The minutes of the 22nd October 2008 Rye Lane & Station Action Group (RLSAG) meeting are attached for information.
This was the 10th RLSAG meeting on the Group's 4th anniversary. It was very well attended by residents with nearly 50 present, and also other stakeholders - Network Rail, Southern Rail, and the Council. The rail companies reported on current improvements to the railway infrastructure in and around the station and tracks, and the Council presented a report on how to achieve the transformation of the station area including the new piazza. Peckham Vision and The Peckham Society presented ideas on how those very welcome developments would fit into the vision of a transformed central Rye Lane, including the emerging Copeland Cultural Quarter on the site designated for the tram depot. The Council explained that the forthcoming consultations on the Peckham Area Action Plan (PAAP) provided the context for considering all these ideas. The positive ideas were welcomed by the meeting as realistic ways of transforming the town centre. The obstacles were acknowledged, but also that there was willingness of the Council and community to work together to overcome them.
If you are coming to the Southwark Rail Users Group meeting on Monday 17th November, you might find it useful to read these minutes before that meeting, as they include reports on current improvements at Peckham Rye station.