Residents spoke – 86% said NO to more Tower Blocks! Analysis of the responses to the 2020 Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) consultation

In 2020, Bromley Council conducted a consultation for drawing up a Supplementary Planning Document for the town centre; together with the local plan, this will determine what the town centre looks like for the next decade. The responses are public. With the changes after the 2022 election, we are publishing a summary of the results, to help refresh the Councils, and other people’s, memory of what the survey revealed – that the majority of people do not want high rise developments in the town centre. 

In addition to the appearance of the built environment, the survey facilitated comments on active travel and air pollution.  This page focuses on the issues that the Civic Society are interested in, which is the buildings and development of the town centre.  The survey was long, at 12 sets of questions, so many people did not progress onto the later ‘themes’.
Overall: 88% of respondents, who commented on building heights, do not want High Rise buildings in the town centre

It is significant, that in the first question set (‘Quick Comments’) for general comments, not just did many people comment on building heights, but the vast majority did not want more high rise buildings.

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