Clapham Junction roadworks

I’d totally forgotten about the Clapham Junction exemplar scheme work starting until I got stuck in traffic today. The roadworks have created a contraflow on Lavender Hill outside Asda (I think this is in Battersea, but you may want to check with their store manager) so it might be best avoided for a while. The […]

Revolution licensing application

View Larger Map Shaftesbury seems to be attracting licensing applications on a weekly basis at the moment. The latest is from Revolution who sit right in the town centre on the corner of Lavender Hill and Falcon Road. They are seeking what seems a fairly minimal application, basically an extra hour on Thursday night, extending […]

Councillor points at pothole shocker

It is not without hypocrisy that I point you towards Glum Councillors – a collection of hard-working councillors working hard at pointing out potholes. I confess I was impressed by the care taken by some in donning high-visibility clothing before venturing onto the road. The ‘councillors points at pothole’ is a classic, and seems to […]

Boris rejects Clapham Junction hotel appeal

As I reported in June the developers had requested the Mayor take responsibility for deciding their application to build a hotel on Falcon Road. The Mayor has decided that he is content with Wandsworth Council taking the decision, meaning the council’s refusal of the application stands. Legally, the Mayor has powers to determine applications if they […]

Clapham Junction hotel rejected

The application to build a 16 storey hotel on the Woburn House site (the old job centre on Falcon Road) was rejected, unanimously, by the planning applications committee last night.

Battersea’s neighbourhoods – a renaissance?

At last week’s Northcote Road Carnival I was having a chat with Essential Local magazine about the event. One of the things they asked for was a quote about the day. And it was virtually impossible to give, because pretty much anything you could say was put on the bottom of a list of other […]

Clapham Junction hotel recommended for rejection

Planning officers have recommended that the Planning Applications Committee reject the application for a 16 storey hotel at the site of the old Job Centre on Falcon Road. Following the Clapham Junction ‘towers’ application this had been another controversial scheme, especially as it backed onto residential properties in Mossbury Road. Local residents’ objections mainly concentrated […]

Woburn House, 155 Falcon Road, planning application

Residents living near Falcon Road might be interested in the current consultation the council has received for the Woburn House site on Falcon Road.  The site was the old job centre and is currently a solicitors.  The application is for a 16 storey, 132 bedroom, hotel. I know many who objected to the Clapham Junction […]