The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

The Planning sub-committee reviews all SE5 planning applications received by Southwark and Lambeth Councils that have an impact on the Camberwell area. Applications are reviewed to ensure that they are appropriate to their surroundings and that sufficient information has been submitted with the application.
Members comments received prior to discussion at the next meeting are always recorded and considered

Regularly we host developers and their designers with their proposals both at pre and at planning application stage and review their proposals and provide considered suggestions.

Through the work of the sub-committee, the Society has been instrumental in saving many buildings of note including Addington Square, Denmark Hill Station and part of Windsor Walk. The Society has also been instrumental in influencing new development to make a positive contribution to the area, and works with local residents and tenants groups where there are common issues. The current composition of the Planning sub-committee is: Tim Gaymer, Anthony Kyrke-Smith, Elizabeth Borowiecka, Jason Leech, Robert Potz, Jonathan Hunt, Paul Cohoon, Somayya Yaqub, Michael Galt and Tom Harvey. Potential new members are welcome to attend a meeting as an observer initially. The Society is currently under represented by members from the Myatt Fields and Brunswick Park areas.


Meetings of the Planning sub-committee are usually held in the evenings at monthly intervals.

If you wish to contribute to the work please contact planning@camberwellsociety.org.uk

20/AP/2768: MAPOTHER HOUSE MAUDSLEY HOSPITAL DE CRESPIGNY PARK LONDON SOUTHWARK SE5 8AF

Demolition of the Michael Rutter Centre, Mapother House and Professorial Building and construction of 3 new buildings fronting De Crespigny Park ranging from 5-8 storeys plus plant to create 187 one, two and three bedroom dwellings (use class C3). Creation of a nursery facility at ground floor level complete with secure outside play space. Creation of communal gardens, play areas for children, cycle parking and other associated alterations and improvements to infrastructure. Creation of a new pedestrian walkway to the east of the site with stairs and platform lift to improve connections to De Crespigny Park.


RE CONSULTATION DUE TO
- Amended description (increase in size of the nursery, reduction in number of residential units)
- Additional and revised transport related information
- Revised construction management plan
- Amended design (internal layout, fenestration and balconies)
- Amended landscape proposals
- Additional public realm details
- Additional technical reports (fire strategy/daylight & sunlight)

The April 2021 amendments to the above application have not addressed the main reservations put forward by the Camberwell Society during the original consultation. These were:

The drawings presented do not show the proposed development in relation to the building line and the height of the other buildings on the south side of de Crespigny Park and it is therefore impossible to judge whether the scale of the new buildings is appropriate.

The double height windows alongside the pavement and the dark colouring of the building materials employed give the buildings an oppressive appearance which is untypical of the buildings in remainder of the street.

Parking for residents and visitors to the nearby hospitals would be a useful addition.

Some of the proposed accommodation should be reserved for medical staff working locally.

In conclusion the Camberwell Society objects to this application.

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