STOP A 20 STOREY LUXURY TOWER IN PECKHAM!
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Morrisons and the Aylesham Centre in the heart Peckham are due to be knocked down. A private developer called Tiger Developments is going to build a new Morrisons, shops and much needed homes in its place.
Unfortunately, there is also a 20 storey luxury tower planned!
Local people have spoken to over one thousand other residents that live and work in the area about the changes Peckham needs. Once told about it, a vast majority did not want a tower to be built. Many gave the following reasons:
- A tower is entirely wrong for the centre of Peckham – a neighbourhood where almost all our buildings are low or medium height. People in Peckham do not want Peckham to become like Elephant & Castle or Lewisham!
- People are concerned about £1million+ apartments towering over the people of Peckham and making the streets below dark and windy.
- A luxury tower would become a symbol of the area’s gentrification, and harm social integration for years to come.
- Many views would be ruined, including those from the Multi Storey Car Park, Frank’s Café and the Bussey building. The tower would also dwarf the Jones & Higgins clocktower, a local landmark.
- Given the tragedy at Grenfell – and at Lakanal House in 2009 – people are concerned about another tall building being built in the area.
WE NEED YOUR TO HELP STOP THIS TOWER – PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION!
We have held meetings, run workshops and canvassed along Rye Lane to develop a 'Citizens Charter' for what some people in Peckham want on the Aylesham site. Instead of a tower, we are asking for:
1. 35-50% genuinely and permanently affordable homes, priced according to local incomes, including social rent and community land trust homes.
2. 1 in 3 jobs for local people at all levels of seniority and everyone to be paid at least a London Living Wage.
3. An open, street-based design that reinforces the existing culture, economy and built environment, celebrating Peckham as it already exists and with no building more than 9 stories tall.
4. A commitment to meaningful community engagement with residents, traders and community organisations, including a key role in deciding how any funds are allocated.
We hope you will sign our petition and help make this change to our neighbourhood work for all that live here!
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