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Construction of a Skyscraper Destroying the 300 year Old View of St Paul's from Richmond Park

Construction of a Skyscraper Destroying the 300 year Old View of St Paul's from Richmond Park

St Paul's View Destroyed

The Friends of Richmond Park are involved in a campaign to protect the cherished historic view of St Paul’s Cathedral from Richmond Park and they are asking for support by signing the petition to stop the construction of a Skyscraper next to St Paul’s.

“As reported in The Guardian, the Architects Journal Architects’ Journal (non-subscription content limited), Richmond and Twickenham Times and many more media, a huge skyscraper is under construction destroying the protected view between King Henry’s Mound in Richmond Park and St Paul’s Cathedral. The view was meant to have been protected by and subject to the London View Management Framework (LVMF) but it appears that in 2011, GLA planning officers failed to follow the directives laid down by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and raised no objections. See Friends of Richmond Park full press release.

The Friends of Richmond Park are now urging London mayor Sadiq Khan to:

  • at least temporarily halt the construction of the tower
  • urgently investigate how and why the proper planning protection was not implemented
  • investigate what actions can be taken to mitigate the destruction of the view
  • prevent construction of other buildings which will further destroy this and other protected views

If you love Richmond Park and this 300 year old protected view, PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION and urge your friends, colleagues and like-minded people to sign as well.

Visit the Friends of Richmond Park website for more information

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