Winstanley/York regeneration project: towers are so big they don’t fit on the image published by Council

Author: Cyril Richert

Architect image published in Brightside in September 2017 – towers are so big they don’t fit on the image published

The Council is pushing ahead the contentious plan to redevelop Winstanley and York estate and revealed for the first time the architect image of what is going to be build beside the new leisure centre.

While previous plans where showing buildings from above (never from ground floor) so nobody can see the size and the features of the proposed buildings, it appears now that the series of towers planned is so big that it cannot even fit on the page of the Council’s magazine. Continue reading

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Extension approved in contradiction to Council’s plans?

Author: Cyril Richert

A construction of a mansard roof extension is under-way on top of the Peacock pub near Clapham Junction Station/Grant Road (146-148 Falcon Road, SW11 2LW – p.a. 2015/7628). This should enable the creation of two new 2 bedroom 4 person flats. An additional application 2017/0556 for the change of use from 4 flats to 4 serviced apartments was refused at the beginning of April 2017. 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

Wandsworth is looking for a development partner for Winstanley/York estates

Author: Cyril Richert

Preferred Option = Option 3A

Preferred Option = Option 3A

According to an article published in the Estates GazetteWandsworth Council has appointed Bilfinger GVA to find a development partner for the 32-acre Winstanley and York Road estates. The scheme could potentially have a gross development value in excess of £1bn. Continue reading

Update on Winstanley/York development: nothing new

Author: Cyril Richert

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Plan as shown in the “update” booklet: still cluster of 20+ storey towers near Flacon Bridge, despite Crossrail saying this area is reserved for station entrance.

On the last day of 2015, Wandsworth Council published a detailed booklet updating residents on the regeneration scheme for the Winstanley and York Road estates. You can also download a copy now from the council’s website.

There is nothing really new about the plan. Actually the so-called “update” does not even consider at first the issue caused by the safeguarded zone between Grant Road and Falcon Bridge, where Crossrail 2 intends to build one of their station entrances, and part of the Clapham junction station redevelopment. In February 2015 the Council wrote to Crossrail: “The Council is concerned that once the safeguarding is issued, TfL would not allow these proposed developments to proceed.”  Continue reading

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. Continue reading