The Oceandiva on the River Thames
AN OPEN LETTER
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OPEN LETTER DANGER GLA CITY OF LONDON RISK TO CULTURE ORIGINAL PETITION HOW TO HELP
OPEN LETTER
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GLA
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Original petition
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WHAT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE, THE TOWER OF LONDON & SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL SAY ABOUT THE OCEANDIVA

Letter from the Tower of London to City Planning 2.8.19: 'The inevitable noise and light pollution (from music played to the external decks, potentially accompanied by strobe, flashing or pulsating lights) would have an extremely intrusive impact on the Tower World Heritage Site, not just on our 150 residents, but also on those afterhours visitors enjoying the relative quiet and secluded character of the Inner Ward. Of particular concern is potential noise disruption to the Ceremony of the Keys, which takes place every evening. The impact on the Wharf would be even greater, particularly should the vessel linger while passing the Tower, to allow on–board guests to take in the view.'

Letter from the Dean of Southwark Cathedral to City Planning 24.6.20: 'We are very concerned about the management of arrival and departure of such huge numbers of people and, as a consequence of being caught up in the last three years in two terrorist attacks, the potential dangers inherent in having such a crowded place in an iconic location. Having had a spiritual care for the river and its community for over 1400 years we feel that this proposal is to the detriment of a rich heritage and amenity in our city as well as the people for whom we have the cure of souls.'

Letter from Shakespeare's Globe to City Planning 30.6.20: 'As an open–air theatre we are already plagued by noisy party boats which severely disrupt performances and we do not believe it is appropriate that our cultural activities (enjoyed by some 1 million visitors a year) should be compromised by the introduction of yet another noise nuisance on this historic part of the Thames. The iteration of the plan again does not mitigate any of the issues flagged when the Mayor of London called in the project. The applicants have failed to adequately address the GLA report of 1 July 2019. Given those failures this development is not policy compliant and must therefore be refused.'