Prince Philip visited Bankside on Tuesday for the official opening of the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe.
Tuesday recap: Royal visit to Bankside and today's (many) tweets on a single page se1.info/1aEER3x
TfLBusAlerts Routes 12 35 40 45 68 171 148 176 468 P5 are diverted with possible delays due to a road traffic collsion on Walworth Road, SE17.
jennyskene Police have shut a section of the walworth road to motor vehicles, at the elephant end. Can't see what's happened
TfL warns of prospect of cuts to off-peak, evening and Sunday bus services across London: tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloa… (see p7 onwards)
@00__00 Already following
Bach to Baby - classical music for babies and toddlers tomorrow morning: london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/…
Kipling Estate SE1 just shown on @BBCOneShow
Police and PCSOs giving safety advice to cyclists at Southwark Street / Southwark Bridge Road junction
Thanks to all for following this afternoon's hearing - write up to follow
Boris says that the hearing will reconvene on 19 December
Boris calls on parties to "get their heads together and sort this out"
Boris wants "fuller negotiation" between Ministry of Sound and developer
Boris: the obvious thing to do is to have a short adjournment of "a month or so"
Boris: I want to develop Elephant & Castle and protect the Ministry of Sound
Boris: there's a general consensus that Ministry of Sound adds to vibrancy of Elephant & Castle
Boris: it's essentially a dispute amongst neighbours which has not benefit from spirit of cooperation I'd like to see
Boris: it's absurd it's taken the best part of five years to "produce so little" from this planning application
Boris is back in the chamber
Lorries for Savvy Cyclists london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/…
People seem to be expecting Boris to adjourn the hearing rather than making a decision today
Nervous anticipation as everyone waits for Boris to reappear
Boris is leaving the chamber to reflect for a "brief interlude" - he'll come back with decision or news of an adjournment
Boris apologies for criticising the sealed winter gardens as "intolerable" - says "I'm sure they're wonderful in every respect"
Boris: I've been to Ministry of Sound and "strutted my funky stuff with Ulrika Jonsson"
Rokotnitz: Ministry of Sound makes a racket ... I'm sure other people will complain
Rokotnitz: Ministry of Sound has been intent on putting a spanner in the works of the Eileen House scheme
Presencer: club has investigated more noise insulation but it would require year's closure of club and cost £millions
Lohan Presencer: "A nightclub is about its licence and a licence is a very fragile thing"
Sorry to all follower not interested in Eileen House / Ministry of Sound / Boris Johnson stuff!
Boris says he's been "vaguely ruminating" on the Eileen House problem and came up with same idea as Ministry lawyers himself
Boris: club noise only a "distant throbbing" outside MoS building - rowdy patrons more of a problem
Presencer: club is also also "terribly concerned" about the Signal Building development on the other side of Newington Causeway
Presencer: sealed windows etc go a long way to deal with our concerns but we want tighter legal underpinning
Presencer: club can coexist with residential neighbours but Eileen House scheme is unprecedentedly close
Boris says personally he would find the proposed sealed glazing "intolerable" to live behind
Shaw: We think Ministry of Sound is a positive selling feature for our development ... "we embrace them"
Shaw: "There's no requirement for [Ministry] to act reasonably in any of this"
Shaw: Ministry of Sound's proposal gives too much power to club over the proposed development
Oakmayne says proposal that new residents should sign agreement not to make noise complaints would give club too much power
Ministry of Sound's proposed compromise would make scheme "unfundable" and homes "unmortgagable" says Oakmayne
Residents of Elephant & Castle have been "consulted to death" about Eileen House proposals says Chris Shaw representing Oakmayne developer
Chris Shaw: "grossly unfair" to claim that developer has been unwilling to discuss concerns with Ministry of Sound
Boris hints he could delay his decision for a day or so to allow club and developer to thrash out potential Section 106 easement
Peter John: I would be reluctant to see this delayed any further ... momentum at the Elephant & Castle is very important"
Peter John: "negotiation by megaphone" between club and developer in pages of newspapers not necessarily helpful
Peter John: we've had a "small amount" of complaints re Ministry of Sound over the years
Boris to Peter John: do you expect lots of complaints re Ministry of Sound?
Boris: what's to stop me moving into the new tower, installing an openable window and then complaining about noise from the club?
Peter John: we value Ministry of Sound and its contribution to diversity of Elephant & Castle
Cllr Peter John on proposed tower: "I think the architecture is excellent"
Boris says the choice he's been presented with by the developer and the nightclub is a "completely false" one -
Boris: this is a "preemptive neighbour dispute" which has escalated beyond all reason
Shaw to Boris: we urge you to show your commitment and confidence to Elephant & Castle and London by approving the tower
Shaw: Southwark's public and political commitment to Elephant & Castle regeneration is "extraordinary"
Chris Shaw: demolition contract for Eileen House is signed and the scheme is ready to go
Chris Shaw, representing the developer, now speaking. He says they are committed to building the scheme if Boris gives green light
Rokotnitz to Mayor: "We voted for you - now we need you to vote for us" [very few in Southwark did vote for Boris, but never mind]
Rokotnitz: "This ridiculous vendetta is past its sell-by date"
Ministry of Sound doesn't do anything for the residents of Elephant & Castle, claims Rokotnitz
"Hear hear" says Boris loudly when Jackie Rokotnitz criticises Ken Livingstone
"We were shafted" by incompetence of Lib Dem council and TfL says Jackie Rokotnitz - huge delay to E&C regeneration
Rokotnitz says she is speaking on behalf of the people of Elephant & Castle
Metro Central Heights resident Jackie Rokotnitz now addressing the Mayor in support of the proposed scheme at Eileen House
Stephen Jourdan QC ends his speech by quoting Horace in Latin. Boris replies in Latin. Laughter in gallery
There's a "real risk" that Ministry of Sound could close if neighbours complain re noise, says Stephen Jourdan QC
Jourdan: if residents complain about noise, Ministry of Sound may well be forced to close
Jourdan: Ministry needs right to be allowed to continue to make noise up to the current levels
Stephen Jourdan QC now addressing Mayor for Ministry of Sound
At least one Labour councillor had (months ago) been due to speak at hearing in favour of Ministry of Sound.
