Stop Woodgate Tower

by emily smith in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Stop Woodgate Tower

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Raise legal funds to put pressure on GLA to overturn PAC decision and halt Woodgate Tower development

by emily smith in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

We are a community group, assembled with a common aim to hold Lambeth Council to account over the decision to pass the monstrous over crowded Woodgate tower development and 14 story tower. We are supportive of development with-in reason and recognise the importance of housing in London, but feel strongly that this development has been designed without consideration of the impact on the local community

This development would have a devastating and detrimental effect on the local area and seeks to segregate the social housing element of the scheme, something which the GLA has previously deprecated and rejected in other applications.  

Not only that but the local community feel that their objections and concerns are not being listened to by those Labour Councillors that passed the development at the PAC on 19th March 2024

  • Well over 1000 residents petitioned the council prior to the PAC meeting and nearly 1000 residents submitted detailed submissions opposing it in the consultation period. 

  • Objectors include high profile local politicians including Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Ward Councillor and Streatham Common & Vale & Cabinet Member for Growth & New Homes Danny Adilypour along with GLA Candidates for Lambeth  Marina Ahmed, Claire Sheppard and Christine Wallace

Objections focus on scale and density of the development which make it wholly unsuitable for the area and in breach of several legal requirements including: 

Breaches of the Lambeth Local Plan  

Impact on Immanuel church heritage site and protected Streatham Common view

Impact on parking with lack of CPZ and only 2 parking bays

Marginalisation with affordable homes crammed on top of the railway with no access to the playgrounds reserved for private residents only via roof top access

Impact on light and privacy on local residents 

 

We are not opposed in principle to the development of further homes but this proposal seeks to use that mantra as a fig leaf to gloss over the significant flaws and breaches within the proposal and to maximise the profits of Hadley Property Group.

Help us raise funds to run community hustings events in upcoming Streatham Common and Vale election and fund legal engagement to put further pressure on the GLA to call in the decision 

Woodgate Tower Protest Group 

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