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News & features published on 2 December 2014

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Garden Bridge: Westminster councillors vote 3-1 in favour

Westminster councillors voted three to one in favour of granting planning permission for the Garden Bridge on Tuesday night.

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Boris Johnson tribute restaurant shuts down

A South Bank restaurant named in honour of Mayor of London Boris Johnson has shut down.

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Five images that show how London Bridge's streets could change

Team London Bridge has released five concept images showing how streets and public spaces around the area could be made more pedestrian-friendly and attractive.

Tweets on 2 December 2014

Tuesday recap: Garden Bridge latest + London Bridge streetscape concept images + Boris-themed restaurant shuts down London-SE1.co.uk/date/2014-12-02

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@langrabbie @BBCTomEdwards AIUI an amended condition (not in published papers) requiring legal instrument to be agreed before commencement.

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Couple told they should sit apart in and not kiss in 'family restaurant' on South Bank pinknews.co.uk/2014/12/02/lon… via @pinknews

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@jonny_b69 will be controlled and regulated by Garden Bridge Trust not a public authority.

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langrabbie Is there now any way of stopping @TheGardenBridge - short of Joanna Lumley and Thomas Heatherwick being caught on live TV eating kittens?

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owenhatherley the more I look at their images the more obvious it's the worst thing to happen to the Thames since the Great Stink dezeen.com/2014/12/02/tho…

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Reindeer at the @TowerBridgeRd Christmas Fayre this evening pic.twitter.com/NizH6GKPHB

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Is "tourist tat posing as infrastructure in order to siphon off public money"? asks @edwinheathcote: ft.com/cms/s/0/064d72…

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coyleneil V glad to hear @TheGardenBridge has now received approval from Lambeth/Westminster. Will be wonderful addition to Thames/London

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steinsky Pretty sure you could sell TfL £60 million magic beans if you told the mayor that people would call the giant plant "the Boris Beanstalk".

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Just published - Garden Bridge: Westminster councillors vote 3-1 in favour - @Storify of tweets from planning… goo.gl/fb/WH0Oi8

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jenwrenmosley Am very surprised by comments and decision made this evening. It's definitely a head scratcher

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London's only Boris Johnson themed restaurant has closed down:

london-se1.co.uk/news/view/7991

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@Johnnyfp that's how they do things in Westminster. Four councillors per planning hearing.

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Remember Boris recently said he couldn't see any reason for TfL to provide further financial backing to Trust

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Next controversy is who provides surety for maintenance costs.

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BBCTomEdwards Westminster Council just told me if Tfl won't act as guarantor on maintenance costs won't get built.

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It's fair to say that @CityWestminster and @lambeth_council often disagree on planning matters but has brought them together

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Westminster planning committee split on party lines re - three Tories voted in favour, 1 Lab councillor against.

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approved 3 to 1 by City of Westminster councillors - "substantial and significant public benefits" says Cllr Davis

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Cllr Boothroyd says he will be opposing Garden Bridge on heritage/views grounds - harm to listed buildings and views

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Cllr Boothroyd to heckler: "This isn't participative theatre"

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Cllr Boothroyd - "doesn't significantly improve access" between Westminster and Lambeth

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Cllr David Boothroyd: is "rather limited" in its transport aspect

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Cllr David Boothroyd: up to 12 annual closures of for private events is 'acceptable' & 'not excessive'

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Cllr David Boothroyd: funding of is not relevant to a planning decision

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Charging a toll will be precluded by the legal agreement associated with planning permission, says officer

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Cllr David Boothroyd asks about public access hours/charges & maintenance business plan

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Planning officer: "The bridge is a private bridge but legal agreement will secure public access"

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Cllr Burbridge wants to make sure there's "no way" that public will be charged to walk across the

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Cllr Burbridge asks about the rule that groups of 8+ must pre-register before crossing the

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Cllr Burbridge: Wants to ensure there is "absolutely no way" that @CityWestminster will pick up bill if Trust goes wrong

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Cllr Burbridge said she couldn't find much information about who is involved in Trust from their website

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Cllr Burbridge: "I don't believe the tourist numbers" for - how will Westminster manage if they are an underestimate?

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Cllr Burbridge "it's a dichotomy knowing what to do" re .

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Cllr Burbridge - "I love innovation, I love ideas, and this is one of them"

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Cllr Burbridge says her car was hit by a falling tree, so she's worried about high winds

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Cllr Burbridge - "I do have problems with the trees if they are allowed to grow so tall" - worried about wind along Thames

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Cllr Susie Burbridge says she has some concerns after spending more than a whole day going through paperwork

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Cllr Tim Mitchell - "we're approving a new icon for London"

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Cllr Tim Mitchell - 'reassured' by lack of English Heritage objection

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Cllr Mitchell - unlikely to be as popular with commuters as Golden Jubilee Bridges

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Cllr Mitchell says that @CityWestminster has relevant experience from managing the nearby Golden Jubilee footbridges

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Cllr Tim Mitchell admits to concerns re management of maintenance of the

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Cllr Tim Mitchell - "I've come to the conclusion that the design of is excellent"

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Cllr Robert Davis confirms he will be voting in favour of "superb"

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Cllr Robert Davis: "I've always been a great fan of Thomas Heatherwick. will be "iconic"

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Cllr Robert Davis: "I think this is a fantastic superb addition to our historic city"

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Westminster: no trees on will be allowed to be higher than 15 metres from soil level.

