Wednesday 21 September 2016 10.55am
I absolutely support the Tate Modern
's position. The Tate Modern
went through a very thorough planning process involving many public consultation meetings. Also I attended the launch of Neo Bankside
with my partner with the view to possibly buying a one bed as a buy to let. The model they had showed the Tate Modern
extension and when I asked about it they were up front about how high it would be etc. Clearly some people either bought without visiting the development in person Or they and their lawyers didn't do their proper due diligence. The Tate Modern
is the reason that this area of SE1 has developed so rapidly. The Neo flats wouldn't have even been built if there was no Tate Modern
as the area wouldn't have been desirable. Huge amounts of public money were given for the Tate Modern
extension so the public access should not be curtailed. It is a lie to say that the south side of the terrace only looks at Neo flats and the Blue Fin building. You actually get far reaching views to the south to the rapidly developing skyline of Elephant and Castle and beyond.
Another point is that the winter gardens, the areas that are mainly seen from the ground and the Tate Modern
are not classed as living space under planning. They are ancillary
Space like a balcony. Neo residents have chosen to leave doors open between the living space and the winter gardens due to small living spaces. Also most people are at work when the Tate Modern
is open during the week.
I would also like to say that some of our building became overlooked by Neo when it was built but we accepted it was part of the development of the area. I close my blinds if I don't want people looking in. Neo residents can do the same. Another option would be one way special film on Windows.