Developers Barratt London have refined their proposals for the development of the Catford Island site after more than 500 people participated in the first round of consultation. A second round of consultation is now being held (see press release below)
Details are on the Commonplace website but the highlights are:
Future road re-routing proposals and a new square west of the site.
Some 4,800 sq m of newly landscaped green space.
600 new homes
At least a couple of high rise buildings of 16-20 storeys
A designated community centre space with associated garden area.
Workspaces for local businesses
Flexible retail spaces ideal for independent shops, cafes and restaurants.
The plans focus on reducing car use and promoting more sustainable forms of transport. So there will be 1,063 cycle spaces for residents and visitors and three secure cycle lobbies with maintenance facilities.
There will be some residential car parking for accessible homes and 45 spaces for a supermarket.
Details, maps and illustrations on https://catfordisland.commonplace.is/
Barratt start consultation on proposals for redevelopment of Catford Island
Developers Barratt London have started a consultation on their ideas for the redevelopment of Catford Island.
The site, also known as Plassy Island, currently consists of a retail park occupied by Lidl, JD Sports, a Mecca Bingo unit (currently occupied by Air Thrill), Dreams and a McDonald’s restaurant, along with a large customer car park.
The island is one of the six key sites identified in the Catford Town Centre Framework, which was adopted by Lewisham Council in June 2021.
Barratt say their ideas will support the council’s bold vision for Catford Town Centre, creating new connections and green public spaces and introducing a dynamic mix of uses including residential, retail and community space.
The developers are aiming to bring new homes to the area, build a new public square with green space, new play spaces, reduce traffic congestion, and provide a more pedestrian focused town centre.
Barrat say they “want to help deliver the vision for the greenest town centre through creating new highly active open spaces” of high quality.
They also say they “want to replace the dominance of the ‘big-box’ retail on the site with a much friendlier, people-focused environment. “
These spaces “should be occupied by businesses that emerge from and support the local community, create jobs and provide the services that the local community need.”
Councillors stress these are Barratt’s proposals not Lewisham councils.
Barratt want people to provide feedback on their ideas via a survey on the Commonplace website https://catfordisland.commonplace.is/ This round of consultation ends on October 27.
As part of the consultation Barratt will host pop-up events and an online webinar. All the details here. You can also contact the project team by emailing email@example.com