London Bridge Tower (The Shard), Southwark, public inquiry
role   expert witness, advocate
client   Sellar Property Group
architect   Renzo Piano Building Workshop
'The Shard' is the tallest tower in Europe at 305m (72 storeys). The mixed use high rise tower is in close proximity to several conservation areas, as well as Grade II* listed buildings. Because of its height and central location, its impact is felt London-wide.
The building's planning application, already agreed to by Southwark Council, was called-in by the Government's Secretary of State, triggering a major public enquiry.
On behalf of Southwark Council, GreerPritchard's Julie Greer prepared a Statement of Case and gave evidence at the enquiry as an advocate.
She made representations on the impact the tower would have on strategic views, the public realm, listed buildings and conservation areas. CABE, English Heritage and Historic Royal Palaces all objected to the project and presented evidence against it.
The Secretary of State allowed the appeal and planning permission was granted by the Government in November 2003.
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London Bridge Tower, London
image: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
planning and urban design