I'm not sure I've seen anything about this on here surprisingly. There is a planning application that appeared to be going through almost under the radar until a few days ago - limited consultation, confusion over consultation dates, etc. It's a proposal to demolish an historic building on Borough High Street (in a conservation area) and build a 7 storey hotel, another one. The building houses 5 local businesses including a photographic studio - they face relocation or closure. It would also mean that the large 'Monster Clothing' painted wall advertising hoarding would be obscured.
Details here and if you wish to comment, please do so asap:
Unfortunately I couldn't make the meeting as I was stuck at work but it sounds like it was a done deal anyway despite the objections. Sad to hear that it was approved and the Monster ghost wall will disappear. I have lost all hope with Southwark's Planning Dept.
Just look at the track record of Southwark Planning. There is a shocking disregard for community interests. Attend a Planning meeting. You really have to see them in action, it beggars belief. It deserves more scrutiny and publication of their behaviour over, say, the last ten years.
Public objections are treated flippantly or with complete contempt. Public consultation is an utter sham. Deals are done behind closed doors with developers. Voting appears pre determined.
As I said earlier, untrustworthy and not fit for purpose. We deserve better.