Southwark council votes against 41-storey residential tower

Ministry of Sound has won its planning battle with developer Oakmayne Properties, over a proposed 41-storey residential tower over the road from the famous south London club.

Southwark council’s planning committee voted to reject the 255-flat development – designed by Allies & Morrison – by five to nil, with one abstention, at a meeting last night.

In its submission to the committee the south London club had argued it was “highly likely” complaints from residents would lead to it losing its licence if councillors had approved the scheme.

Oakmayne Properties, the Isle of Man-based developer, will appeal against the decision. The developer had offered to “triple glaze” the first 20-30 storeys of flats immediately facing the club, and argued that the venue and residents could co-exist.