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Monday 11 November 2013
Convoy Wharf sign this petition from the community to Boris. Put community need before private greed. please spread widely.
the undersigned, are gravely alarmed at the proposed scale and impact
of the current plans by Hong Kong developer Hutchison Whampoa, that will
irrevocably destroy the site of Britain’s historic Royal Dockyard and
Sayes Court Garden at Deptford by the River Thames in London.
"We welcome the recognition of this
fact by the inclusion of Deptford Dockyard (now known as Convoys Wharf)
and Sayes Court Garden on the World Monuments Fund Watch List for 2014
and the serious concern expressed by English Heritage and many other
heritage bodies, Lewisham Council and local community groups represented
by Deptford Is.. (www.deptfordis.org.uk) We note that this year is the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Docks by Henry VIII in 1513.
"We also applaud the extensive work carried out by the Sayes Court Garden www.sayescourtgarden.org.uk and Build The Lenox projects www.buildthelenox.org
to create two visionary regeneration schemes. These will reinterpret
and celebrate the heritage of the area while at the same time creating
major new tourist attractions, safeguarding Deptford's maritime and
horticultural links, and creating skilled jobs for local people around
the birthplace of the National Trust and Deptford Royal Dockard.
"We regret the lack of meaningful
engagement with the community by Hutchison Whampoa so far; note that at
the developer’s request, the Mayor of London has used his powers to take
over as the planning authority and further note that Sir Terry Farrell,
who is the Mayor's Design Adviser, is also the architect employed by
"We reject any claims that this
scheme will address London's housing needs. With a maximum of 15%
affordable housing, just 4% of this for social rent, we believe it will
make no significant difference to the capital's housing crisis.
"We therefore call on the
Mayor of London as the planning authority, Sir Li Ka-shing, chairman of
Hutchison Whampoa as the ultimate applicant and the Secretary of State
to revise the proposals with greater sensitivity for their location. We
ask them to respect 500 years of British maritime history and 360 years
of horticultural history on this internationally-significant site; one
which is inextricably associated with Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Sir
Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Samuel Pepys, John Evelyn, Octavia Hill, Christopher Marlowe, Tsar Peter the Great, and Captain James Cook."
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
Li Ka-shing, Chairman, Hutchison Whampoa
Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government
Terry Farrell, Farrell's
Stewart Murray, Assistant director, planning, GLA
Colin Wilson, Senior manager, development & projects, GLA
Justin Carr, Strategic planning manager, development decisions, GLA
Hutchison Whampoa's plans for the Royal Dockyard will wipe out centuries
of maritime and horticultural history. Britain needs a visionary
heritage scheme to transform Deptford and inspire generations