There's a large development seeking planning permission for buildings on Tyers Gate, behind Bermondsey Street and Leathermarket St, facing onto the park. Apparently there has been a consultation for neighbours and businesses on Tyers Gate, BS and Leathermarket. I didn't get notice of this for some reason - did anyone else, and did you go?
I haven't spoken to anyone locally yet who was invited, but the council say the developers have stated they held a meeting for local residents in advance of submitting the plans. I'm drawing my own conclusions. It looks like we'll just get the yellow notices going up shortly. I think it might involve that bloke in the Range Rover from no7 building himself a penthouse. The Bermondsey Street Area Partnership should be looking at it as it's a big development and, no doubt, will be using a lot of lorries.
My name is John Ross, I am a photographer in Clink Street and the owner of the site at No 5 Tyers gate.
Please get in touch with me as regards the development at No 5 and No 7.
Letters were hand posted to all relevant neighbouring residents and businesses in Tyers Gate, Bermondsey Street and Leathermarket Street in August of last year. I am unsure what has gone wrong here and surprised to hear that you have not seen the letter.
I am unsure what constitutes a large development, but it is a 5 story extension to No 5 and a 1 story extension to the roof of No 7, no higher than the buildings opposite. 6 flats in total, so in reality a small development.
I rang the council to find out why I can't see a yellow planning notice about the demolition of the old dairy at 5 Tyers Gate. He said it went up last week on the park railings. Which means someone whipped it down immediately.