Consultation opens next week on plans to dramatically improve the area around London’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral in time for the 2012 Olympics.
Proposals for the site include relocating the existing St Paul’s coach park and landscape the space to provide a high quality green space, adding green space around the south transept and increasing the accessibility of the area.
The consultation period opens on 2nd February and runs until 2nd March and the City of London Corporation will be hosting an exhibition displaying details and visuals of the proposals in Carter Lane Gardens, south of St Paul’s.
Christine Cohen, Chairman of Streets and Walkways Committee, City of London Corporation said: “St Paul’s is one of London’s iconic buildings but currently its immediate environment does not reflect its world class importance. Five million people cross the Millennium Bridge each year and we have an obligation to ensure they have the best possible view of the Cathedral on their approach.”
More information on the consultation can be found at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/planning
Image: The area today (L) and after the planned works (R)