As a person who both lives and works adjacent to PF, I can't see why the new beach plans can't work.
I understand from a letter I received through my letterbox on Friday that O2 have listened to concerns of residents and now plan to put the entire beach in the vacant coach park.
Also looks like they have reduced the number of activities as well.
So it actually looks as though they will in fact be increasing the amount of recreation space at PF - not restricting it.
I went to Paris last year and thought their beach was really cool.
God, if the French can create a beach that the locals love, why can't Southwark?