Councillors set for crucial vote on Swiss Cottage tower plan tonight
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Thousands of residents who signed a petition to stop developers building what would be one of Camden’s tallest towers in the centre of Swiss Cottage will see the outcome of their campaign at a crucial vote this evening.
Councillors will decide whether to give developers Essential Living permission to bulldoze the 100 Avenue Road building and erect a 24-storey residential tower in its place.
The meeting starts at 6.30pm tonight at Camden Town Hall in Judd Street.
More than 3,000 people signed a petition against the tower block proposals, with 892 letters of objection sent to the council compared to just five letters of support.
Campaigners – who plan to protest outside the Town Hall in before the meeting – are mainly concerned about the height of the tower, its design and bulk.
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A report commissioned by the campaigners described the tower as “monstrous” and “grotesquely out of scale with its surroundings”.
But Essential Living says it would bring to Swiss Cottage a “much enhanced town centre” and housing.
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Camden Council’s planning officers have controversially recommended councillors award planning permission.
Should councillors deny planning permission it could still be granted by the Mayor of London.