Camberwell development gets green light

By Jim Dunton - Wed 17 July 2013, 12:40 pm

Proposals for a new 101-home mixed-use development at Camberwell Green have been approved by Southwark Council.

The Frasers Property scheme was backed members of the authority’s planning committee at a meeting last night.

It will see the demolition of existing buildings at 1-6 Camberwell Green and 307-311 Camberwell New Road for the construction of a six-storey block with 1,335 sq metres of retail and business space at the ground-floor level.

The decision overturns a refusal for the scheme at a 2 July meeting, when committee members cited concerns over the appearance of the building’s Camberwell Green frontage and affordable-housing levels.

Revisions from Frasers Propety included a redesigned frontage for the scheme, and new proposals for a mix of nine on-site affordable homes and a £736,350 contribution for off-site housing provision.

Council planning officers recommended the revised scheme for approval.

Frasers said that the Carey Jones-designed development offered a "significant opportunity" to present a new face to Camberwell Green and its conservation area.

"The high quality design will ensure the promotion of this long-neglected corner of Central London," it said.