Tuesday, 14 July 2009

16B1_South Bank

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LVMF – The South Bank 16
This river prospect lies between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges. Two viewing locations are described and contain three assessment points. The Assessment Points is identified in the draft as 16A.1, 16B.1 and 16B.2. No Protected Vistas or Protected Silhouettes are described from these points; however there are clear constraints placed on the foreground and background of the view from points 16B.1 and 16B.2.

Viewing Location 16A

Assessment Point 16A.1:
Assessment Point 16A.1 is orientated towards Somerset House. The position is identical to that described in the current LVMF guidance published in 2007.
The guidance for this view is limited, presumably accounting for the existing development occurring behind Somerset House and the non-existent opportunity to develop the foreground.
The guidance states that any new development in the background is encouraged but should be not ‘dominate’ Somerset House and be of ‘high quality’ design.

Viewing Location 16B

Assessment Point 16B.1:
Assessment Point 16B.1 is orientated towards St. Paul’s Cathedral. The position is identical to that described in the current LVMF guidance published in 2007.
The guidance encourages improving the townscape setting in the view.
The following constraints are described as part of the visual management guidance of the background elements beyond St. Paul’s Cathedral from this viewing position;
The qualities of the clear view of St. Paul’s Cathedral should remain and should not be reduced by inappropriate development crowding in too close to the landmark, dominating it or merging with its silhouette, when seen by the viewer moving between Assessment Points.
It is possible to define both foreground and background viewing corridors based on these constraints. Please see the ‘Maps’ page for more information

Assessment Point 16B.2:
Assessment Point 16B.2 is approximately 9m from 16B.1. As such the characteristics and guidance for both points is predominately identical.

1. Draft revised Supplementary Planning Guidance – London View Management Framework May 2009 – Pages 140-147
2. Supplementary Planning Guidance – London View Management Framework – July 2007 – Page 167-172

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