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Lambeth Council pledges to protect Waterloo heritage

Lambeth Council says its planning decisions will emphasise the importance of the Westminster World Heritage Site and its historic buildings. After extensive public consultation and in response to concerns raised by English Heritage, Westminster City Council and others, Lambeth Council underlines its commitment to protecting London’s ‘public realm’ while supporting the redevelopment of Waterloo which will bring huge economic benefits to the area.

Leader of Lambeth Council, Cllr Lib Peck said: “The challenge for us, in common with our neighbours in Southwark and Westminster is to grasp the opportunities for the future which regeneration promises, while cherishing our heritage and that is reflected in our planning decisions.”

“ We want to reassure people that listed buildings and conservation areas are seen as assets rather than constraints to development and we also need to consider the impact of new tall buildings. But, we care passionately about the bottom line as well as the skyline – jobs and homes for local people and a boost for business and that’s what the redevelopment of the Waterloo area will bring.”

Lambeth is at the heart of the biggest regeneration programme in London for a generation that runs along the river through Southbank, Waterloo, Vauxhall and Nine Elms and will deliver tens of thousands of jobs, homes and other economic benefits.

Lambeth council’s Labour cabinet will discuss the proposals next week.

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