21 storeys approved in York road paves the way for more towers even before consultation for the area

Author: Cyril Richert

By 5 votes to 2 (you can guess who voted against) the scheme 2015/0881, including a 21 storey tower, was approved at the Planning application Committee meeting on the 14th July.

Proposed development for 198 York Road (currently Homebase)

Proposed development for 198 York Road (currently Homebase)


July 23, 2015 at 8:12 am Leave a comment

The Council requires the façade of the Alchemist pub to be rebuilt

Author: Cyril Richert

The Council has refused a retrospective planning consent to demolish the façade of the former Fishmonger/Alchemist pub (planning application  2015/2762) on Tuesday 21st July. The Alchemist pub, located at 225 St John’s Hill, was nearly totally demolished last month, without planning consent (see our story HERE).



July 22, 2015 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

Our support for Crossrail 2 station on Grant road

Author: Cyril Richert

Blue Areas: These are areas where the Crossrail 2 proposals have a greater effect at ground level, such as for stations, temporary worksites or ventilation and emergency shafts.

On Wednesday 22nd July was organised a meeting to discuss a new community engagement panel TfL is proposing to establish in the Clapham Junction area.

As they work to refine the proposals for Crossrail 2, which includes a new station at Clapham Junction, they want to engage with representatives of the community panel, to provide more information about proposals for Crossrail 2,  to better understand local issues and what this means for our community.

Later this year a wider public consultation on the scheme will be organised. (more…)

July 22, 2015 at 8:11 am Leave a comment

Soon a new 4 storey building to compliment crossing at Plough Rd/St Johns Hill

Author: Cyril Richert

70 St Johns Hill

Application 2013/5712 (70-74 St John’s Hill) was granted in April 2015 for erection of four-storey plus basement building to provide Class A1 shops at ground floor with 8 flats above including a first floor roof garden.

It should replace an openspace/pocket park and match in shape the three other existing buildings at the crossing of St john’s Hill and Plough Road. (more…)

July 15, 2015 at 8:33 am Leave a comment

Local Plan examination: affordable, tall buildings and focal point

Author: Cyril Richert

Local Plan examination - Hearing session 8th July 2015

Local Plan examination – Hearing session 8th July 2015

Is the policy effective? That was one of the main question that we discussed during the local plan examination hearing held by a government inspector, on the 8th and 9th of July 2015.

I will briefly report a few notes on some topics below. (more…)

July 15, 2015 at 8:09 am Leave a comment

Up to 25 storey buildings to replace Homebase near Wandsworth roundabout

Author: Cyril Richert

ProposalSeveral building, including a 25 storey tower, are proposed at the current site of Homebase, Swanden Way, near Wandsworth bridge roundabout. (more…)

July 13, 2015 at 8:16 am Leave a comment

Scheme with a 21 storey tower recommended for approval at Homebase site, 198 York road

Author: Cyril Richert

Proposed development for 198 York Road (currently Homebase)

As expected, planning application 2015/0881 to demolish Homebase on 198 York Road, and replace by 6, 7, 9, 11 and 21 storeys to provide 254 residential units, has been recommended for approval by planning officers.

Amendment was received comprising the replacement of the commercial uses for a dance academy at ground floor level with additional floor space and an increase in height to the buildings (thus 21 storeys instead of 20).  (more…)

July 12, 2015 at 8:07 am Leave a comment

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