Response to letter with queries to head of regeneration, regarding south dock marina redevelopment

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Dear Southwark Borough Council,

On 6 July 2016 Councillor Dan Whitehead of Surrey Docks ward wrote a letter to Councillor Mark Williams in his capacity as head of regeneration regarding the potential development scheme on top of South Dock marina. No response has been received, despite repeated requests, and a public pledge by Cllr Williams to do so.

Following this FOI request, can Cllr Williams provide a full response to the letter, reproduced in entirety below.

Regards,
Mr Crammond

FAO Cllr Mark Williams
Southwark Council
160 Tooley Street
London
SEl 2QH
6 July 2016
Dear Cllr Williams,
On Thursday 3oth June, my colleague Cllr James Okosun and I met with the Save South
Dock Marina residents group. The group highlighted, amongst other things, their significant
concerns about the future viability of South Dock Marina as a result of Southwark Council's
proposed development of the current boatyard site and the impact of such a large
development on local infrastructure that is already under considerable pressure, given the
very extensive developments already underway in the surrounding area. It is also felt that the
consultation that has been carried out to date has been insufficient. My colleagues and I, as
councillors of Surrey Docks, share their concerns.
In consideration of the above, we would appreciate it if you could provide comprehensive
responses to the requests set out below, which we have been asked to pass on to you by the
Save South Dock Marina residents group.
1. The announcement that you made on Wednesday 6 July is generally welcomed and
represents a positive step forward. However, we are keen to be provided with further comfort
in respect of the proposed consultation which is due to occur in September 2016, including: (i)
confirmation that all residents who live on South Dock Marina, along Rope Street, Plough
Way and the surrounding streets will be invited to the meeting on Monday 12 September and
it will be open to any other members of the public to also attend irrespective of their proximity
to the boatyard site; (ii) agreement to an extended period for consultation, with the proposed
one week time period being extended for a period of one month running from Monday 12
September until Tuesday 11 October; (iii) residents will have the option to contribute to the
consultation by both email and post; and (iv) following the consultation, a comprehensive
report will be published which details the full responses of residents who participated in the
consultation prior to any further steps being taken to initiate development on the boatyard site.
2. Disclosure (including copies of any relevant documents, correspondenée and meeting
notes) of how the planning of the proposed South Dock Tower has taken into account (or vice
versa) the impact of: (i) the Canada Water Masterplan; (ii) other major developments that are
planned by either Lewisham BC or Greenwich BC within a 1.5 mile radius of South Dock
Marina.

3. Disclosure of the identity of any preferred developer or shortlist of developers for the South
Dock Tower and, to the extent that such preferred or shortlist of developers exist, then when
and how the developer(s) were chosen by Southwark Council.

4. If no shortlist or preferred developer has yet been confirmed, then please disclose how and
when this shortlist will be assembled.

5. Disclosure of a list of all meetings and contacts (whether official or entertainment) between
council officials (including harbour officials) and any commercial interests at which South
Dock has been discussed in the past two years - date, who requested the meeting, for what
purpose, who attended and how long the meeting/contact lasted.

6. Disclosure of the full terms of legal ownership and relevant interests or covenants attaching
to the full South Dock Marina boatyard site.

7. A commitment to undertaking an Environmental Impact Assessment to be carried out and
published prior to any planning permission being sought on the boatyard site.

8. A commitment to conducting an assessment of the priority community needs for the
boatyard site by publishing a map showing, within a 1.5 mile radius of South Dock Marina
(irrespective of local authority boundaries):'(i) the residential provision (affordable, social and
other) along with density; (ii) transport capacity (all modes); (iii) schools, medical and other
public service capacity; (iv) sustainable employment capacity. All of the information referred to
above should be provided in respect of five years ago, now and five years from now.

We look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely,

Cllr Dan Whitehead

Liberal Democrats

Surrey Docks Ward"

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Dear Southwark Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Southwark Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Response to letter with queries to head of regeneration, regarding south dock marina redevelopment'.

