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Helen Perrault-Newby is raising money for Waterloo Community Development Group

Stop the Towers Campaign

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Secretary of State Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP has called in the planning application for 8 Albert Embankment, a hyper dense development in historic Lambeth village, for a public inquiry.

This is the result of community opposition - many people writing and petitioning - over 5000 signatures on ‘Save Our Sunlight! Stop the Towers at 8 Albert Embankment!’

The public inquiry is now our last chance to:

Save the unique heritage of Lambeth village, including loss of the Fire Brigade HQ silhouette, damage by the double height extension on the roof and the 200 bed wrap around hotel at the rear

Save the daylight of the local community including losses of between 40 to 75% on numerous windows, in surrounding residential blocks including 9 Albert Embankment, Black Prince Road, Newport Street and Whitgift Street.

Stop the unworkable proposals for hyper dense hotel operations, traffic circulation, servicing bays and impacts on local amenities like Old Paradise Gardens.

Stop the impacts on local cultural and heritage institutions - The Garden Museum and Beaconsfield Gallery, preventing greening projects and causing daylight robbery

Join our campaign, ensure that we win at the public inquiry by donating to our fighting fund. All the money will be used to pay for legal, planning and expert witnesses to challenge the developers proposals.

Our campaign is supported by Waterloo Community Development Group (WCDG), a registered charity working together with Lambeth Village, The Garden Museum and Beaconsfield Gallery. The funds will be held and monitored by the charity, which has a track record in managing similar planning campaigns.

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You helped us make our case!

Dear donors,

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:

You can see and hear members of the community speaking from 2pm on Thursday 10th December here:

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.

Want more information see our website or do get in touch


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

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