You helped us make our case!
We hope that you are keeping well and we thank you again for the generous donation you have made to this campaign.
As a result of your support the Lambeth Village community were represented at the Public Inquiry into 8 Albert Embankment; to make our case against the proposed skyscraper development, which robs us of daylight and casts aside important heritage.
The inquiry started on Tuesday 1st December and ended on Friday18th December 2020. It looked at a range of issues with the proposed development including design, heritage impacts on the London Fire Brigade art deco HQ (8 Albert Embankment), other local heritage assets such as Lambeth Palace, the Westminster World Heritage Site, also the sun and daylight of local residents (where 400 windows fall below BRE standards) and the impacts on other issues like transport, affordable housing and industrial land.
You can watch all of this on YouTube and honest it is gripping! ....all episodes at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=3254203+%26+3257106+-+Lambeth+Virtual+Inquiry
You can see and hear members of the community speaking from 2pm on Thursday 10th December here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYncw-P5nvc
It will be some time before we know the outcome of the public inquiry and the decision of the Secretary of State, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, but as soon as we do we will update again.
We were represented at the public inquiry into 8 Albert Embankment by:
Michael Ball from Waterloo Community Development Group (WCDG) acting as our advocate
Paul Velluet expert witness on heritage issues (M.Litt., RIBA, IHBC, Chartered Architect)
Dr Paul Littlefair expert witness on daylight (and author of the BRE guide to assessing sun and daylight impacts)
Dr Jess Ferm expert witness on industrial land uses in London (UCL College)
Christopher Woodward the Director of the Garden Museum
David Crawforth one of the co-Directors at Beaconsfield Gallery