Celebrities Support Save Our Skyline Campaign
Deadline for protest letters and e-mails 4 Jan 2011
Four of Britain’s leading actors have added their voice to those opposing the proposed redevelopment of Hammersmith Town Hall.
With only a few days remaining before the deadline for objections to be submitted to the Council’s planning department, it is critical that any who have not yet written do so now.
"The development also includes the demolition of the Art Deco cinema. As one of the last few remaining in London, this is a local building of merit, profitable, and very popular with not just the local community but people from surrounding areas as well. It should be preserved for future generations.
“Any development would not only lead to an irrevocable loss to the spirit of the area, but would also be a blemish on the landscape.”
“I have always considered the river at Hammersmith to be one of the loveliest parts of London, it is one of London's hidden gems. It should not become yet another homogenized civic environment as it is an important part of our heritage.
“Lastly, in order to build and maintain a strong community, and indeed society, we need to take care of the vulnerable ones within it, none more so than the blind and partially sighted living in some of the affordable homes under threat - please listen to us.”
Dougray Scott said: “I am appalled and quite frankly furious about the development proposals by the current Council. The effect on the skyline will be drastic, the loss of low cost housing, the cinema and part of the beautiful Furnivall gardens, scandalous. I urge the Council to reconsider these plans and listen to what the local residents have to say.
"I am constantly amazed at the double standards of this council that can restrict unreservedly the building on residents' own property of, say, a loft conversion, and then allow another dreadful glass menagerie of a building to join the rash of towering glass structures that glower over us. Furthermore, to demolish a mainstay of the community such as the cinema, for the sake of yet another unnecessary supermarket, while offering no concessions to what residents want is insensitive and dictatorial."
Campaigners are urging residents to make sure your voice is heard in the following ways
To see a list of points you may like to raise in your letter,and/or to open a blank email, pre-addressed to all the recipients detailed below and ready for you to write your message of objection, please see www.saveourskyline.co.uk.
Don't forget to state clearly that you oppose the plans, and be sure to give the planning application reference numbers in your letter:
Please email a copy of your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council, in conjunction with its development partners, has now submitted a planning proposal which will:
• Demolish the 7-storey 1970s Town Hall Extension
December 5, 2010