Link here to the full detail on the planning website
As many of you are aware the demolition of Westferry Printworks has caused considerable problems in the surrounding area. I raised these issues with Tower Hamlets Council back in April and was disappointed by their response. But it proves locally that we have to pay attention to what are called the Construction Management Plans where the developer agrees with the Council how construction will proceed. Like you I have learnt a lot of lessons about demolition and the creation of large concrete waste piles.
Mace have submitted to Tower Hamlets Council a construction management plan for the next phase of construction which is due to start in October. It only covers the next phase of construction not the whole programme. It mainly covers the preparation of the site, moving utilities and the construction of a common basement. The deadline for agreement is the 19th September. You should have also seen an invite from Mace for a meeting on Tuesday 12th September at Stafford Street Friendship Club, 40 Stafford Street, E14 8LT at 6.30pm (you need to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday)
As a reminder, this is what is being built;
• Ten residential buildings, tallest up to 30 storeys, retail, restaurant and office space; a community centre, a health centre, basement car parking and a crèche.
• Facilitation of a plot to enable the construction of a 1,200 pupil secondary school which will be constructed by somebody else. Tower Hamlets Council have not yet committed to building the school so it maybe built at a separate time.
• A new energy centre will be built to serve the development
I provide a link to the Construction Management Plan above.
You can tell the Council what you think by emailing them at email@example.com please cc me in at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting PA/17/01954 Westferry Printworks
Some of the key points are;
This is only a summary so I recommend reading the full document. Please also email the Council, it will help me to apply pressure on them to do a better job of supervising what happens. They have a habit of just approving whatever the developer submits.