Author: Cyril Richert
Martin Linton sent me an email a few days ago about his recent actions regarding the case on tall buildings and his fight against the Clapham Junction redevelopment proposal. We will be particularly interested to hear the outcome from the Parliament debate on tower blocks in Battersea (following the recent failure of the Battersea Power Station proposal, a new plan has been unveiled: no skyscraper anymore and no building taller than Battersea Power station chimneys).
Parliament to debate tower blocks in Battersea
BATTERSEA MP Martin Linton has called a debate next week in Parliament to discuss the issue of tall buildings.
Martin is objecting to plans for super-size towers in Clapham Junction and in Wandsworth.
The debate will happen on Wednesday 29th May, 4pm-4.30pm (Westminster Hall – Private Members’ Debate) and should be broadcast on BBC Parliament and/or parliamentlive.tv (but I have no experience on it) and minutes might be available here. Anyway we will report on it on this website as soon as we hear about the outcome, so keep an eye.
Inquiry into Tower Blocks on Young’s Brewery site
Martin has won a public inquiry on Wandsworth’s controversial decision to approve two tower blocks-one of 32 storeys and one of 42- on Young’s brewery site in Wandsworth. Wandsworth Councillors voted in November to allow developers to build up to 42 storeys – twice as high as any tower block in the area. But Martin wrote to planning minister asking her to use her powers to ‘call in’ the development, overriding the Council’s decision and referring it to a public inquiry.
“There are serious concerns that public safety has not been properly considered by Wandsworth Council given the proximity to the gasometers. ” said Martin
There is more information on all these stories on http://martinlinton.org.uk
In addition, stalls will be held in Northcote ward (corner of St John’s Road and Comyn Road) on Saturday 2nd and Saturday 9th May.
Here is a link with his latest leaflet, talking about is objection to the current plan of buidling two 42-storey tower blocks.