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Social Infrastructure/Culture

Key issues A number of organisations work to provide services to local people but such organisations aren’t always resourced to work together or publicise these services widely.  However, rather than centralising all activity, the emphasis should be on supporting...

Penny farthing

Streetscape & Transport

Key issues There is a tension between different transport modes – buses, cabs, bikes, trains, tourist coaches and walking and it is difficult to balance these. A predicted growth in passenger numbers in Waterloo Station of 40% will exacerbate...

Retail

Retail and work

Key issues The balance of retail is changing with smaller independent stores, which are seen as integral to the character of the neighbourhood, being replaced by multiples. The high number of separate landlords in the area prevents a curatorial...

House

Housing

Key issues Due both to lack of security of tenure and a lack of different types of housing stock, many find it hard to stay in Waterloo if they have to downsize or upgrade due to shifts in the...

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Development Management

The problem: Developers and local authorities are not always aware of the needs of the local community or how development needs to be mitigated The balance between affordable housing, density and other requirements like public realm improvements is not...

Lungs

Green infrastructure and air quality

Key issues Lambeth, Southwark, Mayoral and national policy exists on open space but policy has not prevented some erosion of open space. Environmental effects – the risk of flooding, poor access to open space, noise and air pollution etc...

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CONSULTATION REPORT: Retail

Participants raised concerns about the balance in the local retail offer between residents, workers/commuters and tourists.  A significant number of both local residents and to a lesser extent workers believed that the retail offer was insufficient for their needs....

Mike Tuppen Oct 13 049

CONSULTATION REPORT: Development and Housing

Participants recognised that the neighbourhood is to face two decades of development and had varying reactions to this prospect, both positive and negative.  Many recognised the opportunity development brought, including the potential to unlock employment opportunities or new pedestrian...