Council publishes vision for South Fulham Riverside

Consultation has opened on the South Fulham Riverside Draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which aims to help create a “thriving riverside and thousands of homes”.

The council say that over the next 20 years developers are expected to come forward with proposals to transform disused industrial land in a riverside stretch of Sand’s End, Fulham from Carnwath Road to Imperial Wharf, one of the council’s designated “regeneration areas”..

The Council engaged the Princes Foundation to help work with residents so council planners can produce guidelines that will shape any future development in the area. A draft set of guidelines, the South Fulham Riverside Draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), have now been produced for residents to comment on between now and May 20.

The Princes Trust held workshops with residents and interested groups to draw up a series of principles to help guide all future development.

The principles include:

  • All new developments should promote access to the Thames Path. The Thames and open space around it should become a focus for river-based activities and events such as farmers markets, temporary festivals and the arts.
  • There should be a proper strategy for improvements to public spaces including landscaping, lighting and tree planting.
  • Buildings along the river front should have ‘active’ fronts, such as offices, cafes and residential entrances.
  • The highest buildings should be on the riverfront or key transport routes.
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