“…a test case to set a local planning precedent for something permanent…“
Well, at least that is what I have understood (by way of double hearsay) from someone who had been told by someone allegedly close to the action. Although the current proposal looks set to go through on the planning officer's recent recommendation to grant the permission, I am still planning to try and attend the Council's Planning Committee meeting on 28 November 2011 at 7.00pm at 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TZ, to hopefully learn more.
I'm going to attend. It's very convenient for me since the Council's office is opposite mine. I'll post summary of discussion on the board.