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Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre scheme knocked back by planning committee

Southwark Council's planning committee is poised to reject the massive redevelopment scheme for the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and London College of Communication after a late-night hearing lasting nearly eight hours.

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18 people have signed a peitition in support of the Delancey scheme for the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and L… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: if @BBCLondonNews has whetted your appetite to learn more about what happened at… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre is the lead story on @BBCLondonNews at 6.30

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NTN24 [VIDEO] Victoria para la comunidad latina en Londres: centro comercial de Elephant and Castle no será demolido… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Interesting that simultaneous with last night’s Delancey planning application hearing for c1000 built-to-rent (PRS)… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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[Job ad] Sales and Events Manager (maternity cover), @CoinStreet Community Builders london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/jo…

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Developers Delancey call on supporters of Elephant & Castle scheme to “make their voices heard” in the run up to ne… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Updated Delancey statement on last night’s Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre / LCC (non-)decision at Southwark plan… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@rebeccalury Delancey have just been in touch to say they sent the wrong statement first time round, as that one do… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@ldwgf @FriendsofNRPark To be fair Shopping Centre is currently private space. They’re pretty strong on clamping do… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Statement from Delancey on last night’s Elephant & Castle decision just in. pic.twitter.com/IeaqQWfDcd

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james_hatts I will be on @BBCRadioLondon’s drivetime programme this afternoon with @JimDavisOnAir talking about the Elephant &… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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The construction of Waterloo International Station, 20 March 1991 gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-ph…

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@bethfollini @SarahButler100 @rebeccamdavies @eva_sajovic It's on Vimeo - embedded in the article linked in the tweet above

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WalworthSociety Just in case you have not heard the planning application was refused (more accurately not approved) by 4 votes to 3. twitter.com/se1/status/953…

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@RewterP @AdeleCathedrals No, because they were simply voting on a motion to approve. Onus is on the proposer of a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@RewterP @AdeleCathedrals Regardless of one’s views it’s preferable that the reasons for refusal are well-drafted a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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AdeleCathedrals Just to be really clear about the Elephant and Castle shopping centre decision last night - the decision to approve… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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langrabbie Auld Rabbie's Almanack - predicting the future of @se1 since 1988 - is available from all good booksellers or by po… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@aklettner That’s actually household income rather than individual. But still ....

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@garygazza In favour of resolution to grant permission: Dolezal, King, Mitchell

Against resolution to grant: Green… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@PlanAbby Will require a big culture shift on the part of LCC / UAL. They are very quick to batten down the hatches… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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darryl1974 This is crazy because Thameslink was on the Tube map in the 90s when it was far less frequent (along with Northern… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@rmholdsworth It'll be a stopping train - prob still quicker to change at King's Cross

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GJ_Exec Principal - London (Central), London (Greater) - WALWORTH ACADEMY jobs.theguardian.com/job/6637008/pr…

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guineagibbs This makes me feel properly old: they have been talking about redeveloping E&C as long as I’ve been living in Londo… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@Caute3 @SouthwarkNotes The opposition is more about the way that people/businesses/communities there at the moment… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Radha_Burgess Especially true as the day before we had unconscious bias training which emphasised the need for members not to be… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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EllieCumbo As a council candidate, I'm on record as sharing the concerns about this scheme. I hope there is now an opportunity… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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JambusterLondon A3203 Lambeth Road (SE1/SE11) (Eastbound) at the junction of Lambeth High Street - Road partially blocked due to a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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TfL doesn't want to include Thameslink on the tube map rosslydall.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/alt… via @RossLydall

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rebeccalury Turned on BBC Breakfast to see the moment we found out the Elephant and Castle shopping centre application was reje… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Chavender Finished sketch [email protected] nights demo start at UAL @se1 @Londonist @guardian @DailyMirror pic.twitter.com/t6CmJ4sf1N

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@4socialhousing @lb_southwark “Social housing equivalent” - not actual social housing as we know it.

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Just uploaded 7 hours (!) of audio of last night's Southwark planning committee re Elephant & Castle Shopping Centr… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Reminded now of comments of Eric Reynolds in recent film by @SarahButler100 @rebeccamdavies @eva_sajovic about how… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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ICYMI - earlier this morning (!) Southwark’s planning committee voted NOT to approve the controversial Delancey red… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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That’s it. Heading home for some sleep.

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And at 1.50am the meeting is closed. Nearly 8 hours.

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Elephant & Castle decision deferred till 30 January when planning committee will finalise the reasons for refusing… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Planning committee is now reconvening

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Jerry of @35percent_EAN tells Planning chair that he fears that councillors are being pressurised to change their m… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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At 1.30am everyone’s getting a bit frazzled. pic.twitter.com/KlV3wzmhDo

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Planning committee meeting still adjourned whilst members take advice.

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After 7 hours the backup recording device is now full ...

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@mirabarhillel @TimMinogue It’s not over yet. A motion to grant was voted down. We still need a motion to refuse.

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@sdishman2 Comms person!? Independent local journalism project.

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Plenty of Southwark Labour people unhappy about how the administration has attempted to railroad the Elephant plann… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Uproar as planning committee leaves the room to take advice in private pic.twitter.com/2tLa5mhfwy

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Chair wants to take another adjournment for advice before a motion to refuse is put to the committee

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lawyer Jon Gorst now explaining the state of play and why another vote is required if application is going to be turned down.

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We will have a write up and video on the SE1 website on Wednesday mornjng.

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Could still be here for some time while councillors thrash out reasons for refusal and vote on a motion to refuse planning permission.

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To be strictly accurate committee defeated a motion to approve the application. 3 votes in favour; 4 against; 1 abstention.

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Discussion now turning to formulating the committee’s reasons for refusal.

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Breaking news - councillors vote 4 to 3 to reject Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre planning application. One abstention.

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Committee told they can’t have final say on the section 106 agreement - not least because TfL and GLA support is also needed.

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We are now back in session. Decision approaching.

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Five minute comfort break as we move towards 7 hours of this meeting.

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We’re now moving to the part of the meeting where councillors debate the application before voting.

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There 1200 construction jobs during the 10 year build period for the Elephant Shopping Centre development and LCC Scheme

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@EventsBermondz Whenever they finally get to the stage of taking a vote

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Now on to questions about the impact of the scheme on the Metropolitan Tabernacle

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@BecksterW @paulwfleming Well open market prices are so high even people earning that much can’t afford them.

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Legal officer Jon Gorst now giving advice to committee - provision of bingo at E&C “not a matter of planning policy… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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We're now moving on to committee members' questions to council officers about bingo. It's 13 minutes past midnight… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Delancey will pay a monitoring fee to meet the council's costs of ensuring they are complying with the affordable housing deal

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Committee member asks what other boroughs are doing when assessing affordable housing provision on build-to-rent schemes like this

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paulwfleming Well, sat here a week later, at the planning committee, the justification for the affordable/social housing provisi… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Committee still dealing with viability questions. Rapidly approaching six hours since this meeting started.

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@dw0 Council promise me they are working on improvements to WiFi in their meeting rooms. We shall see

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