Manor Place Terrace (161–179 Manor Place SE17)-Demolition Threat Latest

{jcomments on}UPDATE 7th July. 

We had an amazing day on Friday. Local people were unbelievably supportive of the campaign and we obtained an astonishing 901 petition signatures during the day which with the online petition now makes 1,281 in total. 

We had visits from Simon Hughes MP, Councillors Peter John & Richard Livingstone, a surprise appearance from the Lady Mayor Councillor Althea Smith, Councillor Al-Samerai as well as local Councillors Patrick Diamond and Cathy Bowman.

Most of all it was just a great day in 
West Walworth with an almost carnival atmosphere as the pic shows.

MPT Day of Action - 6 July 2012

A local resident Sanda Kolar has made this fabulous Youtube video:

BIG DATE IS TUESDAY JULY 17TH – when Southwark Council’s Cabinet is scheduled to make a decision about the fate of the terrace. The meeting starts at4pm and will be held at 160 Tooley St SE1. We have been told that we may make a deputation to that meeting and we would love to have a great turnout to support that. Full details to follow. 

If you haven’t signed the petition, there is still time at:

Thanks to everyone who helped yesterday and to everyone who came and talked to us.

Manor Place Terrace (161–179 Manor Place SE17) Campaign Update

UPDATE - 28June.

1. Petition:

2. Campaign Photo. Photos for use in the local press and publicity. An amazing turn-out at such short notice - many thanks to everyone who came along.

Campaigning at Manor Place Terrace

Background Info:

The Victorian terrace on Manor Place at the north end of PasleyPark is under real threat of demolition as part of the redevelopment of the site.


Boarded up terrace at Manor Place
















This is how it looks like it is shaping up for the Manor Place Terrace site following a conversation with the Southwark Council officer responsible for the sale:

  • The sale will allow the developer to demolish the historic façade. The Council says that site is more valuable if the façade can be demolished and a completely new development is built.
  • The new development will be a principally residential development of around 50 units; there will be some retail/commercial use at ground floor and a mix of “affordable” and private properties – possibly at the rate of 35% “affordable” (made up of shared ownership and socially rented properties).
  • The height will be “in keeping with planning guidance”. We predict that, to accommodate the 50 units, it will need to go significantly higher than the current 3 stories. Retaining the façade would be part of what can hold the height in check.
  • The massing will be scaled back at the rear of the site so as not to dominate the park.
  • At present it is intended that the decision about this will be made at the Cabinet meeting on July 17th.



We are opposed to the loss of the historic façade. The façade has a heritage value which is not being given due weight and its demolition will be an enormous loss to the local area. Below is what we plan to do between now and 17th July:

  • Submit articles to Southwark News and South London Press about the loss of heritage.
  • Work with residents in the surrounding streets and hold an action day at the Terrace on Friday 6th July.
  • Present our concerns at the following meetings through a deputation from the Walworth Society.
  • Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council meeting on Monday 2nd July.
  • Full Southwark Council meeting on Wednesday 4th July.
  • Cabinet Meeting – 17th July (Tooley St from 4pm).

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