re-consultation on these proposals will be undertaken, involving a continuation of our work with Cathedrals and East Walworth Ward Councillors, Southwark Borough Council and other interested local parties, to discuss the issues and concerns raised regarding the previously submitted proposal, and to carry out detailed discussions around the new updated offer.
We look forward to continuing to work with all the relevant parties to reach a mutually acceptable and positive result for all, and a conclusion which delivers the new town centre and essential improvements to the transport, education and housing provision for the community in and around Elephant and Castle.
NB: This statement was published on 7 February 2018. For more recent updates see the Latest News section.