Category Archives: Environment

A surprising planning decision on Taybridge Road

Wandsworth have just made an interesting planning decision – which is maybe the sign of a new approach to urban trees and greenery in Wandsworth. It’s on a site that a couple of years ago was very controversially converted from … Continue reading

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A big upgrade for Clapham Common’s basketball court

Things are looking up for Clapham Common’s basketball court. As part of a project to support grass roots basketball in the UK, it’s set to be turned in to a proper spectator arena with new rows of tiered spectator seating … Continue reading

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A neon nod to Lavender Hill’s history, hidden away among Battersea’s new flats

Taking the bus along Queenstown Road on a rainy winter evening, if you cast your eye down one of the obscure side streets full of bins & delivery lorries you might just spot a huge sprig of Lavender glowing in … Continue reading

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Walks aren’t just for the countryside! We review two recent walking guides in Battersea.

One of the simple pleasures that’s still open to most of us – including in the lighter stages of lockdown – is outdoor exercise. And what better way to do this than to explore the area we live in in … Continue reading

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Good news on Asda’s scandalous planning application…

A few weeks ago we reported on proposals by Asda to remove all the trees and plants around their Clapham Junction store, and pave over the green areas with tarmac and a glued gravel finish, seemingly to cut maintenance costs. … Continue reading

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Cycle lanes, 20mph, school streets, bollards and planters… what’s going on with Lavender Hill’s traffic?

It’s been a dramatic year in traffic terms! After a deathly calm early on in the lockdown, there’s no doubt that the traffic on Lavender Hill and some of the residential streets has been pretty busy! We’ve also seen a … Continue reading

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Controversial plans to remove and pave over *all* the plants and greenery around Asda at Clapham Junction

Monday update: Strong responses and a lot of concerns raised on this one – a lot of you have got in touch, and we see a lot of comments have also gone to Wandsworth on the planning application in the … Continue reading

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Coming soon, to a lamp post near you: Electric car chargers

Something unusual’s happening to all the lamp posts on Clapham Common Northside. You may have seen it yourself – what usually happens is a gentleman in hi-viz digs holes about two feet deep, throws in a big copper grid, wires … 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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Fresh new look for a tired old building on Lavender Hill

The scaffolding has come off 7 Lavender Hill – which used to be the home of CutPoint barbers over the ground floor and basement, and a 4-bed flat spread across the upper levels.  The property, close to the junction with … Continue reading

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