Thursday, 2 July 2009

10A1_Tower Bridge

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LVMF – Tower Bridge 10
Tower Bridge is the eastern most river crossing in Central London. One viewing location on the north bastion on the upstream side of the river, contains one assessment point. The Assessment Point is identified in the draft as 10A.1 with the central orientation is towards The Monument. No Protected Vista or Protected Silhouette is described from this point, however there are clear constraints placed on the foreground and background of the view.

Viewing Location 10A

Assessment Point 10A.1:
Assessment Point 10A.1 is orientated towards The Monument. The position is identical to that described in the current LVMF guidance published in 2007.
Although no geometric definition of the viewing corridor is provided the draft 2009 guidance provides the following constraints:
Foreground and Middle Ground: Landmarks which enable an appreciation of the scale and geography of London should not be obscured by inappropriate development in the foreground. This applies to The Monument, in particular which is closely associated with Tower Bridge in the view, owing to their proximity and visibility. This relationship should be maintained.
Background: Views from this place include the relationship between the Tower of London and the City in the background. It is important that the background of the landmark in these views is managed sensitively. Development should not breach the skyline of the four towers of the White Tower or its castellations.
It is possible to define both foreground and background viewing corridors based on these constraints. Please see the ‘Maps’ page for more information.

1. Draft revised Supplementary Planning Guidance – London View Management Framework May 2009 – Pages 94-97
2. Supplementary Planning Guidance – London View Management Framework – July 2007 – Page 131-135

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