The decision by Lambeth Council’s Planning Committee to approve the U+I/LFB planning application (19/01304/FUL) for 8 Albert Embankment is hugely disappointing.
It can still be STOPPED as the application can now be called in by the Mayor of London to REFUSE .
Please write to Sadiq Khan IMMEDIATELY as he will need to make a decision in January and ask him to ‘call in’ the application and refuse it. (Email address and details to include in your message given below).
A couple of important London Plan reasons why he might REFUSE:
Loss of the KIBA (Key Industrial Business Area) sites which despite having the highest Lambeth Plan protection are being lost to corporate office space.
Lambeth had no Strategic Industrial Land (SIL) whatsoever
Underprovision of Affordable Housing on land the LFB have owned since 1937………. this site should be able to support 50% if the LFB where not greedily taking so many benefits out of it, including a capital receipt of @£42m as well as profit for their developer partner @£96m.
Write in your own words and include the other issues that matter to you.
Contact details: email@example.com Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA
CC the Assembly Members:
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Please write immediately (cc firstname.lastname@example.org) as Sadiq will make a decision in January and he must REFUSE.
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?
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!
Please use the link below to go to our petition, which has further information laying out why we are objecting to this planning application:
Many thanks for your support and if you want more information explore the website or contact Lambethvillage@gmail.com
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 email@example.com, RBristow@lambeth.gov.uk, firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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:
Use your own words – in broad terms the objections are:
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.