Friday 11 December 2015 1.08pm
Same problems in Nicholson Street
, Chancel Street
and Burrell Street
. All three roads plus kerbs and pavements were decimated during the construction of 240 Blackfriars Road
. Great Portland Estates and their various contractors, such as Mace, weren't obliged to repair the damage they caused, because Southwark Council
said they couldn't prove who had caused it. No brainer really.
was shut from Blackfriars Road
end for at least three years and the only access to the site was via Nicholson Street
and Chancel Street
, then left into the small section of Burrell which remained open. Only one means of access for 1000s of HGVs, heavy plant, crane deliveries, concrete lorries, site material deliveries and general construction traffic over a three year period - what exactly needed to be proved? It's a disgrace that developers aren't compelled to repair all damage in the area immediately surrounding their sites. Part of the planning application should require developers to provide photographic evidence of the state of the roads and pavements in all the streets in close proximity to the proposed development, so that Southwark Council
could prove what damage had been caused during construction and compel developers to pay for the repairs.