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Thursday 27 November 2003 5.24pm
The venue for the local residents meeting has been moved to the Jerwood on Union Street. We will meet in the Board Room at 7.15pm tonight (Thursday 27th Nov.). The developers propose one 10 storey and two 6 storey buildings just opposite the Old Parcel Sorting Office (currently Accenture office next to Jerwood). Do come if you have an opinion on this development. WE will be deciding what to say to the Planning Committe to be held on Monday 1st December.

David Mellis
Treasurer, Waterloo and Southwark Church Commissioners Residents Association
Friday 28 November 2003 4.19pm
Missed it - so what was said/decided?
Sunday 30 November 2003 3.02pm
Thanks for your interest Stiofan. Sorry its taken me a while to get back to you.

The developers propose a 10 storey building plus 2 x 6 storey buildings, on the car parks opposite the Old Parcel Office (Accenture). In total 73 residential units, B1 business space, A1/A3 shop/cafe units, 8 live-work and some car parking.

The meeting was well attended and decided to object to the proposals.

A representative was chosen to speak on behalf of the objectors at the Planning Meeting on Monday Dec 1st at the Town Hall satrting at 7.00 pm. The 100-140 Union St proposal is Item 4 on the agenda.

Anyone wishing to add their voice or wants more information can contact me.

Tuesday 2 December 2003 8.27pm
High drama at the Planning Committee! They voted on Monday night to grant permission to the scheme as described above. 120,000 will be spent on lighting and paving Ewer St, and 30,000 given to Bankside Open Spaces Initiative (Trust?).

But it was a close thing. The first motion to defer the scheme to another planning meeting to allow further consultation with residents was voted 3 for, 3 against. The chair put his casting vote not to defer. The following motion to approve the scheme was 3 for, 3 against and the chair cast his vote for the scheme.

So the developers only just got their permission. Whether they will go ahead with this permission for a 10 storey block or carry on with their appeal for a 19 storey block opposite the Parcel Office remains to be seen.

Watch this space!


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