Southwark council’s notices order the deconstruction of the
moorings and the removal of the tyre beds on the basis that:
There has been a material change of use from commercial to residential
/ mixed use.
· The laying of tyres
is an operational development on land.
· Planning permission
is required for both / either of the above.
enforced the notices will displace:
· more than 30 residential
· more than 60 adults
· several children
there are no moorings available in London for this number of boats,
and with waiting lists of about 5 years, Southwark Council will
in effect force everyone living on the moorings out of London, threatening
their jobs, businesses and education, or make them homeless.