Proposals to redevelop the warren of railway arches formerly occupied by the Vinopolis wine attraction have been approved by Southwark's planning committee.
Southwark councillors have approved plans for 408 private flats in buildings up to 40 storeys high to be located next to Elephant & Castle's Bakerloo line tube station.
Bus route 53 - which has been curtailed at Lambeth North for the past 18 months - will be reinstated to run across Westminster Bridge to Whitehall from 23 July.
Lib Dem councillors have 'called in' proposals for a new Quietway cycle route between Blackfriars Road and Tower Bridge Road.
Tuesday recap: London-SE1.co.uk/date/2016-07-12
@SE1MonkeyPuzzle they approved the tower anyway.
@Natalie_Helen they ended up approving it anyway
Southwark director of planning shocked by advice of legal officer that cllrs have solid ground to veto 22 storey tower: "Did you mean that?"
@leaftoleaf I've been here 4.5 hours - losing the plot now ....
Southwark design & conservation officer describing "three-dimensional experience of Blackfriars Road" to defend 22 storey tower plan.
This is what Meymott Stret was like before Friars Bridge Court was built pic.twitter.com/N7k4xQmSCz
Planning officer says 22-storey office block in Blackfriars Road offers "exemplary standard of design" pic.twitter.com/XPIVvRO1JY
The charity which owns @ChristChurchSE1 is objecting to 22 storey tower at Friars Bridge Court.
Residents of Roupell Street are among those objecting to Friars Bridge Court tower scheme - see pics pic.twitter.com/KK0t3KorvH
Redevelopment of Friars Bridge Court in Blackfriars Road is next on agenda at Southwark planning committee pic.twitter.com/IKaMXF8rjT
Just published - Redevelopment of Vinopolis complex approved: shops, restaurants, offices, cinema goo.gl/fb/ABVel9
High street supermarkets will be banned from taking up space in the new retail complex that's replacing Vinopolis.
TfLTrafficNews Demonstration is now on Westminster Bridge heading towards Parliament Square.
TfLTrafficNews Demonstration is now heading north along Lambeth Palace Road.
TfLTrafficNews Demonstration is now on Lambeth Bridge, so the bridge is closed.
Redevelopment of Vinopolis will create more than 1,000 new jobs, planning officer tells councillors
Southwark planning committee now discussing Vinopolis redevelopment pic.twitter.com/WgNpOLqXRN
Just published - 40-storey tower at Elephant & Castle gets green light goo.gl/fb/Z4zL0h
@HannahQuigley No. As Cllr Morris pointed out, they're being asked to trust officers to a v big degree.
@HannahQuigley Which gives everyone greater assurance everything is synched up.
@HannahQuigley On some other schemes, they've brought the affordable scheme to committee on the same night as the open market side.
@HannahQuigley Given the lack of £££ for aff housing from Govt, this is only game in town for getting stuff built.
@HannahQuigley The down side is that its so complicated that as you can see the cllrs don't understand what they are being asked to approve.
@HannahQuigley A simple in lieu payment would be based on a fixed tariff per habitable room.
@HannahQuigley There is a case to be made that this way, more homes will be built
@HannahQuigley There are some precedents but mostly not yet built as timelag from decision to completion so long
@HannahQuigley This way, the developer has to remain engaged with the affordable side of the equation - can't buy its way out
@HannahQuigley The way they're doing this one means that developer can't simply pass buck for affordable to the council
@HannahQuigley Which has resulted in what's happening now.
@HannahQuigley More recently there has been pressure e.g. from City Hall to more tightly link the commercial development with the affordable
@HannahQuigley This is more complicated than most previous southwark scenarios where the developer has simply handed over £££
Public realm in new Skipton House development 'big enough to accommodate a funfair', councillors told mixlr.com/se1
Some question about when Department of Health / NHS England will leave Skipton House. "Ongoing legal discussion" planning committee is told.
The audio stream of Southwark planning committee is live again at mixlr.com/se1
E&C developer's rep tells councillors that by putting affordable housing in another postcode they can provide 4x as much.
@davidmungall Developer - London & Regional. Architect - SOM
"We want to bring a world-class piece of architecture to the Elephant & Castle" developer tells councillors pic.twitter.com/v4JPqbZ46Y
"The north block [of Metro Central Heights] will never again see sunshine after 2pm" if 40 storey tower built opposite Southwark, cllrs told
Jerry of @35percent_EAN tells cllrs that Skipton House changed hands for c. £50m but value of £120m used to calculate affordable housing
This diagram shows how the different elements of the Skipton House development will fit together pic.twitter.com/bs3cbFomB6
Scheme "has the potential to put Elephant & Castle on the map as an employment destination" says planning officer pic.twitter.com/W6r37XKNJ1
@MargevonMarge It's going to stay as it is. They haven't really integrated it well in the plans
Historic England say that a 40 storey tower at the E&C would harm views from Westminster world heritage site + local conservation areas
Cllr @AdeleCathedrals thinks Skipton House development is being rushed - too many loose ends. Says decision should be deferred.
Royal Parks continue to object to 40 storey E&C tower due to impact on St James's Park mixlr.com/se1
LISTEN LIVE to Southwark planning committee - mixlr.com/se1
Austerity at Southwark HQ. Coffee for those attending council meetings used to be free. Now 50p for a foul tasting latte from machine.
The roof is leaking at Southwark council HQ pic.twitter.com/2XO39CYHgk
"Is Southwark station in the congestion zone?"
"Is Lambeth a rough area?"
Just published - After 18 month hiatus, the 53 bus route will cross the river once more goo.gl/fb/73XIqW
Cyclists on Blackfriars Road being asked to take part in survey pic.twitter.com/Tsyu09LpSC
Southwark Police have a new borough commander. He first came to the borough aged 15 on work experience: content.met.police.uk/News/Southwark…
Lambeth police reports "spike in violent crime" - reasons "largely unknown": content.met.police.uk/News/Lambeth-B…
Books to be removed from Carnegie and Minet libraries to stock Waterloo's new self-service library: london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8821
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