Category Archives: Housing

An update on the interesting Wixs Lane development

Way back, we reported on a residential development being proposed on Wixs Lane, which would replace the car park of Dacres House (a block of flats on Cedars Road) with two semi-detached modern houses (one three-bed and one four-bed). Several … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Planning | Leave a comment

The final result of the long-running plans for a block of flats on Parma Crescent

We’ve written a few articles about the plans to demolish the (somewhat unusual) small house with a big garden on Parma Crescent, and replace it with a small block of flats. The first time we wrote about it it proved … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Planning, Street by street | 2 Comments

Could this garage become Lavender Hill’s smallest house?

A brand new house is being proposed, at 155c Lavender Hill – behind Froud’s barber shop. And it might be one of the smallest houses in Battersea! The plans are to convert an existing one-car garage on Sugden Road in … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Planning, Street by street | Leave a comment

Two ‘architectural’ new houses are being built on Wix’s Lane

Last summer we reported on an interesting development being planned for Wixs Lane. It would replace the car park behind Dacres House (a block of flats that faces Cedars Road) with two semi-detached modern houses (one three-bed and one four-bed), … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Planning, Street by street | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Housing, Planning | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Environment, Housing, Planning | 4 Comments

Retail takeovers explained… why squatters now target empty shops rather than flats

Mrs Le’s Banh Mi, at 178 Lavender Hill, is unusual in that it’s the only shop on the street that is currently in use as a temporary home! Here we explore, for our readers’ curiosity, the occasional phenomenon of shops … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Retail, Useful to know | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Housing, Planning, Transport | 4 Comments

Work starts on 26 new flats & four houses on the Gideon Road Estate

A while back we reported that Wandsworth Council is planning to start work on the building of 26 flats and 4 large houses, spread across seven different buildings mostly on “spare” bits of land in the Gideon Road Estate.  These … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Housing, Planning | Leave a comment

30 new flats and houses are on the way north of Lavender Hill

In one of the largest developments on Lavender Hill for some time, Wandsworth Council is planning to start work on the building of 26 flats and 4 large houses, spread across seven different buildings mostly on “spare” bits of land … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Planning | 3 Comments