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  1. Walworth Town Hall Planning Application (20/AP/1649).
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1. Walworth Town Hall Planning Application (20/AP/1649).

Things are moving on with the Walworth Town Hall planning application and this goes to the Southwark Planning Sub-Committee B on Monday 7th December for a decision. The report from the planning officer has now been published and the link to it appears below:


and the Agenda and details of the meeting can be seen here:


The report is recommending that the committee approves the application.

Below from Simon Bevan Dirctor of Planning are the details of the meeting:

Town And Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (as Amended)

Our Reference: 20/AP/1649
Site address: Walworth Town Hall And Newington Library 151-155 Walworth Road London Southwark SE17 1RS
Proposal: Refurbishment of the existing Grade II Listed Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library buildings to provide a Community Centre (Class D1), flexible employment/education space (Class B1/D1), and a café/lobby (Class A1/A3/D1); and including a third floor within the reconfigured roof space of the Town Hall building and a first floor mezzanine level to accommodate additional employment/education space (Class B1/D1), a heritage roof, new outdoor amenity spaces at ground floor and first floor levels, a building entrance off Walworth Square, with associated servicing, cycle parking, signage, lighting and associated landscaping.

Case officer: Catherine Jeater
Contact: catherine.jeater@southwark.gov.uk

I write to inform you that the above planning application will be considered by the Council’s Planning Committee at a virtual meeting, due to measures put in place by the Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Date: 07 December 2020
  • Time: 19.00

If you would like to observe the meeting, it will be live-streamed on the council’s YouTube channel which is at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqgAueevJzRUGB_eAZia0xw (Or simply go to YouTube.com and search for “Southwark Council”. Any live-streams will be displayed at the top of the page and will have a small red “Live” rectangle next to them.)

If you would like to register to speak on this item, please contact the council’s constitutional team who will send you a link and further information on how to join the meeting, by 5pm on the working day prior to the meeting:

  • Email: Constitutional.Team@southwark.gov.uk
  • Phone: 020 7525 7234.

The recommendation from officers is that listed building consent is GRANTED.

My report on the application sets out the material planning considerations that have led to my recommendation. You can read my report on the Council’s website using this link: http://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=353.

Please note that the report may not be immediately available on the website as you may receive this notification before the website page has been refreshed to include the report. However, it should be available no later than 48 hours after the date of this letter. The report will also be available later in the published agenda for the meeting. If you have any questions regarding this agenda, please contact the Constitutional Team, on 020 7525 7234.

If you wish to make any additional comments which are not already covered in the officers report, please submit these to the case officer no later than noon on Thursday, 03 December 2020. Any comments received after that time will not be able to be reported to the Committee.

If you have any questions about the content of the report, please contact the case officer whose details are at the top of this letter.

The agenda of the meeting can be viewed at: http://moderngov.southwarksites.com/mgListCommittees.aspx?bcr=1.
Yours sincerely

Simon Bevan
Director of Planning

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3. Walworth Radio Plays

4. Walworth History Talks

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