We finally have their decision: they’ve chosen a Nine Elms Bridge location! It’s been a decade in the […]
Cry Me A River
We have every right to criticise the knee-jerk nimbyism that has skewered deserving projects in the Capital while giving a free-pass to mediocre constructions that aren’t quite bad enough to raise a fuss. The usually perceptive NLA Chairman Peter Murray has suggested that criticism of the Nine Elms cycle bridge can be similarly attributed to elderly, change-resistant residents, and local politicians with their own agendas.
They are mistaken: this project is marketing-led. Developers build things, whether carbuncles or future classics. Marketers not so much. The money hasn’t been spent on really useful things, like proper transport integration studies1. It’s been spent on things that evaporate: PR campaigns, press releases, lovely images, great presentation. It’s a very well appointed project, but when it fades away it will leave very little behind except perhaps some cool, smooth Corian and stainless steel in a few corporate foyers.
Westminster City Council Scutiny Committee is examining the Nine Elms Bridge. It’s the first meeting of Westminster’s Public Inquiry into the Proposed Nine Elms Bridge at Westminster City Hall and will help to set the agenda for the way it unfolds.
A Public Enquiry has been launched by Westminster City Council to examine the case for The Nine Elms Bridge Project, with open meetings provisionally scheduled from January 2016. The Enquiry will allow you to ask detailed questions of interested parties, including TfL and Wandsworth Council.
Protesters take sides as campaign against controversial plan for Nine Elms bridge grows, by Alina Polianskaya – West End Extra
CAMPAIGNERS packed into a full council meeting this week to warn against controversial plans for a new bridge linking Pimlico and Battersea.