This witty and perceptive cutting is from the Friends of Greenwich Park Newsletter (No. 70 Summer 2015). The underlying problem is that neither the newly-Royal Borough of Greenwich nor the Greater London Authority has anything which a serious commentator would regard as a Skyline Landscape Policy. Either or both authorities should follow Edinburgh City Council’s example and commission a firm of landscape architects to produce a skyline landscape strategy. A copy of the Council’s 2006 report on the Edinburgh Skyline Study can be downloaded here. It was produced by landscape architects Colvin and Moggridge and illustrations from the study can be found on the C&M website.
In the absence of a landscape skyline and high buildings strategy London’s skyline is likely to become more and more like that of Sao Paolo – which needed a skyline landscape plan 50 years ago, and still needs it. See the end of this video: