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News & features published on 12 July 2016
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Redevelopment of Vinopolis complex approved

Proposals to redevelop the warren of railway arches formerly occupied by the Vinopolis wine attraction have been approved by Southwark's planning committee.

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40-storey tower at Elephant & Castle gets green light

Southwark councillors have approved plans for 408 private flats in buildings up to 40 storeys high to be located next to Elephant & Castle's Bakerloo line tube station.

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18 months later, 53 bus across Westminster Bridge reinstated

Bus route 53 - which has been curtailed at Lambeth North for the past 18 months - will be reinstated to run across Westminster Bridge to Whitehall from 23 July.

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Controversial Quietway 14 plans 'called in' for scrutiny

Lib Dem councillors have 'called in' proposals for a new Quietway cycle route between Blackfriars Road and Tower Bridge Road.

Tweets on 12 July 2016

LondonFire We remember Firefighter John Thomas Scholes who died during a drill competition in 1924 pic.twitter.com/kJZonEZa15

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@JNarborough @DermotTcd @bitoclass @TheMurkyDepths deal is that they are not allowed to occupy the private units till affordable homes built

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Southwark director of planning shocked by advice of legal officer that cllrs have solid ground to veto 22 storey tower: "Did you mean that?"

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@leaftoleaf I've been here 4.5 hours - losing the plot now ....

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Southwark design & conservation officer describing "three-dimensional experience of Blackfriars Road" to defend 22 storey tower plan.

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@scouser_andy @zefrog FB posts about restaurant openings get A LOT more traction than other more serious stuff.

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EdibleLambeth Rhubarb - from the streets of SE1 Lambeth, is a legend among pickles. Come for a taster at our picnic... fb.me/329CE77Ok

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This is what Meymott Stret was like before Friars Bridge Court was built pic.twitter.com/N7k4xQmSCz

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Planning officer says 22-storey office block in Blackfriars Road offers "exemplary standard of design" pic.twitter.com/XPIVvRO1JY

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The charity which owns @ChristChurchSE1 is objecting to 22 storey tower at Friars Bridge Court.

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Train operator @Se_Railway is objecting to plans to demolish its HQ in Blackfriars Road - company wants to stay put pic.twitter.com/2j9gf1ZBqo

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Residents of Roupell Street are among those objecting to Friars Bridge Court tower scheme - see pics pic.twitter.com/KK0t3KorvH

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Redevelopment of Friars Bridge Court in Blackfriars Road is next on agenda at Southwark planning committee pic.twitter.com/IKaMXF8rjT

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Just published - Redevelopment of Vinopolis complex approved: shops, restaurants, offices, cinema goo.gl/fb/ABVel9

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High street supermarkets will be banned from taking up space in the new retail complex that's replacing Vinopolis.

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TfLTrafficNews Demonstration is now on Westminster Bridge heading towards Parliament Square.

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dansafety March crossing Lambeth Bridge in London pic.twitter.com/NCrjQfyXSX

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TfLTrafficNews Demonstration is now heading north along Lambeth Palace Road.

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TfLTrafficNews Demonstration is now on Lambeth Bridge, so the bridge is closed.

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NHS England offices, @LSBU Perry Library & hostel for homeless men to be demolished to make way for 400 flats

london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8828

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Redevelopment of Vinopolis will create more than 1,000 new jobs, planning officer tells councillors

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Southwark planning committee now discussing Vinopolis redevelopment pic.twitter.com/WgNpOLqXRN

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400+ private homes to be built in E&C scheme; but the affordable homs will be in SE17: london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8828 pic.twitter.com/C720B7VxjK

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Just published - 40-storey tower at Elephant & Castle gets green light goo.gl/fb/Z4zL0h

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@HannahQuigley No. As Cllr Morris pointed out, they're being asked to trust officers to a v big degree.

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@HannahQuigley Which gives everyone greater assurance everything is synched up.

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@HannahQuigley On some other schemes, they've brought the affordable scheme to committee on the same night as the open market side.

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@HannahQuigley This particular scenario has more risk than most, esp post vote.

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@HannahQuigley Given the lack of £££ for aff housing from Govt, this is only game in town for getting stuff built.

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@HannahQuigley The down side is that its so complicated that as you can see the cllrs don't understand what they are being asked to approve.

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@HannahQuigley A simple in lieu payment would be based on a fixed tariff per habitable room.

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@HannahQuigley There is a case to be made that this way, more homes will be built

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@HannahQuigley There are some precedents but mostly not yet built as timelag from decision to completion so long

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@HannahQuigley This way, the developer has to remain engaged with the affordable side of the equation - can't buy its way out

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@HannahQuigley The way they're doing this one means that developer can't simply pass buck for affordable to the council

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@HannahQuigley Which has resulted in what's happening now.

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@HannahQuigley More recently there has been pressure e.g. from City Hall to more tightly link the commercial development with the affordable

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@HannahQuigley This is more complicated than most previous southwark scenarios where the developer has simply handed over £££

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Public realm in new Skipton House development 'big enough to accommodate a funfair', councillors told mixlr.com/se1

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Some question about when Department of Health / NHS England will leave Skipton House. "Ongoing legal discussion" planning committee is told.

