The public inquiry into the appeal by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity against the refusal of planning permission for the Founder's Place development will open at Lambeth Town Hall on Tuesday 17 April.
Public notices have appeared around the site giving notice of the sitting of the inquiry at the Town Hall in Acre Lane, Brixton. The inquiry will open at 10am on Tuesday 17 April.
The scheme includes 641 residential units (some reserved for key workers) and a new Ronald McDonald House for families of patients at the Evelina Children's Hospital. The buildings – which would replace Canterbury House and Stangate in Royal Street and the Holy Trinity Centre adjoining Archbishop's Park – would range in height from 5 to 20 storeys.
Lambeth's planning committee rejected what they described as an "oppressive and overbearing development" that would "harm the setting of [Archbishop's] Park thereby failing to preserve the character and appearance of the Lambeth Palace Conservation Area".
The petition notes that: "We believe it is possible to develop proposals which would respect both the aims and the purpose of the Lambeth Palace Conservation Area and the boundaries of this historic park" and calls on the inspector to uphold the planning committee's decision.
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