Peckhamplex Cinema under threat as Southwark ponders over comprehensive redevelopment plans

Peckhamplex Cinema under threat as Southwark ponders over comprehensive redevelopment plans

Another affordable community asset is under threat as Southwark Council mulls over the ‘comprehensive redevelopment’ of a chunk of Moncrieff Street, which includes the much-loved – and cheap – PeckhamPlex Cinema as well as the famous Multi Storey car park.

Peckhamplex Cinema under threat as Southwark ponders over comprehensive redevelopment plans

Campaigners are inviting concerned locals to give their views to Southwark Planning before the April 28th deadline, and have offered a template letter to sign.

This ends, “I ask you to delete the designation of ‘comprehensive redevelopment’ and change it to enable a review of potential long term uses of the building, and to consult the public on them compared with comprehensive redevelopment, before taking a decision about the future of the site.”

For Brixtonites supporting the Ritzy workers’ boycott, the Peckhamplex has proved a useful alternative, with its cheap £5 prices shaming the exorbitant ticket prices charged in Brixton.

Peckham snapshots: graffiti, bridges, shop signs and street scenes, March 2016

Here’s the full text from the site:

The Council has published for comment in the draft New Southwark Plan (NSP) its decision for the ‘comprehensive redevelopment’ of the site in Moncrieff Street, including the PeckhamPlex Cinema and Multi Storey car park.

This would mean the demolition of the building after the end of the temporary leases of Bold Tendencies, Frank’s Café and Peckham Levels.

But in 2013, the Government Planning Inspector said the Council should research potential long term uses for the existing building, before taking the final decision. They haven’t done this yet.

If you agree that the building has significant potential for long term uses and that these need full examination before the final decision, please let the Council know. You can USE THE LETTER below; please feel free to amend, delete or add to it in your own words.

The closing date for your comments is 5pm on 28th April 2017.

Click here to add your comments about the proposed redevelopment