21 storey tower at Homebase site could become 24 or 25

Author: Cyril Richert

Developers are now seeking permission to build up 3 more storeys on top of their towers and platform to reach 24 storeys (in fact 25 with the size of the podium) and provide 299 residential units (up from 21 storeys and 254 units).

While the Council approved 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 (read our article > HERE), developers are now submitting numerous changes to their initial plans. Continue reading

Mayor of London takes over planning decision on twice rejected Homebase proposal

Author: Cyril Richert

Massing proposal

Following the unanimous rejection by the Planning Application Committee (PAC), of plans to erect buildings ranging from 7 to 15 storeys near  the Tonsleys and Wandsworth Town train station, in place of the current Homebase store (p.a. 2016/7356), the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has decided to take-over the planning decision. Continue reading

Consultation on Peabody: 1st week of September

Author: CJAG

Phase 2 site looking North from Comyn Road

Peabody are leafleting the residents and ‘wider neighbourhood’ (although avoiding community groups apparently!) about a public consultation during the 1st week of September on their redesign plans. 

WHERE: The consultation events will all take place in the community centre.
WHEN:

  • Tuesday: 5th September 2pm – 5.30 pm
  • Wednesday: 6th September 5pm – 8.30 pm
  • Saturday: 9th September 10am – 1pm

It follows the news in December 2016 that the estimated build cost for Phase 2 had increased significantly and therefore all construction has stopped, while Peabody is looking at amendments and a new planning application. Continue reading

Planning Forum meeting 12 July 2017: What purpose?

Author: Cyril Richert

Room-123

Planning Applications Committee – Room 123

Was it a new start for the planning forum or just an iteration of the usual meeting were local amenity groups are fed with updates without much time for discussion on issues? If it was the initial intention of the new chair, Cllr Will Sweet, it was definitely a failure.

In any case it started very badly when I asked to read a very short (1 or 2 minutes) statement at the introduction. That little piece was intended to summarise the frustration of many groups attending this meeting, and had been discussed between us (local groups and Societies) before the meeting. The response from Cllr Sweet was: No! repeated several time as voices raised from several attendees (and members of Societies) to support my request. Continue reading

Plans to increase size and remove features revealed by Peabody

Author: CJAG

Phase 1 of the redevelopment (153 homes) was completed in April 2016 and includes 80 homes for social rent, 6 shared ownership and 67 private sale. During 2016 the Phase 2 site was cleared of all buildings.

Phase 2 site looking North from
Comyn Road

However in December 2016 residents were informed that the estimated build cost for Phase 2 had increased significantly. Hence building has stopped and Peabody will be submitting a new planning application.

The latest newsletter from Peabody, which was circulated to residents in Comyn and Eckstein Road, gives an outline of their proposals for Phase 2 & 3. Continue reading

Is Peabody planning a revised application with higher blocks?

Author: Cyril Richert

Architect’s image of the Peabody development

Phase 1 of the redevelopment (153 homes) was completed in April 2016 and includes 80 homes for social rent, 6 shared ownership and 67 private sale. Now the construction as stopped completely, as Peabody has decided to submit a revised planning application for the next phases. Continue reading