Tuesday 24 June 2014 8.27pm
Blocking light is about the only thing I can see that might be a valid objection.
If nobody in the affected neighbouring properties (c.50m) is prepared to go as a deputation and instruct lawyers then it's pretty hopeless.
It no longer matters what we think.
Southwark Labour won the election.
They now control the planning committee.
Councillors must have the Party brand to win their seat, so the blackberry will vibrate the instructions.
(This is why they fiddle with them incessantly during meetings).
And so you want to stop this application:
1) Get a lawyer + team up with the Council residents in the block opposite if there is any good case at all
2) Ask Boris (=> don't bother)
3) Ask Mr.Pickles (=> don't bother)
The Council is able to disregard it's own Design Review Panel so unless a group has some leverage it's pretty useless. They are loathed to go against Officer recommendation for fear of appeal and LBS being sued etc.
Therefore get a few thousand pounds together and a lawyer, or move.
Fiona Colley moved from Canada Water to Nunhead so there's a clue where to go.
Also, looking at the picks - the homes in the foreground around Nelson Square
should be aware that they are now in the frame for regeneration given that when this app is passed it will become viable to demolish them. Unless enough UNITE or UNISON members live there then they should be OK for a while.
I recall is an unusual oddity in that it is one of the few open green spaces protected that is Southwark Council
Housing land. The buildings themselves have no protection I know of. So the buildings can go, and a new rich ghetto built around the protected square! Mines a double, well done lads. Now I see why Nelson Square
got protection, not for "us" it was for "them".
They have such a long term plan it transcends the various administrations that come and go.
Take part in the IEP's with the Inspectorate and much of this farce will become clear - and how they think.