Category Archives: Planning

Revealed: The future of Arding & Hobbs (Debenhams)

As we confirmed some time ago – Debenhams at Clapham Junction will never reopen. It’s a great shame to lose it, and our sympathy is with our many readers who used to work there. But it raises a very immediate … Continue reading

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The proposed block of flats on Parma Crescent has shrunk… and maybe disappeared.

A while back we reported on a proposal to replace an unusually small house which had an unusually large garden on Parma Crescent with a rather larger building housing five flats. We didn’t say much about it, but it later … Continue reading

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Could the mystery of 53 Lavender Hill be close to an end?

53 Lavender Hill is a shop that’s been empty for years. And that’s despite being half way along a healthy run of shops, and being blessed with a rather elegant green tiled shopfront, a front forecourt, and a basement that’s … Continue reading

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Updates on the Queens Arms: Does a new licensee mean a reopening? And an architecturally bold extension.

Some good news on the Queens Arms, just off Queenstown Road.  Neighbours & regular readers will know it was closed in 2017, and architects Boon Brown won planning permission to redevelop it, creating five flats (four two-bed ones and a … Continue reading

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A small block of flats may be built on Eccles Road / Parma Crescent

One of the houses on Eccles Road is smaller than the others, but with a much larger garden. Regular readers can probably already see where this is going!…  Developers love houses like the one above – with a huge garden, … Continue reading

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Building space for business in Battersea

There’s understandably been a lot of concern about affordable housing in London – but less about affordable offices!  As London has grown businesses and employers are also finding it more difficult to find somewhere to call home, at a price … Continue reading

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Making Lavender Gardens more accessible

A few photos of the works underway to create a new access path to Asda from the Dorothy Road – removing the steps.  We first reported on this small but helpful project back in January last year.  This will help … Continue reading

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Is the second entrance for Queenstown Road station still on track?

There’s been a lot of new construction among the railway arches between Queenstown Road & Battersea Park stations. 290 flats, shops (including a soon-to-open small Sainsbury’s), offices, a new school…  and it’s now pretty much finished.  But one part of the … Continue reading

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Last Orders for the Queens Arms?

Is the Queens Arms, which has been just off Queenstown Road since 1865, going to reopen?  It was closed in 2017 and architects Boon Brown won planning permission to redevelop it, creating five flats (four two-bed ones and a studio) … Continue reading

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The Wandsworth Road Premier Inn is getting 13 more rooms

The Premier Inn close to the Lavender Hill / Wandsworth Road junction is growing.  It currently has a little-advertised basement car park with 18 spaces for guests and staff (including two disabled spaces).  They’ve been underused for the last few … Continue reading

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