When you buy a house or a maisonette you can get a parking permit from the council if you need/want to have a car,this is not the case when you are buying an apartment.Unless you have a parking space in the development you are not able to apply for a permit.There are apartments that do not have parking spaces like Pocket which is building by the Southside Shopping Centre( but they are not apartments for families).I live in an apartment which comes with underground parking(I wouldn't have bought it without) and all the families in the development have cars.Look at the end of the day these are "first world" problems and you will always people that have something to complain about!actuallyadad wrote:But the point is that the houses don't have car spaces! It's normal not to have car spaces in London!
People would complain if it were the other way and each flat had two spaces - people would be saying it will mean more car ownership locally and more cars driving about. I think a lack of allocated car spaces is just not a big deal.
I think the Ship of "bulding affordable homes" in Wandsworth has sailed...Denwand wrote:"London needs more homes" I would agree but only if the word "affordable" was inserted before the word "homes"
Does London, or Wandsworth in general, need more high-end luxury properties?
We already have the vast Battersea Reach project, and the complex being built over the Townmead Road Sainsbury's site.
Now we have an application for a large complex over the Homebase site, the massive former Young's Brewery site, the Garratt Lane ex-housing office site opposite Southside and another tower block of flats near the Southside multi-story - I could go on....and that's not mentioning Nine Elms.
Not only are these developments "non-affordable" by any measure but they seem to get snapped up as investments ( a great number by overseas customers)...does London or Wandsworth need another one in Jaggard Way?
So why does Wandsworth need more unaffordable homes then?Denwand wrote:[quote="windmill26"
I think the Ship of "bulding affordable homes" in Wandsworth has sailed...
...........from a personal point of view I rather have a new development than an empty office building.
It hasn't made me support it "all the more" AT ALL! I'm glad some local polititians care about what these greedy developers are trying to do!this_is_cat wrote: I think the hysterical NIMBY tone of that leaflet will just make people want to support the scheme all the more... It certainly has that effect on me
The other thing to think about is - can our roads take more cars? It's already so busy and congested these days.windmill26 wrote:Few years ago was manly singles or young couples that use to buy apartments and not having a car was not an issue.It is not the case anymore.The council need to understand this and stop approving any development that doesn't offer sufficient parking space.actuallyadad wrote:That flyer is hilarious by the way
"Jaggard Way UNDER THREAT"
really it should say:
"Industrial wasteland of a few garages and some warehouses next to a railway line UNDER THREAT of being developed into smart modern flats"
Sounds very dramatic.
Agree re parking, but I guess they think not everybody will have a car as it's by the station
This is totally irrelevant to Jaggard Waymealsonwheels wrote:Please see our flyer relating to hundreds of residents who are unhappy with the latest building proposals by Wandsworth Council, notably the library development.
You can insult all you like but some of us care about what is happening where we live and don't want it ruined just so some developers can make loads of money with 6-storey buildings that look horribleactuallyadad wrote:more nimby hysteria!