Developments in Canada Water and more widely in SE16 are moving quickly. As many people know, the London Borough of Southwark plays a role in receiving, considering and agreeing planning applications. Each application has to give details of the intended work and gives residents, local businesses and others an opportunity to raise concerns or express support for the plans.

Some of the applications relate to small scale changes to individual homes like extensions and loft conversions whilst a small number are of much greater significance. Demolition and redevelopment can have major impact on the character of the area, as has been seen in several places in SE16 in recent years, such as Bermondsey Square and Canada Water.

If you want to know about current applications before the Council, you can search on their Planning Applications site. Some examples of larger recent and current applications include:

Quebec Way Development – in construction – 11-AP-2565
Five new buildings replacing the old and providing 366 new homes

The Decathlon and What sites, Surrey Quays Road – permission granted – 12-AP-4126
This development includes a 40 storey tower and is likely to be in construction in the near future.

The Clipper Pub, Rotherhithe Street – in consideration – 14-AP-140

The consideration of the St Paul’s Playing Field (14-AP-0310) and Surrey Docks Stadium (14-AP-0309) applications – which will allow Fisher Athletic to return to Rotherhithe, their old stomping ground – will be held at 19:00 on Tuesday 1 July at the Council’s Tooley Street offices.

Keep up-to-date with all planning issues in Canada Water at the Canada Water Consultative Forum