Wednesday 16 April 2003 12.08am
The public enquiry started today. I have included the text of LB Southwark's Press Release below. Completion of the Inspector's report and a ministerial decision is likely to take another six months minimum.
English Heritage's press release (opposing the scheme) is at:
See earlier Forum posts with some links at:
15 April 2003
LONDON BRIDGE TOWER INQUIRY
The public inquiry into the London Bridge Tower starts today (Tuesday 15 April)
It takes place at Bankside House
, 24 Sumner Street
, SE1 starting at 9.30am each day and continuing until 8 May.
The London Bridge Tower will be a 1000 ft landmark designed by the world-renowned architect, Renzo Piano.
In March 2002, Southwark Council
approved planning permission for the tower to be built on a site adjacent to London Bridge Station
. In July 2002, the Deputy Prime Minister called in the planning application so that a public inquiry could consider the issues involved.
The inquiry will hear evidence from Renzo Piano, property developer Irvine Sellar, Director of Regeneration at Southwark Council
, Paul Evans, London Mayor advisor, Richard Rogers, The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and English Heritage.
For further information about Southwark Council
's role in the inquiry please contact Rachel Fox on 020 7525 2297.
More information about the tower can be obtained by visiting http://www.londonbridgetower.com
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