Work in progress - update to follow
On February 16th the Strategic Development Committee unanimously rejected the application for "Benjy Towers" on the 562 Mile End Road night club site.
On 25th April the SDC considered a slightly amended proposal which residents believe should also be rejected...... and it was 6 votes against and 2 abstentions
This building is still to tall for the Mile End area. It goes against LBTH DM26 policy on tall buildings.
It will set an unwelcome precedent for future developments in the area.
Reasons for refusal
- Height, bulk and massing and impact on townscape
- Density and overdevelopment of the site
- The servicing provision
- Loss of the community facility
- Design of the proposal
- Air Quality issues
The servicing provision
One small bay exists for delivery to the proposed for four commercial units. The residential development will need up to 7.5 x 1100 litre land fill bins and 8.5 x 1100 litre recycle waste bins. The image right shows where bins will be wheeled to for collection and deliveries made. Add a few Amazon and Tesco deliveries and we end up with a nightmare - up the junction at Mile End!
Can a suitable delivery and servicing plan be implemented and enforced to ensure the safety of other road users, especially cyclists and pedestrians?.