Built Environment/Community Safety/Environment &
The Urban Task Forces "Towards
an Urban Renaissance" states that " achieving
renaissance is about creating the quality of life and
vitality that makes urban living desirable". The relevant
key themes and measures concern:
Recycling Land and
under-used or vacant land.
a high quality
Improved movement and public transport.
Compact, mixed-use developments.
Density to balance with sustainability.
Excellence in Leadership, Participation and
to the community through an autonomous, empowered
need to become leaders i.e. proactive and
flexible to changing global, national, regional
and local context.
investment by engaging the private section in
Sustainability is the ability to meet the needs
of the present without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their needs.
Hence the Canada Water
Consultative Forum Have the Following Views:
The Council and Canada Water
Consultative Forum wish to see a balanced mix of uses, including;
private, key worker and social)
Any proposed redevelopment around
Canada Water should consider the following :-
Building heights to be
respectful of existing adjacent building heights whilst
allowing for the variety and commercial feasibility of
Canada Waters development as a whole
Orientation in terms of
English weather conditions e.g. wind tunnelling.
High Quality, Mixed,
Attractive Architecture including landscape design.
Natural Hierarchy of
Sense of Place
Views to the Water - Sight
Lines to and across Canada Water
Impact on surrounding Area -
Sympathetic to the character and scale of the existing
context creating a "waterside village"
Water Front Focus
Impact on wildlife in Canada
Water (paper to be prepared in conjunction with London
Wildlife Trust or appropriate ecological consultancy)
to facilitate retention and movement of wildlife
Opportunities for useful and
dynamic public open space
Excellent connections within, to
and from existing communities is a fundamental issue and
consideration should be given to:-
within the Development
Connections with existing
commercial areas (Lower Road/Albion Road)
Safe connections for
pedestrian/cycle/motor with existing communities
Covered 24 hour access
pedestrian routes within the developments. This requires
an agreed form of assessment of the flow of pedestrians
through the site.
Provision for safe access/egress
for the elderly and disabled
A complete review of access/egress
to the Canada Water area and the Rotherhithe peninsula
and congestion surrounding Lower Road, Jamaica Road and
the Rotherhithe tunnel.
Refer to Transport Paper.
This development should fully
embrace the principles of Sustainable Development and ensure;
that designs follow best
practice e.g. EcoHomes and BREEAM
minimal disruption to
community and wildlife
maximisation of conservation
design for energy and water
improvement in air quality
provide for effective waste
minimisation during construction and use of the
maximise the availability and
accessibility of open space
construction impacts to be
controlled by the implementation of an Environmental
consider the effectiveness of
trolley parks at access to public transport and larger
The current level of
ecological mix should be maintained and enhanced. No
habitats should be destroyed or lost.
Forward ecological planning
should be undertaken.
Any development should embrace the
principles of secure by design and take into consideration the