The Wandsworth Guardian have a little, but not much, more on the reasons behind the withdrawal of the planning application by Metro Shopping Fund – it seems by the simple expedient of phoning them and asking!
It seems to boil down to the officer recommendation to refuse permission with Metro Shopping Fund saying they “have invested significant resources to date, however in the absence of the council’s support at the last moment we have been forced to withdraw our application.”
Another source for more information on the withdrawal is simply here:
with extensive comments from readers 😉
I should point out that the link in the comment above is to the campaign site of objectors to the planning application.