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Planning Committee Submission

Submission to Wandsworth Borough Council
Added on: 1 October 2020 at 14:34:13

Asda Superstore 204 Lavender Hill SW11 1JG 2020/3073

The Battersea Society strongly objects to the part of this application which involves the destruction of the trees and planted areas surrounding the car park in front of Asda, and replacing them with a porous resin finish. These areas, fronting Lavender Hill and Falcon Lane, represent one of the very few green areas in Clapham Junction town centre. The area alongside Falcon Lane was replanted with low-maintenance laurel only two years ago. 

The planted areas are close to the borders of both the Clapham Junction and Clapham Common Conservation Areas, and also face the Grade 2 listed Battersea Library. The proposed destruction will have a detrimental effect on all of these settings. The application falsely claims that there are no biodiversity features on the site or surrounding area; and it includes no environmental statement. 

For all these reasons we trust that this element of the application will be rejected.

You can see full details of this application and other comments, or to make your own views known by copying 2020/3073 and pasting it into the box you will find here