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Southwark Green Party submitted today its objections to the Canada Water Masterplan.  Despite further changes made by the developers in response to mounting local opposition, the vast majority of our serious concerns remain unaddressed, and we continue to support the wider community campaign opposing the planning application.

See our detailed feedback, and email response template:

https://www.southwarkgreenparty.org.uk/cwmp

Just 8 days after the Council elections, British Land submitted its planning application for the Canada Water Masterplan – handily ensuring there was no opportunity to debate it during the election campaign.

Only three sites are set out in detail. Yet as the developer has submitted a “hybrid” planning application, British Land will not require any further planning applications provided they stay within these (very broad) outline plans.

Southwark Green Party has repeatedly raised serious concerns over the Canada Water Masterplan proposals, which have not been addressed.  We are now supporting the wider community campaign opposing the planning application.

See our detailed feedback, and email response template:

https://www.southwarkgreenparty.org.uk/cwmp

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On Saturday 25 March Southwark Greens, together with Tenant and Resident Associations from Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, Peckham and Walworth and many other local groups, took part in a march through the borough organized by Defend Council Housing to fight for an end to social cleansing.

Profit-driven developers continue to take their toll on Rotherhithe's pubs. with recent local victims including the Clipper, the Ship York and the Three Compasses. All now face replacement with yet more flats, reducing our area's character, heritage and amenities.

Rotherhithe & Surrey Docks Green News

Southwark Green Party submitted today its objections to the Canada Water Masterplan.  Despite further changes made by the developers in response to mounting local opposition, the vast majority of our serious concerns remain unaddressed, and we continue to support the wider community campaign opposing the planning application.

See our detailed feedback, and email response template:

https://www.southwarkgreenparty.org.uk/cwmp


Rotherhithe & Surrey Docks local candidates

Below is information about the 2018 local election Green Party candidates for Rotherhithe and Surrey Docks.

Rotherhithe ward candidates

The Green Party candidates for Rotherhithe ward in the Southwark Council elections on Thursday 3rd May 2018 are Colin Boyle and Roger Manser.

Colin BoyleColin Boyle has lived in Rotherhithe since 2002, and as soon as he moved here he knew that it was where he wanted to settle and bring up a family. A qualified accountant, Colin leads the delivery of complex IT programmes for the public sector, and this knowledge and experience will enable him to hold Southwark Council to account. “London is changing fast, and the vast development planned for Canada Water will shape our area forever. I absolutely support redevelopment, provided it is the right scale and mix to deliver jobs and a sustainable community, and is supported by the right infrastructure. I believe development should be led by the community, and that Green councillors will be strong, local advocates that Rotherhithe needs at this crucial time.” Twitter_bird_logo_2012.svg.png

Roger Manser

Roger Manser retired to Rotherhithe from Lewisham in 2012. His main concern is fighting air pollution as it impacts the elderly. This could include many more strategic footpaths, tree planting, and reducing - wherever possible - the volume of local traffic, particularly diesel vehicles. In recent years, he has been working to see London as a national park city, and campaigning for Britain to meet - equitably - its climate change obligations. Previously he was a journalist, covering the UK and global steel industry. He has also worked in Malawi (as a VSO agricultural economist), Switzerland (lobbying the United Nations on human rights), and Poland and China. His other interests include walking. Follow Roger (@RogerManser) on Twitter

Surrey Docks ward candidate

The Green Party candidate for Surrey Docks ward in the Southwark Council elections on Thursday 3rd May 2018 is Sandra Lane.

Sandra is an artist and has lived in Southwark for many years, engaging in community campaigns to preserve local heritage.

  • We strongly support the proposal for the Rotherhithe 'Brunel Bridge' for a new bridge for people on foot and cycle.
  • We also support the implementation of Cycle Superhighway 4, and call for Southwark Council to work with TfL to fill in the 'missing gap'.We were disappointed that Labour and Lib Dem councillors did not support the proposal.
  • These proposals have the potential to hugely improve transport links in the area and reduce air pollution. This is a terrific letter from a local doctor (not connected with the Green Party) to Southwark News, showing why CS4 is so important.
  • We will continue to engage with plans for Canada Water as they develop.

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