Suspect we will see some fall-out from @peterjohn6's decision to set aside his own planning committee's decision
To suggest Eileen House tower isn't major threat to Ministry is "mad, bad and plain wrong" says @ministryofsound's Lohan Presencer
When Ministry of Sound opened 20 yrs ago "no-one came to Elephant & Castle - not intentionally, anyway" says MoS boss Lohan Presencer
Presencer: One person's complaint is all it takes to sink a business
Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer is now speaking
Despite planning committee's refusal of Eileen House scheme, council leader is speaking in favour of the development at City Hall hearing
Cllr John: not council's intention to do anything to drive Ministry of Sound away from the borough
Cllr John: this is already a residential area
Cllr John: planning committee decision was based mainly on design and affordable housing. Noise was secondary issue
Cllr John: We believe proposed development CAN coexist with Ministry of Sound
Cllr John: Eileen House site is a key gateway to Elephant & Castle
Cllr @peterjohn6: Southwark has wanted to regenerate Elephant & Castle since 1996. Much progress since 2010
Cllr @peterjohn6 now about to address the Mayor with planning director Simon Bevan
Boris finally looks brighter and less bored when it's apparent that the planning officer's presentation is coming to an end
@bspeed8 Boris is holding a public hearing on the subject right now. Decision likely in an hour or two
Wind analysis re proposed tower: Worst case scenario is slight increase in wind around Ministry of Sound entrance
GLA planner says Metro Central Heights architect Erno Goldfinger also drew up plans for a tall building at Eileen House site
GLA planner describes Faraday Memorial at Elephant & Castle as "that dented thing" when explaining photo of E&C roundabout
Eileen House developer has offered to contribute to public realm improvements around St George's Circus
Proposed tower at Eileen House would also be visible from Trinity Church Square
Eileen House would show up in view from Waterloo Bridge behind the National Theatre
GLA officers explaining that height of proposed building had already been reduced by 3 storeys to address impact on view from Hyde Park
Reitman: extra fencing and gates have been added so residents' garden can be shut off at night to prevent antisocial behaviour
Reitman: proposed housing mix (20 per cent intermediate affordable) and flat sizes are considered acceptable by GLA
Reitman: proposed tower at Eileen House has no social housing as that would require separate core for entrance/lifts/stairs
Boris doesn't look entirely on top of his brief at this Eileen House hearing
Reitman: Boris must decide on Ministry of Sound's suggestion that future residents should sign agreement not to make noise complaints
Closure of Ministry of Sound due to noise complaints "not likely to occur in our view" says GLA officer Alexandra Reitman
deansouthwark I'm getting very excited about welcoming Her Majesty The Queen to Southwark Cathedral on Thursday with His Royal Highness. God bless her.
Ms Reitman is explaining how the balconies and windows on part of the tower would be sealed to keep noise out.
Reitman: seven noise assessments have been undertaken re potential impact on Ministry of Sound noise on future tower residents.
Reitman: More than 20,000 people have signed petition against Eileen House development. 13 signed petition in favour
Reitman: new Eileen House tower will appear in the background of view from Serpentine in Hyde Park
Boris Johnson lets out a big yawn during GLA officer's presentation on Eileen House case
Reitman: current Eileen House building dates from 1964. Not considered to be of any merit/value.
GLA planner Alexandra Reitman is giving a presentation to summarise officers' advice to the Mayor re the Eileen House scheme.
Mayor will probably make his decision at the end of the hearing, but if he needs time to think it could take 5 working days
GLA lawyer is explaining that Mayor made site visits to Eileen House and Ministry of Sound in May this year.
Boris says question everyone wants answer to is whether the new tower will prejudice the Ministry of Sound's future.
Boris Johnson now opening the representation hearing
Southwark Council's own lawyers also sitting in the public gallery at City Hall. Interesting to see who's here.
Boris Johnson's planning advisers has recommended that he approves the proposed tower to replace Eileen House. Hearing starts imminently.
It's nearly two years since the Mayor decided to 'take over' the Eileen House application. Planning app first submitted to Southwark in 2009
This is the first time that Boris Johnson has 'taken over' a planning application in Southwark to decide for himself.
Half of Southwark Council's planning department in the public gallery to Watch Boris Johnson decide on Eileen House scheme
Southwark council leader @peterjohn6 is skipping his own cabinet meeting to be at City Hall for Eileen House / Ministry of Sound decision
Boris Johnson's public hearing re the development of Eileen House site at Elephant & Castle begins in 10 mins. Coverage to follow.
Eileen House/Ministry of Sound/Boris Johnson City Hall planning hearing webcast from 2pm: london.gov.uk/mayor-assembly…
Retail unit at Strata tower 'under offer' - wonder who's moving in? estatesgazette.com/propertylink/a… Developer told SE1 website he wanted Carluccio's
[Forum] Nicholas Lyndhurst filming on Long Lane today se1.info/185pbsj
[Job vacancy] Admin Assistant - maternity cover, South Bank Employers' Group se1.info/1daTX4X
This afternoon Boris Johnson will decide on the controversial Eileen House redevelopment at Elephant & Castle. Coverage of hearing from 2pm.
Today the Duke of Edinburgh is visiting Bankside to open the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe
[Forum] Digging up Newington Causeway - 11:45pm se1.info/18jeC2J
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