Wednesday 8 April 2009 12.02pm
Am I alone in considering that approval for erection of Mirax-Beetham and 20 Blackfriars Road
skyscrapers is not only innopropriate to the location, particulary the impact on residents living nearby, but will alter the skyline dramatically. SE1 does not need what can be best described in the words of Prince Charles as 'Carbuncles'. Because high rise properties have been erected in the City of London (in nearly all instances without apparent considersation for the effect this has on the skyline or how these towers fit in with existing buildings in close proximity) it does not follow that properties of a similar nature will enhance the appearance or the prestige of SE1.
The suggestion that Boris Johnson hates SE1 may not be true but he certainly does not appear to care what impact such new developments have on Southwark.
The only parties which will benefit from the subject developments (financially or otherwise) will be the Developers themselves and those parties with vested interests. I do not think it is necessary to spell out the latter category.