I live right by the Flyover although just on the OKR side by Lidl and this proposal is horrendous ! I have a horrible feeling this time it will be sucessful. With all the work that has gone into the Bricklayers to "Soften" it's appearance of late with the subways being filled etc it has been going in the right direction. I thought that at some point they would think to "soften" the actual flyover itself ( wishful thinking) even if they just put some tiles on it or better, one of those walls which are covered in plants. This will just make it look stark and a permanent eyesore. Does anyone know if local opinion will have any sway in the Councils final decision ?
A few ad hoardings marking the must have moment of the day should perhaps be the least of concerns here given the proposal to monetise the roundabout itself with major redevelopment (a tower in the centre of stunning contemporary condominiums perhaps) that should perhaps give more cause for concern? Or perhaps not. Anyone keen to try and nip this in the bud?: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8087
There are three applications for large, illuminated billboards to go up at the Bricklayer's Arms Roundabout. If you think this is a bad idea, I would encourage you to email your objection in (to all three of them) before the 8th August, when the consultation period ends. The applications are listed as:
Already these applications have attracted many objections from local residents for various reasons including:
- the appearance of the area has recently improved and illuminated billboards would be a huge step backward and wipe out all the improvements that locals have fought so hard to establish
- the Bricklayer’s Road roundabout is looked over by many residents and there is no justification to put up huge signs and pollute these residents neighbourhood and lower the appearance of their neighbourhood area
- these would cause a visual distraction to drivers to the roundabout which is frequented by pedestrians, including young children from neighbouring schools like St Saviours which is adjacent to the roundabout
- the signs would likely provide light pollution for local residents including residents of Tower Bridge home for dementia sufferers
- the applicant suggests that ‘modern lines’ of the billboards would soon be a positive addition to the local character of the area - blatantly untrue and presumptuous
I would encourage you to read the rather insultingly-bad cover letter of the applicant who insists that the billboards will enhance the area…
I think if rather see a low block of residential dwellings in the middle. What a shame this idea was not shelved permanently . As someone said earlier what about the residents of the tower bridge nursing home? Why not a sponsored flower display instead..spelling out...Welcome to a greedy developers Dream! Now they want to demolish the flyover and replace it with what?