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Late objections submitted to @CityWestminster re include Waterloo Community Development Group

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Royal Horticultural Society has written to @CityWestminster in support of

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Planning officer: will cause 'significant harm' to protected views. Councillors advised to give this 'significant weight'

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Because Trust doesn't currently own any land for bridge, a 'Grampian condition' [in planning jargon] is being used.

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@MrTimDunn TfL are putting in £30 million towards costs anyway. And Treasury putting in another £30 million. So we're all paying for it.

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Westminster officers satisfied that there is no reason to refuse permission on basis of doubts re future maintenance

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Westminster wants surety, guarantee or other legal instrument to safeguard maintenance in case of Garden Bridge Trust collapse

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TfL will be signatory to Section 106 agreement. Westminster wants assurance TfL will effectively underwrite future maintenance

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Committee told will be closed for up to 12 days a year for fundraising events to help meet maintenance bill

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Saturday 4pm-5pm is expected to be the busiest time for the . Planning officer says amenity of N bank residents won't be harmed

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Planning officer now talking about impact of and crowds on Middle Temple conservation area

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Planning officer reiterates that if Garden Bridge was private scheme it would be turned down due to impact on protected views

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Planning officer says that views from Waterloo Bridge etc 'lost' will be mitigated by new views frm - but no visuals available

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Slides showing existing view from South Bank and with obscuring @StPaulsLondon pic.twitter.com/xPzVQGE44o

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Planning officers lists key issues:

1) Impact on views
2) impact of visitor numbers
3) maintenance
4) construction

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Planning officer now listing benefits of to Westminster - new open space, tourist attraction etc

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Slide showing how will land on Temple Station pic.twitter.com/AHkArUGOcd

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Slides from presentation at Westminster City Hall pic.twitter.com/YBsAAx7bPW

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RNHeaton Stumbled across John Marshall's will trust @UkNatArchives, Kew. The trust continues in @se1 marshalls.org.uk pic.twitter.com/LBivMV1q4K

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Quite a number of Waterloo/Lambeth folks have crossed the river this evening to hear Westminster's decision on the

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Planning officer is now introducing the item

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Very lengthy declarations of interest from all members of committee. Never heard anything like this at Lambeth or Southwark

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drbenjohnson At the @TowerBridgeRd Christmas Fayre - there's a very long queue for Santa! pic.twitter.com/lNUpo0lot9

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CityWestminster Over 120 people packed into City Hall tonight for the planning decision. Standing room only pic.twitter.com/ZnOArQ4i7H

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Cllr Davis is declaring lots of interests before we start - he knows nearly every planning agent and architect in London.

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Committee chair Cllr Robert Davis declares he's had meetings with Joanna Lumley and Thomas Heatherwick, inter alia, re

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Three Conservatives and one Labour councillor on committee. Chair is Robert Davis, deputy leader of @CityWestminster

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decision will be made by four members of Westminster City Council.

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Standing room only for planning decision meeting on 17th floor of Westminster City Hall

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Lots more media interest in Westminster's planning hearing re than Lambeth's. @BBCLondonNews film crew here.

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@EdDavie have covered meetings in Southwark, Lambeth, Guildhall and City Hall. None required signed declaration that chair will be obeyed

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Westminster Council planning committee hearing starts 6.30pm - updates to follow

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A different world from Lambeth and Southwark

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Westminster Council make members of the press and public attending their committee meetings sign a declaration agreeing to sit in silence.

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Tower Bridge Road Christmas Fayre is on till 10pm tonight london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/…

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BBCTomEdwards Civil engineers have told us at £175m the Garden Bridge will be the most expensive footbridge in the world in part due to copper cladding.

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Just published - Is Boris's star on the wane? County Hall tribute restaurant shuts down goo.gl/fb/JIJT6v

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The Wall Street Journal visits Old Kent Road to find out how Brits are embracing Black Friday: blogs.wsj.com/corporate-inte…

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SE1 man, 24, was found dead in Bournemouth hotel room, inquest told bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11635784.… via @Bournemouthecho

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adamleach83 @TfL Elephant & Castle Consultation, LSBU. pic.twitter.com/pCe28CP6Mx

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Meet a live reindeer in Tower Bridge Road this evening:

london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/… pic.twitter.com/2fW4Z74qW6

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¡Por la defensa de la comunidad de Elephant & Castle! expressnews.uk.com/2014/por-la-de… via @Expressnewslond

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SupportGSTT We're collecting at London Bridge & Paddington today for our Cancer Centre. Thanks to @fdress for the Santa hats! pic.twitter.com/jOKqn1MZIX

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TfL plans for Elephant & Castle roundabout are on show till 7pm at @LSBU's Keyworth Centre
london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/… pic.twitter.com/PlbUeWls0v

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Chief nurse of @GSTTnhs takes part in Cabinet meeting: telegraph.co.uk/health/healthn…

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coach4creatives Does everyone in know that @RoebuckBorough serves tea at 20p on Tuesdays? Great for homeworkers. @se1 pic.twitter.com/ESyihcYP0P

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Just had a call from a very confused Southwark Council officer who thought they were ringing the Royal Mail Mandela Way complaints line.

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Just published - Five images that show how London Bridge's streets and spaces could change - via @TeamLondonBdg goo.gl/fb/AMyqIA

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Coconut - new Thai takeaway in Great Suffolk Street: london-se1.co.uk/restaurants/in…

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Protests expected at Guy's Hospital tonight as David Willetts addresses medical students: roarnews.co.uk/wordpress/?p=1… via @Roar_News

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[Job vacancy] Customer Services Advisor, @PaperRound: london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/jo…

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St Thomas' Hospital - Mother in High Court challenge against NHS ombudsman bbc.in/1y7QGIb

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