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Mike Tuppen Oct 13 136

The point of the SoWN Listening Phase events, the Lower Marsh Market stall, the Oasis School assemblies and community meetings is to gather up the views of as many people as possible about:

  1. What you value about South Bank and Waterloo and want to PRESERVE
  2. What you want to CHANGE about South Bank and Waterloo
  3. What you want to ADD to South Bank and Waterloo to improve its future

Every question and every debate in the listening phase was based around the idea of recording local people’s ‘three burning issues’.  We hope the debate will continue here  but our Steering Group are now busy analysing everything you have given us and working out what the themes for the Neighbourhood Plan should be.  Then you can help us develop objectives for each of these themes.

The comments section below will also be given over to your three burning issues so do feel free to include your thoughts throughout the neighbourhood planning process.

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  • Robert Hanwell

    says on:
    May 12, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    1. Retention of green spaces, parks & trees
    2. Cleaner Air
    3. Upgraded and improved high street on Waterloo Road, especially where the Union Jack Club is situated

  • Jack G

    says on:
    May 12, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Mixed character of buildings – contrasts of old and new
    Mix of people – workers / residents / tourists / students
    Mature trees (eg Blackfriars Road)
    Different urban scales (big streets such as Waterloo Road verses smaller streets such as The Cut, Lower Marsh etc)

    Less pollution
    Better streetscapes, particularly along Blackfriars Road and Waterloo Road and side streets (eg Webber) connecting them
    Better road surfacing with improved cycle safety
    Better pedestrian crossings
    Anti-social behaviour – street drinkers etc

    Open and green spaces
    Cafes and places to eat
    Shops / attractions to draw people into the area from the heavy traffic along the river..
    Better connections from the river into the ‘heart’ of the area / towards Elephant
    Affordable / mixed housing, not just super-expensive apartment towers

  • a odwyer

    says on:
    May 13, 2014 at 10:21 am


    I totally agree with both Jack and Robert.
    Lets try to keep diversity, mixed shopping- living
    I would add ‘quiet’ spaces- green secluded spaces where older/younger people can sit and relax , and high quality supermarkets like Waitrose- not evermore cafes with loud music
    evergreen planting( mature trees, not midget olive trees) combinded with simple annuals( daffodils) that teach children about the seasons)

  • James

    says on:
    May 14, 2014 at 11:02 am

    1. What you value about South Bank and Waterloo and want to PRESERVE
    Echo JackG above

    2. What you want to CHANGE about South Bank and Waterloo
    – St Georges Circus – would love to see this redeveloped, less concrete, more grass, less buses speeding along, London Road could be much much nicer if more pedestrianised leading to a redeveloped SGC
    – Anti-social behaviour – street drinkers etc, esp around Waterloo Sainsburys, St Georges Circus, Imperial War Museum, Millennium Green
    – Less Tesco/Sainsburys – boring by-the-numbers selections, a Waitrose or something would be great just to break the monotony

    3. What you want to ADD to South Bank and Waterloo to improve its future
    Echo JackG above

    p.s. would be great to have a mailing list subscription for this site to be notified of new posts etc

  • Doug Wright

    says on:
    May 17, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    PRESERVE: The eclectic mix of people & business.
    CHANGE: The air & noise pollution.
    ADD: Inviting, connected public spaces for safe travel by foot & by bike; spaces to linger as well as to pass through; 20mph speed limit.

  • Frances Murphy

    says on:
    May 17, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Varied facilities and housing for everybody, not just those who can afford it
    Better air quality
    More green spaces, public squares.

  • Ben Stephenson

    says on:
    May 19, 2014 at 11:25 am

    These are great and very thought-provoking. Thanks all, keep them coming…

  • April

    says on:
    July 17, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Preserve green spaces
    Safer cycling
    Encourage more high quality businesses in the restaurant and hotel sector to encourage tourists with money to spend in the local area
    Community groups to encourage local residents to connect and be proud of their locality

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