Thursday 29 August 2013 9.48pm
Hello, a gentle reminder that the deadline for responses, Saturday 31st August, is fast approaching.
As a matter of interest, a previous application in 2008 to over-develop this site within the heart of Shad Thames
was made and duly rejected by Southwark Council
Planning Committee (LBS Number 07-AP-2936).
Of which the salient Reasons for Refusal included:
1. The proposal due to the increase in height and bulk of the existing building will create an overbearing structure creating a loss of outlook and an undue sense of enclosure upon the neighbouring residential properties, detrimental to their amenities, and thereby contrary to Policy 3.2 'Protection to Amenity' in the Southwark Plan July 2007.
2. The proposed extension by reason of its scale and detailed design would be harmful to the appearance and character of the existing building, the streetscape in general and to the setting of the nearby Tower Bridge Conservation Area. The proposal is therefore contrary to policies 3.12 Quality in Design; 3.13 Urban Design; and 3.18 Setting of Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and World Heritage Sites of The Southwark Plan (July 2007).
3. The proposal will result in the loss of off-street parking within an area with low Ptal rating and therefore is considered to have significant neagative impacts on the transport network, and there has been no information submitted by way of a Transport Assessment or a travel plan being submitted which might otherwise mitigate these harmful impacts. The proposal is therefore contrary to policy 5.2 'Transport impacts' of the Southwark Plan (July 2007).
All valid reasons to push back on this latest application 13/AP/2405 (19 Queen Elizabeth Street
Please email the planning officer Wing Lau at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>