The planning submission for Sampson House will be heard at Southward Council Planning Committee on 24th February 2020.

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Welcome to our website for updating you on our progress regarding the Sampson and Ludgate House site.

There is a existing consent to develop homes, commercial and public space on the site. Since purchasing the site in 2016, Native Land has been looking at the existing consent and considering how best to bring forward the very best architecture, public realm and community benefits.

A planning application was submitted in Summer 2018 that improves on the existing consent, delivering more homes, flexible commercial and cultural space and increased open public realm.


Key works

The removal of the Tower Crane at the Sampson House site is planned for 7th, 8th and 9th February 2020, a letter has been posted to residents detailing the works.

The removal of a generator from the Sampson House site is planned for March/April 2020, exact dates are yet to be confirmed and all residents will be notified in advance of the works.

For more information, please visit the Construction and Community page.

Planning Application

The planning application for the Sampson House site will be heard at Southwark Council’s Planning Committee on the 24th February 2020.

We appreciate it has been a long time since we first consulted on the proposals and we held a community drop-in to provide a refresher on the plans and answer questions on Wednesday 19th  February 2020 between 5.30pm – 7.30pm at the usual CLG venue, Better Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford Street, SE1 0FD. You can read the materials that were on display here.

A summary of proposals relating to the plans can be found here.

We submitted an application and detailed reports to Southwark Council in May 2018. This can be found online by searching for the reference number 18/AP/1603 on Southwark Council’s Planning Portal:

You can read exhibition materials from our previous public consultations on our Planning Update & Public Exhibition page. This page will be updated with the latest consultation materials once the drop-in session has taken place.

Community Update

We are holding Community Liaison Group meetings to discuss key issues of interest to local residents throughout the process of demolishing Sampson House. Currently, there is no upcoming Community Liaison Group meeting scheduled.

For more information, please visit the Construction and Community page.