Lambeth Council is encouraging people to have their say on new plans that aim to boost Waterloo by creating jobs through regeneration and development
The council believes that the right sort of development can be a catalyst for successful regeneration in Waterloo, and is now consulting on a revised planning document for the area which sets out clearly what the community wants to achieve and how the planning system can support this.
Waterloo contains half of all Lambeth jobs, a famous station and an exciting cultural offer, which includes the South Bank. Recently the council gave planning permission for a £600 million development of Elizabeth House that will provide 142 new homes, retail space and improvements to the public realm. By encouraging the right kind of growth, the supplementary planning document aims to enhance Waterloo’s reputation as a cultural, business and social destination. High quality development will attract shops and businesses, create more jobs, a mix of new homes and better public space.
Cllr Lib Peck, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategic Housing says: “We want new development that can change the lives of local people for the better – create more jobs and tackle long standing economic and social problems. A world class Waterloo can play a much greater role in the London economy – which is good for Waterloo, good for Lambeth and good for London.”
The revised Waterloo supplementary document gives more detail about upgrades to Waterloo Station and how the station connects with the wider area. It also sets out what needs to be done to make Waterloo a world class place, including securing more jobs and affordable housing.
Consultation on the new draft Waterloo SPD continues until Friday 21 December.
Full information, including all documents, is available on www.lambeth.gov.uk/waterloospd. Copies of the documents are available to view at Waterloo Library, Durning Library and the council officers at Phoenix House, 10 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2LL
Lambeth Council has made ‘More Jobs’ one of its top priorities has launched a major campaign that seeks to drive job creation locally, create more apprenticeships, and equip people with the skills they need for the workplace. For more on Lambeth’s More Jobs campaign see www.lambeth.gov.uk