Tuesday 20 March 2007 11.56pm
[split from Tower block horror thread and merged into this one - JH]
I just wanted to let every one know,if you haven't noticed before, that there are signs up around Potters Field for a separate application-this is for the Potters Field cafe -as was. Originally there was going to be a cafe in the original park plan.
When I saw this I didn't make a complaint as this was A1 use and I thought that this might be a better solution to the hotdog van and all the rubbish bags left out that attract rats etc.Apparently in September Potters Field management Ltd applied for the premises to be moved from its original site and to be transfered from A1 to A3 use ie as a restaurant. There is now an application for permission to get a license to sell alcohol and for public entertainment. I rang Southwark Planning and they didnt know anything about it as it is about licensing.They said they would circulate information if they thought a proposal was a significant change but I dont agree with them. Asd far as I can see these changes in use are being accrued gradually and together they represent a significant change in character for the park from an 'oasis of calm in the city ',or whatever it says on the More London publicity for the new park design,to the site of a film,music and sports venue that will be open from 8AM to 1AM. Even though the site of this building must be barely 30 yards from flats in Tower Bridge Piazza
,the opening hours requested are late ,as I said, up to 1AM,even on week nights.The application ,NO 11174 POTTERS FIELD PARK,lists proposed entertainments such as: plays,films,indoor sporting events,boxing or wrestling and live music.The deadline for any objections is 30 th March. On Thursday when I rang the council hadn't received any objections at that stage.Is any one thinking of making an objection? What do you think about this?