Wandsworth Council claims that the scheme has been developed 'in full consultation' with the local community. Yes there have been lots of consultations, but only one since 2014. Each time the locals asked for well loved elements of the estate to be kept. Each successive scheme meant more demolition.
Hawkins Brown may have answered the brief they were given, but it is definitely NOT what the community (most of whom will have to leave) may have asked for.
Chair - Putney Society Buildings Panel
The 'Beauty Consultants' are already here. Last month the applicants wheeled in a 'Townscape Consultant' to tell the appeal inquiry why building 10 storeys of flats behind our listed parish church would improve the setting.
Providing infrastructure like this was the justification for introducing CIL. But in London at least it seems to be treated as a bonus for the LA. Knowing it will come if development is made possible should allow stations 'not in the 5 year plan' to get funded.
The government consultation on ending the PD right to convert offices to flats closed last week. I hope all architects supported this change.
President - Association of Consultant Architects
Well said Paul. Great little schemes get stopped on the case officer's whim, or because they don't know want to admit they don't understand design, whilst the politicians pass anything that brings in lots of CIL money.