later in the day those shadows get further - well past the middle of the tennis court - pretty easy to see how the development would completely plunge the majority of the park into shadow.. just move the height of those shadows over to the proposed development's boundary - and voila! a park in darkness!
also all the trees will have to go on the south side where the development is - aside from the fact they will butt right up against the new apartment windows they will also stop receiving any direct sunlight pretty much all year round as a result..
but hey who needs a park anyway? sunlight is MASSIVELY over rated. as are trees. I'd much rather have seven or so more incredibly small rental apartments than a park everyone in the area can actually spend time in and enjoy.
and yes southwark consultation goes on till 29th March..
Great news! The council have resolved the issue of shading by new buildings and found a natural way to dissuade fools from lying in dog excreta and urine as soon as the temperature exceeds 17C - they've planted two lovely trees. That should end all the insanitary sun bathing in this area. Now all they need to do is shade the rest of the park as well to encourage the sun bathers might to do something a tad better for their health than lounging in a dog toilet.
This planning application has been re-submitted. Minor modifications to the design but will still be hugely detrimental and over-bearing for Tanner St Park. There were lots of objections the first time around which ultimately led to its withdrawal. For those wishing to object again, the consultation is open until the 19th November and the reference on the planning register is 17/AP/3918. Link below (click on 'View Associated Documents' for the plans).
Doesn't look like a lot has changed - this will MASSIVELY change the park and the feeling of the area as a whole - I can't see how it can be built without losing all the trees on the south side.
Look at the area to the south behind the tennis courts - no one goes there because it's so depressing and oppressive due to the massive buildings right next to it - this development is pretty much the same thing but spread over the rest of the park.
I don't think the council have flagged this up nearly enough - its a HUGE change to the area.