Development watch in Waterloo & Southbank

We have been tracking progress and attending several meetings recently regarding developments across the Waterloo and Southbank ward. As part of our commitment to caring about the spaces that we share, our local campaigners Doug Buist and Chris French bring you the latest updates:

Campaigners understanding views in Waterloo & Southbank

Shining light on ITV Studio plans

We share the concerns of local residents about the proposed plans for the old ITV Studios at 72 Upper Ground. With estimates showing that the new buildings would cause the loss of up to 60% of daylight, we cannot see how it is acceptable for this project to progress in line with current proposals and we will continue to follow this closely.

Other developments, such as that on Royal Street, appear to offer real benefits to the area but we’d like to see more consideration and information regarding the impact for residents in Stangate and Canterbury House and on all residents’ enjoyment of places such as
Archbishop’s Park.


Have you say on Emma Cons Gardens

Engagement on the redesign of Emma Cons Gardens has begun. Chris French and Doug Buist, our candidates for the new Waterloo & South Bank ward, recently attended a consultation event at the site.

We discussed the current proposals and what would work well for the site, taking into consideration the remarkable woman who inspired the garden's name.

Find out more online at or let us know your thoughts by emailing [email protected]


Getting back to business nuisance free

As a worker in the cultural industry, local campaigner Doug has been pleased to see our area’s cultural quarter revitalised in recent months as audiences return to venues. Places such as the National Theatre, BFI, Southbank Centre and local hospitality businesses contribute to Waterloo’s
sense of creativity.

Lambeth Liberal Democrats are passionate about ensuring people respect the mixed use community that is so unique to our ward. It was therefore disappointing that we saw dispersal orders in place at times over the summer. We expect visitors to respect that this is a place people
call home and to behave accordingly.

As we reopen there is an opportunity for a reset. This can be a moment for organisations to re-engage with local residents and to work together better in the future.

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