A new Conservation Area Appraisal and Article 4 Direction for Deptford High Street and St Paul's Church Conservation Area

Closes 9 Aug 2019

Opened 17 Jun 2019

Results expected 1 Oct 2019

Feedback expected 1 Oct 2019

Overview

St Paul's Church and Deptford High Street were designated as Conservation Areas in the 1970s. This was in recognition of the exceptional quality of the Church and spaces around it,  and the survival of rare and unusual buildings that developed between the 17th and 19th centuries around the historic road to Canterbury (now the A2) at its crossing point over Deptford Creek, and the nearby Royal Naval Dockyard on the Thames.

The Conservation Area is considered to be at risk of losing its special character. This is due to lack of building maintenance,  unauthorised works which remove historic features, and new development which does not successfully reinforce the area's special character. 

Between December 2018 - March 2019 consultants reviewed the area on behalf of the Council and produced a new draft Conservation Area Appraisal, and proposals for the future mangement of the Conservation Area. The Appraisal will, if adopted, become a material consideration in the planning process and will help the Council to target future action to preserve and enhance the area.  

The Council is now consulting local groups, business owners, residents and statutory bodies including Historic England on these proposals.  You can find the documents at the foot of this page.

Why We Are Consulting

The Council aims to raise awareness of the importance of this area, and promote consideration of how it can best be preserved into the future. 

The Council is seeking your thoughts and opinions on the contents of the Conservation Area Appraisal including the management proposals contained within it, on the proposed Article 4 Direction, and on the proposed changes to the boundary.

Your comments will be used to amend the proposals as appropriate, and the revised proposals  and a report detailign the results of the consultation will be taken to Mayor and Cabinet in October 2019.

You can find the documents at the foot of this page.  After reading these please give us your views by clicking on the link to the online survey, below.

 

Give Us Your Views

Events

  • Public drop-in event

    From 1 Jul 2019 at 14:00 to 1 Jul 2019 at 16:30

    Council Planning and Conservation officers will be available to discuss the proposals.
    Come and view the documents, ask questions and give us your views.

    The Blue Room, The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG

  • Public drop in event

    From 1 Jul 2019 at 17:30 to 1 Jul 2019 at 20:00

    Council Planning and Conservation officers will be available to discuss the proposals. Come and view the documents, ask questions and give us your views.

    The Blue Room, The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG

Areas

  • Brockley
  • Evelyn
  • New Cross

Audiences

  • Lewisham residents
  • Service users
  • Businesses
  • Voluntary and community groups
  • Professional stakeholders (e.g. teachers, GPs, police etc.)

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  • Regeneration
  • Planning
  • Environment
  • Transport and traffic
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Business and local economy
  • Civic participation and democracy
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