Little change for the new scheme for Homebase (following previous refusal)

Author: Cyril Richert

elevation-proposal2A new planning application (2016/7356) for the site of Homebase in Swandon Way (Wandsworth town) is being considered. It follows the decision at the end of March 2016 to defer the previous application (p.a. 2015/6608). While the Council’s officers recommended approval for the scheme including a 17 storey tower, it emerged that the developers wanted to review their proposals and consult further. Continue reading

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Homebase (Swandon lane) in the Wandsworth Guardian

Following the decision to defer (not withdraw as it is often misrepresented!) on the 17 storeys scheme in Swandon Lane (Homebase site), the Wandsworth Guardian published the following article on 8th April 2016. Continue reading

Decision deferred on the 17 storeys scheme in Swandon Lane (Homebase site)

Author: Cyril Richert

ProposalDecision on Swandon Lane/Homebase planning application (p.a. 2015/6608) was deferred yesterday at the planning application committee meeting. While the Council’s officers recommended approval for the scheme including a 17 storey tower, it emerged that the developers now wish to review their proposals and consult further. Continue reading

Objection to the 17 storeys scheme in Swandon Lane (Homebase site)

Author: Wandsworth Society

drawingHere is the objection sent by the Wandsworth Society to the Council, regarding Homebase site in Swandon lane redevelopment proposal (Application number 2015/6608).

We object to the application on a number of grounds:-

1. Building height

(i)  The proposed tower of 17 storeys- 62 m in height will dominate the residential area to the south, looming over the low-rise flats and houses in the Tonsleys, parts of which are within The Wandsworth Town Conservation Area.

(ii)  In the approved SSAD(section 3.6) “the height at which a development in this location will be considered to be tall is 9 storeys”. Tall buildings in this situation “are likely to be inappropriate”. Continue reading

Plans to replace Homebase, Swanden Way, by several residential buildings

Author: Cyril Richert

drawingPlanning application 2015/6608 is proposing the demolition of existing Homebase building and erection of three buildings ranging from 9 to 17 storeys with basement to provide a mixed use scheme including 324 residential units, 580 sq.m. of retail units, 244 sq.m. of crèche/day nursery and 1636 sq.m. of studio/office space, with associated cycle parking spaces and 101 car parking spaces, playspace, landscaping and public realm improvements (including contribution towards a new northern entrance to Wandsworth Town Station). Continue reading