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The ‘shard of glass’ - an "appropriate landmark for SE1"?

Southwark Council last night granted planning permission for the London Bridge Tower.

Southwark Council leader Stephanie Elsy today welcomed the decision of the development control committee

Councillor Elsy said: "The plans are of world-class quality and will positively contribute to London's World City image and the London skyline. We are honoured that Renzo Piano has chosen Southwark for this exciting scheme.

"The London Bridge Tower and the accompanying transport improvements will bring enormous regeneration benefits to the borough. They will create many jobs for local people and help sustain both Southwark's and the capital's economy."

"The feelings which came over at the exhibitions were that people find the building very exciting and an appropriate landmark for SE1. The occupants will be given a warm welcome from the people who live and work in Southwark."

Plans for the scheme were exhibited in June and July at Hay's Galleria and Bermondsey Village Hall.

According to Southwark Council, nearly 500 people signed the visitors' books, with 70 per cent making positive comments and only eight per cent in opposition.

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