Category Archive Campaign Action

Is the assessment being written to suit a particular answer? – November 2019

We have been asking to see the sun & daylight study assessment by the Council for months.  Twice we have submitted FOIs to have this document, once in May and again in August 2019 – both times because we were getting no answers.

More recently we have been emailing Jack Hopkins the leader of the Council, starting on 4th November and still not even an acknowledgement!

Sun and daylight on neighbouring properties and in particular Whitgift House and 2 Whitgift Street were key in the planning appeal that ended the previous application for planning in May 2013.

Each time we ask for it – we are told the assessment is still in draft.

Is the assessment being written to suit a particular answer?

Save the date – 16th October 2019 to hand in the petition to Lambeth Council Meeting

Yes save the date we will be handing in our amazing petition of over 2000 signatures to a full meeting of Lambeth Councillors on 16th October 2019, 6.30pm at Brixton Town Hall.

Join us, meet on the steps of the Old Town Hall and make a splash – wear yellow!

Sign the Petition – June 2019

Please use the link below to go to our petition, which has further information laying out why we are objecting to this planning application:

http://chng.it/nBgGFFCnsc

Many thanks for your support and if you want more information explore the website or contact Lambethvillage@gmail.com

Crash! goes Lambeth Planning Portal – June 2019

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 mcassidy@lambeth.gov.uk, RBristow@lambeth.gov.uk, mpbennett@lambeth.gov.uk

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:

https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=PPN0WTBO09600

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

 

Now is the time to object! – May 2019

The 8 Albert Embankment planning application (19/01304/FUL & 19/01305/LB) is submitted and objections can now be lodged on the planning portal.  Please support us by making objections on the link below:

https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=neighbourComments&keyVal=PPN0WTBO09600

Use your own words – in broad terms 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

Contact Your Local Councillors – April 2019

Your Local Councillors to contact are:

Cllr David Amos – DAmos@lambeth.gov.uk

Cllr Jon Davies – JDavies4@lambeth.gov.uk

You can speak directly to them at a Councillor Surgery and these are:

on the first Saturday of the month, 10-11am in the Carmalita Centre, 41 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 5JT

on 3rd Wednesday of the month at Durning Library 6-7pm.