Largest central London redevelopment & the first Core Strategy scheme approved

Posted: 22/06/2012

The redevelopment scheme in the Nine Elms regeneration area consists of two major development projects located in South West London. The two projects were approved by the Wandsworth Council applications committee and the Lambeth Council applications committee.

The first part of the redevelopment involves creating two new tower blocks within the Vauxhall building cluster as well as building a New Convent Garden Market which would become the UK’s largest produce market over a 61.8 acre site. This project will create 2,978 new homes including public spaces and would contribute to an estimated £73 million toward the key infrastructure upgrades together with the Northern Line Extension.

The second scheme involves an application from Sainsbury’s to redevelop their Nine Elms supermarket and surrounding area. This project would create another 737 new homes and a new tube station for the area.

The scale of the redevelopment schemes planned for central London will cover a total of 481.8 acres making it the largest redevelopment scheme in central London. Over 1,000 new homes are already being built and another 12,000 are going through the planning application process.

Nick Cuff, Wandsworth Council planning chairman spoke about the development to the Planning Portal, ‘By the time the process is complete this old industrial area will become an ultra modern district, complete with new parks, a public market, 2 more tube stations, new cultural attractions and all sorts of exciting new businesses.’

In related news, the first Core Strategy has been approved since the introduction of the new planning framework. The Core Strategy for Central Lancashire has been approved by a planning inspector who called the plans ‘sound’.

The new Core Strategy policy involves sustainable development as its key element of which Preston, Chorley and South Ribble have successfully incorporated into their planning application. However, the planning inspector has insisted on a number of alterations to the project such as the inclusion of Regional Startegy housing requirements, the classification of two strategic locations and one strategic site including Cottam.

The plan will be adapted by the council over the next few weeks.

What are your thoughts on the two latest redevelopments taking place across the country from London to Lancashire?

Amanda McGovern, Pali Ltd

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