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Waterloo Community Development Group

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Joanne O'Brien

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David Simoes-Brown

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just pure greed

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Richard Woollard

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Vanamina

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Appalled that Lambeth Council are supporting this and not the people they are supposed to represent.

About us

Waterloo Community Development Group

Charity number: 1114299

Save Our South Bank

Save Our Southbank!

London’s South Bank – one of the UK’s most popular open spaces – is threatened by two overbearing joined together office tower blocks. Please help us to raise funds for the legal campaign to fight was has become known as “The Slab” and which Simon Jenkins in The Guardian labelled an “aggressive eyesore.”

The Mitsubishi estate bought ITV’s former studios in 2020, but propose to bulldoze everything including the existing tower and build speculative offices 50% taller and more than double the size. The prominent site means it would be visible from miles around and would destroy treasured views, rob social housing of daylight, and cast the riverside walkway and gardens into shadow – and the construction would unnecessarily throw over 100,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

A powerful local campaign – supported by the local MP and councillors, with objections from Historic England, the Twentieth Century Society, and the National Theatre – has forced the government to call the planning application in for a public inquiry.

Both the Mitsubishi team and Lambeth Council are putting together legal teams headed up by leading barristers to argue in favour of this development. The SOS (Save Our South Bank) action group will be making the case against, with a fraction of the resources – and we need your help!

It is a David -v- Goliath battle: any donation – no matter how large or small – will help us meet the costs of representing the case against this development at the public inquiry. We need to frame the arguments in legal terms, fund the cost of calling expert witnesses, spend time reviewing and refuting the developer’s claims and then go up against a team of expensive and experienced barristers and professional witnesses.

Our first target is to raise £15,000 to pay for our full participation in the Inquiry, where we will be able to present and cross-examine witnesses and mount our case.

With your help we have got this to a public inquiry. And with your help we can win. We have all the facts on our side. Please donate today and do your bit to Stop the Slab!

All funds raised via this site will be held and used specifically for the costs we will incur in mounting our challenge to the 72 Upper Ground development. We will consult with all donors if there are any funds left over.


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