Stop the blocks in Kennington

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Developer Anthology London has submitted a planning application for 258 flats including a 29-storey tower on the former Woodlands Nursing home site in Kennington.

Concern

The overbearing scale of this massive development is not appropriate for a small constrained site in an urban low-rise area

The public consultation is now live. There is very little time left to influence development plans. Your comments must be lodged with Lambeth Planning on their website here.

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Proposal

  • 258 flats including a 29-storey tower in a low-rise residential area
  • 4-storey mansion blocks overlooking existing residences
  • Access from Dante Road and Dugard Way off Renfrew Road

TAKE URGENT ACTION NOW

YOU MUST QUOTE Ref No: 19/02696/FUL on your comments

1.   Object to the planning application by:

2.   Write to your local councillor and MP (see www.stoptheblocks.org

3.   Sign-up to the Stop the Blocks email list at contactstoptheblocks@gmail.com

4.   Attend the planning committee (see www.stoptheblocks.org for date to be confirmed)

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. Unacceptable height, massing and proximity to in centre of existing low -rise residences with daylight, sunlight, privacy and wind tunnel impacts.

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, 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

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.

You can find out more information about the development via this link here.

About

Stop the Blocks Community Action Group comprises concerned local residents who want a sensitive and proportionate development for our community. Please help by taking action now. Thank you.

You can find out more information about the development via this link here.

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Web: www.stoptheblocks.org

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