Its currently with Southwark Council Planning Officers for a decision, but that could be some weeks away. Given how contentious it is, I presume it will then have to have full councillor sign-off. These things then can get batted off to the GOR for appeal, which takes another month or two at least, then ultimately the SoS (unlikely in this case). Either way, I would be surprised if anything happens before the tail end of this year.
When you talk about the Re-generation of Bermondsey Square - do you mean the open space where the Friday market is held? There used to be a petrol station there - right opposite the White Bear pub.
If so I remember way back - about 30 years ago - I was told that they could never build there (I suppose he meant above a certain level) as the"Blue River" ran below. I have never heard of this before or since so I don't know how true it is.
If you find out anything about the Blue River I would be interested to hear.
Teresa, there was a small river that ran along under a part of Great Dover Street/New Kent Road(?) then followed the direction of Green Walk , left into Tower Bridge Road then meandered to Grange Walk which is right near the White Bear Pub........I read about it in a old book describing the sewers of llondon ( Underground London) I think... ( I know I have interesting reading tastes)
It makes sense because was there not a Bevington Mills in Abbey Street which may have relied on a water sourse, then it would have run to Dockhead water/Tooley Street to the Thames....
I think your right.
Does anybody have these links to which Alan refers? It sounds quite fascinating, the place could do with a bit of a facelift. Is it on the architects\' sites?
That supermarket in Tooley Street which has crept into the popular culture of this forum and appears on thread after thread. Fact or fiction?
It appears that all the users of supermarkets on this forum (not unreasonably) do not like the current SE1 ones. That\'s probably because the gentry population of SE1 is probably insufficient to maintain a decent Waitrose, and the majority of the shoppers are not worth (in the eyes of the powers that be) a smart supermarket selling smart food: row upon row of loo roll, canned baked beans and oven chips they will remain. One has a nasty feeling that a Tooley St. supermarket will be no different - can somebody please confirm otherwise?