Our vision for Lewisham town centre
We are revitalising the town centre through a number of different schemes, each of which will play a part in providing new homes, jobs and amenities.
As each scheme is brought forward, we will continue to work with its partners to evaluate the cumulative as well as the individual impact on the town centre, and what this might mean for the local infrastructure in terms of, for instance, health provision and public safety.
Improving the shopping area
By providing a wider range of goods and services we hope to draw people to the town centre. A few years ago, the National Survey Of Shopping Patterns found that less than 8% of people who live near Lewisham town centre would say it was their first choice of place to go and shop.
Additionally, a good percentage of the borough’s new homes are likely to be in Lewisham town centre. This is because national planning policy favours growth around public transport hubs, in order to reduce reliance on travel by car while also protecting existing green spaces.