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Sunday 4 October 2020 6.53pm
Leathermarket CBS / JMB have published plans to build on the triangle garden on the corner of Long Lane and Weston Street, and the basketball outdoor sports court on Long Lane.

The proposal is to build an 8-storey block of flats on the basketball court and three private houses on the triangle garden.

The plans are published at

Although there is a need for more social housing in the Brough, the answer is not to build on open green space and young people's outdoor sports facilities. There are plenty of alternative brown-field sites that are far more suitable for development.

It would be a terrible shame to lose the triangle garden and the basketball court.

Leathermarket CBS are seeking comments from the local community in a public consultation - full details of the proposals and how to comment are published on the website.

Please send comments (and cc your local councillors) before the deadline on Friday 16th October.
Monday 5 October 2020 7.14am
I used to live in Elim Estate - top floor and had a view of TowerBridge and St Paul's. Watched excitedly as the Shard went skyward. First I lost Tower Bridge, then St Paul's now I fear it would all be gone and you would be hemmed in by people looking down on you in both senses of the word. That said, the basket ball courts were a bit annoying in attracting large groups of people to the previously very quiet estate and found the stairwells became intimidating with me and guests threatened/abused. Sad to see the little triangle garden in particular go - the planting was always rather jolly.
Monday 5 October 2020 10.29am
I think that plantation should be there. but the basketball court should be moved to some more commercial kinda place.

Thank you
Kevin Wells
Peachy Loans
Monday 5 October 2020 5.52pm
The placing of a basketball court very near a residential area can cause problems, some of which JimG alluded to.

Another problem is the noise. Someone I know has to work from home, which is just across the road from a couple of multi-use courts. Out of football, cycle hockey and basketball it's the latter that causes the most irritating noise issue through the repetitive bouncing of the ball, whether it's one bloke trying to practice moves or a crowd playing a game. When this can start early morning and go on through the evening thanks to floodlights, it amounts to a form of torture which can disrupt any chance of 'quiet enjoyment' in nearby homes, or concentration on work.

Where a new court has been created in a residential area of Peckham recently, a few metres from back gardens, nearby local residents expressed concern about the noise but were told by the council representative that the high chain link fencing around the court would provide 'sound proofing'. The council really do take their residents for gullible fools.
Monday 5 October 2020 7.40pm
Hi Jim - if you don't want to see the triangle garden go then please respond to the consultation. The information is on the webpage:
Monday 5 October 2020 7.42pm
Jim - if you think the garden should stay then please let Leathermarket CBS know in their public consultation. Full info at
Tuesday 6 October 2020 6.45pm
A new report says Southwark has ranked as one of the lowest rated local authorities in the country ( see Southwark News for details) for residents access to green spaces. This is no doubt due to there being so many tall flats. Please canít planners just realise this is insane to allow more tall buildings without realising the new residents will only have access to the same overcrowded parks. The parks themselves are great but boy they are crowded in summer and some parts of the borough are quite a walk from a proper park, hence the low rating.
Wednesday 7 October 2020 6.36am
robhutchuk wrote:
Hi Jim - if you don't want to see the triangle garden go then please respond to the consultation. The information is on the webpage:

Sure thing
Wednesday 14 October 2020 2.30pm
Thereís a petition against the development that you might want to sign
Wednesday 14 October 2020 9.35pm
Thanks Jac, just signed.
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