Old Kent road business network to help local businesses

Old Kent Road high street

 

A recent consultation put forward by Southwark Council, has put forward the idea of creating a business network for the Old Kent Road areas.

This would seek to help engagement between the council and businesses during the process of regeneration, set to take place and bring mass change to the area.

The Action Area plan for Old Kent Road includes a strategy for the next 20 years and a view of how the changes will affect the future of Old Kent road, with the significant changes which are coming with the upcoming regeneration of the area.

The Council have acknowledged this and are aware that keeping industrial businesses within residential areas will be challenging.

As a result, the creation of the Old Kent road business network will help create a connection between businesses and the council and provide the latest information to business owners about future openings for opportunity in the area.

Through this network, the council wants make sure that businesses are supported through the regeneration process.

The council has also said that they “have listened to the concerns of businesses in the AAP so far” and have provided extra information and contact in case of further questions.

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