The Secretary of State (decision made by his Inspector, John Braithwaite) has dismissed an appeal in relation to a 29 storey residential scheme proposed at Woodlands Nursing Home, 1 Dugard Way, Lambeth.
The Inspector reasoned that the public benefits of the scheme would outweigh the less than substantial harm that would be caused to the significance of a number of designated heritage assets. However, additional harm would be caused – including to the character of the area and to the amenities of residents of dwellings around the site – such that overall, the substantial harm that would result from the scheme was not outweighed by the public benefits.
The decision (dated 7 January 2021) can be found here.
Heather Sargent acted for the local planning authority, London Borough of Lambeth.