Consultation Event on Red Lion Court

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Yesterday the developers of Red Lion Court held a consultation event at St Patrick’s to show residents their plans for the Reardon Path site. I was one of fifty residents who turned up to see the plans and discuss their views. I think they were surprised by the impressive turnout but we all know what Wapping’s like! The developer himself, as well as two of his team, used to live in Wapping until very recently so they know the area well.

I asked if they could share with me their display boards for anyone who didn’t get the chance to attend the event and you can now view them using the link below.

PPS – Red Lion Court Pull-up Boards – FINAL

If anyone has any questions, I am happy to pass them on to the developer. Our resident Wapping planning blogger, Pootling Paul, has also provided a useful summary of the plans. http://pootlingaround.com/2014/10/red-lion-court-reardon-path/

There will be 26 new dwellings in a building six storeys high. In terms of affordable housing, the developer has asked Tower Hamlets if they can make an off-site contribution but I believe these matters are still in discussion. Of note, none of the old warehouse façade is to be retained. I have included pictures of this below from one of my walks out with the camera.

ORIGINAL STORY

I have been contacted this week by the developers who have bought the site of the derelict and partially demolished Red Lion Court warehouse on Reardon Path. They are keen to brief me and other residents on their emerging proposals for a new residential development there. I shall be meeting them for coffee shortly but they are also hosting a public consultation event on Thursday 9th October at St. Patrick’s Church, 3.30-7.30pm.

Prior to their ownership the site had previously been granted planning consent for a residential development. However, these proposals were not completed. They think that this offers an opportunity to complete the development by revisiting the design and providing a high quality, contemporary scheme that will enhance the Conservation Area.

Over recent months they have worked up a new design and have been discussing it with Tower Hamlet Council’s planning officers and the Conservation and Design Advisory Panel. 

They say that the discussions have helped to improve the proposals and they now want to discuss the designs more widely. Drop me an email if there’s anything you’d like me to raise with the team when I meet them for coffee or pop into the event on the 9th.

Here’s the letter they’ve sent residents with all the details of the consultation – red lion court

Below are some photos I took of Red Lion Court when I was out with my camera one day in Wapping.

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