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Tuesday 18 February 2014 9.01am
How does the revenue from these billboard get distributed? I'm thinking it's not a terrible idea if a portion of the amount is given to the local area/road the advertisement is on.

I'm thinking it wouldn't be dissimilar to those on the M4 gateway.

My idea may be totally incorrect of course.
Tuesday 18 February 2014 1.10pm
I've asked that all three of these applications are heard at a formal planning committee.
There are few people living nearby, so there may not be many receiving consultation letters. Either email me, [url=mailto: office@grahamneale.com] with your comments, for or against, and I will forward: or email [url=mailto:planning.applications@southwark.gov.uk]
Tuesday 18 February 2014 3.08pm
Digital Displays? moving all the time? constantly changing so if you are unlucky enough to overlook them and your window faces them..terrible...it's bad enough that my living room overlooks the displays at the bus stop. If advertising hoarding Has to be done, why not low level actually on the roundabout?
Tuesday 18 February 2014 10.55pm
emu wrote:
does anyone know what the process is to make our replies as strong as possible. I want to object (Im outraged!) However I am new to SE1 and how the council works. I dont want to spend time crafting a beautiful letter about how it will affect the aesthetics etc if they only allow objections on specific points eg health and safety.
any guidance as to what would be a valid objection in the council's eyes greatly appreciated!

- impacts on the visual and aural amenity of the local area, e.g. Over dominant
- public safety issues, e.g. Distraction to users of the highway
Wednesday 19 February 2014 9.08pm
graham wrote:
I've asked that all three of these applications are heard at a formal planning committee.
There are few people living nearby, so there may not be many receiving consultation letters. Either email me, [url=mailto: office@grahamneale.com] with your comments, for or against, and I will forward: or email [url=mailto:planning.applications@southwark.gov.uk]

Please send your representations to planning.consultation@southwark.gov.uk and NOT planning.applications@southwark.gov.uk.
Wednesday 19 February 2014 11.35pm
OK - now I understand why they filled in the subways so quickly - space has been created for the advertising billboards.

Clever.
Thursday 20 February 2014 7.49am
I think this proposal is a step backwards as this area has just begun to feel human in scale and accessible. I overlook the flyover and was not contacted and despite contacting two of the three local ward members to raise the issue neither of them acknowledged my emails or responded.
Thursday 20 February 2014 8.41am
Objected in writing on grounds of driver/cyclist/pedestrian distraction (precautionary approach to road safety needed), landscape/visual/neighbour impact (care home residents in particular), and regeneration effects (it's clever how they're submitting this app before they start drafting the 'Old Kent Road Area Action Plan' which will be published in final form in 2016).

Suggested if they do grant it it is subject to provisos they're removed if there is an increase in road accidents, to get 1% of the revenue put into planting or public art at pedestrian level, and to reapply for it in 5yrs time when the Area Action Plan and regeneration of the Old Kent Road are in full swing and they can be properly judged against those proposals.
Wednesday 26 February 2014 10.36am
I have just emailed my strong objection adding that the people in the Tower Bridge Nursing Home have to sit in their day room overlooking the roundabout and I am sure they were not properly consulted on what they will be forced to look out over. I think they are horrendous looking. I cannot believe after all these years the roundabout is softened nicely with a greener look. I agree the flyover needs more plants to cover it , not these metal boards to drag the area down again .. We will be stuck with them for years. Who is to say next step they will seek planning for billboards on the roundabout itself .. I dread the thought !
Wednesday 26 February 2014 10.51am
MickyDee wrote:
Who is to say next step they will seek planning for billboards on the roundabout itself .. I dread the thought !
They are doing so already - see the second and third applications linked at the bottom of the original news story.

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