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Re: Please VOTE in the European Elections on 23rd May, and vote REMAIN!

I cannot understand how anyone can cut off their friends/relatives for voting remain/leave!!!!!  After all we are all entitled to our own opinions.   Just listen to LBC radio to hear those people who voted Leave even more adamant that they want to leave - OK there are people who have changed their m...
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Sat May 11, 2019 2:02 pm

Party Wall Surveyor Battersea

Does anyone have a recommendation for a chartered party wall surveyor?  This is to do with a large block of flats being built adjoining my back garden.
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:14 am

Re: A Shady Business in Battersea!

Battersea seems to be a huge building project - but not for Londoners: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/14/battersea-nine-elms-property-development-housing Maybe if homes were being built for Londoners on large building projects then totally unsuitable plots would not need to be built on.
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Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:21 pm

A Shady Business in Battersea!

We are being faced with a developer - Marston - applying for planning permission to build a huge block of flats in our back gardens. They call it a "sensitive infill site" - I'll say it's sensitive. How would they like to wake up and open their bedroom curtains to see yards, terraces, and see people...
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Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:20 pm

Mother and Grown-Up Son Living on Bench

Just saw the two people living on a bench outside Tooting Library this Saturday. How do they manage - there is no shelter there? Apparently they have been offered accommodation by Wandsworth but do not want to move.
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Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:04 pm

Warning of Heavy Traffic on Local Roads

This is to forewarn everyone of a potentially dangerous situation along the North Side of Clapham Common and on Taybridge Road. This is due to lorries bound for 2 construction sites on Taybridge Road – a house at 20A and a block of flats on the corner of Taybridge/ Gowrie Road. There is potentially ...
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Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:00 pm

Re: Park being replaced with a block of flats?

Wandsworth Council, as owners of the Gowrie Road Pocket Park site, has exchanged contracts and completion will take place soon. Meanwhile the developer, who already have planning permission for a block of flats - planning application 2017/0631 (2x2-bedroom flats and 2x1-bedroom flats), have put in a...
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Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:00 pm

Great Local Window Replacement Company

I would highly recommend Stormplan at 270 Mitcham Road, SW17 9NT for an excellent window installation. I recently had a Upvc window installed to match my hardwood sash windows and I am very pleased with the speedy turnround following the reasonable quotation received and the quality of the window is...
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:50 pm

Re: Park being replaced with a block of flats?

This development of four flats is not intended for social housing or affordable homes. It takes away the opportunity for locals to have a revitalised green space where they could relax or socialise and where children could play. The loss of the mature sycamore tree is a backward step - the sycamore ...
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Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:01 pm

Re: Park being replaced with a block of flats?

Local residents are not usually made aware of every planning application which might affect them unless they are on the Council's 'alert list'. This pocket park had great potential to be transformed into an open space for all ages to enjoy whilst retaining the beautiful mature sycamore tree. No one ...
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Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:57 pm

Re: Park being replaced with a block of flats?

Dear rootingfortooting, it's always good to hear success stories - well done in your case. In our case all the points you mentioned such as privacy, light, disturbance etc were mentioned many many times in residents' letters to Wandsworth planning during the Planing Application Stage. I see those le...
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:40 am

Re: Park being replaced with a block of flats?

Dear rootingfortooting, I don't think it is fair to say "you only have yourselves to blame" as if stopping a planning application, especially when it is backed by Wandsworth Council, is easy. The Council, local councillors, and the developer all knew the strength of local opposition. A tree preserva...
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Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:03 pm

Re: Park being replaced with a block of flats?

Last Bank Holiday weekend the magnificent sycamore tree at the centre of the Gowrie Road Pocket Park was cut down and on the Tuesday workmen employed by the developer moved in to clear the site and put hoardings round the perimeter. So disappointing for the many people who wanted to see the little p...
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:28 pm

Re: Park being replaced with a block of flats?

Wandsworth Counil Plannng Applications Committee in coming to their decision to grant plannng permission for a block of flats to be built on Gowrie Road Pocket Park argued that it was not a pocket park at all and was just a brownfield site. Well here are two maps which clearly show Gowrie Road Pocke...
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Wed May 03, 2017 10:47 pm

Re: Alterations

Alter Ego at 24 Lavender Hill,SW11 5RN do bespoke tailoring and alterations.
I have been using them for years and they are excellent.

http://www.alteregolondon.com
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Wed May 03, 2017 10:25 pm