Karen I wrote:Absolutely concurThere is a public exhibition on Thursday 27 June 2019 - 2 til 8, and Saturday29 June 12 til 4 at Platform to see what TfL and Southwark Council are proposing for the area around the station.
It includes buildings and land that are owned by TfL and Southwark Council, one building being Styles House. It includes 'their' plans for council housing, but I would like to make it clear, it is Styles House that is leading on building council
housing on that land and not TfL, or Southwark Council for that matter, and so far Styles House has not agreed a plan with TfL because they are not satisfied with the proposal. Regular readers will know that Styles House has been in 'consultation' and 'negotiations' for years, and years and years with developers who want to take advantage of the land around Southwark Station to increase their own prospects. I won't repeat any of that though as it is on another thread.
What I would ask is this; if you go to the meetings ask where the residents will live who are currently living in the smaller block because it is likely that will be demolished. Ask what consideration and compensation residents will get as they live in a building site for years and years. Ask how much any land will be sold for, or what the land exchange amounts to. Ask if the land that is being 'traded' can be built on; insist on seeing a surveyors report. Ask if The Cut will be closed at all during the build. Ask if the proposed station entrance in Greet Street is related to this ie will Southwark Station close during the years that the new building is being built. And, of course, ask how much of the lovely green space that fronts The Cut will be lost. Oh, and don't forget, as a local resident, to ask what's in it for you.
Apart from a slight increase in council housing which is a good thing but could be done on Styles land without any interference from TfL, the benefits elude me as TfL want to just build a huge office block.
The meetings are in Platform.
max33 wrote:That is correctthe fact is that if LBS could get their act together, Styles House residents with the help of the TMO, those much-needed council houses would've been built a long time ago without the need of TFL dictating to the council what to do next.
I am also concerned about the ability to build on land we were told many years ago that was unsuitable for building, hence the allotment being there.
as per usual once TFL has done the so call consultation, they will do what they like.
(new entrance in greet street, stopping the RV1...)
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