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The second newsletter from Keltbray, providing an update on works at The Timberyard Deptford is now available. Please click here to download.

On 24 August 2016 there will be a community meeting to keep residents updated. It will be held at the 2000 Community Action Centre, 199-201 Grove Street, SE8 3PG, from 6pm to 8pm. All are welcome, please come along.

The newsletter is being delivered to residents surrounding the site and will be sent to the project mailing list – please email Soundings at info@thewharvesdeptfor.com or phone
020 7729 1705 if you would like to receive future updates directly.

There will also continue to be regular updates on this website and the information boards located outside of the site entrance.

If you have any concerns or comments regarding the proposed works please contact Keltbray’s central Helpline on 03333 010107.

The first stages of construction activity will commence over the coming weeks. Lendlease have appointed Keltbray Remediation as their specialist contractor to undertake the preparatory works before site redevelopment. The first stages of this process will involve demolition and removal of waste materials, following this there will be improvement works including archeological surveys and enhancement of the ground quality.

Please click here to download a project update from Lendlease and click here to download the first construction information leaflet from Keltbray. Over the coming week we will be delivering these leaflets to local residents.

On 13 April 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm there will be a community meeting to introduce the Keltbray team and the people who will be working on this part of the project. All are welcome, please come along. It will be held at the 2000 Community Action Centre, 199-201 Grove Street, SE8 3PG.

There will continue to be regular updates on this website and the information boards located outside of the site entrance. Further information leaflets will also follow as the construction progresses.

If you have any concerns or comments regarding the proposed works please contact Keltbray’s central Helpline on:033 3301 0107.

We’re pleased to share with you that, following our recent public consultations and feedback from the local community, we are launching the first new homes at The Timberyard Deptford – this is the new name for the project as it progresses into its next stages. The first neighbourhood to be created at the development, Cedarwood Square on Grove Street, will comprise 203 apartments and townhouses.

As the scheme develops, we will also be delivering a number of open public spaces and parks, new cycle paths for the local community to use and new retail and commercial space. We are particularly excite d to announce that we have now received planning permission for The Victoria Pub and will shortly be starting the transformation to an incubation hub for local budding entrepreneurs and start-up businesses.

The Pop Up Business Skills starter course which ran from 13th – 24th July, gave us an insight into the appetite for business start-up and incubation amongst the local community. It delivered a range of skills including feasibility, business planning, legal and financial structure, funding and digital media. The feedback from the attendees was generally excellent with circa 50 people in attendance over the 10 sessions, 95% of whom live in the local area. Demand outweighed capacity which is very encouraging. The team hope to repeat the success by running another session in September.

Following the public consultation and input from the co-design team (a small group set up to drive the project forward made up of interested parties in the community, Fluid Architects and Lendlease); physical plans for the building and a business case for its interim use have been drawn up. The regeneration will require a temporary planning application which will be submitted to LBL in August.

As part of The Wharves Deptford, Lend Lease are offering a series of free business-skills workshops in partnership with Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency (GCDA), accompanied by a drop in advisory session. This will be the first commitment to the local area to encourage business enterprise by creating an atmosphere where potential and small business can flourish. For full details you can download the flyer here.

If you are interested in attending the workshops, please register with Sergio at the GCDA by calling 020 8269 4880 or emailing Sergio@gcda.org.uk

Key documents from the The Wharves Deptford planning application are now available on this website for ease of access. Please click here for more details. For all of the planning documents you can also visit Lewisham Council’s website.

The planning application for The Wharves Deptford was submitted to the Lewisham Council on 18th May 2015. It has recently been validated and the planning documents can now be found on Lewisham Council’s website. We are currently in the process of updating the website and the key planning documents will be available here for easy access. If you are on our mailing list we will let you know when the website is updated, or if you’d like to be added to the mailing list, please let us know.

Many thanks to all who have been involved in the recent events, looking at the final updates to the masterplan before it is submitted for planning. We are currently compiling and analysing all the feedback into a report. This will form part of the Statement of Community Involvement, which is a public planning document that will provide a record of the consultation process, the feedback received and track how the masterplan has responded.

The March exhibition is now available to download from the website – please click here.

Come along between the 7th and 12th March to see how the masterplan has updated, before it is submitted for planning. The exhibitions and summary presentation will look at how plans have responded to feedback, provide further information on key issues and look at the next steps. Please click here for full details of the upcoming events.

The latest newsletter is now also available online and will be distributed in the area. Please download a copy here and please contact us if you would like to receive email updates directly.