Appointment made to progress Peckham project

By James Renoux-Wood - Thu 5 June 2014, 11:28 am

A community engagement specialist has been appointed by Southwark Council to take forward regeneration projects around Peckham Rye Station.

Ash Sakula will develop a community engagement programme this summer, drawing on the skills of local businesses and designers to develop proposals to create sustainable development.  

The project will be carried out on behalf of project partners Southwark Council, Network Rail, the Greater London Authority and Southern Railways.

Fiona Colley, cabinet member for regeneration at Southwark Council, said: "It's really important that everybody has their fair say about the plans for Peckham Rye station and the surrounding area. There are many businesses and people that want to get involved as partners in co-designing this project and that's what I want to encourage.

"I am confident that Ash Sakula will facilitate the conversation and ensure that everyone is as involved as they wish to be. I am really optimistic about the proposals and hope that this summer will see many positive discussions."

Tom Higginson, head of planning and land services at Network Rail, said: “We are confident that Ash Sakula’s skill and expertise will help maximise community involvement and participation to build on what has already been achieved and help produce proposals that are right and viable for Peckham Rye."