The strip of land between Wandsworth Common station and Ravenslea Road, at the SE corner of the Common, is owned by Cheshire West and Chester Council. It has been the subject of planning applications before, the last one being rejected in January 2018. A similar application has now been submitted (2018/5413), with comments sought by Dec 27th. Last time, the Wandsworth Common MAC submitted an objection which we reproduce here. We will submit a new objection once we’ve digested the sheaf of documents, as we feel the plans are essentially unchanged. They constitute overdevelopment, including four 4-storey blocks, in what would become an even more congested area than now, within and adjacent to a conservation area. Moreover, the buildings would overlook and be seen from a part of Wandsworth Common - St. James’ Triangle - noted for its natural, tranquil character, contributing to, according to Historic England "the village-like environment of the area". The view from the Common would be even less rural than it is now.
If you wish to submit your own objections we suggest you look at last time’s reasons for refusal, which we include here.