Friday 23 March 2007 9.33am
I've just spoken to Alistair Talbot in the Southwark Planning office (020-7527 5906) regarding this development. I'm advised there is currently an Environmental Impact Analysis application (07-AP-0556) as it's over 0.5 hectare which requires no public consultation. This is to ascertain its impact both at a local community level & beyond.
Alistair is currently of the mind that the developers are trying to do too much on the site particularly as 10% is part of the Bermondsey conservation area. However, discussions between Southwark & the developers have been ongoing for about 2 years which indicates how they've kept pushing to max the scale of it.
I was advised to contact Pegasus Planning in Bristol & speak with Jim Tarzey 0117-9464713 the developers planner. This is to ask when Pegasus expect to start public consultations, which are quite apart from the statutory consultation period, & express any concerns I have.
Can I ask anyone who feels remotely impacted by this potential development to contact Jim Tarzey and voice their concerns and request they start communicating with the local community asap.
Hopefully by the time a full application is made by the Pegasus/developers, we'll be sufficiently informed to challenge any over-development.
Consultation start date: 06/03/2007
Consultation end date: 29/03/2007
144-152 BERMONDSEY STREET, LONDON, SE1 3TQ
Proposal: Request for Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Opinion for a proposed development comprising demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment to provide a building between 4 and 9 storey's comprising 4460mē of Class B1 floorspace, 275 flats and an underground car park accessed from Lamb Walk
providing 24 car parking spaces.