Zipcars could be left anywhere in Wandsworth (but not bikes!)

Author: Cyril Richert

Zipcar have recently launched an additional service in all of Wandsworth, along with parts of Merton, Sutton and south Lambeth, called Zipcar Flex. This service allows Zipcar members to make one-way journeys, rather than having to pick up and return a car from/to a dedicated car club parking bay. The Flex vehicles are permitted to park anywhere a resident can, including resident-only and shared-use bays, i.e. there are no dedicated bays. Continue reading


Homebase: developers are submitting new plans to be considered by Mayor

Author: Cyril Richert

Massing proposal

Developers for Homebase Swandon Way are now proposing a revised application, going back to the 17 storey tower as planned in their first application (deferred then rejected by Wandsworth Council), an increase in comparison of the 15 storeys previously submitted (and also rejected by the Council). Continue reading

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.

  • 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