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Berkeley Homes confident about Potters Fields prospects

London SE1 website team

Berkeley Homes says it is "delighted" with this week's decision to grant planning permission for its development at Potters Fields next to Tower Bridge.

Ian Ritchie's design for Potters Fields

This week the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister granted planning permission for the controversial development of eight cylindrical towers on the prime riverside site.

In a statement issued on Friday, the company said: "Berkeley Homes is delighted that final planning consent has now been granted for its major regeneration of the Potters Field site adjacent to Tower Bridge. This signature scheme, designed by the leading architectural practice Ian Ritchie Architects, embraces a full range of uses – housing, community, cultural, commercial and retail – and Berkeley is confident it will make a major contribution to the continued renaissance of this quarter of London.

"Berkeley knows that the success of its regeneration projects depends on forming close partnerships with local communities – both directly and through their elected representatives. Now the planning process is complete, it looks forward to working with Southwark Borough Council to help bring its aims for the site to fruition and create new jobs and homes for the local community at what it is confident will emerge as a new landmark destination for London."

Council leader Nick Stanton this week told us: "We have been working with Berkeley Homes for some months to find a way of providing homes they wish to build, and in addition, delivering a major cultural attraction."

"I hope common sense will prevail and we will be able to come up with a joint plan that will make the best use of this prime London location.

Tooley Street and Tower Bridge Community Association
Potters Field Development Pressure Group

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