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Sunday, 8 April 2012

Beaufoy Institute planning applications

Planning applications for the two parts of the Beaufoy Institute site have now been submitted.

You can now visit the Council's planning site to view the plans and comment on them.


The plans are as follows.

REF: 12/01173/RG4
Erection of a new part 3/part 8 storey buildings comprising of 75 new residential units on the southern part of the site, including landscaping, cycle parking and associated works. 39 Black Prince Road London SE11 6JJ

Change of use to provide residential institute (Use Class C2), residential (Use Class C3) and community (Use Class D1), (24 private bedrooms, 1 dormitary and 2 self contained flats), involving a 3 storey rear extension and a ground, first and second floor extensions. Alterations to the existing fenestration with the removal of an external staircase, replacement of existing single glazed windows with crittal double glazed windows. Formation of a terrace to the rear elevation, with the installation of a ramp. Installation of solar panels and replacement of existing rooflights to the rear elevation. Internal alterations to include, removal and installation of new partition walls, creation of new staircases and corridors. Installation of new pedestrian and vehicular access gates with the provision of off street car parking, cycle storage refuse and recycling and assocaiated landscaping. [Town Planning and Listed Building Consent] 39 Black Prince Road London SE11 6JJ

The two developers have provided some more information about their plans:


Following pre-application consultation, Bellway has now submitted plans
for the development of 75 new homes on the former playground behind the Beaufoy
Building on the corner of Vauxhall Street and Sancroft Street.

The homes include

  • a mix of affordable including both rented accommodation and shared ownership and private housing

  • cycle parkingon site

  • open space for residents of the scheme.

Additionally, there will be substantial section 106 contributions for local infrastructure.

Diamond Way

Planning application submitted for the Beaufoy Institute

Following local community consultation, the planning proposal to bring the historic Beaufoy Institute and Annex back to life has been submitted by Diamond Way Buddhism. The plan will:

· Fully renovate the Beaufoy Institute, with minimal changes to the listed building
· Provide space for community living including common dining and children’s areas.
· Include a contemplation garden, exhibition room and facilities for events and meetings.
· Provide accommodation for the Buddhists living at the centre and visitors.

The community consultation has highlighted interest in the history of the building and in the transformation of the derelict site. The renovation will provide opportunities for local people to be involved in the project and also visit and use the building for different events and community activities.

The primary activity in the institute will be Buddhist meditation and an associated program including art exhibitions and classes on wellbeing. Funds have been raised for the project from within the Buddhist community and have come from many activities in the last 10 years both in the UK and in Europe.

For more information, see www.buddhism-london.org. There is also a regularly updated blog at http://www.buddhism-london.org/blog

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