Save Our Skyline Hold Public Meeting Tonight at Rivercourt Church

Campaigners aim to update public on revised King Street scheme

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Save Our Skyline, the campaigners fighting plans for the redevelopment of the western end of King Street are holding a public meeting tonight, Tuesday September 27 at Rivercourt Methodist Church in Rivercourt Road at 7pm.

Save Our Skyline, a group of concerned local residents, in association with more than 30 residents' associations and community groups, say the meeting is being held to update local people the recently revised scheme and to advise them of the best course of action.

The group say changes in the revised scheme (taken from the Planning Supporting Statement Addendum Document) are as follows:

  • A four storey reduction in height of the tallest south block to 10 storeys
  • Slightly slimmer profiles of the tallest parts of the north and south blocks
  • Reduction in the number of flats from 320 to 290
  • Small reduction in the footprint and reduction in the height of the civic offices by one storey to five storeys
  • Elevated section of Nigel Playfair Avenue now curves around the west facade of the listed Town Hall, giving more room to the lightwell between them
  • The footbridge crosses the A4 at a slight angle and lands 5m further east from the corner of Sussex House. The earthmound in Furnivall Gardens is unchanged.
  • Cosmetic changes to the cladding of the blocks facing the new public square and to the monumental steps, and to other blocks
  • Four new town houses at the back of the civic offices in Cromwell Avenue

Full Planning Application 
Listed Building Consent
Conservation Area Consent

Save Our Skyline is also urging people to write a letter of objection to the Council before the deadline of September 30. You can see more information about writing a letter on the group's website.


September 27, 2011