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, Valerie Balleny, Elizabeth Borowiecka, Jason Leech, Robert Potz, Jonathan Hunt and Sandra Simpson.
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

21/AP/1254/5: 5-7 COTTAGE GREEN AND 69 SOUTHAMPTON WAY LONDON SOUTHWARK SE5 7ST

Demolition of existing structures, including removal and alterations to the flank elevation of grade II listed no.

73 Southampton Way, and construction of two buildings fronting onto Southampton Way (4 to 6 storeys) and

Cottage Green (4 to 7 storeys) comprising 55 residential units and 687sqm GEA (commercial units for Class

E and F uses, associated roof terraces, landscaping and public realm enhancements, refuse storage, and

cycle and car parking.


The proposal would be a departure from saved policy 1.2 of the Southwark Plan (2007) owing to the

proposed provision of residential units within a preferred industrial location. The proposal would be within the

setting of the grade II listed buildings 1, 2 and 3 Cottage Green and 73,75 and 77 Southampton Way.

Listed building consent application for the demolition and external alterations to parts within the site that

are attached to the flank elevation of grade II listed no. 73 Southampton Way.

This proposal takes its lead from the Tibbalds Local Development Study October 2020 and has incorporated:

Pedestrian and vehicular routes which join up with the routes through the Parkhouse Street development sites, an important feature for the whole area.

A small public open space at the junction of the routes

Robust elevations and landscaping onto Southampton Way and Cottage Green to make attractive settings for the vintage and heritage buildings adjacent

Active frontages with openings and entrances along the proposed new routes and to address the public space

The new frontage alongside 67-71 Southampton Way continues the scale and rhythm of the existing listed terrace with a flourish on the corner, which reflects the individualistic building at the other end of the terrace.

The Cottage Green elevation is more problematic. The 4 storey block is overpowering in scale compared with the 2 storey cottage adjacent and the terrace rises very quickly to 7 storeys as it approaches the public square. The numbers of storeys proposed for the Peachtree site has been taken as justification for the density of development on this site, but this is an unreliable guide because it represents an unacceptable overdevelopment itself.

The restricted nature of the site has created challenges for the design of the two blocks, A and B facing Southampton Way and Cottage Green respectively.

Many of the flats are single aspect, with views along one side of both blocks being limited by adjacent development, actual and potential, and very limited access to amenity space at ground level.

There is communal and private open space at ground and on upper floor levels and the blocks offer active frontages onto the routes through the site, which is welcome.

The shared pedestrian/vehicular route alongside Block B is stated as 5.5m wide along part of its length, which is inadequate for its proposed use. It should be wider and also restricted to one-way traffic, linking thorough to the Parkhouse Street routes to the north. Some arrangements will be needed for deliveries to Block A, possibly in the public square.

The appearance of the flats is extremely bland, with some small concessions on matching materials on the Cottage Green and Southampton Way elevations. These buildings will be on routes leading to what we hope will be a vibrant new quarter for Camberwell – a little liveliness and colour would be welcome.

The Camberwell Society objects to this application for the above reasons.

