The proposed garden bridge
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Opposition to River Thames garden bridge plan grows

Plans to build a garden bridge over the Thames between Temple and the South Bank have hit opposition over the design and position.

Although the project already has the backing of Mayor of London Boris Johnson and the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, planning permission still needs to be granted by Lambeth Council.

Some people living and working nearby are objecting to the bridge over the impact it would have on the area and the projects cost.

BBC London's transport correspondent Tom Edwards spoke to Wai-King Cheung of Thames Central Open Space, resident Jeremy Cross and Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon. Actress Joanna Lumley appears in an interview from 2013 representing the Garden Bridge Trust.

Pictures courtesy of the Garden Bridge Trust.

  • 16 Oct 2014