Wednesday 15 March 2006 9.49am
Planning application 05-AP-1837
"The proposal is for a new build development of hotel with 136 bedrooms/units, health and fitness centre and commercial unit (B1 or A3) and demolition of the existing generator building at rear of site and replace with a basement plus seven storey building."
I first heard about this proposal a week ago from a neighbour. My understanding was that a notice should either be sent to me (as a nearby property) or displayed on site. Neither procedure seems to have been followed for this application. There are however notices for other planning applications posted outside our block.
Even though the consultation period ended last December, a decision has not been made, so I guess objections may still be raised.
I've objected to significant loss of light and loss of privacy. I've also objected to the change in use (everything else on Bermondsey Street
is either residential, light industrial or small scale commercial). Does the street really need a hotel given the hotel on TBR, the soon to be completed Hilton and the planned hotels at Bermondsey Square
and the Shard. My final objection was on the environmental impact and the significant increase in traffic as guests of the hotel arrive at all hours of the day and night.
If anyone else would like to object, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org you can also cc the local councillors
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