Added on: 2 July 2015 at 09:52:46
198 York Road, 2015/0881
While we are supportive of the development of this site and of the move of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) to this site we wish to maintain our objections to the scheme as detailed in our letter of 30 March 2015 (attached).
We note that the developers have taken the opportunity of the proposed move of the RAD to add a storey to the tallest building. We had already objected to a 20 storey building, a 21 storey tower will be even more obtrusive.
We had raised concerns about transport capacity – the detailed note from the RAD suggests that their operation will exacerbate pressure on transport in the area.
Our earlier objection raised the issue that these proposals run counter to Council policies, a point also made by the Design Review Panel. We note that these issues will be the subject of review by the Planning Inspector at the Examination in Public.
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