The Red Brick Monolith (shown in an image in an earlier post) is currently with the Southwark Council planning committee. The consultation period officially ended on 31 July, but Southwark Council can still take account of your objections by not giving it planning permission. GET WRITING!
Here are the email addresses of all the members of the planning committee and a template you can send.
Regarding : http://planningonline.southwark.gov.uk/AcolNetCGI.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultDetail&TheSystemkey=9549975
Please, please do not allow the planning application for the Nunhead Green Early Years Site development go through. The proposed building, designed by The AOC, is not suitable at all. Especially as this is the prime location of a Conservation area.
The majority of the housing stock in Nunhead is either Georgian or Victorian. All made from London brick. The proposal for a red brick monolith is absurdly out of place. It’s a mishmash of styles that make no sense whatsoever. In reality it looks like a cross between a retirement home and a doctors surgery, one that was badly designed in 1980. It is awkward and clumsy. The chamfered leading edge is truly hideous in it’s pyramid proportion. This building could be well suited in another town such as Portsmouth or Aylesbury, but it says absolutely nothing about London or Nunhead. We’re so very proud of our capitals heritage and would like the new building to represent that for us. We have a truly rare opportunity to significantly, and gracefully, enhance this area, to flagship the Nunhead regeneration, and we are in serious danger of missing it.
I urge you to consider an alternative rather than permanently, and irrevocably, scar our beloved Green. It has the potential to be so beautiful, for us and for future generations. Please, please allow it to be so.
Yours, in hope.
INSERT YOUR NAME HERE
Concerned Nunhead Resident
Also included here is a mock-up of what the Green may look like with the same kind of buildings that have recently been built on Camberwelll Grove.
Both the mock-up and the letter template come courtesy of Jon Gibson-Skinner, on the Nunhead section of South East Central forum.
Nunheaders – if you do not agree with the style of this development, there is NO TIME TO LOSE
We may have missed the boat a little in terms of protesting – we all get distracted by life – but that is no excuse for not acting while there is still a chance to make a difference.
Please contact Southwark Council today!