Tell me your views on proposals for the SG Smith site in Dulwich Village

If you live in Dulwich Village, you may be aware that a planning application has been submitted by The Dulwich Estate and the SG Smith Motor Group to Southwark Council for the redevelopment of the workshop site bounded by Gilkes Place, Gilkes Crescent and Calton Avenue. The application is for twelve houses with underground parking. 

Full details can be found on Southwark Council’s planning website under reference 14/AP/3104 at

Together with Tessa Jowell MP and Village ward Councillor Anne Kirby, I’ve written to ask local residents for their views on this planning application.  We have been speaking to residents and there are particular concerns about the scale of the development, the style of the houses and their potential impact on the conservation area, the impact of basement excavations and the need for a robust construction management plan. 

We have requested that this application is considered by Councillors at a planning committee. If you’ve not received one of our letters, let me know your views so that we can make sure that they are accurately represented to the committee.