Plans are afoot to redevelop Peckham Square that include the removal of the famous Peckham Arch.
Carl Turner Architects have recently submitted proposals, backed by Southwark council, that will see the 22 year old steel and timber structure torn down to make way for two new buildings on the site that will provide flats, shops and communal spaces.
The scheme has been criticized by the Save Peckham Arch campaign who have raised fears about how the new development would affect the route through the square, saying that the proposed connection would be ‘narrow’ and ‘isolating’.
The decision to remove the arch was taken by Southwark council’s Cabinet after they were presented with two proposals: one with the arch and one without.
The campaign’s twitter feed holds a wealth of information about the plans and is worth checking out if you wish to get up to date on any developments.
For more information about all planning applications that will affect the future of Peckham you should head to Peckham Vision’s website which has a comprehensive list and details of how you can express your views on them.
Contact Save Peckham Arch
- Twitter: @SavePeckhamArch