I'm with Lambeth on this. Nothing on the Southbank will not affect views from Westminster. That is why there is a planning process. And Westminster do not care about the potential improvement this side of the river.
Tell them to get lost, because that is what they have done, lost.
I have been vociferously against Westminster City Council for many years especially since the gerrymandering and cemetry sell-off by that Tesco woman but I think they have got this one right although it sticks in my craw to say so.
Lambeth are not allowing the building to go ahead for any other reason than the amount of rates it will bring in, the higher the building the more rates they get.
It doesn't matter how many people will be employed there most of them will live without the borough and thus commute, a lot will be immigrants and the vast majority will spend little or nothing locally so from a personal view I opposed the original plans. No gain to me and mine from the doubtful promises of a Lambeth Council and planning department which I believe to be corrupt.
Totally agree with Westminster.
Lambeth and Southwark are allowing the despoilation of the South Bank, just like the City of London. They have abandoned the area in an attempt to extract maximum cash for other parts of the boroughs.
The view from Waterloo Bridge is already one of greed and ugliness and its only going to get worse if Lambeth get their way.
I too agree with Westminster whatever their motives - as far as I am concerned the skyline has been blighted, the view from the road has been blighted, and the view on the river has been blighted - no stopping them since the Shard. Even though I love some modern architecture - having studied it - the Shard has spawned tower after tower most without any beauty at all. As a local resident I hate it, as a Londoner I find it really distressing. Budapest, Paris - beautiful views undisturbed by rich people's towers. London full of politicians who don't give a damn about anything but money in the coffers.
It does not affect the views from Westminster. Typical Labour peer who tend to prefer dirty concrete 60s carbuncles to newly designed energy efficient towers where everyone is a winner i.e. new social housing and increased ownership bringing additional revenue to the council.