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You can view more details of the plans via the Our Vision tab or see past consultation materials in the Resources section of our website. If you have a specific question, then please feel free to get in contact with the project team using the details:

  • By email: contact@canadawaterdockside.co.uk
  • By telephone: 020 3900 3676
  • By post: KAN0247, Floor 1, 44-48 Paul Street, EC2A 4LB
  • By Contact Form on the website

An Outline Planning Application for Canada Water Dockside was approved by Southwark Council in March 2022. Next, over 2022 we will consult with local residents on the Reserved Matters Applications that will completely detail the landscaping, designs, and commercial land uses that will bring Canada Water Dockside to life. Our consultation team will be in touch with local residents over the coming months to continue our programme of outreach events with the local community and keep you updated with the project.

We are always keen to hear from residents and groups in the Canada Water, Rotherhithe, and Surrey Docks communities. There will be plenty of further opportunities to get involved with activities in the local area.

In the upcoming months, we hope to host events face-to-face and on-site, and will always follow the latest Government guidance regarding Covid-19 to ensure the safety of all participants.

The best way to keep updated about future events would be to join our mailing list via the footer of this website or Contact Us directly.

We started on-site investigation works, such as test borehole drilling, in Spring 2022. It is our target to begin full construction in 2023 and to complete the entire scheme by 2026/27.

By utilising a programme of exciting meanwhile uses and engaging consultation on the Reserved Matters Applications, at no point will the whole of Canada Water Dockside be considered a construction site or without an open door.

We will continue to engage with the community face-to-face and on-site where possible, plus introduce and maintain popular meanwhile uses at Canada Water Dockside such as the Construction Skills Centre and Titanic the Exhibition in London.

Due to the scale of the site, our initial planning application will be submitted in ‘outline’ with each phase later detailed through a series of subsequent applications.

It is normal for a site of this size to submit an outline application first as it provides more opportunity for the design team to develop their proposals.

The purpose of an Outline Planning Application is to establish the principles of development and to set guidelines to control future development. The Outline Planning Application will be supported by a series of plans known as ‘Parameter Plans’ which set future design standards and controls such as:

  • The range of uses
  • Areas which can be built upon
  • Areas protected for public space
  • Key routes and connections through the site
  • Maximum building heights

This approach will allow the masterplan to adapt to the changing demands of the new town centre.

Following the approval of the Outline Planning Application for Canada Water Dockside in March 2022, we will now consult with local residents on details that will be submitted as ‘Reserved Matters’ planning applications.

Whereas outline planning applications set the guidelines and parameters for development, reserved matters applications will provide details such as appearance, access, landscaping, layout, and design. The reserved matters application must be in line with the outline planning permission and we will continue to seek feedback from residents on the next stages of the plans.

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