Convoys Wharf approved by Mayor of London

The Convoys Wharf development has been given the go-ahead tonight by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

The controversial development covers historic Deptford Dockyard which with the adjoining Sayes Court Garden have been highlighted by the World Monuments Fund Monuments Watch as being at risk.

Trinity House was founded here 500 years ago, Elizabeth I came here and the Golden Hinde docked here.

The Mayor’s decision is subject to provision for Sayes Court garden restoration. The National Trust, which was founded as a result of a failed attempt to save the Sayes Court building and garden, has the backed the garden plan.

During the hearing at City Hall mention was made of the Thames Path being routed along the riverside where newsprint for Fleet Street was until recently landed.

Today’s inland route does have the advantage of passing the unique Dog & Bell pub.

One reply on “Convoys Wharf approved by Mayor of London”

Actually, there is no provision for a “restoration” of Sayes Court Garden – quite a few people seem to have assumed that this is what the Sayes Court Garden CIC have been campaigning for, but in fact they want a modern garden on the site. A missed opportunity, in my view, to create a garden that would be more faithful to the original – there are so few seventeenth century gardens left in this country that it would have been sure to attract many more visitors.

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