The backers of the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge across the Thames have revealed updated visuals of the proposed link to allay fears it could block protected views
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The new report prepared by Transport for London (TfL) for the Garden Bridge Trust responds to concerns raised by the City of London in August and includes two new photomontages.
The views attempt to counter the claims that the £175million, tree-lined bridge would ‘have a major impact on views of St Paul’s Cathedral and the City from the South Bank and Waterloo Bridge’, and could ‘significantly alter’ a key vista of Monument.affect the visibility of key landmarks.
A spokesperson for TfL said: ‘The Garden Bridge Trust has spent the summer addressing comments received during the planning consultation and undertaking further engagement with local residents. Lambeth and Westminster have sought some additional information to help prepare their committee reports, which the Trust is currently providing. There remains significant support for the bridge.’
The planning committee is set to make a decision on the bridge later this year.