ADD179 ALUNA Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report
ALUNA will be the world's first moon clock using tidal power to display the size and position of the moon. This huge public realm sculpture is intended to sit at the historic centre of time at Greenwich, on the Prime Meridian on the Greenwich Peninsula Waterfront. ALUNA is part of the redevelopment of the Greenwich peninsula and is set to become a major visitor attraction integral to the regeneration of the area.
In order for the project to proceed to planning application, an Environment Impact Assessment Scoping Report is required. The report looks at the methods for a robust Environment Impact Assessment which will assess the environmental and socio-economic impacts of the project at the proposed location. This is a necessary procedure to secure the planning permissions.
The Aluna Project: Environment Impact Assessment Scoping Report is underway and this ADD covers the final phase of the report. The total cost of developing the Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report is £83,000. The GLA will be making a contribution to the Aluna Foundation with a grant of £30,000, to be matched by the committed support from consultancy and professional fees (total pro-bono support value £49,000) and a £4,000 grant from Ramboll Foundation.
A planning application for ALUNA will be submitted in September 2014. Subject to planning, contractors will be appointed in Summer 2015 and following a 15 month construction process ALUNA is expected to open to the public with a full public engagement programme in Autumn 2016.