Peabody: How officers mislead the councillors

Author: Cyril Richert

You probably heard that Peabody’s proposal was approved on Wednesday following planning officer’s recommendation (our report here). You might also have seen our open letter published a few days before the meeting, explaining in detail to the members the the report was flawed and did not meet the Policy DMS1 (lack of integration and daylight impact), DMS4 (justification for tall buildings), DMPD (para 2.49 – visual documents), DMH1 (affordable housing), DMT1 (traffic). Continue reading

Peabody’s proposal has been approved

Author: Cyril Richert

Surprise and joy amongst Peabody’s team, huge relief on the officers faces. Peabody’s plan has been approved after more than 2 hours of “debate”. Motion to refuse proposed by Cllr Tony Belton was supported by Cllr Maurice Heaster and Cllr Angela Graham. Vote to approve (with minor conditions such as take photos of the lodges for memory!) was supported by 6 Cllrs: Nick Cuff (chair), Vanessa Graham, John Hallmark, Matthew Maxwell Scott, Guy Humphries and Steffi Sutters. Continue reading

Peabody: Submission of the CJAG

Author: Cyril Richert

It as been confirmed on Tuesday that the Peabody’s redevelopment proposal will go before the Planning application Committee next week, on Wednesday 18th July.

The planning officer in charge of the dossier has ignored the objections of the community and given his blessing with a recommendation to the committee for approval! We will comment on his report as soon as it is available.

We urge everyone to attend the Planning Committee meeting on 18th July 2012.

Date: Wednesday 18 July 2012 – 7.30pm (we advise you to come earlier, possibly 7-7.15pm).
Venue: Room 123 – Wandsworth Borough Council, The Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU (more details how to get there on the website).

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Peabody: Objection of the three Northcote Ward Councillors

Author: Cyril Richert

As the planning proposal for Peabody’s redevelopment is going ahead (with the Council officer recommendation for approval!) and will be seen before the Planning Committee on Wednesday 18th July (@7.30pm, Town Hall – please attend, it is very important), we publish below the letter of objection sent by the Councillors of Northcote Ward. Continue reading

Peabody’s exhibition: mock-up and posters

Author: Cyril Richert

Peabody was organising an exhibition to present a 3D mock-up of the proposed scheme last Tuesday.

On Peabody’s redevelopment you can also read:

How Peabody is providing misleading images (against Council’s regulation)
Peabody: opposition, action and leaflets

There was indeed an impressive (for the size as well as for the massing representation) model. We have taken some picture that you can see below (click on the image to see bigger).

On the bottom left you can see the representation of the Grant and make a comparison with the massing of the Peabody’s proposal.

As a reminder, you can compare with the size of the Grant, currently the second tallest buildings (after Lumière/Granada) on St Johns Hill.

Compare here with the current view from platforms (the estate is hidden behind trees).

All our photos are certified without any trick (contrary to images displayed by Peabody in breach with Council’s policy), using a blackberry mobile or iphone/ipad 😉

There was also a few posters (sorry for the poor quality, that’s all what I took with my mobile).

You may also read our other articles: