The second attempt to demolish the Clipper pub and turn it into flats has been delayed after the planning application was withdrawn.
Submitted in September by Lighthall Homes Ltd after they bought the site off McCullochs, who originally attempted to demolish it, in May for £1.3m, a report by Southwark Council recommended it was withdrawn as it was “likely to be refused”.
McCullochs’s attempt to develop the building last year was rejected by the council as well as their appeal amid a resident campaign that featured actor Eddie Webber.
Southwark Council’s report on the proposal said: “This revised proposal follows an earlier scheme for redevelopment of the Clipper that was refused by the council and subsequently dismissed at appeal due to the impacts of outlook and daylight for residential properties at the neighbouring Timbrell Place.
“Having reviewed the current proposal in detail, the applicant was informed that the application was likely to be refused as a result of a perceived failure to overcome problems associated with the impact on outlook and daylight for residential properties at the neighbouring Timbrell Place.
“In response, the applicant confirmed by email on 10/11/16 that the application would be withdrawn in order to review whether further changes could be made to address these concerns.” Norton Mayfield Architects were contacted for comment.