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

Flower stall outside station approved by Councillors against recommendation of officers

Author: Cyril Richert

A retrospective application (2017/0146) for erection of a traditional flower stall outside main entrance to Clapham Junction Shopping Centre leading to the station was approved by the Planning Application Committee (PAC) on the 26/04/2017, against the recommendation of officer’s. Continue reading

Scheme to redevelop Homebase site refused

Author: Cyril Richert

Homebase scheme compared to Wandsworth planning policies – courtesy of Wandsworth Society

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), were rejected unanimously by the Planning Application Committee (PAC) on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

It was the second time a plan to redevelop the Homebase site was refused. On 27 July 2016, the Council decided to refuse planning permission (by reason of the height, scale and massing of the 17 storeys Station building proposed and its relationship with the surrounding townscape). That scheme (p.a. 2015/6608) included some modifications to the initially proposed design of the 17 storey tower, following the deferment of PAC consideration at the last minute a few months earlier. Continue reading

Luxury flats replaced by offices as demand plummets in Battersea

Author: Cyril Richert

BatterseaPowerStation_movie5The Malaysian developers of Battersea power station are preparing to replace planned apartments with as much as 1 million sq ft of extra office space, following a slump in the market for luxury homes“, announced the FT on February 24th. It means twice the size of the Gherkin tower in central London. However there are questions raised as the Brexit perspective and the consolidation in the insurance industry is already reducing the need for office space in the City. Continue reading