Wandle Delta consultation closes shortly

Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Any Wandsworth resident who wishes to comment on a masterplan to guide development in the riverside Wandle Delta area must do so by Sunday (March 21).

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The draft ‘Supplementary Planning Document’ for the area is currently out to consultation so the views of local people can feed into the final version.

The document explores how best to manage the comprehensive redevelopment of a number of sites in the area between Armoury Way, Putney Bridge Road, Old York Road and the river. The aim is to revitalise the area, enable the creation of new homes and jobs and make the Wandle Delta a visitor destination.

It also looks at how the riverside area can be better connected with the rest of the town, including the station, the town hall, the town centre and the Ram Brewery quarter.

A number of sites are expected to come forward for development in the upcoming months and years, and planners want to ensure they are co-ordinated and contribute to a ‘sense of place’ – creating a distinctive area that people can live, work and relax in.

Key areas covered by the strategy include Causeway Island, the gasholder site and land around it in Armoury Way, Dormay Street, Feathers Wharf and the Frogmore Depot. It will also look at the area around Wandsworth Bridge roundabout, including McDonalds, Jew’s Row and the grade-II listed Wandsworth Bus Garage.

In line with the council’s commitment to become carbon-neutral by 2030, the importance of ecology and biodiversity will be stressed, especially around the river.

The views of local people were sought before the plan was drawn up, including feedback from drop-in sessions at Southside Shopping Centre. The public are now being asked to comment on the draft plan.

Cabinet member for strategic planning and transport, Cllr John Locker, said: “We want to make sure that we create a distinctive place that people will want to live, work and visit.”

“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform this former industrial area, make the most of the Thames and Wandle, ensure people can easily get around on foot and by bike and create a new public place with plenty of riverside paths, play streets and green open space."

To find out more Visit wandsworth.gov.uk/wandledelta

Take part in the consultation online