Londoners are sick of all the skyscrapers - we've mapped how many are planned near you

 
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From the Gherkin to the Shard, some of London's most well-loved landmarks are skyscrapers, but new research shows the capital's residents are getting sick of all the glass towers going up.

A total of 430 new towers are planned for the capital, but a poll from YouGov has shown nearly half of Londoners - 48 per cent - think the buildings will have a negative impact, and only 34 per cent think they will be beneficial.

Although Londoners have strong opinions about the city skyline, most are clueless about how to find out what projects are going on in their area; 58 per cent didn't know how to have a say on local planning proposals.

The majority - 60 per cent - would like a say on tall buildings if they are being constructed in a place of historical significance. At the moment, however, it is only those in the immediate area who are asked about proposals.

East London is about to become particularly crowded. In Tower Hamlets and Greenwich, 93 and 67 new high-rises are proposed respectively. Other hot spots include Lambeth and Newham, both with 32 projects in the pipeline, according to New London Architecture's Tall Building Survey.

Click or tap on your borough in the interactive map below to see what's planned near you.

In Tower Hamlets, the 93 new builds outlined for the borough add to the 24 currently under construction. Lambeth, Greenwich and Newham all have 11 towers each going up at the moment.

More glass giants will appear around Leadenhall as well, where the proposed 1 Undershaft will become the tallest in the City at 73 floors high. Just around the corner, 22 Bishopsgate will appear on the site previously saved for 'the Pinnacle" - a project that sank during the financial crisis.

Duncan Wilson, chief executive of Historic England, said: "Londoners know how special their city is, and they know the future of our capital hangs in the balance.

"Tall buildings can make an excellent contribution to city life if they are well-placed and well-designed. But in the wrong places, they can do serious harm. It matters when tall buildings spring up in the wrong places, overshadowing out crescents and squares."

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