JazzyQ wrote:Thank you, Bumbly. I had a look at the photos.
I subscribe to the view that "Less is More" and these towers crowded into the area look horrible.
Even the ones in the money mad City of London are not as dull, or as densely packed as all the stuff planned for the south bank of the river. The planners will kill the golden egg laying goose that is SE1, and I don't want this to happen. The residential component will lie empty, like so much that is built already, sold off plan to speculators.240 Blacfriars has filled up a few of its floors of offices, but the retail units are empty and one chap lives (in the week) in one of the flats at 235 stuck on the side of 240.
We need planners who address need, not greed.
JazzyQ wrote:I entirely agree, jackie, the whole process is a shambles and residents who care about their local area have to find out all they can in order to stand a chance of fighting back.
At QH we are circulating this document
Thebunhouse wrote:I should have given the figures of the LibDems election results in Lambeth in my earlier post, here they are.
LibDems pre-election = 14 councillors
LibDems post election =0 (zero).
That indicates an anti LibDem vote as did the results in Southwark not a pro-planning result.
bumbly2013 wrote:not tenuous, it's 'fairer for all' :) (that's yet another huge thread, please don't get me started :P)
I'm not sure how Floodplains concluded that these results were an endorsement of Labour's planning policies in the borough?? Tenuous to say the least.
boroughonian wrote:Well I agree with all the above, but as far as Peabody sq goes, an hours sunlight per day would be lost, I don't think that would be seen as a reasonable objection to be honest.
pros wrote:hm, not sure what you mean by 'initiative we're embarking on'?
just so there's no confusion, here's part one of the planning points thing (there's 15, 16 of them in total, forgot to include all the links into that first part)
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