Monday 8 June 2009 5.51pm
Just walked past there and a chap from Southwark Council
was there peering through the (imo inadequate fencing) and busy making notes. I approached and engaged him in conversation. It seems someone had reported their concerns and he was sent out to check (perhaps would have been more helpful if he had managed to come earlier when they were still on site!)
Anyway, he said there was no application or authorisation for demolition on record. More importantly, he was very bothered by the gas cylinders; both butane & acetylene) that had been just left lying around and right by the fence. He also pointed out the, what looked like, mains water pipes which just appeared to have been left hanging. He then went to speak to a chap from the printing place over the road who presumably, knew more than I so I left them to it.
All very odd (and dangerous) but hopefully, the Council will appear tomorrow when the guys are on site and make sure it's done properly.