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davidsim Elephant and Castle's semi-permanent puddle: bad for pedestrians, great for photographers @roundaboutnews pic.twitter.com/zGLFfHXFlE

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The audio stream of Southwark planning committee is live again at mixlr.com/se1

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E&C developer's rep tells councillors that by putting affordable housing in another postcode they can provide 4x as much.

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@davidmungall Developer - London & Regional. Architect - SOM

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Tory @CllrMM asks E&C developer about impact

"No-one knows what's out there" says developer

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"We want to bring a world-class piece of architecture to the Elephant & Castle" developer tells councillors pic.twitter.com/v4JPqbZ46Y

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SouthwarkCofE The Southwark Legal Service @Southwarkcathed ends with a blessing and the national anthem. pic.twitter.com/8UfhwRlt0p

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"The north block [of Metro Central Heights] will never again see sunshine after 2pm" if 40 storey tower built opposite Southwark, cllrs told

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Jerry of @35percent_EAN tells cllrs that Skipton House changed hands for c. £50m but value of £120m used to calculate affordable housing

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This diagram shows how the different elements of the Skipton House development will fit together pic.twitter.com/bs3cbFomB6

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Scheme "has the potential to put Elephant & Castle on the map as an employment destination" says planning officer pic.twitter.com/W6r37XKNJ1

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@MargevonMarge It's going to stay as it is. They haven't really integrated it well in the plans

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Historic England say that a 40 storey tower at the E&C would harm views from Westminster world heritage site + local conservation areas

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Developers proposing 408 private flats next to Elephant tube station SE1. Affordable housing to be built in @se17. mixlr.com/se1

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SouthwarkCofE Lord Justice Fulford, Senior Presiding Judge for England & Wales, gives the first reading. pic.twitter.com/VRzCx3mWcN

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SouthwarkCofE .@deansouthwark gives the welcome at the @Southwarkcathed Legal Service 2016 pic.twitter.com/RD9sBAynXY

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Cllr @AdeleCathedrals thinks Skipton House development is being rushed - too many loose ends. Says decision should be deferred.

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Royal Parks continue to object to 40 storey E&C tower due to impact on St James's Park mixlr.com/se1

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Redevelopment of Skipton House at Elephant & Castle now at Southwark planning cttee - LIVE mixlr.com/se1 pic.twitter.com/zpYV1k5z63

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LISTEN LIVE to Southwark planning committee - mixlr.com/se1

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Neetsy77 Hotter than July!! 😜 Car park/paddling pool... @se1 ☔️💧🌧 pic.twitter.com/A3mmDKQCG5

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Austerity at Southwark HQ. Coffee for those attending council meetings used to be free. Now 50p for a foul tasting latte from machine.

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The roof is leaking at Southwark council HQ pic.twitter.com/2XO39CYHgk

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MPSSouthBank Back in on mid shift today - driver reported for prosecution on for no MOT pic.twitter.com/JKM4W7PN8p

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james_hatts About to brave the rain to bring @se1 readers the latest on three v big Southwark planning decisions
- Vinopolis
- Skipton Ho
- Friars Br Ct

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se16 Bermondsey will celebrate the 150th birthday of Ada Salter this weekend: se16.com/event/ada-salt…

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"Is Southwark station in the congestion zone?"

"Is Lambeth a rough area?"

itv.com/news/london/20…

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se16 Free One Day Taster Course in Community Mediation Skills coming up later this month: se16.com/event/one-day-…

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MintStMusicFest Mint Street Music Festival london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/… via @se1

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Just published - After 18 month hiatus, the 53 bus route will cross the river once more goo.gl/fb/73XIqW

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Cyclists on Blackfriars Road being asked to take part in survey pic.twitter.com/Tsyu09LpSC

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GBCycleEmbassy The Good and the Bad Bits of Quietway 1 - a review by @RantyHighwayman therantyhighwayman.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/the-go…

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Just published - Controversial Quietway 14 cycle route plans 'called in' for scrutiny by @swklibdems goo.gl/fb/DBGnBu

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Plans for cycle route through backstreets of SE1 called in for scrutiny by Southwark councillors london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8826

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Southwark Police have a new borough commander. He first came to the borough aged 15 on work experience: content.met.police.uk/News/Southwark…

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ChickyBoilUps Final call: if you've made a window for @MintStMusicFest @se1 Let me know, I'm sewing them on the banner TONIGHT! pic.twitter.com/JvtPbHRLZA

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Lambeth police reports "spike in violent crime" - reasons "largely unknown": content.met.police.uk/News/Lambeth-B…

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Lambeth North tube station closed from tomorrow till next February london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8786 pic.twitter.com/5Eq4nmL1TJ

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ICYMI - there was a rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn at Elephant & Castle last night: london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8825 pic.twitter.com/LNHfSfUfNi

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Books to be removed from Carnegie and Minet libraries to stock Waterloo's new self-service library: london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8821

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