The Canada Water West Residents Action Group was set up in June 2015 to represent households on the western edge of the Canada Water Masterplan, a vast site that British Land and Southwark Council want to redevelop around Surrey Quays shopping centre.
While the action group is broadly in favour of redevelopment, it is campaigning to ensure that the plans do not destroy the existing community’s local environment.
The campaign has already had a major success. We pushed back hard against attempts to build a new leisure centre on top of a local wildlife area and forced Southwark Council to change its mind and consider other options. We continue to campaign to ensure that the wildlife area, known as Ada’s Garden, remains free of any development.
But with planning permission for the first phase of redevelopment imminent, the group has agreed a set of issues on which to campaign to ensure that our community is not destroyed by the greed of developers. and their friends at the Council.