Mayor of London takes over planning control of Convoys
Director of European operations, Dr Edmond Ho, told Planners “we believe the approach you are taking, in not only requesting further changes to the masterplan but even introducing new constraints and unrealistic demands (eg reference to the Lenox being located on the Double Dry Dock, Sayes Court Garden and the New King Street widening becoming a pre-requisite to outline consent), is both unreasonable and unwarranted, given the already tough viability constraints.”
Lewisham's CEO, Barry Quirk, told Building Design magazine that Lewisham had a realistic and deliverable timescale for determining the application. Lewisham has "significant concerns" about the proposals but believed they could be resolved "if the applicant is willing". He pointed out that the developer had submitted its plans at too early a stage, cutting short pre-application discussions, and had recentlycancelled meetings at which outstanding issues could have been resolved.
The Developer does state his concern about Local elections in May 2014 when People before Profit are expected to win all the Deptford Council seats with possibility of winning the Mayor, however PBP supports the development potential of the site, subject to all the positive ideas and feed back from London voters and Lewisham residents.