The Clove Building

14 November 2023


Southwark has informed residents that the developers of the Clove Building - whose plans for adding extra floors to the building were rejected by Southwark Planning in April 2023 - have chosen to appeal the decision. 


Amongst other issues, the Planning Committee found that "the proposed height, bulk, scale, massing, and architectural design of the development would be a discordant and dominant feature in a sensitive historic area."


An Appeal has been made by the developers to the Secretary of State which will be determined at a hearing. 


While is it our understanding that representations made to Southwark during the original Planning process will be shared with the Planning Inspectorate, any additional representations must be received by 12 December. 


To submit additional comments online, residents must register with the Planning Inspectorate.


If you would prefer to send comments by post, you can address them here:


A Smith BA

The Planning Inspectorate

Temple Quay House

2 The Square




To read more about the appeal, you can search on the Southwark Planning register for this application: APPEAL/23/0048.  

May 2023


In May 2023, Southwark Planning announced that this application had been refused. 

Developers File Planning Documents

October 2021


The owners of the Clove building have filed their planning application documents with Southwark. You can find them on the Southwark Planning Register, search for application no. 21/AP/3131 or search for 'Clove' to see the related documents.


Southwark will be accepting comments on the plans until 9 November. 


If you would like to join a group of residents who are opposing the plans, please email for more information. 

April 2021


Dorrington, the owners of the Clove Building on Maguire Street are proposing changes to the building, including the addition of one floor and a pavilion. In advance of submitting their planning proposal to Southwark for review, they have begun consulting with local residents and stakeholders to gather feedback.


The presentation from the developers is below: 

The Clove Building - Presentation - A3.p
Adobe Acrobat Document 7.8 MB

We will update this page as additional information about the planning process becomes available. 


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