|Standing Room Only At The Southfields Cinema Public Meeting|
Campaigners boosted by local MP Justine Greening
It was standing room only as public hopes for a cinema in Southfields received a huge boost when over 400 attended a meeting of the Southfields Plaza campaign last Wednesday evening (November 30th) at St Barnabas church, Lavenham Road, to demonstrate their support.
The meeting sent a strong message to Wandsworth Council that the listed D2 (amenity and leisure) space the site has needs to be protected. Two Southfields councillors, Terry Walsh and Guy Humphreys who is on the planning committee, came to the meeting to answer questions about people’s concerns.
“The residents of Southfields are embracing our campaign” said a delighted Richman afterwards, “With the keen support of our MP and councillors we have a fantastic chance to ensure this space is preserved in a meaningful like-for-like way in area and volume. In turn we can then persuade the present owners that it is in their interest to embrace our business plan and offer of a pre-let so that we can create a first-class cultural amenity for Southfields and the surrounding areas.”
Indigo Planning, the agents developing the site for its new owners Gresham Pensions Trustees, did not attend the meeting. A letter outlining their plans to develop the site, as a ground floor leisure space with up to 24 flats above, was read out.
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December 6, 2011