Southwark Council has launched its vision for the £11 million regeneration of central Camberwell.
Its proposals feature the transformation of Camberwell Green Park into a new public space with a play area and improved seating, a new library, and the introduction of a Barclays Cycle Superhighway route.
Councillor Fiona Colley, Southwark’s regeneration lead, said the proposals would invigorate the area.
“We are looking forward to a revitalised town centre in Camberwell,” she said.
“Our ambition is to create an environment with a thriving economy, good quality buildings and open spaces; and to encourage an active community.
“We have waited for years for this investment and are thrilled that this £11 million will help to make Camberwell a place where people are proud to live, work, shop and socialise."
Councillor Barrie Hargrove, Southwark‘s environment and transport lead, said the Cycle Superhighway would build on the borough‘s record of cycling innovation.
“As well as being the first London borough to install Trixi mirrors at key junctions to reduce the number of collisions between cyclists and HGV drivers, we are also investing in creating bike routes,” he said.
“We are looking forward to hearing the views from local residents over the next six weeks.
“Their comments will influence the final proposed projects which are selected."
Southwark plans to consult residents on the Camberwell proposals at a series of events that run until March.
It said development work on all projects was expected to begin before the end of the year, with the street scheme improvements expected to be completed in the 2014-15 financial year.
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