BARD wrote:Sorry for spreading the misinformation, have amended the article linked above. Good to see the council is reading our posts and reacting to clear our confusion!
Karen I wrote:Have sent my comments today. I know many people who are against a very tall building on this site, however, it seems that just about every application for tall, residential buildings is approved and so several people have told me they think it's a waste of their time. I was bemused by the number of documents on the site; the affordable housing document is 31 pages long!!!!! Perhaps there could be another folder called 'documents for the lay person'. I'm not complaining though, Southwark's planning applications are far easily available than other boroughs.
Karen I wrote:I guess it is difficult because you wouldn't want to be accused of being patronising. For planning applications where there is likely to be a public reaction, the applicant could produce a summary document - for the likes of me - that has simplified elevation drawings, possibly a computer generated 3D model, location map and basic sizes and measurements. A final sheet with Q&A would help and for those who want to know more; reference the relevent document (by number ie number the documents). Finally, the summary document should go to the Plain English group for approval :)
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