Monthly Archives: August 2013

Monthly Archives: August 2013

Island Gardens building plans – withdrawn

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The threat of development on Island Gardens park has been defeated – thanks to your Isle of Dogs Conservative councillors and objections from residents across the Island. In our last In Touch we kept you informed about a proposal to build a community centre in a Portakabin on this historic park, risking damaging the view of Greenwich Hospital across the river. Following action from your local Conservative councillors and the setting up of the Friends of Island Gardens, the plans have been withdrawn. …

We see little benefit from towers

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There has been much controversy over the decision by Tower Hamlets to grant planning consent for a 75-storey building close to Westferry Circus. This will drive a coach and horses through the carefully agreed policy previously enforced around Canary Wharf and is likely to result in a series of unco-ordinated and uninteresting skyscrapers. As the committee was considering the application, consultation was underway for two further massive developments in the Westferry/South Quay area, one of which is for another 57-storey …

Register your objection to 173 housing units at Island Point, Westferry Road

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As you may be aware, Tower Hamlets Council’s top planning committee voted in June to reject plans to build a 75-storey tower on the site of the City Pride pub near Canary Wharf, which would also have seen 173 housing units at the Island Point site on Westferry Road. However, due to a technicality, the proposal came back before the committee on 18 July. The second meeting was arranged for 5.30pm rather than the usual time of 7.30pm, and one …