have urged neighbouring Lambeth to throw out plans for a fifty-storey
tower which would block views from Putney to St Paul's Cathedral
scheme is the latest phase in the St George's Wharf development
which extends from the borough boundary to Vauxhall Bridge. The
flats would be twice the height of the Market Towers block which
stands at the junction of Nine Elms Lane and Wandsworth Road.
proposals include flats, restaurants, offices, a health and fitness
centre and car parking. The
circular tower would be located at the western end of the site
close to the six-storey Riverside Court which is in Wandsworth.
planning applications chairman Ravi Govindia said the developer
had clearly been influenced by the Mayor of London's passion for
excessively high buildings on the Thames.
is a foretaste of what the Mayor's London Plan could mean in practice
with developers given the green light to build higher and higher.
overall development is so heavily built-up it looks like your
worst urban nightmare. It should serve as a warning of the dangers
of allowing developers to run away with the idea given to them
by the Mayor that anything goes in the name of a bigger city."
council's objection has been backed by Covent Garden Market Authority.
They say the proximity of the 50-storey block to Market Towers
would cause a wind tunnel effect.
application can be viewed on www.wandsworth.gov.uk/planning
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