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STOP THE (ex)LONDON CHEST HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT: PROTECT PEOPLE NOT PROFIT

STOP THE (ex)LONDON CHEST HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT: PROTECT PEOPLE NOT PROFIT

REJECT the planning application PA/16/03342/A1 for redevelopment of the London Chest Hospital.

Why is this important?

The much-loved Grade II listed former London Chest Hospital is to be largely demolished to make way for 350 expensive flats that will damage the local community. Please sign this petition to preserve this historic building and protect the neighborhood. 

The proposed development will:

• Destroy local Heritage with the demolition of the existing roof and south wing, both of which are listed. This is inaccurately referred to as "roof raising" by the developers.

• Damage the Victoria Park Conservation area due to the development's density, height and layout

• Create 7-storey buildings that block almost all daylight from neighbouring homes. The proposed development is three times the height of some residential buildings immediately beside it.

• Put a huge drain on local services. The local schools and doctors are already full.

• Create major traffic and parking problems - clogging up already busy streets.

• Produce very low levels of 'affordable' housing: less than 20%, meaning this development will not help those who need homes most - including key workers.

• Result in 350 expensive flats that are much more densely packed than the surrounding area.
If the site is to be developed, it should be done in a way that respects the local community, Heritage and Victoria Park Conservation Area. This proposed development does not do any of these things. We call on the Council to reject the proposals.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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Reasons for signing

  • This will have a devastating affect upon the local area.
  • The traffic will be huge once this block is built. The noise level and pollution will go up as well as the danger for residents of accidents.
  • My mother was treated In this hospital

Updates

2017-01-19 11:39:19 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-01-15 17:47:25 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-01-15 09:42:19 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-01-14 11:40:17 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-01-14 08:54:00 +0000

10 signatures reached