Ongoing Engagement

We’re committed to maintaining local involvement in the long term, to ensure that our work and presence benefits the existing and future community. This includes engagement on future Reserved Matters Planning Applications, as well as ensuring that local input continues to inform what we do so that the Masterplan delivers social, economic and health benefits.

About Reserved Matters Applications

Ongoing Engagement

Southwark Council granted planning permission for the Canada Water Masterplan in May 2020, following over four years of local consultation and engagement, which directly informed the plans. We remain just as committed to working with the local community going forward to ensure that local input continues to shape the Masterplan. This includes engagement on future Reserved Matters Applications (‘RMAs’ – more information below), as well as ensuring that local input continues to inform what we do so that the Masterplan delivers social, economic and health benefits.

We will also continue to engage and meet with local stakeholders, neighbours of the site and residents as the Masterplan is built out, including attending community events and local meetings.

If you have any questions or would like to meet with us then please get in touch. Our aim is to ensure that we meet the expectations of people contacting us and that we treat everyone in the same way. Our Local Communications Commitment sets out how we respond to correspondence we receive, including timescales for response.

We are currently sharing plans for a Reserved Matters Planning Application for Zone F, and Canada Dock. Further details on both planning applications can be found below or click here to view each.

Reserved Matters Applications

The Canada Water Masterplan planning permission includes detailed permission for the first detailed plots (known as A1, A2, K1 and the Interim Petrol Filling Station –  the locations of which can be found on the map here). Now that planning permission has been granted, British Land has started the process of discharging the planning conditions and Section 106 obligations in order to enable the building of plots with detailed planning approval. This will allow work to begin on the first detailed plots. More information on the planning application can be found here

The rest of the Masterplan was submitted in outline. This establishes the parameters within which future buildings and spaces can come forward, such as the maximum building height and use. Going forward we will prepare what are known as “Reserved Matters Applications” (or “RMAs”) for each of the other plots in the Masterplan, which will be submitted to Southwark Council for approval. RMAs will set out the detailed design for the remaining parts of the Masterplan site, including the proposed appearance, layout and scale of the buildings and areas coming forward. There will be further engagement on each RMA as it comes forward, and these will include key public spaces such as the new park and Canada Water Dock.

Reserved Matters Application for Zone F

British Land is bringing forward plans for Zone F of the Canada Water Masterplan. 

Zone F is located across a portion of the Surrey Quays Leisure Park and part of the car park of the former Printworks and is part of the Canada Water Masterplan. Community consultation on the Masterplan that took place between 2014 and 2018 directly informed the outline plans, that were granted planning permission in 2020.  

We are now sharing the detailed designs for Zone F. They conform with the outline planning permission and would provide around 400 new homes and 38,000sqm of new workspace and shops. There will also be new public areas, roof terraces and pedestrian routes created as part of these plans. We are sharing them ahead of submitting a Reserved Matters Planning Application to Southwark Council for approval.  

The plans are being brought forward by British Land and build on the outline plans included in the Canada Water Masterplan hybrid planning application, which was approved by Southwark Council last year. You can find out more about the planning process by visiting: https://www.canadawatermasterplan.com/ongoing-engagement

We held a virtual exhibition on the proposals online between 18 October - 1 November, and also held two 'Pop-up' events in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre on Saturday 23 October and Thursday 28 October where visitors shared their feedback. 

More information can also be found in Section 7.8 of our FAQs.
 
If you have any questions, or would like to request printed copies of the exhibition materials, please get in touch with the team.

Reserved Matters Application for Canada Dock

British Land is bringing forward plans to enhance parts of Canada Dock, as part of the Canada Water Development. 

We know how important the Dock is for people who live and visit the area, in terms of both its historical and ecological significance and as a place to spend time and enjoy the wildlife. The plans include a range of measures to enhance this through improving the water quality and wildlife habitats, as well as a new, 150m boardwalk running from the northern to the southern edge so people can experience the Dock as closely as possible. 

Our vision is to create a place where people can really interact with nature and connect to the area’s rich maritime history – and we’d love to hear your feedback on the proposals and ideas for how we can do this. The plans for the Dock have been informed by extensive feedback as part of the masterplan consultation, and more recently the project team have met with local stakeholders including schools and people with accessibility requirements to ensure their specific feedback can be taken into consideration by the design team. 

The plans are being brought forward by British Land and build on the outline plans included in the Canada Water Masterplan hybrid planning application, which was approved by Southwark Council last year.

Due to Covid-19 and government guidance, we were unfortunately unable to hold an in-person exhibition event, and instead held a virtual exhibition on the proposals which ran between 31st August and 14th September where visitors shared their feedback. You can still access the virtual exhibition via the portal at cwm.exhibition.app.
 
More information can also be found in Section 7.7 of our FAQs.
 
If you have any questions, or would like to request printed copies of the exhibition materials, please get in touch with the team.

Reserved Matters Application for Zone L 

British Land is bringing forward a development of 237 homes – around 75% of which will be affordable housing.
 
There will also be a significant amount of public open space included to create a green and open new development,
 
The planning permission for the Canada Water Masterplan established the parameters within which Zone L can be developed, and this RMA is being brought forward in conformity with these approved parameters, seeking approval for the detailed design, proposed appearance, layout, use, scale and landscaping of the building area.
 
Due to Covid-19 and government guidance, we were unfortunately unable to hold an in-person exhibition event, and instead held a virtual exhibition on the proposals which ran between 16 July – 1 August where visitors shared their feedback. 
 
More information can also be found in Section 7.6 of our FAQs.
 
If you have any questions, or would like to request printed copies of the exhibition materials, please get in touch with the team.

Reserved Matters Application for Zone H – which includes the Printworks building

British Land is bringing forward a sustainable office-led redevelopment of the Printworks building on ‘Zone H’ of the Canada Water Masterplan to Southwark Council.
 
The proposals, which include ground floor retail improved landscaping and the creation of new routes through the site, will celebrate the raw and industrial character of the existing building, while bringing its appearance up to a modern standard,
 
The planning permission for the Canada Water Masterplan established the parameters within which Zone H can be developed, and this RMA is being brought forward in conformity with these approved parameters, seeking approval for the detailed design, proposed appearance, layout, use, scale and landscaping of the building area.
 
This RMA for the Printworks is the first phase of development to take place on Zone H, with a future RMA for the remainder of the zone being prepared at a later date. The demolition of the warehouses associated with the Printworks building will also make space for a new 3.5-acre park, and will also be coming forward in a future RMA.
 
Due to Covid-19 and government guidance, we were unfortunately unable to hold an in-person exhibition event, and instead held a virtual exhibition on the proposals, which ran between 21 June – 5 July where visitors shared their feedback.  
 
More information can also be found in Section 7.5 of our FAQs.
 
If you have any questions, or would like to request printed copies of the exhibition materials, please get in touch with the team.