Monthly Archives: July 2014

Monthly Archives: July 2014

100 Bus Diversion

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I’ve just had the following email from TfL. It seems the 100 bus which serves Wapping will not be stopping at Tower Hill, Tower Gateway or St Katharine Docks from Monday to allow for gas works at Aldgate. I must admit this is the first I’ve heard of this and am surprised to hear the diversion could potentially last over a year.

Helicopter Noise

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As we leave our doors and windows open in the hot weather, Wapping residents have become more aware of the noise from helicopters flying over our ward – low-flying Chinooks, police helicopters and other aircraft have all been spotted in recent weeks. Military aircraft (which, I believe, is what are flying so frequently over Wapping at the moment) do not come under the same noise laws and flight restrictions as civil aircraft. However there is a contact to whom one …

Redevelopment around King Henry’s Wharf

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UPDATE: I have been sending residents’ concerns about the draft Construction Management Plan to the Planning Department and requesting that they are sent on to the developer so that they can be taken into account in any final CMP rather than afterwards. The Planning Department replied: Dear Councillor,  Thank you for the comments. I have not heard anything from the site owners / agent to suggest that the scheme is coming forward in the immediate future. However, I’ll send the …

‘No Cycling’ signs to be returned to Spirit Quay

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We knocked on the doors of Spirit Quay residents recently and they told us of the problems they have been having with inconsiderate cyclings zooming along the upper walkway by the ornamental canal and nearly knocking residents over. While cycling is permitted on the lower walkway, it is prohibited along Spirit Quay but the council had persistently ignored requests to reinstate ‘No Cycling’ signs. Finally a council officer has now been down to the area to see the problems and …

Latest Planning Applications for Wapping

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As councillors, we get sent lists of all the latest planning applications for the ward. I thought it might be helpful if I post these on this website so people can see what’s happening in St Katharine’s & Wapping. I shall try to make this a regular thing once I get the email through. Of interest this month: – modifications to Waitrose (residents might have seen signs in-store that there is likely to be a bit of disruption over the next …