Monthly Archives: June 2012

Petition for a public inquiry into London pollution deaths

sent in by Bob Davis, chair of Road Death Reduction Forum Please support this ePetition ;Please sign it and forward this email to as many people as you can and post it on websites This is the only way to … Continue reading

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“The tall glass box is dead” – says Gherkin architect

Has the skyscraper outlived itself? – even the architect of the Gherkin (and the failed Octave Tower in Vauxhall) Ken Shuttleworth is having doubts whether tall towers still have a future. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/apr/20/gherkin-architect-london-skyscraper http://www.independent.co.uk/property/house-and-home/in-the-shadow-of-the-shard-why-the-next-generation-of-skycrapers-is-struggling-to-get-off-the-ground-7574496.html http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/city-skyscraper-era-comes-to-an-end-2377665.html

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Viva Vauxhall (VV) committee meeting 11 June 2012 – minutes

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One Nine Elms given go-ahead – did Wandsworth Council pull a fast one?

Last Monday the 206m tall One Nine Elms development due to replace Market Towers was given planning permission two days ahead of the originally scheduled date – without any representatives of local community groups or Lambeth Council being present. One … Continue reading

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What changes to the gyratory would you like to see? – Your ideas please!

Dear Vauxhall residents, It is clear that within the community there is a wish for the Vauxhall Gyratory to be removed and or calmed so that it is a more acceptable place for pedestrians and cyclists. Furthermore, in the light … Continue reading

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Vauxhall Cross, the mayor, diesel and cancer

The Vauxhall gyratory is one of London’s pollution hot spots. In 2007 the EU accused London of massively exceeding the permited EU pollution levels, giving Vauxhall a particular mention: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7012351.stm But fear not, things are looking up: in 2010 Mayor … Continue reading

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Lambeth’s ‘Vision for Vauxhall’ – feedback needed!

The official deadline may have passed, but you can still tell them what you think! On 14 & 15 March Lambeth held an exhibition about their new Supplementary Planning Document for Vauxhall (SPD) under the motto ‘A Vision for Vauxhall’. … Continue reading

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