Sunday 15 February 2009 12.12pm
James Hatts wrote:
LR - It's only a screening opinion request to see whether the development would need an Environmental Impact Assessment - not a full application.
Failed to spot that - but why would a developer be asking for an EIA screening on such a development???
When a full planning app does turn up, as well as the obvious visual impact of the tower, IMO there need to be some touch conditions about archaeology.
Given that the scandalously curtailed 2006 excavations under St George's crypt found that the layout of the roman road was not as expected, even after the 2002 dig at Tabard Square which found the Londinium
plaque, there could still be some interesting finds undisturbed by the piling for the 60s building.