Thursday 23 October 2008 10.02am
Thank you Colinio. I can't seem to actually find my way to the plans though from that link - probably me being idiotic. So, in theory, I can view the plans online rather than having to go to the planning office?
The Library St one concenrs me the most as it is the site of the wonderful Diversity Garden
that is being redeveloped. We have known this was in the pipeline but it was still a shock nonetheless when the paperwork appeared. Although we shall be losing a wonderful and much valued space, I find I cannot really object to the plan since, as everyone understood it, it was for 34 flats to rehouse Heygate people.
But now I have seen the paperwork, I find they are also looking to build six 4-bedroom townhouses as well! I am livid - clearly these will not be rehousing Heygate tenants, they will be sold off at a vast sum to fund the project. So, although they are obliged to leave what they call a community allotment - how big will this be now, I wonder? Looking at the plot, I just cannot envisage how they will fit 34 flats and 6 houses in.
So, if someone could please tell me exactly how I can look at the plans, I'd be very grateful. Also, can I object on a matter of principle, greed and politics?