While we all debate IKEA's prosal, just want to spread awareness of the current planning application for demolition of part of Crane Street and Trident Hall in Park Row to create a large hotel. Deadline for comments is DEC 3RD (there is a public notice on the mouth of Crane Street from Park Row). The link to the application on the council planning portal is below but - as it's notoriously unreliable - here are a few elevation pictures (it's stands behind the Trafalgar Tavern in the first elevation). The link to the application in full is here but if you can't open it (as many can't) you can email the case officer 'David.Gittens@royalgreenwich.gov.uk' and quote application Number: 13/2971/F. Not gonna hide my own feelings as a local resident; Trident Hall is a sad and neglected building and it's ripe for developement and I'm not against a modern design in principle but the demolition of part of the original Victorian terrace in Crane Street and the general massing/height of the 'boutique' hotel is just too big (it would be higher than the Trafalgar Tavern, viewable from the river, overshadown ORNC etc). Park row is a cul-de-sac and there is no parking provision; this would undoubtedly lead to congestion in what is an extremely restricted site and destroy the character of Crane Street. Whether you agree or not I would encourage everyone who loves Greenwich to put their thoughts forward; it's a really big application INSIDE the boundaries of both the World Heritage Site & East Greenwich Conservation Area.