Sunday, 14 August 2011

Planning application 8 Albert Embankment and land to rear - comments by 30 Aug

For all enquiries regarding this application please contact Mr David Smith on 020 7926 1256

This application is submitted under the:
(and associated legislation)

Proposed Development: 8 Albert Embankment And Land To Rear Bounded By Lambeth High St, Whitgift St, The, Railway Viaduct, Southbank Hse Together With Land Corner Of Black Prince Rd And Newport St, London

For: Refurbishment, alteration and extension to the grade II listed fire station to provide a fire station and associated functions for the London Fire Brigade (sui generis) on part basement and ground floors, with residential (class C3) above, including demolition of the communication mobilising centre. Demolition of the brigade workshop/office buildings to the rear of the fire station. Construction of 7 new buildings ranging in height from 5 to 15 storeys for mixed use purposes, including residential dwellings (class C3); office/business space (class B1); ground floor units for shops, financial and professional services, restaurants and cafes, and/or drinking establishments (classes A1, A2, A3 and/or A4); and ancillary facilities. Refurbishment and internal alterations to the grade II listed drill tower associated with the new fire station. Construction of basements to provide servicing, parking, energy centre, plant and storage. Creation of areas of open space and alterations to the existing vehicular and pedestrian accesses and highway arrangements within and around the site.

The development would provide a total of 276 residential units, a 2,721 sqm fire station, 8,554 sqm of commercial floorspace (use Class B1), 696 sqm of retail/A Class floorspace and 161 car parking spaces.

Applications received for planning permission (10/04473/FUL), listed building consent (10/04475/LB) and conservation area consent (10/04476/CON).

This application is a departure from the adopted Development Plan for the London Borough of Lambeth because it seeks to introduce a residential use into a designated KIBA.

This application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement (ES) that is available for viewing with the application documents or which can be obtained form Kirsty Weston of Waterman Energy, Environment and Design tel. 020 7928 7888 at a cost of £15. A non-technical summary can be obtained free of charge.

Applicant: Albert Embankment LLP _ London Fire And Emergency Planning A

As a group with an interest in local amenities you may wish to comment on this proposal before any decision is made. If so, please write and let me know by 30 August 2011. Your views will be taken into account when the application is being considered.

Under the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985, any comments made are open to inspection by the public, and in the event of an appeal may be referred to the Secretary of State for the Environment. Confidential comments cannot be taken into account in determining an application.

Finding out more
Details of planning applications, including the drawings and any other related documents can normally be viewed on the council’s website ( Our website provides detailed information about the planning process, a frequently asked questions page, details of council policies relating to development (Unitary Development Plan) and links to other useful Planning websites.

Commenting on the application
Comments may be submitted online through our Public Access database, by email to, or in writing using the enclosed response form. When submitting comments by email or letter, please remember to quote the reference number, 10/04473/FUL, and your name and address. Please ensure that we receive your comments by 30 August 2011.

Should you need more information about the proposal, the full application and associated documents will be available for viewing online via our website or at:
Town Planning Enquiries, Phoenix House,
10 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2LL

by appointment only
Tel. 020 7926 1180

or at

Durning Library 0207 926 8682
during normal opening hours.
(viewing only)
Please telephone first.

Your Case Officer is Mr David Smith who may be contacted on 020 7926 1256.