Monthly Archives: October 2013

Northfleet Embankment Regeneration Progress

Whilst in Gravesend today, after visiting the Port of London Authority, I paid a quick visit to Northfleet Embankment to see if any progress has been made since I proposed using the site as a temporary park. The land raising, … Continue reading

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Convoy’s Wharf on Heritage at Risk List

  An update on Convoy’s Wharf, Deptford, is that The World Monuments Fund has placed the site on its Heritage at Risk ‘Watch List’.   Jonathan Foyle, chief executive of the World Monuments Fund Britain has recently said “Deptford’s most … Continue reading

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Housing Supply – An Entrepreneurial Government is Required

  On a day in which the UK’s house prices and house building supply has been in the news, I am reminded of an announcement earlier in the year on the NHS doing a deal on surplus land with the … Continue reading

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HS2 – Would it be better ignoring London?

  The recent arguments over HS2, and whether it is worth the money, has reminded me of the following recommendation from ‘Towards a Strong Urban Renaissance’, (Urban Task Force, 2005):   ‘Fund and prioritize public transport based on its potential … Continue reading

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London 2013 or Communist East Germany?

Is it just me, but does this real development (it is not an artist’s impression) look more like East Germany during communist control than London 2013?

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Deptford, its anchor and regeneration

  In the name of urban regeneration the ship’s anchor which was at the bottom of Deptford High Street was removed by the ‘regenerators’ but this act seems to have become a focus for a people’s resistance movement.   Some … Continue reading

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