Brighton Yard crossing underway

Author: Cyril Richert

Brighton Yard entrance view

Brighton Yard entrance view

Wandsworth Council has done all infrastructure work for installation of signals-controlled pelican crossing (a pair of poles each with a standard set of traffic lights facing oncoming traffic, a push button and two illuminated “green men”).

Only Transport for London can actually install the lights and they are currently very busy. However it could happen within a month. (more…)

July 1, 2014 at 9:13 am Leave a comment

Winstanley and York Road estates regeneration: Council prepared to evict Ganley Court

Author: Cyril Richert

Preferred Option = Option 3A

Preferred Option = Option 3A

The Council is prepared to proceed from Right to Buy sales to move forward their Winstanley and York redevelopment plans, we have learned from an article published in the Wandsworth Guardian.

It is a direct threat to the residents of Ganley Court, who have opposed the plans to demolish their low rise homes facing York Gardens. (more…)

June 24, 2014 at 9:31 am Leave a comment

Crossrail2 update: consultation on Chelsea station, Southgate and Hackney

 Author: Cyril Richert

Following feedback from last year’s consultation, there are some variations for the Crossrail 2 route through Chelsea, Dalston, Hackney and New Southgate. Proposed changes are:

  • The location of a station in Chelsea
  • An extension from Alexandra Palace to New Southgate
  • The route alignment in Dalston and Hackney


June 20, 2014 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

Who’s who in the new planning committee

Author: Cyril Richert

Following May 2014 local elections, and many new councillors being elected (with 6 more Labour) all the Council committees were reshuffled.

Planning Applications Committee - Room 123

Planning Applications Committee – Room 123


June 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

CJTCP – meeting 24 April 2014: feedback

Author: Cyril Richert

I apology for the delay on this report. As usual when I attend the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership (business associations) meeting, I give a quick feedback on some specific points that were discussed.

End of funding for the business organisation

The main and starting point of the meeting was the Economic Development Office explaining that decision has been made by Wandsworth Council to remove funding for the business organisations of each town centres in the borough. (more…)

June 18, 2014 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

Wandsworth local election results

Author: Cyril Richert

The Conservative Group retained overall control of the council after the results published for the local election 2014 for Wandsworth borough council.

Wandsworth borough has 60 councillors elected in 20 wards.

Results from Local election May 2014

  • Conservatives: 41 (-6 in comparison to May 2010)
  • Labour: 19 (+6)

All three seats in the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward were won by Labour where previously they had only held one (+2). They also won a seat in Earlsfield (+1), Queenstown Road (+1) and two in Bedford ward (+2).

Detailed results for Clapham Junction wards (Latchmere, Fairfield, Northcote, Shaftesbury)

In colours are displayed those elected. (more…)

May 23, 2014 at 11:49 am Leave a comment

BBC expose Wandsworth Council allowing a developer to drop all office space from development

Author: Cyril Richert

_One_Nine_Elms__by_CIT_and_Green_Properties_webYesterday night, BBC News (10pm) showed a report from Political Editor Tim Donovan (3’08″) about the permission given to a Chinese developer to double the size of a new luxury hotel in Nine Elms at the expense of office space and the associated jobs.

Developer Dalian Wanda has dropped all 10,000 sqm of office space from its planned riverside development at One Nine Elms in Vauxhall, along with his promise of nearly a thousand new jobs. The space has been replaced by more luxury hotel rooms and private apartments.

The report says that Wandsworth planning documents reveal it will mean at least 400 fewer jobs – nearly half those originally intended – being brought to an economic “opportunity area”. (more…)

May 22, 2014 at 4:41 pm Leave a comment

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