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Demolition threat to 'Colorama' Victorian warehouse buildings, Lancaster Street

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Friday 20 April 2012 10.02pm
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A planning application has been submitted for the group of victorian warehouses to be demolished, at 44-60 Lancaster Street, se1, known as the Colorama buildings.

Southwark council has previously undertaken a character appraisal and recommended them for listing.(see link below)

Glasshill Street and Webber Street heritage buildings were proposed for demolition. Southwark Council listened and prevented this from occuring. However, the battle to retain the heritage of the area is not over. Want to help save the heritage of the area?

Make your views heard, via Southwark Council website (link below) consultation period ends 12/05/12

Planning application 12/AP/1066

Link to Southwark website, planning application:

Link to Southwark character appraisal below(page 5 to 9)
Saturday 21 April 2012 11.26am
The first morning of the petition and 4 people have signed. Lets keep it up!
Sunday 22 April 2012 10.58am
A great first day - 10 signatures. If we keep up like this we could have over 200 objections by the 12/05/12 To make this happen, add yours!
Sunday 22 April 2012 9.57pm
Well it is current Southwark policy to demolish everything and build really big blocks of flats right out over the pavements like a canyon without telling anyone affected.
Monday 23 April 2012 6.03pm
Don't forget to comment on the planning application directly
Tuesday 24 April 2012 5.06pm
One of the buildings used to be a jam and pickle factory. A fuller update on the history will follow...

Back to the present...

The existing occupiers hold community cinema nights - checkout their website for up and coming events -

enjoy it whilst you can!!
Wednesday 25 April 2012 5.44pm
38 signatures to date on the ipetition! Brilliant! Let's keep up the momentum.

Once it's gone it's gone forever
Thursday 26 April 2012 10.26pm
84 signatures on the ipetition - whoop whoop!
Let's keep this going!!!

Don't forget to commnent directly on the planning application!
Sunday 29 April 2012 11.33am
WoW! 97 signatures on the ipetition.

UPDATE - it looks as though the consultation period will be extended as they have not yet sent out the consultation letters to residents within the immediate vicinity. Once they do, 21 days consultation will start. I will keep you posted.

NB - Not all of the information on the planning application is uploaded on Southwark website. For example, the design and access statement.

Once the design statement is available for viewing, it will allow for more scrutiny of the justifications and intentions of the developers.

I was recently informed that it is not just the volume of objections recieved, but more the content.

I will upload more information on some useful pointers on how to make objections/comments directly on this planning applications.

Make yours count.
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