Quote:alan chapman Sunday 20 March 2005 10.38am wrote:Another surprise for me was to se that an apartment block is to be constructed onthe corner of Druid Street and Towerbridge Road on a previously vacant site adjacent to St John's Churchyard. Surely it would have been much better to have compulsorily purchased it and added it to the park!
As it is it will stick out like a sore thumb, being the only buiding on the that side of the road between Devon Mansions and the railway.Lang Rabbie Sunday 20 March 2005 1.54pm wrote:Oddly enough, the last time I went past the advertising hoardings I was wondering who owned that site, and thinking that even if the lucrative adverts had to stay "something should be done" to improve their landscaping to complement the restored park.
The new building is:
Southwark planning web page wrote:[LR - 14 flats being just below the threshold for including some affordable housing on site strangely enough]Erection of a six storey building with a lower ground floor comprising retail (Class A1), food and drink premises (Class A3) or offices (Class B1) at ground and lower ground floors and 14 flats on upper floors.
The website shows date received as 03/11/2003 and the decision date as 31/12/2003. Was this simply a renewal of an existing permission. Can't believe that it got planning permission back in December 2003 as a delegated officer decision - would no one have objected?
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