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COMMENT ONLINE, EMAIL OR WRITE

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In all comments you submit please ensure you quote: Ref No:19/02696/FUL  

You can object to the planning application by:

Email: planning@lambeth.gov.uk

Or

Online here at the Comments Page 

Or by writing to: 

Planning, London Borough of Lambeth, PO Box 734, Winchester, SO23 5DG 

There are also some suggested points if you wish to object which reflect the community's concerns below.

SIGN OUR ONLINE PETITION

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 There is now an online petition where you can voice your support to Stop the Blocks in Kennington. 

The petition is accessible by clicking the link below:


PLEASE DO NOT MAKE A FINANCIAL DONATION ON THIS EXTERNAL PAGE.

SPREAD THE WORD!

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Please let your friends and neighbours know what is being proposed for their neighbourhood. 

You can contact us by email, social Media (we are on Facebook and  on  Twitter). 

We can keep you updated by social media, email and/or WhatsApp.

LATEST GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

Stop the Blocks Guidance 19 September 2019 (pdf)

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Suggested POINTS for comments on the planning application

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We are not opposed to redevelopment of the site. We want more affordable and accessible housing in this community. But it has to be proportionate to its setting and sustainable in the long term.


We want a lower density development that would protect the significance of the Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and respect the prevailing building heights, density and massing of the surrounding residential properties.


The planning application reference number is: Ref No:19/02696/FUL 

Please quote this reference number on any correspondence to Lambeth Council when referring to this application.   

It is vital to object using valid planning reasons or you will not be heard. 

Key reasons why the proposals are not considered suitable:

  1. Height and bulk blocking daylight and privacy to existing homes
  2. Over-development of the site and poor urban design; limited amenity space and tight walking routes around the building with limited natural light
  3. Only 24 out of the 258 units proposed will be “affordable” rent units
  4. Impact on Listed Water Tower and Cinema Museum building
  5. Impact on Brook Drive, Renfrew Road, Elliot’s Row, Walcot Square and Conservation Area, St. Mary’s Gardens and West Square Conservation Areas
  6. Outside the Elephant and Castle core of tall buildings (which border main roads) 
  7. Disproportionate and excessively high density of dwellings out of context with a low-rise urban area (tower will be in the centre of pre-existing residential areas)
  8. Additional strain and cost of impact on environment, existing roads, services and supporting infrastructure.
  9. Contrary to Lambeth Local Plan and London Plan policy
  10. Sets precedent for more tall buildings across Kennington

shortlist of who to contact

We must unite as a community to make sure everyone's voice is heard!

At this vital stage please let  Lambeth Planning know your thoughts on their proposals before they make a decision on Anthology's planning application.

Object to the planning application by: 

  • Email: send your objection comments to: planning@lambeth.gov.uk
  • Go Online: search for Application Number 19/02696/FUL online here and leave your comments
  • Writing to: Planning, London Borough of Lambeth, PO Box 734, Winchester, SO23 5DG

YOU CAN ALSO

  • Write to your local Councillor and MP (see www.stoptheblocks.org for their details)
  • Sign-up to the Stop the Blocks email list for updates at contactstoptheblocks@gmail.com
  • Attend the planning committee  on date to be confirmed



It is important that you submit your comments online so that they are noted and filed against the planning application. If you are concerned and you want to go further you can write or email to:

Cabinet Member for Planning Investment and New Homes

Councillor Matthew Bennett 

London Borough of Lambeth
Lambeth Town Hall
1 Brixton Hill
London
SW2 1RW

Email:  mpbennett@lambeth.gov.uk


Local Council Members

Councillor Jack Hopkins

Lambeth Council Leader

London Borough of Lambeth
Lambeth Town Hall
1 Brixton Hill
London
SW2 1RW

Email:    jhopkins@lambeth.gov.uk 


Councillor Jon Davies

Lambeth Prince's Ward Councillor

London Borough of Lambeth
Lambeth Town Hall
1 Brixton Hill
London
SW2 1RW

Email:  jdavies4@lambeth.gov.uk


Councillor David Amos

Lambeth Prince's Ward Councillor

London Borough of Lambeth
Lambeth Town Hall
1 Brixton Hill
London
SW2 1RW

Email: DAmos@lambeth.gov.uk 


Councillor Graham Neale

Southwark St George's Ward Councillor

c/o Members' Room
160 Tooley Street
London
SE1 2QH

Email: cllrgraham.neale@southwark.gov.uk


Maria Linforth Hall

Southwark St George's Ward Councillor

c/o Members' Room
160 Tooley Street
London
SE1 2QH 

Email:  Maria.Linforth-Hall@southwark.gov.uk 

Members of Parliament

Vauxhall-Kate Hoey

Business address: 
House of Commons
Westminster
London
SW1A 0AA

Phone:  020 7219 5989

Fax:  020 7219 5985

Email:  hoeyk@parliament.uk

Website :  www.katehoey.com/


Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Business address: 
House of Commons
Westminster
London
SW1A 0AA

Phone:  020 7232 4640

Email:  neil.coyle.mp@parliament.uk

Website :   www.boslabour.org.uk/

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