Wednesday 8 March 2017 4.44pm
This is a truly devastating result
The turn out for the committee meeting from local residents was extremely high, with many speaking out during and at the end of the meeting - begging for the decsion to be rejected or atleast differed.
It was clear the planning department was on the side of the developer
the case officers report was full of mistakes and highlighted by one of the committee members
CAAGs notes on the development were not taken into consideration - even though they are facilitated by Southwark to help advise on heritage matters.
the architect/developer had not consulted with any of the local residents and deemed it not necessary
by knocking down a building that had stood since the early 19thC, there maybe a possible 66 extra jobs - though this is never guaranteed, or even guaranteed to go to local people.
It is clear southwark have no interest in preserving the heritage of the area - the heritage that brings so many to this wonderful part of London
What is the life span of these buildings??
PwC current building has lasted 30 years
the warehouse has stood for 200 years
This is lazy design, heritage needs to be worked with - it will never be a new slick office building
but this is not what the borough is about.
if we all thought like this we would not have Maidstone Buildings / Trinity Church Sq etc....
Please watch and share this video of the shambles that was the committee meeting: