Communities rely on business for their prosperity as much as business relies on communities for its own. Countless examples show that when landowners & developers engage in constructive dialogue with local stakeholders, plans get drawn up more quickly, planning applications go through more quickly & the end result is more satisfying to all concerned.
In October 2000, The Creekside Forum set up the Convoys Opportunity group in response to the News International Ltd plan to sell the 40-acre Convoys Wharf site in Deptford. Once the Royal Dockyard of Henry VIII & the Foreign Cattle Market, approximately half of the site is protected wharf land, which means that it is safeguarded as a freight wharf & cannot be used for any other purpose without the approval of the Secretary of State.
The Convoy Opportunity group represents local Tenants & Residents Associations, Churches, Voluntary & Community Groups & Activists; the group is open to anyone with a legitimate stakeholder interest in the site. We warmly welcome representation from across the whole spectrum of our communities.
Since 2000, a vision has emerged which represents local stakeholder perspectives on employment, heritage, environment, transport, culture, housing, maritime use & site identity. The link below will take you to a PDF of the Forum’s latest broadside on the subject of Convoys Wharf.
If you would like to join the group or find out more, please contact the Creekside Forum.