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21/AP/1254/5: 5-7 COTTAGE GREEN AND 69 SOUTHAMPTON WAY LONDON SOUTHWARK SE5 7ST
Demolition of existing structures, including removal and alterations to the flank elevation of grade II listed no. 73 Southampton Way, and ...
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 ...
25-33 PARKHOUSE STREET- JOSEPH HOMES 20/AP/0858 - REVISED DRAWINGS FEBRUARY 2021
The redevelopment of the site to provide a mixed-use development comprising buildings up to 11 storeys in height and accommodating new homes ...
20/AP/2633 | LAND TO THE REAR OF 163 CAMBERWELL GROVE LONDON SE5 8JS
20/AP/633 Demolition of garage and section of curtilage listed wall and construction of a 2 storey plus basement residential ...
20/AP/0887 | BROOKE HALL 17 FLODDEN ROAD, LONDON, SE5 9LH
20/A/0887Construction of a fifth floor extension to Blocks B, C, D, E and F, a fourth floor extension to Block A, new blocks H and G and ...
20/03257/FUL | GEOFFREY CLOSE ESTATE, OFF FLAXMAN ROAD, CAMBERWELL, LONDON
20/03257/FULDemolition of all existing buildings and the comprehensive redevelopment of the Geoffrey Close Estate comprising the erection ...
20/AP/2768 | MAPOTHER HOUSE MAUDSLEY HOSPITAL DE CRESPIGNY PARK, LONDON, SE5 8AF
20/AP/2768Demolition of the Michael Rutter Centre, Mapother House and Professional Building and construction of 3 new buildings fronting De ...
17/04899/FUL | 118 COLDHARBOUR LANE, LONDON, SE5
17/04899/FULRemoval of existing BT telephone kiosk and installation of 1 InLink kiosk together with the display of an externally illuminated ...
18/01269/OUT | YOUTH CLUB 1 KENBURY STREET, LONDON, SE5 9BS
18/01269/OUTOutline application for demolition of existing youth club and erection of a new specialist youth club along with 7 residential ...
18/05425/FUL | HIGGS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, HERNE HILL ROAD, LONDON, SE24
18/05425/FUL The Camberwell Society has reviewed the changes made to the above application and confirms that the reasons for our initial ...
20/AP/0629 + 0624 + 0626 | 6-25 HAVIL STREET SE5 7RU, 1-12 STACY PATH SE5 7SL, 1 OWGAN CLOSE SE5 7SH
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19/04280/FUL | 1, 3-11 WELLFIT STREET, 7-9 HINTON ROAD & UNITS 1-4 HARDESS STREET LONDON SE24 0HN
19/04280/FUL Demolition of existing retail and industrial buildings and erection of a car free, part 3, part 20, part 29-storey mixed-use ...
15/AP/0437 | LAND IN THE FRONT WIDE HIGHWAY SOFT VERGE, OPPOSITE THE HAMLET, CHAMPION HILL, LONDON SE5
15/AP/0437 Proposal: Radio base station comprising 25m Monopole with dual stacked antennas within shroud between 20 and 25m, 4 equipment ...
15/AP/1103 | 9 ANDERTON CLOSE, LONDON, SE5 8BU
15/AP/1103 Erection of a two storey side extension and single storey rear extensionThe planning application has little detail on design or ...
15/AP/0619 + 0620 | 33 CAMBERWELL GROVE, LONDON SE5 8JA
15/AP/0619 + 0620Extension to the rear in the basement, ground and first floor. Additional third floor with new mansard roof with demolition ...
15/AP/0228 | 59 WARNER ROAD, LONDON SE5 9NE
15/AP/0228 Rear dormer roof extension with a roof terrace; and 3 rooflights to front roof slope to dwellinghouseComment: This extension ...
15/00591/FUL | 17 SOUTHWELL ROAD, LONDON, SE5 9PF
15/00591/FUL Erection of a single storey side and rear extensions at basement level and erection of two storey rear extension at ground and ...
15/AP/0218 | 138-142 CAMBERWELL ROAD, LONDON SE5 0EE
15/AP/0218 Construction of one new floor to Nos.138 and 140 Camberwell Road and two new floors and a four storey part rear extension to ...
15/AP/2725 | 19-20 STORIES MEWS (LAND TO THE REAR OF NOS 145 – 147 GROVE LANE, SE5 8JJ)
15/AP/2725 Erection of two 2 storey 3 bedroomed dwellings with solar panels on roof and bicycle storage)Description: The two houses are ...
15/AP/2993 | RYLSTONE, GROVE PARK, LONDON SE5 8LT
15/AP/2993Erection of a single storey rear extension to dwellinghouse.Comment: This is a retrospective application which was required ...