Newsletter No 6 - November 2017
from Councillor Andrew Wood, Canary Wharf ward
Welcome to my sixth newsletter, apologies for the gap since the last one but with the help of my colleague Tom Randall we plan to start a weekly newsletter.
Tomorrow Saturday 25th Nov, Transport for London will be at Alpha Grove Community Centre, E14 8LH (map here) between 11am to 3pm to consult residents on the new Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf bridge/river crossing, they are consulting on three potential bridge crossing points by Canary Riverside, Cascades or Cuba Street. Tom or I will be outside the hall if you want to have a chat about this. TfL will also be at the Canary Wharf underground station, Jubilee line ticket hall, Thursday 30 November 2017, between 8am to 7pm.
More information from TfL here. There is more information below about the bridge based on a leaflet some of you have already got from Tom & I.
The Barkantine GP surgery at 121 Westferry Road will be running a drop in flu vaccination session at the Barkantine Practice between 9am and 2.30pm tomorrow Saturday 25th. They will be offering the vaccination to any patients in the at risk cohorts (especially under 65's), pregnant women, & people with long term conditions.
They will also be offering the Vaccine to all 2, 3 & 4 year olds (the vaccine for children is given in form of nasal spay). More information about the flu jab from the NHS is here.
The Barkantine clinic offers a walk in service 8am to 8pm seven days a week for everybody not just people registered at the GP surgery. More details below in the leaflet from the surgery.
Millharbour Meadows Planning Application (see picture below of yellow buildings)
The Meadows planning application is being heard for a 2nd time by Councillors next Thursday. It is the site between Millharbour and Pepper St bridge. It would replace all of the red brick buildings except the one closest to the water and Pepper Saint Ontiod pub (which may have its own separate development).
Unusually it was rejected at the last committee meeting on the 26th October on the grounds of being too tall and dense.
But whenever a planning application is recommended by Council officers and then rejected by Councillors it has to go back for a 2nd vote which will happen next Thursday.
The developer I believe will up the affordable housing % from 35% to 40% and convert one of the new retail units (around 400 sq meters in size) into D1 space which can be used for health or education use. This may change Councillors minds.
Strategic Development Committee Thursday, 30th November, 2017 7.00 p.m at Mulberry Place full details here, it is item 4.1
"Demolition of existing buildings at 49-59 Millharbour, 2- 4 Muirfield Crescent and 23-39 Pepper Street and the comprehensive mixed use redevelopment including two buildings ranging from 26 storeys (90.05m AOD) to 30 storeys (102.3m AOD) in height, comprising 319 residential units (Class C3), 1,708sqm (GIA) of flexible non-residential floor space (Classes A1, A3, A4 and D1), private and communal open spaces, car and cycle parking and associated landscaping and public realm works. "
It would also have a 10 sq meter Police welfare facility i.e. a toilet / rest stop for the police.