New timetable for Peckham Rye station

By James Renoux-Wood - Fri 4 April 2014, 4:22 pm

The redevelopment of Peckham Rye station has been postponed to allow for further community consultation, Southwark Council has announced.

The local authority, Network Rail, the Greater London Authority and Southern Railway will hold talks with members of the public about the evolution of the station development. 

It is hoped discussions will lead to progressing plans to open up and improve the environment around the Grade-II listed station. 

A series of workshops will take place in the summer, in advance of a planning application being submitted in the autumn.

Councillor Fiona Colley, Southwark Council's cabinet member for regeneration and corporate strategy, said: "We know that local people felt the initial consultation was too hurried. 

“While they really want to see the station square happen, they weren't happy with the initial proposals and because of the short deadlines, didn't have the chance to be fully involved in developing the plans. 

"That is not how we want this scheme to go forward, because ultimately it is about providing a better station environment for all the people who use it, including those who work there, live nearby or travel through it.

“I'm really excited about this next phase of consultation. I know that Peckham is full of creative people, committed to improving the neighbourhood, and the Gateway to Peckham project will be vastly improved by involving them in a meaningful way."

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