THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PUBLIC REALM
We want to make South Bank the best place in London for people to live, work, study and visit. To do that we need to ensure that the area is inviting, that it is easy for people to navigate and to get around, and that they are able to enjoy clean and attractive public spaces which are well managed and maintained for years to come.
We want to support businesses and employers to access the skills and talent that they need from within Lambeth and Southwark, and to help residents from both boroughs benefit from South Bank’s evolving and growing economy, with employment and career progression opportunities available for all.
South Bank Partnership supports an employer and business-led approach that promotes the wide range of career opportunities available, motivates and offers young people a range of work experience and apprenticeship opportunities, and assists residents to secure good jobs.
We want to ensure that the vibrant and distinct community of South Bank and Waterloo are not priced out of living and working in the area by soaring rents, business rates, and property prices: that we maintain the unique mix of individuals and families, social and private tennants, family-run businesses, creative start-ups and multi-nationals that together are the area’s greatest asset. To do that, we need to protect and promote affordable housing and workspace to allow communities to thrive, and businesses to grow.
We want South Bank to continue to be an area where everyone can share in the unique mixture of culture, arts and community activities on offer. We will encourage the expansion of engagement opportunities at venues across the area and through outreach activities. We will continue to support the many community projects and initiatives that are an important part of South Bank life, encourage new ventures that enable people to enjoy the whole neighbourhood, and ensure that local people have opportunities to contribute to how the area develops in the future.
MANAGING GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
We need to ensure that the growth and development underway and planned makes a positive contribution to our shared vision for the future, and that we harness the opportunities this will bring to benefit everyone who lives, works, studies and visits South Bank. We need to coordinate and manage projects and activity to minimise the impact on the environment and people’s quality of life, and to avoid disruption to businesses and communities.
SECURITY, CRIME PREVENTION AND SAFETY
We need to continue to work hard to keep South Bank a safe and secure place for everyone. To do this we need to maintain a high priority on supporting crime prevention, giving employees, visitors and residents the confidence that the area is safe.