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Vent pipes design in Shadwell Park

Here are the designs for the vent pipes at Shadwell Park. Tideway will submit its planning application to Tower Hamlets Council in the summer as it needs planning consent for the pipes to be erected. The designs are not to scale and the main 2, as shown in the first slide will be 30 feet high. Another 3 will also be built.

 

 

KEMPF CLWG slides March 18 (dragged)

 

KEMPF CLWG slides March 18

Toxic Air in Shadwell Park

In October last year the Turk’s Head and Shadwell Basin hosted a planning weekend at Shadwell Basin to seek local residents’ views on Tower Hamlets Council’s plans for Shadwell Park (King Edward Memorial Park) following the completion, in 2022, of the Thames Tideway works.

The results of that meeting can be seen in the report below and reached markedly different conclusions to those presented by Tower Hamlets. Both plans  can be seen in the report. Whilst walking around the park, it also became apparent that the air vent leading down to the Rotherhithe Tunnel was negatively affecting the air quality of the park, in addition to the pollution coming from the Highway which runs along its northern boundary. The Turk’s Head has contacted Transport for London, which owns the air vent and the Mayor of London with our concerns.
As you can see from the correspondence, air monitoring seems to be a lengthy process and until then, our charity advises not to use the park and join our campaign to get it cleaned up.

We are asking people to write to the Mayor of London to ask him to pressurise TfL to treat the air vent and stop polluting the park.
mayor@london.gov.uk

We are asking that people write to the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs to make sure that air quality around the vent is monitored properly and exceedances of EU limits for nitrogen dioxide be published.
john.biggs@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Support us in this great campaign and help us get the park Wapping and Shadwell deserve

 

Tower Hamlets Council KEMP_masterplan_report (1)

Shadwell Park Community Planning Weekend_2017 10 15 Final session

Community plan for Shadwell Park

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Correspondence with TfL and Mayor of London

Consultation for new housing next to Reardon and Lowder House

On Saturday February 3 there will be a public consultation to hear what residents think about a proposal for 2 new developments on the corners of Reardon and Lowder House. Tower Hamlets Council has identified these areas as suitable for housing. Go along to the Children’s Centre in Chandler Street, E1W 2QL to register your opinion.

 

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Closing statements for Cinnamon Street Appeal

Please click on the links below to read the closing statements from both sides regarding the Cinnamon Street appeal. There is also a draft set of conditions should the appeal be upheld. The statements provide a good review of the issues discussed.

 

LPA Closing Submission – 5 January 2018 (2).pdf – Google Drive

CinnamonSt.closing submissions.pdf – Google Drive

CinnamonSt.draft conditions Google Drive

Cinnamon Street Public Enquiry

The public enquiry was officially closed on Friday 12th January following a site visit the day previous to Cinnamon Street, Clegg Street and Clave Street.

It lasted for 7 days at Mulberry Place from December 12-21. Each side had a barrister and experts on transport, heritage, daylight and sunlight and a planning consultant each. The estimated cost is around £100,000, which is the average cost of a full scale public planning enquiry. A decision will be published on February 19.

A planning enquiry into the decision to refuse consent for a development in Whitechapel – to demolish the old nurses home and other similar buildings  and replace with 12 new buildings including a 90 metre tower – had been heard at Mulberry Place a week earlier than the Cinnamon Street appeal; there are at least 3 more appeals to be heard over the next few months.

Click on the link below to see the Council’s chief planning officer’s report on planning appeals over the past year or so.

Planning Appeals Report

Appeals report 2017 appendix

Please click on the links below to read the closing statements from both sides regarding the Cinnamon Street appeal. There is also a draft set of conditions should the appeal be upheld. The statements provide a good review of the issues discussed.

LPA Closing Submission – 5 January 2018 (2)

CinnamonSt.closing submissions

Draft Conditions – Final 4.1.18

Historic England Listings for Wapping

Did you know that there are more than 50 listed buildings and structures in Wapping? and we have 2 Grade I listings here.

They are St Peter’s Church on Wapping Lane, and the skin floor of the warehouses at Pennington Street. The Thames Tunnel is Grade II* and the elaborate lamp post next to King Henry’s Stairs is Grade II. We have included Historic England’s listings here for ease of reference. However if there are any omissions or amendments needed, please get in touch.

Over the next few weeks, we will put up pictures of all the listings. There are a few inclusions that should not be there as they  must have been put in erroneously by Historic England – which is probably something that can be sorted out easily enough.

The List Search Results for Wapping london | Historic England.page 1pdf

The List Search Results for Wapping london p 2| Historic England

The List Search Results for Wapping london p 3 | Historic England

The List Search Results for Wapping london p 4 | Historic England

The List Search Results for Wapping london p5 | Historic England