Meeting with proposed Developers of 74-84 Long Lane: Thursday 15 June

Meeting with proposed Developers of 74-84 Long Lane
Thursday 15 June, 7:30pm at
The Boot and Flogger pub 10-20 Redcross Way, SE1 1TA

One of the few remaining buildings of character on Long Lane has been the subject of a ‘consultation’ in relation to a proposal for a ‘co-living’ tower.

At a public exhibition on their proposals at the end of January the developers (or rather their PR team) were less than transparent about their plans.  It was far from clear what treatment they were proposing for the existing Rug Co. building (pictured below).
We don’t know whether this is the same prospective developers or whether they will be any more forthcoming but anyone concerned to keep anything of the history of Long Lane intact may be interested in attending.

The notice below was spotted in a local Tesco.


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Bankside, Borough & London Bridge Characterisation Study July 2013

“2.9 Opportunity sites
The characterisation study has identified that there are a number of large opportunity sites in the BBLB OA (Fig.13). These include sites which have consented planning applications, some of which are moving towards construction, such as large sites of London Bridge Station, One Tower Bridge, Tate Modern extension and other consented proposals at the north end of Blackfriars Road. Other sites are identified as having potential for more intense development or efficient use of land, examples being large blocks covering a site, areas of car parking or light industrial uses or
storage sheds. Some of the larger sites can also offer potential for public realm improvements including the creation of new links to enhance permeability or new public space.”


BLB detail

potential for more intense development…areas of car parking

BLB opportunity areas

Potential for more intense development.


Social housing tenants banned from luxury garden.

Southwark’s planning committee has agreed to alter the legal agreement for the One Tower Bridge development to prevent tenants of a new block of council housing from being able to use the communal garden available to private residents.

“Impractical” for council tenants and private residents to share the same garden, says Southwark’s planning directo.

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