Blackfriars Action for Responsible Development (169-173 Blackfriars Road, SE1)
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Blackfriars Action for Responsible Development PETITION
We the undersigned wish to register opposition to the proposed irresponsible development, by Linden Homes at the site which runs from 169-173 Blackfriars Road extending back into Pocock Street.
We reject both of Linden Homes two options for the site:
27 storey glass building on Blackfriars Road with further buildings behind ranging from 7 to 11 storeys providing 206 apartments. This involves the closure of Surrey Row and the appropriation of a community garden belonging to the Nelson Square estate,
15 storey building on Blackfriars Road providing 123 apartments and shops at ground level
We are opposed to
-Poor and unimaginative designs
-Height, massing and overshadowing of surrounding housing
-Lack of community facilities and insensitivity to the history and social fabric of the area.
-Loss of heritage buildings
-Inappropriate ‘social and/or affordable’ housing for local needs
-The appropriation of Helen Gladstone Gardens community garden
We call on Southwark Council to engage in and facilitate further consultation and give serious consideration to alternative, more socially responsible designs.
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