One kilometre, 3m high, wall of steel around the Heygate

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Monday 4 March 2013 12.31pm
Thanks to James's tweet we now know that Southwark Council last week applied to itself for permission to put up a 3 metre steel wall around the entire northern part of the Heygate estate "for a temporary period of 5 years". Permission which they themselves can extend for a further 5 year period and so on. This fence will be at least 1km long. And that's 5 years, long after the next set of local elections.

The consultation period is not open (there is no consultation period), there is no case officer, but "please contact the case officer directly if you have any questions."

The unhelfpul details are here.

A good example of what this process will mean is the fencing off of Elephant Park "for a temporary period" to allow the developer to put up portakabins for a construction process that they have still not started 7 years on, and over which the council has no control.

By doing this, the council are showing that they have no plans to listen to the many community ideas for interim uses of sections of the site, but would prefer it empty. And that they would prefer that we don't see them cutting down the trees.

Perhaps now is the time to think of a name for the wall. My suggestion is the Jon Abbott memorial wall of broken promises. Any others?
Monday 4 March 2013 12.48pm
the 50M wall of shame?
Monday 4 March 2013 1.22pm
The North face
Monday 4 March 2013 2.27pm
You mean that little tiny Park in Balfour street ?
Monday 4 March 2013 2.36pm
the whole of 'phase 1', jan.
Monday 4 March 2013 2.59pm
Never realised that was part of it, reverting to my quaint cockernee roots, how the effing 'ell can 5 sodding years be referred to as temporary? Pros lets hope the 'temporary' enclosure don't last as long as the Pre-fabs used to ...think we have some still in Southwark!
Monday 4 March 2013 3.06pm
Every building site in cental London has a perimeter fence - not sure why people are throwing their toys out of the pram especially given the amount of phased demolition that will be done.
Monday 4 March 2013 3.13pm
That place is looking more and more like the Berlin Wall - as seen from the east.
Monday 4 March 2013 3.41pm
mcheights wrote:
not sure why people are throwing their toys out of the pram

Bitter experience.
Monday 4 March 2013 4.13pm
mcheights wrote:
Every building site in cental London has a perimeter fence - not sure why people are throwing their toys out of the pram especially given the amount of phased demolition that will be done.
Oh yes. I'm sure that the phased demolition is going to start any time now. It's only the lack of a 10ft fence that's been holding it back all these years.

...if you press it, they will come.
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