I am very pleased to hear this development has been rejected by the Planning Inspector, but this criteria should apply to ALL tall storeys, they're too common!
Although 13 storeys is modest by todays' standards, anything from 15-50 seems to be the fetish these days! It's not only the height of the new buildings, it's the stories they use to justify them, who wants Hong Kong on Thames, or even Manhattan?
The cities of the future should be within easy access at Ground Level, Mother Earth!
Unfortunately too there's a very unwanted species prevalent now, cranes of the unfeathered kind - the feathered variety is far more welcome!
It's a pity that Southwark Council don't share the same concerns for local residents. Many people objected to Blackfriars Circus building for the very reasons that Lambeth used to reject this plan. Well done Lambeth Council.
We are a city and need to go up high and save any green space we have.
Residential towers are fantastic places to live as long as they are managed well.
TBH I think this development should have been given the green light.
One of the main rejections was mass and not height. Tall and skinny is okay but this was tall and fat - so to speak. Being over-powered by a building does not make for comfortable living. And this was not even a residential building.