Archive for February 7th, 2009

There is a new addition to the website which should make it easier to keep track of planning applications around the area.  You can see it towards the bottom of the right-hand column, showing a list of recent applications.  Click on any application to go straight to the detailed material on the Lambeth planning website.

The service is run by volunteers at planningalerts.com.  You can also sign up there for customised emails alerting you to applications in any area you define.

Two applications stand out from the batch which appeared when I first turned this on.   The first and more significant one is a second attempt to redevelop the old DiLieto’s building:

Retention of part ground floor as shop premises (Use class A1) with the conversion of the remainder of the property to provide 8 x 1 bed self contained flats with excavation of 2 x rear lightwells and erection of part 3, part 2, part single storey rear extensions and alterations to shopfront and windows within all elevations.

At first glance that doesn’t look very different from the application which was withdrawn last September.  Eight flats crammed into a small site and with the consequent pressure on the area around it is not a sensible approach.

The apparently more minor (but retrospective) application is for 42 Wilkinson Street,

Retention and reduction in depth of unauthorised rear outbuilding.

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Saturday 14th February 10.00 – 2.00  centred around the Sculpture and the Church, but we can do the wider area too. Come with your ideas for the area – the Council will provide the tools – and skips for rubbish and green waste.  Meet by the Sculpture at 10.00 – tell your friends.

Supported by Lambeth Council as part of its Community Freshview scheme.

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