Deptford Parks Liveable Neighbourhood Project Proposals

Closed 3 Jan 2020

Opened 4 Nov 2019


This consultation is looking for your views on the specific proposals regarding the Transport fro London (TfL) funded Deptford Parks Liveable Neighbourhood that were developed as part of the face-to-face and online community engagement carried out over the last year. You can read more on this previous engagement through our informal consultation page as well as the online mapping consultation.

So far we have gained lots of valuable feedback and this consultation will be the last opportunity to comment and shape the proposals. Following this we will make a final round of design changes before going to detailed design in spring 2020. Please click the link below to see the four core proposals:

DPLN Masterplan

Outside of the four core proposals (which you can comment by clicking the online survey link below) we have also developed the following complementary schemes:

Prince Street trial closure

Prince Street was previously a popular rat-run for vehicles avoiding Evelyn Street as well as a hot-bed for pavement parking. As part of the DPLN, LB Lewisham worked with local community groups Deptford Folk, Lewisham Cyclists, London Car Free Day as well as the Dog and Bell pub to launch a 6 month road closure trial in September 2019. The council will make a decision on it going permanent in March 2020. If you would like to comment on the trial please email

Secure cycle parking

We will be installing secure cycle storage within the DPLN zone in February/March 2020 and we encourage residents to apply for a space online here. LB Lewisham cannot guarantee that all requests will be approved due to popular demand and we will only be able to contact successful applicants. The scheme will be run on a demand basis.

Woodpecker Estate community engagement and the Deptford Parks Art Trail

LB Lewisham commissioned cycling and walking charity Sustrans to work with residents of the Woodpecker Estate to come up with ideas on how to make the space around Woodpecker Walk a better place to walk and cycle. We produced an enlarged map of the area and mounted it on a board in the estate so people could contribute ideas to feed into the final proposals.

In addition, LB Lewisham teamed up with local artist Tom Berry to create a series of permanent artworks based around local history - in particular the Grand Surrey Canal and the rich diversity of the area. This, alongside other ideas has been developed through workshops with local schools and community groups; Woodpecker Youth Club, Sir Francis Drake Primary School, Deptford Folk, and Deptford Working Histories. The end result will be a set of illustrations which form an arts trail, running along the proposed route and providing a link to the history and culture of the area.

Continuous footways

To see proposal click here

A continuous footway is an uninterrupted footway that extends across a side road. They give priority to pedestrians and work best on side roads with low traffic.


Why your views matter

Your comments and feedback will be used to inform the development of designs before moving to a detailed stage in Spring 2020. We will publish a consultation report in February 2020 stating how the council intends to proceed with the programme in light of comments gathered from this consultation.

What happens next

This consultation is now closed - thank you for your feedback on the Deptford Parks Liveable Neighbourhood Proposals. The project team are currently looking through the comments raised and will be publishing a report in February 2020 outlining comments raised and what actions will be taken.


  • Evelyn


  • General public
  • Lewisham residents


  • Parks and open spaces
  • Environment
  • Transport and traffic
  • Schools and education