4 August 2010
The planning application for the proposed housing development on the site of the Harper Road flats has been submitted by Family Mosaic, the housing organisation that has been working closely with Southwark Council's Elephant & Castle regeneration team on the plans. (top picture)
A separate planning application has been submitted for landscaping work to transform the grassed area between Symington House, Falmouth Road flats and the new development. (bottom picture)
The full planning applications and associated information can be downloaded from the Southwark Council website.
Both applications are being rushed through the planning process over the summer holiday period to meet the tight timescales for the developers. The planning consultation finishes on 15 August 2010.
Residents, the Lawson Estate Tenants & Residents Association and the JMB have all expressed concerns about the development.
The major concerns are:
The JMB and Lawson TRA are now working to see what they can do to make sure that residents' views are heard.