The deadline for my request has been repeated extended, without any sign of resolution. I made the request on the 17th of January, and have still not received any response. The response has been pushed back five times. Please can this reply be expedited, and reasons given for why there have been so many delays and missed deadlines.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

E Crammond

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Dear Sirs,

Re: Your request for information: 742004

Thank you for your request for information that was received on18 January
2017 in which you requested:

On 6 July 2016 Councillor Dan Whitehead of Surrey Docks ward wrote a
letter to Councillor Mark Williams in his capacity as head of regeneration
regarding the potential development scheme on top of South Dock marina. No
response has been received, despite repeated requests, and a public pledge
by Cllr Williams to do so. 

 

Following this FOI request, can Cllr Williams provide a full response to
the letter, reproduced in entirety below.

 

Regards,

Mr Crammond

 

FAO Cllr Mark Williams

Southwark Council

160 Tooley Street

London

SEl 2QH

6 July 2016

Dear Cllr Williams,

On Thursday 3oth June, my colleague Cllr James Okosun and I met with the
Save South Dock Marina residents group. The group highlighted, amongst
other things, their significant concerns about the future viability of
South Dock Marina as a result of Southwark Council's proposed development
of the current boatyard site and the impact of such a large development on
local infrastructure that is already under considerable pressure, given
the very extensive developments already underway in the surrounding area.
It is also felt that the consultation that has been carried out to date
has been insufficient. My colleagues and I, as councillors of Surrey
Docks, share their concerns.

In consideration of the above, we would appreciate it if you could provide
comprehensive responses to the requests set out below, which we have been
asked to pass on to you by the Save South Dock Marina residents group.

 

1.         The announcement that you made on Wednesday 6 July is generally
welcomed and represents a positive step forward. However, we are keen to
be provided with further comfort in respect of the proposed consultation
which is due to occur in September 2016, including: (i) confirmation that
all residents who live on South Dock Marina, along Rope Street, Plough Way
and the surrounding streets will be invited to the meeting on Monday 12
September and it will be open to any other members of the public to also
attend irrespective of their proximity to the boatyard site; (ii)
agreement to an extended period for consultation, with the proposed one
week time period being extended for a period of one month running from
Monday 12 September until Tuesday 11 October; (iii) residents will have
the option to contribute to the consultation by both email and post; and
(iv) following the consultation, a comprehensive report will be published
which details the full responses of residents who participated in the
consultation prior to any further steps being taken to initiate
development on the boatyard site.

2.         Disclosure (including copies of any relevant documents,
correspondenée and meeting

notes) of how the planning of the proposed South Dock Tower has taken into
account (or vice

versa) the impact of: (i) the Canada Water Masterplan; (ii) other major
developments that are planned by either Lewisham BC or Greenwich BC within
a 1.5 mile radius of South Dock Marina.

 

3.         Disclosure of the identity of any preferred developer or
shortlist of developers for the South Dock Tower and, to the extent that
such preferred or shortlist of developers exist, then when and how the
developer(s) were chosen by Southwark Council.

 

4.         If no shortlist or preferred developer has yet been confirmed,
then please disclose how and when this shortlist will be assembled.

 

5.         Disclosure of a list of all meetings and contacts (whether
official or entertainment) between council officials (including harbour
officials) and any commercial interests at which South Dock has been
discussed in the past two years - date, who requested the meeting, for
what purpose, who attended and how long the meeting/contact lasted.

 

6.         Disclosure of the full terms of legal ownership and relevant
interests or covenants attaching to the full South Dock Marina boatyard
site.

 

7.         A commitment to undertaking an Environmental Impact Assessment
to be carried out and published prior to any planning permission being
sought on the boatyard site.

 

8.          A commitment to conducting an assessment of the priority
community needs for the boatyard site by publishing a map showing, within
a 1.5 mile radius of South Dock Marina (irrespective of local authority
boundaries):'(i) the residential provision (affordable, social and

other) along with density; (ii) transport capacity (all modes); (iii)
schools, medical and other public service capacity; (iv) sustainable
employment capacity. All of the information referred to above should be
provided in respect of five years ago, now and five years from now.

 

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your
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