#City & Town Planning
Wandsworth Council & Berkeley Homes
United Kingdom

Londoners - help us save Tideway Village houseboat community.

We all love London for its special locations, squares of historic houses, green parks, second hand markets, unexpected gems such as Neal’s Yard, Little Venice and Portobello Road to name but a few. Just some of the attractions that give London its individual character and helps draw so many tourists.

Yet recent developments are threatening to transform the city for good into a highrise, sterile, impersonal landscape of concrete and glass with a chain store at every corner, a soulless world where inhabitants never greet their neighbour. Canary Wharf and St George's Wharf may be the best examples of what the centre of London will look like; alien space stations hovering in the middle of the city.

Now yet another very special London gem is under threat: Tideway Village and the Nine Elms Pier Boat Community may disappear forever, possibly as early as March 2011. Tucked away next to the Battersea Power station the 30+ houseboats with their inhabitants form a diverse vibrant community framed by old boats, water wildlife and nature, dearly loved and frequently photographed by passers by.

The current plans being submitted for the construction of ‘Tideway Wharf’ by St James (Berkeley Homes) proposes a development that would replace this special corner of London with cloned, soulless structures, erected in pursuit of profit at the expense of beauty and diversity.

The houseboat community calls on you for help, there is still time to prevent the loss of Tideway Village so please sign the petition today and forward the link to all your friends!

We the undersigned call on Wandsworth Council and Berkeley Homes to let the residents of Tideway Village, remain in our dock and keep the houseboat community spirit alive!

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The Save Tideway Village petition to Wandsworth Council & Berkeley Homes was written by Madeleine Jones and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.