Native Land have appointed a team to propose a design for the site. The Society has added a page to the website to keep track of progress of the development.
The team have now published a initial ideas for the site, and to keep the public informed have launched a website www.stmaryswharf.co.uk
An initial Public Consultation has been launched, which is being conducted in the main electronically. The initial consultation focuses on the thinking being applied to the site and options for the basic outline plans. There are no details on design, materials or height at present. The video of the presentation on these outline plans can be seen here. The presentation is given by Henry Squire of Squire and Parners the architects appointed by Native Land.
There are no indications as to what guidance the council planners may have provided to Native Land for the site.
The consultation process that will run to the Thursday 1st April 2020.
The Society will be responding to the consultation after examining the material in detail.
The Video has many points of interest including:
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