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Saturday 25 February 2017 8.33am
There is a planning application lodged with Southwark to build a large scale 5 storey development immediately adjacent to the south side of Tanner St Park between Bermondsey St and the tennis courts. This will cast shadow over the most popular socialising and sun bathing area within the park and will have a detrimental impact on this valuable green space.

If anyone wants to object, the application number on Southwark Council's website is 17/AP/0469 under the name Hatchers Mews.

Appreciate its currently cold and grey outside, but let's make sure that we have somewhere to enjoy the sun when it returns!
Saturday 25 February 2017 4.54pm
Yes. It's going to have a HUGE impact on the park if it goes ahead as is.

It is a MASSIVE MASSIVE development which will loom right over the entire park up to the tennis courts - and of course the sun comes from the south - which it will now help block..

Not sure how many people actually realise what has been proposed..

- LOSS OF TREES - 5 storeys of apartments all along that wall - whilst the application says it will not affect the trees that are there (they will simply be 'cut back') I can't see how that is possible given green and full they are in the summer. So I imagine it would eventually lead to the removal of most of the trees all along that border. Will make the park feel incredibly overlooked as well.

- GRASS IN SHADOW - there's obviously already a 5 and 6 storey building along the park behind the tennis courts. notice that NO ONE ever goes in the bits of greenery that are there, mainly because they are always in shadow. That will be replicated for a huge amount of the grass at the front of the park now if the development goes ahead.

Really worth looking at this and making your voice heard as it will totally change the park forever.
Sunday 26 February 2017 10.31am
Get over yourselves. The new development will be huge improvement on the existing, scruffy elevations. It will get permission so stop wasting your time opposing it.
Monday 27 February 2017 9.15am
boroughbloke wrote:
Get over yourselves. The new development will be huge improvement on the existing, scruffy elevations. It will get permission so stop wasting your time opposing it.

The "park" is overlooked as it is and always has been. Agree with what BB says.
Monday 27 February 2017 9.41am
Ths is only one of the green spaces under threat from high rise buildings built too close to green space boundaries. The nature of the Guy St Park and Leathermarket Gardens is being changed by a building nearly twice as high as existing buildings on the edge of the green space (one the edge = less than 30m). By its placement, it will also split the two parks instead of preserving a whole area.
Monday 27 February 2017 11.24am
Greedy developers trying to grasp every last penny out of their development will ruin the environment around the Park and Bermondsey Street. They once tried to pinch a piece of the Park by erecting a fake fence the Council removed. Their plans and drawings are riddled with errors and in their haste to develop they did not bother to submit properly
Monday 27 February 2017 11.42am
Height is the issue here. A significant area of Tanner Street park is already shrouded in darkness due to this recent development. The new development proposal will increase the area of park in darkness to the detriment of users.
Monday 27 February 2017 12.08pm
The principle of height is/will be conceded by the council - as Richard's photo shows, there are already tallish buildings in the immediate vicinity. This is a piece of open space in a built-up area. It always has been built up. Tall buildings have surrounded it in the recent past. A cursory glance at the old Ordnance Survey maps will show that. Indeed, a road previously ran through the "park". Like the rest of SE1, those living in the "village" are not immune from greedy developers - in fact, arguably more so - but there is certainly nothing egregious about the proposed development. Live and let live!
Monday 27 February 2017 12.52pm
Gavin, you can see the buildings surrounding the park in this video footage which I shot in 1989. (scroll to 4m 09 secs if you like). I'd be interested to see your link showing a road running through Tanner Street Park.
Monday 27 February 2017 1.28pm
I agree live and let live ... so don't build. Especially when you tried to steal a piece of the park several years ago
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