Thursday 2 August 2012 9.54pm
Please be careful what actually happens after planning permission is granted, if it is.
monster is the result of a whole raft of post-permission planning changes which were approved "with officer delegated authority." I.e. signed off by an officer with no requirement to inform neighbours, or even previous objectors. The only way of spotting this stuff is to monitor the council planing website weekly and then make a fuss even to be noticed. And most people have better things to do with their time.
Changes to the design that had been approved by councillors were made to the colour, the windows, the cycle parking and the finish and the result is an undeniable dogs breakfast and blot on the landscape, and a disgrace to the area. There are several outstanding rectification orders but these are being ignored by the developer. Beware!
Courtesy of the excellent facebook site Now and Then Walworth, this
is the building that was demolished, certainly folorn but clearly a building of character with potential. Unfortunately this character has now been obliterated in a borough with no interest in the heritage of Walworth and the Elephant and Castle.