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Garden Bridge faces four separate inquiries


The Department for Transport reference to 'this landmark project' is certainly correct - but whether or not 78% of Londoners support the thing is neither here nor there, it's being imposed on the centre of our capital city in a location of national significance. If built it would have a very substantial impact on the character of the area, and of the views up and down the river. But the Trust seems to be indulging in some breathtakingly arrogant parochialism - thank goodness for someone like Kate Hooey with the strength of mind to call for them, and TfL, to be brought to account. She seems to have rather more spine than the new Mayor of London and the President and Council of the RIBA put together. Investigating the procurement saga is essential, because it absolutely stinks, but not calling for a halt to this project is risking bringing the President and Council of the RIBA into disrepute - particularly with members outside London, let alone the wider public.

Posted date

30 June, 2016

Posted time

9:09 pm