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Wandsworth derails £400m Clapham Junction regeneration

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Metro Shopping Fund, a joint venture between Delancey and Land Securities, has been forced to withdraw its planning application for a two 42-storey towers at Clapham Junction

The company had been seeking planning permission for 556 homes in two 42-storey residential buildings, new shopping areas and a health centre at the station designed by Collado Collins.

In a statement, Jamie Ritblat, CEO of Delancey, said: ‘We are all deeply disappointed and frustrated that, despite many years of close co-operation and support from Wandsworth, to ensure that our proposals met all of their objectives for the location and this very important transport hub, the Council has now seen fit to entertain a recommendation for refusal. We have invested significant resources to date, however in the absence of the Council’s support at the last moment we have been forced to withdraw our application.’

The plans were submitted in September 2008 to the London Borough of Wandsworth. Councillors were due to consider the application at a planning committee meeting on 20 May, but the item has now been withdrawn from the agenda.

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