Grass and trees to go for Garden Bridge

The proposed building would replace the grass and trees.
The proposed building would replace the grass and trees.

This may be the last summer to enjoy the grass and trees on the Thames Path as it passes along the South Bank in front of the ITV studios between Blackfriars and Waterloo Bridges.

Here the path is under a lovely canopy of trees but this is the very spot where the Garden Bridge is due to land.

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According to The Observer thirty mature trees will be felled to make way for the bridge which will be planted with new trees.

Lambeth Council intends to grant a new lease for its riverside grass so that a retail building can be placed there to support the south end of the Garden Bridge.

The deadline for objecting to Lambeth Council’s ‘Notice of intention to dispose of Open Space’ is Tuesday 2 June. Objections to this proposal can be sent to VAMS@lambeth.gov.uk

The famous view of St Paul's would be lost behind the Garden Bridge and the new building
The famous view of St Paul’s would be lost behind the Garden Bridge and the new building

 

2 thoughts on “Grass and trees to go for Garden Bridge”

  1. We have to fight off the tourist garden bridge.
    Queens Walk is such a special open river space in the centre of London. People can walk and talk and amble and dawdle without being bombarded with endless ‘art entertainment’ and retail.
    It still has ambience …which the rest of the Southbank has now sadly lost.
    The building proposed for Queens Walk is MASSIVE…it is really high and long…covering nearly the whole length of the grass area…it has lifts up on to the bridge, people would have to queue underneath the bridge overhang.
    Queens walk will be no more if this bridge is built. It would just becoming a jostling queuing area
    This non for profit public open space would become privatised and corporate for the garden bridge trust and local developers who do care about the public amenity and our beautiful open river space

  2. …..last lines above should read…

    .’…….the garden bridge trust and local developers who do NOT care about the public amenity and our beautiful open space

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