Westminster councillors voted three to one in favour of granting planning permission for the Garden Bridge on Tuesday night.
A South Bank restaurant named in honour of Mayor of London Boris Johnson has shut down.
Team London Bridge has released five concept images showing how streets and public spaces around the area could be made more pedestrian-friendly and attractive.
Tuesday recap: Garden Bridge latest + London Bridge streetscape concept images + Boris-themed restaurant shuts down London-SE1.co.uk/date/2014-12-02
@jonny_b69 will be controlled and regulated by Garden Bridge Trust not a public authority.
steinsky Pretty sure you could sell TfL Â£60 million magic beans if you told the mayor that people would call the giant plant "the Boris Beanstalk".
London's only Boris Johnson themed restaurant has closed down:
@Johnnyfp that's how they do things in Westminster. Four councillors per planning hearing.
Remember Boris recently said he couldn't see any reason for TfL to provide further financial backing to #GardenBridge Trust
Next #GardenBridge controversy is who provides surety for maintenance costs.
Westminster planning committee split on party lines re #gardenbridge - three Tories voted in favour, 1 Lab councillor against.
#GardenBridge approved 3 to 1 by City of Westminster councillors - "substantial and significant public benefits" says Cllr Davis
Cllr Boothroyd says he will be opposing Garden Bridge on heritage/views grounds - harm to listed buildings and views
Cllr Boothroyd to heckler: "This isn't participative theatre" #GardenBridge
Cllr Boothroyd - #GardenBridge "doesn't significantly improve access" between Westminster and Lambeth
Cllr David Boothroyd: #GardenBridge is "rather limited" in its transport aspect
Cllr David Boothroyd: up to 12 annual closures of #GardenBridge for private events is 'acceptable' & 'not excessive'
Cllr David Boothroyd: funding of #gardenbridge is not relevant to a planning decision
Charging a toll will be precluded by the legal agreement associated with #GardenBridge planning permission, says officer
Cllr David Boothroyd asks about public access hours/charges & maintenance business plan #GardenBridge
#GardenBridge Planning officer: "The bridge is a private bridge but legal agreement will secure public access"
Cllr Burbridge wants to make sure there's "no way" that public will be charged to walk across the #GardenBridge
Cllr Burbridge asks about the rule that groups of 8+ must pre-register before crossing the #GardenBridge
Cllr Burbridge said she couldn't find much information about who is involved in #GardenBridge Trust from their website
Cllr Burbridge: "I don't believe the tourist numbers" for #GardenBridge - how will Westminster manage if they are an underestimate?
Cllr Burbridge "it's a dichotomy knowing what to do" re #GardenBridge.
#GardenBridge Cllr Burbridge - "I love innovation, I love ideas, and this is one of them"
#GardenBridge Cllr Burbridge says her car was hit by a falling tree, so she's worried about high winds
Cllr Burbridge - "I do have problems with the trees if they are allowed to grow so tall" #GardenBridge - worried about wind along Thames
Cllr Susie Burbridge says she has some concerns after spending more than a whole day going through #GardenBridge paperwork
#GardenBridge Cllr Tim Mitchell - "we're approving a new icon for London"
Cllr Tim Mitchell - 'reassured' by lack of English Heritage objection #GardenBridge
Cllr Mitchell - #GardenBridge unlikely to be as popular with commuters as Golden Jubilee Bridges
Cllr Tim Mitchell admits to concerns re management of maintenance of the #GardenBridge
Cllr Tim Mitchell - "I've come to the conclusion that the design of #GardenBridge is excellent"
Cllr Robert Davis confirms he will be voting in favour of "superb" #GardenBridge
Cllr Robert Davis: "I've always been a great fan of Thomas Heatherwick. #GardenBridge will be "iconic"
Cllr Robert Davis: #GardenBridge "I think this is a fantastic superb addition to our historic city"
Westminster: no trees on #GardenBridge will be allowed to be higher than 15 metres from soil level.
Planning officer: #GardenBridge will cause 'significant harm' to protected views. Councillors advised to give this 'significant weight'
Because #GardenBridge Trust doesn't currently own any land for bridge, a 'Grampian condition' [in planning jargon] is being used.
@MrTimDunn TfL are putting in Â£30 million towards costs anyway. And Treasury putting in another Â£30 million. So we're all paying for it.
Westminster officers satisfied that there is no reason to refuse #GardenBridge permission on basis of doubts re future maintenance
Westminster wants surety, guarantee or other legal instrument to safeguard #GardenBridge maintenance in case of Garden Bridge Trust collapse
TfL will be signatory to #GardenBridge Section 106 agreement. Westminster wants assurance TfL will effectively underwrite future maintenance
Committee told #GardenBridge will be closed for up to 12 days a year for fundraising events to help meet maintenance bill
Saturday 4pm-5pm is expected to be the busiest time for the #GardenBridge. Planning officer says amenity of N bank residents won't be harmed
Planning officer now talking about impact of #GardenBridge and crowds on Middle Temple conservation area
#GardenBridge Planning officer reiterates that if Garden Bridge was private scheme it would be turned down due to impact on protected views
Planning officer says that views from Waterloo Bridge etc 'lost' will be mitigated by new views frm #GardenBridge - but no visuals available
Planning officers lists key #GardenBridge issues:
1) Impact on views
2) impact of visitor numbers
Planning officer now listing benefits of #GardenBridge to Westminster - new open space, tourist attraction etc
Quite a number of Waterloo/Lambeth folks have crossed the river this evening to hear Westminster's decision on the #GardenBridge
Planning officer is now introducing the #GardenBridge item
Very lengthy declarations of interest from all members of committee. Never heard anything like this at Lambeth or Southwark #GardenBridge
#GardenBridge Cllr Davis is declaring lots of interests before we start - he knows nearly every planning agent and architect in London.
Committee chair Cllr Robert Davis declares he's had meetings with Joanna Lumley and Thomas Heatherwick, inter alia, re #GardenBridge
#GardenBridge decision will be made by four members of Westminster City Council.
Standing room only for #GardenBridge planning decision meeting on 17th floor of Westminster City Hall
@EdDavie have covered meetings in Southwark, Lambeth, Guildhall and City Hall. None required signed declaration that chair will be obeyed
#GardenBridge Westminster Council planning committee hearing starts 6.30pm - updates to follow
A different world from Lambeth and Southwark
Westminster Council make members of the press and public attending their committee meetings sign a declaration agreeing to sit in silence.
Tower Bridge Road Christmas Fayre is on till 10pm tonight london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/â€¦
BBCTomEdwards Civil engineers have told us at Â£175m the Garden Bridge will be the most expensive footbridge in the world in part due to copper cladding.
Just published - Is Boris's star on the wane? County Hall tribute restaurant shuts down goo.gl/fb/JIJT6v
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Just had a call from a very confused Southwark Council officer who thought they were ringing the Royal Mail Mandela Way complaints line.
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