19 Stories Opposition Group have sent love Catford this update
Please consider signing our petition, it is not too late. In addition please spread the word among your friends and neighbours and ask them to sign as well.
A BIG THANK YOU to the huge numbers who attended the Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday 22nd march 2016, and especially to those who worked so hard leafleting door to door, at the stations and elsewhere, to make this massive turnout possible.
The council chamber was packed with around 250 local residents, and a further 100 could not even be admitted, much to their annoyance! So the Councillors and Officers can be in no further doubt as to the local community’s widespread and growing opposition to the tower and our strong feelings about it.
Stephen Colwell presented on our behalf a well-argued, passionate and scathing analysis of the planning application and both Barratt’s and the Council’s poor handling of it. This deservedly received warm applause and a standing ovation. By comparison presentations by the council and Barratt were extremely weak. We also presented a longer written report to each of the committee members, exposing the flaws in the proposed scheme, their lack of compliance with key policies and in particular the bogus nature of their claimed consultation.
The decision to defer was eventually made by the comfortable margin of 7 votes to 2. So we’ve won an important battle but not yet the war!
We will be given notice of when this application will next be taken to Committee, but at this stage we have no idea of when that will be. We will let you all know as soon as we are told. When this does happen, we will once again need to demonstrate our strength of feeling and show that for us the issue has not gone away. As long as we can do it all again, we believe we can be optimistic about the eventual outcome!
We are in the process of making Stephen Colwell’s presentation available for downloading and will let you know you when it is ready.
we remind you again to please consider signing our petition, it is not too late. In addition please spread the word among your friends and neighbours and ask them to sign as well.
Sent to us by the Opposition group to the 19 story Catford Tower