|My objection to Springfield Hospital's planning application|
|Tuesday, 02 November 2010 09:51|
Yesterday I joined over 2500 Wandsworth residents in objecting to the current planning application to re-develop Springfield Hospital.
I had hoped after the previous application had been rejected that this would not be necessary, and that Springfield Hospital would listen to local residents and ensure that the new plans were drafted in close consultation with local residents.
But unfortunately, while this second planning application has made a significant leap forward from the previous planning application, the hospital has simply not gone far enough (in some cases the plans have actually got worse), and local residents have not had enough of a say.
You can read my objection in more detail here (please get in touch if you have any problems viewing this).
Still time to object
Though the ‘official deadline has passed, residents should continue to send their comments to Wandsworth Council and their local councillors until the Planning Application Committee (PAC) meet in December (most likely December 7th).
All objections made before the PAC review the planning application will be considered, but hurry, as the sooner your objection is received the more likely it is to influence the final plans or the vote of the committee.
The final hurdle – Planning Application Commitee in December
Finally, please clear a date in your diary on 7th December to attend the planning meeting at Wandsworth Town Hall where this application’s fate will be decided – the more residents that attend the better. We need to send a message to the councillors on the Planning Application Committee that the community is united against these plans.
The 7th is only a provisional date – so I'll update closer to the time to confirm the details.
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