Question to Full Council:
There is a GLA survey ongoing called “Join the Dots”. What has been the Borough’s involvement in this and what impact might its final report and recommendations have on plans for the communities of Penge, Anerley and Crystal Palace? Has there been any financial cost to the borough?
Architects 00 were appointed by the GLA to provide a regeneration overview to support the designation of Crystal Palace as a Strategic Outer London Development Centre in the revised London Plan. The project has been financed and managed by GLA officers. This Council along with the four other councils that border Crystal Palace Park were consulted on the brief for the work and officers have provided background information into the study. Outside of this limited officer time there has been no financial cost of this study to the council. The Council has yet to receive a copy of the completed study and therefore is not in a position to comment on the recommendations and potential implications for the Borough.
We have received various views on this consultation so far. Some residents’ organisations believe the study will help format their projects to regenerate Penge.
Another point of view is that there is a lot of taking but that’s all.
Much of the consultation was based on using existing Community buildings and we in Penge are faced with our community spaces being sold off for housing.
Let us have your comments.