Wednesday 20 April 2011 11.42pm
Looking at the documents then on the Southwark planning website, the reason that the initial application was refused was given as follows:
“The proposal by reason of its design and materials, relative to the quality of the existing shopfront, would be detrimental to the appearance of the host building - which is traditional in appearance - this part of the street scene, and would fail to preserve the setting of the adjoining Grade II listed building at No. 305 Walworth Road
M&S appealed against that decision with a written application and the appeal decision was given in their favour. I have tried, but have been unable to find information about the appeal application.
In the process of the original application there were 59 consultation letters sent out to neighbours – what I wonder was the response of those consulted? Why was the initial decision overturned?
Sadly it’s all too late now anyhow!