The original application, submitted in September 2018, was consulted on by Southwark Council as part of their requirements to notify local residents and business of nearby planning applications. At the time, three responses were received, with only one in objection to the proposal, which related to the previous use, rather than the application itself. During the application, the scheme was subject to several amendments. While originally submitted as a scheme for 48 units, at 14 storeys, with the top two floors stepped to create two duplex units, with the Council supporting the proposed height, mix and massing, following discussions in the run-up to a June 2019 Planning Committee, it was considered essential to provide a full provision of play space, which, given the constraints of the site layout, had to be located on the roof space. To achieve this in a short timescale, the scheme removed the two duplex units, reducing the building down to 12 storeys, with the roof entirely used for playspace and communal amenity space. Other changes included alterations to the elevation design, the shift from a proposed mezzanine floor to a complete first floor to meet the GLA requirements for employment re-provision, the reduction in a proposed footpath widening to Ilderton Road, flat and living space rearrangement and the provision of 10% wheelchair (M4(3)(2)) accommodation. The scheme provided 36% affordable housing (based upon habitable rooms), which equates to 13 affordable units, with a policy-compliant tenure mix. The application’s supporting documents also confirmed that the proposed development would have limited impacts on neighbouring properties regarding privacy, outlook and daylight and sunlight..