Lots and lots of people were trying to use the Lambeth Planning Portal last weekend to get their objections on before the deadline of Monday 3rd June and we had reports that it was very slow, then on Tuesday 4th June the site crashed.
The site came back up at the end of the week but as of today Sunday 9th June many comments are not yet loaded on the website.
What to do if you can’t see your objection on the Lambeth Planning Portal:
Please email your objection to all of the following firstname.lastname@example.org, RBristow@lambeth.gov.uk, email@example.com
What to do if you didn’t get your objection on the Lambeth Planning Portal:
The site is back up and running now, so you can load your objection on, but it may take a while to appear in the comments list – check in a week.
The link is:
Remember the broad themes of the objections are:
- Object to the 24 & 26 storey towers, damaging historic area next to Lambeth Palace, removing the clear silhouette of the Fire Brigade HQwhich is protected by planning policy, and the green space Old Paradise Gardens (a gift from the Palace to the people of Lambeth since 1703)
- Object to the loss of sun and day light, from social housing neighbours (40%) on the Whitgift Estate, Old Paradise Gardens all the way to the Garden Museum
- Object to the excessively dense development, potentially 2500 people using the site, disruptive hotel use when there is already plenty on Albert Embankment, inadequate provision for deliveries, parking and traffic
- Object to developer ignoring planning use policy, loss of industrial employment land (KIBA), damage to conservation areas, damage to amenities, there is specific policy against towers on the site to protect the heritage
- Object to poor consultation exercise with the local community, a tick box exercise of exhibitions, no negotiation on the towers, no meaningful engagement with local community groups like the Whitgift Estate TRA