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Planning Committee Submission

Submission to Wandsworth Borough Council
Added on: 5 May 2015 at 09:25:52

9-15 Elcho Street, 2015/1203

The Battersea Society objects to this application which is an over-development of the site and one which fails sufficiently to consider the adjacent approved development and those already built.

We note that the scheme has been reduced in height during pre-application discussions but the addition of 2-storeys to the building at the front and up to 8 storeys at the rear is still likely to be overly dominant within the streetscape.  We agree with other comments that the application lacks full visual information to allow for the effect on the streetscape to be assessed.  The massing documentation is insufficient.

The travel plan appears to focus on shared car use rather than public transport or cycling as a means of transport.  It also fails fully to set out the travel options and does not properly acknowledge the pressure currently experienced on transport capacity in the area, particularly the 170.  As an instance the plan does not consider travel via Sloane Square or South Kensington Underground stations, network rail stations at Battersea Park, Clapham Junction and Queenstown Road, London Overground links, walking distances and cycle networks.  We are not aware that the 328 serves Beaufort Street but rather terminates at Worlds End in the King’s Road.

This application does not yet provide adequate information to allow for it to be properly assessed.  It is in any case contrary to policy in that its height fails to conform to guidelines for the area or for the need for a neighbourly development appropriate for the surrounding streetscape.

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