Be prepared for a cluster of “Falcon Towers” at Clapham Junction

Authors: Mike Snaith & Cyril Richert

Clapham Junction near Falcon Road

Clapham Junction near Falcon Road

On the evidence of latest exhibition at York Library on the Winstanley/York regeneration plans, it is obvious that not only have our previous concerns and comments been completely ignored by Wandsworth Council, but also those of the regeneration area’s residents, who specifically wanted “fewer towers”.

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Winstanley/York redevelopment exhibition

An update exhibition for the regeneration of the Winstanley and York Road estates will take place at York Gardens Library at the following dates:

  • 3pm – 8pm, Wednesday 19 November
  • ​2pm – 5pm, Thursday 20 November
  • 10am -1pm, Friday 21 November

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Council’s plan for a Cluster of High Towers

The Clapham Junction Action Group is currently distributing leaflets in the area to warn about the Council’s plan for a Cluster of High Towers beside Clapham Junction station.

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You can download our leaflet HERE and see it below.

>> If you can help us to distribute in your area, please contact us.

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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. Continue reading

Full demolition for Winstanley and York estates as the chosen option

Author: Cyril Richert

Exhibitions at York Gardens Library on Saturday, 8 February 2014

Exhibitions at York Gardens Library on Saturday, 8 February 2014

Following the 2013 masterplan options consultation a ‘preferred option’ has now been presented to the local community: the full demolition / redevelopment of the estates is the chosen scheme, which received the greatest level of local support according to the Council’s team. Continue reading

Winstanley and York Redevelopment: proposal revealed next week

Author: Cyril Richert

York Estate

York Road Estate

The ‘preferred option’ for improving the Winstanley and York Road estates will be on display at York Gardens Library in early February. The exhibitions will present the development option which received the greatest level of local support and will show how residents’ feedback has been used to develop the design. Continue reading

Option 1 would be a good compromise, says Wandsworth Society

Author: Shirley Passmore, Wandsworth Society

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Current York Road estate

We note with interest the various proposals to upgrade the Winstanley and York Road estates and are pleased to see that the council is consulting the local people about what they would like to happen.

The council has the opportunity to improve the environment and social mix of the area but it needs to be very conscious of the mistakes of the past and to avoid repeating them. Continue reading

Is Wandsworth planning a new Twin-Towers scheme in Clapham Junction?

Author: Cyril Richert

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Winstanley and York area redevelopment proposal suggest 4 towers up to 20 storeys close to the railway, beside CJ bridge.

The Council has been presenting four different improvement proposals for the estates and asked for views on their relative pros and cons. According to the Council’s website, these options are not fixed, and they could be blended and combined to form a new outline plan for the area.

We welcome the current consultation and presentation of different alternatives for an overall project that could cost more than £100m. Depending on the preferred option there is now an opportunity to change the whole area for good, and we appreciate the attention to listening to the local residents.

However, we have great concerns on one aspect of the plan that  have not been opened to discussion yet (or at least which is not on the part that is put forward in the consultation exercise): the set of towers that is planned for the area closer to the railway.

Site where architects think that they could put high rise towers (up to 20 storeys)

Site where architects think that they could put towers (up to 20 storeys)

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Winstanley and York Road Regeneration

Author: Cyril Richert

In March 2013, a spokesman for the Council said:

“We want to help bring about more positive changes in the area and are prepared to commit up to £100m to help achieve this as part of the Winstanley and York Road regeneration project.”

So here we are. A specialist masterplanning team has been appointed to work alongside the community in creating new development proposals. The team includes property consultants GVA and architects Levitt Bernstein.

The Council is now presenting four different improvement proposals for the Winstanley and York Road estates and asks for your views on their relative pros and cons. According to the Council’s website, these options are not fixed, and they could be blended and combined to form a new outline plan for the area.

Winstanley and York Road area subject to redevelopment

Winstanley and York Road area subject to redevelopment

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