[duplicate of my posting on Flats at Potters Fields thread]
"It is crucial that Southwark get the Corporation of London (and their Bridge House Estates Trust) to cooperate with the redesign of Potters Fields and any future development on the coach park site.
There is a diagonal strip of land in the City's ownership between the west of Tower Bridge Road and Potters Fields/the coach park site. This currently has a vehicle ramp leading down to the arches beneath the bridge approach. When the area that is now Potters Fields was riverside warehousing, the utilitarian side of the road viaduct was not visible. It is now an eyesore visible from across the park.
I think that there is a strong argument for a landswap that would allow a sympathetic development at road level on Tower Bridge Road in return for a new pedestrian steps/ramp approach to the park. Any views?"
[/duplicate of my posting on Flats at Potters Fields thread]
As the city corporation is part of the Pool of London Partnership, is there any chance that this might get into the design brief???
Apparently it was created in 1977, but destroyed in 1985 "for development". Some of the plants were transferred to another nature reserve in Lewisham
Was it on part of what is now More London - presumably requisitioned for the previous scheme for that site (designed to look like a vastly expanced version of Piazza San Marco in Venice IIRC?) then abandoned in the last property bust.
IMO the closely-mown landscsape of the current Potters Fields Park is an ecological "green desert".