I received the letter below from Kylun Ltd, advising that planning permission has been sought for the Vauxhall Island site from Lambeth Council. The development, if approved, would comprise two buildings, one of 31 storeys and one of 41 storeys. If you're interested in my much lengthier comments, see the post I wrote back in May . There's also a Property Week article (which may or may not be firewalled for you) available here.
According to Kylun's stats, 65% of local residents who attended the consultation (we don't know the number, since they don't say what number filled in feedback forms) broadly approved of the development. If we assume that 100 people filled in feedback forms (since we know that over 150 people attended), there are only about 65 local residents in favour, with a significant proportion against. However, residents cannot say they've not been consulted on the matter, so the decision now lies with the Council. The reference number for the development is 10/02060/FUL, try clicking here, as it proved very tricky to find (thanks, anonymous). The plot is described as bounded by Parry Street and Bondway and falls into Oval Ward. Residents have until 5/8/2010 to comment on the application, and should you wish to do so, use the link above and click the "submit comments" button.
As far as I can see, there's still no committment from the letter re. figures provided on affordable housing, but I'll take a look at the detailed application later and report back. I'd have thought that this is something our local councillors would be interested in too.
On a more positive note, I welcome the emphasis on the streetscape (which can hardly be made worse), improvement to the underground station entrance, new pedestrian and cycle crossings, new shops and restaurants and a cinema (which one reader fears won't be commercially viable, so we'll have to see). I imagine monetary contributions to both Vauxhall Park and Vauxhall Spring Gardens would be very welcome and I'd really like a little more information about the proposed improvements of the railway arches.
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