Bulletin No. 12
The consultative process for the new Surrey Quays development was launched on Tuesday (December 5th) with a resounding promise from Southwark Council that Canada Water itself would not be filled in as part of the plan.
The meeting was called by Councillor Steve Lancashire, who heads regeneration on the council, and included invited representatives with interests in the area as well as local councillors and council officers.
Cllr Lancashire began by apologising for the lack of consultation as to both the timing of the meeting and the composition of the group invited. Both the timing of the meeting and its composition were previously attacked by the Canada Water Campaign, but in the event everyone accepted that this was a only preliminary meeting.
After discussion, a working group was formed of council officers and representatives of the Canada Water Campaign and owners of the Decathlon site to produce a structure for a consultative forum and sub groups. A draft would be circulated in the New Year.
The next meeting fixed for February 6th with the intention of setting up the consultative body to move forward and produce new proposals for the centre of Surrey Quays.
There was a Steering Committee on 11 December 2000
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