Osiers plans approved

Wandsworth Council has approved Taylor Wimpey’s plans for 119 new homes, including 29 for low cost home ownership on the site of a fuel storage depot as part of the wider redevelopment of the Osiers Road area.

The site overlooks Bell Lane Creek and the River Wandle delta, which is currently undergoing improvement works by Thames Water to create a new nature reserve.

Just over 900 square metres of business space would also be provided, along with 80 homes for sale, and infrastructure improvements such as a new public plaza on the banks of the Wandle, landscaping and pedestrian routes through the area. The mixed-use development is proposed to include buildings of between ten and 14 storeys.

Committee chairman, Cllr Sarah McDermott, said: “We took into account concerns such as height and density, and it was felt that while the development would of course make an impact, this would be within London and local planning guidelines and would sit appropriately amongst the existing development. Members of the planning committee voted in favour of granting permission by eight to one.”

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