Deptford’s Borthwick Wharf appeal fails

The Borthwick Wharf campaigners have been refused leave to appeal in the High Court at a hearing before Lord Justice Moses.

The judge concluded that demolition of the riverside building in Deptford does not need planning permission and that the planning authority cannot prevent it.

There is a fear that demolition will commence shortly although Greenwich Council is not expected to confirm approval for the new development for some weeks.

Updates will be posted here.

Deptford route change and demolition threat

There is a minor change of route for the Thames Path at Deptford which will keep the way nearer the river.

Just after Deptford Creek, the route turns inland at the Ahoy Centre. But instead of continung south along Deptford Green you now walk behind the Ahoy Centre along Borthwick Street.

After passing behind Borthwick Wharf there is a junction with Watergate Street. The river is along the walled passage to the right which runs between the 18th-century Master Shipwright’s House (west) and Payne’s and Borthwick Wharves (east).

The Thames Path continues to the left. Later go right into Princes Street to rejoin the old route at the Dog & Bell.

BORTHWICK DEMOLITION THREAT
However, Borthwick Wharf is under threat and only remains standing thanks to a tremporary injunction obtained at the High Court last Friday.

Developers are proposing an 18 storey tower on the riverside and a 9 storey block fronting Borthwick Street.

The neighbouring 19th-century Payne’s Wharf will retain its Italiante arches fronting the river.

Donations to Borthwick’s Fighting Fund should be made payable to ‘Creekside Forum’ and sent to:
John Taylor
Creekside Forum
St Nicholas Church
Deptford Green
LONDON
SE8 3DQ

To receive campaign updates email: creeksidecf@freeuk.com

020 8692 5666