Messila House, the owners of Tobacco Dock have announced redevelopment plans for a new hotel and piazza.
A formal planning application will be submitted to Tower Hamlets Council by Messila House later in 2010.
Just How Public has the Consultation Been?
Public Exhibition: Tobacco Dock Redevelopment
We found out about the public exhibition on 1-2 November and published details on What’s in Wapping, but as one resident comments below:
Incidentally they said they’d sent 2000 flyers out locally. I didn’t get one. It was only through this site that I and my neighbours knew about this presentation.
The flyers didn’t make their way to residents in Wapping High Street and we’ve yet to meet anyone who received one other than Jon who kindly provided it to us.
Messila House Proposal for a Tobacco Dock Hotel & Plaza
We still don’t have details we can publish here as there was no printed material to take away from the exhibition. And we’ve asked Indigo Public Affairs Ltd, the PR company representing the Tobacco Dock Hotel proposal for copies of the boards on display, but this was the response we received:
We are not instructed at the moment to issue any material as the proposals are still in the pre-planning stage. We will be considering all the comments from local residents who attended the exhibition before finalising the proposals and the design.
However, I would be happy to meet with you and show you the boards that were on display at a time which is convenient to you and of course answer any questions you may have.
Perhaps information will be available soon? We did manage to take some (very poor quality) photos of the boards at the exhibition. Until we receive anything else they’re all we’re able to share with you:
Tobacco Dock Hotel Site and Map
Tobacco Dock Hotel Development Proposals
Tobacco Dock Hotel Key Features
Share Your Views Before it’s Too Late!
Whether a hotel and plaza is the best use for Tobacco Dock is open to debate, but most agree it’s a tragic waste to sit empty. Share your thoughts here or directly to the proposal, but have your say before it’s too late!
Tobacco Dock Hotel Transcript – What Happens After the Exhibition?
The designs will be reviewed and finalised into a planning application and submitted to Tower Hamlets Council.
Tower Hamlets Council will undertake its own statutory consultation on the application.
The planning application will be determined by Tower Hamlets Council
We would like to hear your thoughts and ideas on the proposals for the empty site between the Highway and Tobacco Dock.
Feedback can be provided by:
- Filling in our comments sheets on the table
- Calling Indigo Public Affairs on 0800 458 6976
- Texting 07797 806 537
- emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want more information, please contact Matt Harmer or Dawn Larmouth on 0800 458 6976