After a saga lasting nearly five years, Boris Johnson has resolved to grant planning permission for the construction of a 41-storey tower on the site of Eileen House in Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle.
Just six months after reopening, the Imperial War Museum is to close the doors of its Lambeth Road building for the first half of 2014.
Less than a year after relocating from Bermondsey Square to Bankside, independent bookshop Woolfson & Tay has announced its closure.
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Thursday recap: Boris approves 41-storey tower + IWM announces further closure + local bookshop to shut down ahttp://se1.info/1bTGYNU
That's now 8 out of 8 planning applications where Boris decided in favour of the developer
Tonight @boroughmarket is open till 8pm for late-night shopping
Just published - Eileen House: Boris Johnson approves Newington Causeway tower goo.gl/fb/OTR8G
So far Boris Johnson has approved 7 out of 7 planning applications where he has used power to 'take over' decisions from borough councils
Having approved Eileen House scheme, at 3pm Boris will hold hearing re 19-storey tower + free school in Rotherhithe New Road @se16
@PaulWellman_EG I see they've just put in an EIA scoping application for that one
BREAKING: Boris approves 41-storey tower on Eileen House site, Elephant & Castle london-se1.co.uk/news/view/7292
#eileenhouse Boris - Ministry of Sound is "great London cultural landmark"
#eileenhouse Boris is going to leave the room to consider his decision. 99 per cent clear he will approve the scheme.
#eileenhouse Oakmayne legal rep says if permission granted, redevelopment will start 2014 and be complete in 2017
#eileenhouse Some uncertainty as to whether the parties will sign deed of easement preventing new residents complaining about MoS noise
#eileenhouse Lohan Presencer has lots of warm words about the Mayor and the developer
#eileenhouse Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer thanks Boris for his intervention - says club has now reached agreement with developer
#eileenhouse Ms Reitman tells Boris it's "very unlikely" that the development would give rise to complaints that could lead to MoS closure
#eileenhouse If approved, the lease of each flat in the development will include specific reference to the Ministry of Sound's location.
#eileenhouse The developer and Ministry of Sound have agreed a number of planning conditions relating to noise
#eileenhouse GLA planner Alexandra Reitman is updating the hearing on what's happened since the adjournment on 19 November
#eileenhouse Boris arrives - apologises for delay - says he's been "out and about fighting crime in Sutton"
#eileenhouse Room goes quiet but still no sign of Boris. Last seen buying lunch in the City Hall cafe half an hour ago, wearing bike helmet.
#eileenhouse hearing is about to begin - just waiting for the Mayor
4 security guards being briefed at Eileen House City Hall hearing. Instructed not to act till chair (ie Boris) ask for someone to be removed
It's nearly 5 years since the planning application for Eileen House redevelopment was submitted - will today finally end the saga?
At 1.30pm Boris Johnson will reconvene the adjourned hearing re. Eileen House planning application, Elephant & Castle london-se1.co.uk/news/view/7214
savesouthwark 21 days until the closure of 10 London fire stations,removal of 14 fire appliances,2 fire rescue units and the loss of 552 Ff posts.
A man and a woman were arrested in Southwark yesterday in connection with suspected £1 million VAT fraud, says HMRC
Just published - Imperial War Museum to shut for first half of 2014 as building works continue goo.gl/fb/3iBV1
Thomas Heatherwick's Garden Bridge: current round of consultation closes tomorrow london-se1.co.uk/news/view/7250
Free lunchtime recital at St George the Martyr: Thomas Humphreys (baritone) performs songs by Brahms and Schumann. se1.info/19Urs4P
Lunchtime Carol Service at Christ Church in Blackfriars Road se1.info/1eq34zx
Today Boris will make final decision on the Eileen House / Ministry of Sound saga - coverage here from 1.30pm
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