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Planning Committee Submission

Submission to Wandsworth Borough Council
Added on: 5 January 2018 at 10:03:28

B& Q Depot, 2017/0580

The Battersea Society objects to this application on the grounds of density, height and the dangerous effect on the local infrastructure.  The proposal does not conform to Policy IS3 in that it will not deliver good quality design and townscape. 

We support the reasoned objections put forward by the Wandsworth Society.

In relation to the effect on public transport, we set down below our concerns, most recently put forward in relation to the increase in height at 198 York Road, 2017/4380.  This application has now been granted. We were disappointed that the Battersea Society’s objections, including the following, were not included in the officer report to the PAC. 

Public Transport 

Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Town stations are dangerously over-crowded during peak times and all bus routes are already considerably over-stretched.  This at a time when most of the new buildings here, in Wandsworth Town and on the Winstanley are not yet built.  

We are at a loss to understand why neither the Council nor TfL can see the urgent need for action to quantify the added passenger numbers and set down some feasible plan to address this.  Table 5.5 of the Transport Statement for this scheme (20127/4380) shows the extra trips likely to be generated.  It would be a relatively simple task for similar tables to be extracted for all the approved and proposed plans to give an estimate of the cumulative impact. 

We fear that it will take a significant accident resulting from overcrowding at one of the stations before the serious nature of these pressures is properly appreciated. 

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