Following the refusal of Kyson’s new ecclesiastical and hotel development in Lambeth, the client team have successfully compiled and submitted an appeal to the planning inspectorate, with a view to having the Local Authority’s decision overturned. The design of the scheme was signed off by Lambeth in terms of its height, scale and massing, acknowledging the design had taken steps to mitigate its impact on the surrounding context in terms of amenity, but land use for the hotel element of the scheme remained a moot point of contention. It is for this reason the appeal has been lodged, to appeal against the intended change of use on this part of the site, from Church and Community use to Hotel use. We shall continue to monitor how the appeal develops in the coming months.