The Fishmonger/Alchemist pub redevelopment plans have been approved

Author: Cyril Richert

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On 14th September 2016, retrospective planning application 2016/0647 for the Alchemist pub was approved by the Council (7 votes in favour and 1 abstention). A number of conditions have been added to the approval to those recommended by officers, including a requirement that detailed drawings of the decorative features of the front facade shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority prior to the commencement of the development. The specific details (p.a. 2016/5958) were consented on 5th December 2016. Continue reading

Developer chosen for Winstanley/York regeneration

Author: Cyril Richert

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Proposal from Taylor Wimpey’s presentation

The Council has now revealed the name of the development partner to help deliver the regeneration scheme they promote for the Winstanley and York Road area. In its Executive meeting on Monday 27th, decision was made to choose Taylor Wimpey as preferred bidder (with Lendlease as reserve bidder). Taylor Wimpey will now work with the Council through a Joint Venture (JV) arrangement for the £1bn redevelopment of the scheme, after a 13-month OJEU procurement procedure. Continue reading

Council’s proposal for a new Northcote Library opposed by residents

Author: Cyril Richert

Wandsworth Council is proposing to replace the current Northcote library (corner of Northcote Road and Chatham Road) with a new facility located at the place of the current Chatham Hall (currently a community centre and nursery). A new community hall will be built on the site of the existing Chatham Hall and the current library will be transformed into residential units and retails (the Council owns both sites).

Proposed new library

Proposed new library

Proposed redevelopment of retails and residential units.

Proposed redevelopment of retails and residential units.

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The Battersea Art Centre seeked your support on its proposals to rebuild

Author: Cyril Richert

IMG_20160118_195709The Battersea Art Centre submitted its planning applications related to the rebuild of the Grand Hall at the end of March and they asked for people to support their proposals, especially on the Internal Application, which is the one proposing most changes with wall treatment and a new design for the ceiling, in addition to specific arrangements on the functionalities of the hall.

  • External Application: Planning: 2016/1349 (registered 29/03/16) Listed Building: 2016/1360 (registered 29/03/16)
  • Internal Application: Planning: 2016/1350 (registered 22/03/16) Listed Building: 2016/1359 (registered 22/03/16)

In what appeared to be a nice community involvement appeal instead of a real need for support, the Battersea Art Centre proposals got only 3 comments, with both the Battersea Society and the Putney Society supporting their plan . The Battersea Society said that “the proposals for restoration of the roof panels and retention of the patina on the fire affected walls are interesting” and the Putney Society said “this decision [to leave the internal walls as found] is of course the one that least inhibits an alternative scheme of decoration in the future“.

Unfortunately CJAG did not have time to comment as it was a speedy process and the applications were approved by delegated authority (i.e. by officers, without going to Committee to discuss) last week. However you will find below the letter that we prepared to comment on the application. Continue reading

Local residents spending thousand of pounds fighting as they are ignored by Wandsworth Council

Land behind No. 88 Thurleigh Road London SW12 8TTEight 4 and 5 bedroomed town houses over 3 and 4 storeys including basements have been approved for “Town Cramming” onto a tiny site (formerly two tennis courts) with an unusually long, angled and very narrow entrance access-way. Residents claim they have been ignored by the councillors and officers. They have already spent several thousands of pounds in surveys, reports and judicial process in order to support their case. Continue reading

Proposal for 15-27 Falcon Road

Author: Cyril Richert

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A new proposal for 15-27 Falcon Road (currently occupied by Tesco at its ground level) will replace a series of 2 storey maisonnettes by a 5 storey building, to create 25 new homes, including 1, 2 and 3 bed flats, two new retail units, cycle parking and space for a gym (with low membership fee). No parking spaces will be provided for new residents, and not resident permit on the streets. Continue reading