The UK National Holocaust Memorial Planning Application is now onlineand the council wants to hear your views before 5th February

WE NEED AS MANY OBJECTIONS AS POSSIBLE, 
So get family and friends writing too. Comments don’t have to be long, but they should mention planning-related issues.

Submit your comments HERE
For guidance, click HERE

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The UK NATIONAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL Planning Application was made on January 14th 2019
- see the Application here. 
 
Westminster Council now seeks public comments from the public BEFORE February 11th 2019. 
 
Please can you get AS MANY OBJECTIONS AS YOU CAN onto their website. Numbers count.
If you or your family members like, you can each write – comments can be short.
 
The application will be accepted or rejected ONLY on Planning issues. See our guidance below for what Planning issues are.
 
This is the link to where you need to leave your comment. If you need guidance on how to object, please click here for instructions.
 

Issues to raise: we suggest you raise at least 2 out of the following list:-
 
Planning policies - this development goes against many recent national and local Planning Policies – particularly those prohibiting the loss of green space. 
Green space - The development will cause the loss of a significant amount of green space. It will change from a park to a civic space.
Children - The development will disrupt and reduce the useable size of the children's playground. The queue for the Memorial is next to the playground and the café inside the playground. 
Intrusion - the Memorial will dominate the park and change its intrinsic character (key words for you to use).
Saturation - the number of park users is forecast to be at least 3-4 times the present amount at average times and 5 or more times at peak times.
Footpath crowding – there will be excessive crowding around the entrance next to Victoria Tower.
The Memorial will almost certainly cause damage, if not death, to most of the 44 large plane trees near it.
Security - the security measures for the Memorial will be very intrusive for park users and can only get worse in future.
Secure area – a sizeable slice from the middle of the park will be a no-go area for which ticketed entry is necessary.
Traffic - the project will increase the amount of coach and tourist traffic in Abingdon Street very significantly.
Pollution - the increased traffic will add to the pollution especially in the children's playground as the coaches will drop off and pick up outside there.
Bicycle lane – coach parking for the development will obstruct the Abingdon Street bus and cycle lane for nearly 4 hours a day.
Design and Appearance - this is a tricky area because comments need to be 'objective': but the Memorial will obviously divide the park in two and its design is incompatible with the park and surrounding buildings including Parliament.


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