Public Inquiry: 72 Upper Ground

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Please come along on Tuesday 6 December and help the #SOS: Save Our South Bank Action Group highlight the local outrage at this proposed development.


The Secretary of State has decided to ‘call in’ the planning application in relation to the proposed development of the site of the former London Television Centre, 60 - 72 Upper Ground, SE1 9LT.

Application reference 21/02668/EIAFUL. Planning inspectorate reference APP/N5660/V/22/3306162.

What's happening?

An Inspector has been appointed by the Secretary of State, under Section 77(5) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, to consider the planning application and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State on how the application should be determined. The appointed Inspector is C Masters MA (Hons) FRTPI.

The Public Inquiry in respect of the proposed development at 72 Upper Ground, the former ITV building starts on Tuesday 6 December 2022.

After months of campaigning and hard work please come along in person on the first morning (Tuesday 6 December) to show strength in numbers concerned at the massive, proposed development.

When: Tuesday 6 December at 10am

Location: 15 Hatfields, Chadwick Court, SE1 8DJ

It will help #SOS Save Our South Bank Action Group if you can let them know you will be attending:

What more could you do?

#SOS: Save Our South Bank Action Group are also looking for people who may want to speak at the Public Inquiry as the Inspector will also want to hear of local concerns and need people like speak out about how this development will affect them such as:

  • the daylight in homes
  • the sunlight in Bernie Spain Gardens
  • the joys of the South Bank
  • the problems of the South Bank
  • the need for more housing 
  • the local creative or cultural opportunities you enjoy
  • the joys of the National Theatre or the Royal Festival Hall
  • the joys of Waterloo Sunset
  • the massive carbon waste of demolishing a building barely 50 years old
  • crossing Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges and seeing the South Bank
  • the glimpses of St Paul's, or the particular qualities of Roupell Street or Stamford Street, or Cornwall Road.

Keep the dates

The Public Inquiry will take place from Tuesday 6 - Friday 16 December, and on Tuesday 3 and Friday 6 January 2023 on which the public can also attend. (The Public Inquiry is expected to run for 12 days however, the duration is not fixed and will depend on how the evidence emerges).

On the opening morning, from 10am on Tuesday 6 December, opening statements will be made by all parties.

#SOS: Save Our South Bank Action Group need as many people as possible to attend in person to show the many concerns raised by this proposed development. Individuals do not have to say or do anything but by observing the proceedings they will be demonstrating opposition to the plans.

Keep #SOS: Save Our South Bank Action Group informed

Please also email the #SOS: Save Our South Bank Action Group to let them know you will be attending.

Other options

If you do not wish to attend the Public Inquiry in person you will be able to watch a live stream using the link provided on Lambeth Council's website.

Further details of the Public Inquiry timetable will be made available once the Public Inquiry starts.

Publication of the decision

The appeal decision will be published online at  and on Lambeth Council’s website once it has been received.