Local residents on Clapham Road have defeated plans to build a five story building on a site in between Stockwell Park School and the Stockwell Gardens Estate.
Planning Officers rejected the planning application by Crest Nicholson on behalf of Lidls, which would have included a car park and 68 flats.
The decision was taken by planning officers without reference to the planning committee.
The reasons stated were apparently:
- The retention of the early Victorian villa on the site is considered important,
- The quality of the proposed replacement is not considered good enough for a conservation area, in particular it would have been too big and too 'hard'.
- The layout of the building, particularly its entrances, is not considered to be good enough, and
- The plans included a car park, while official policy is to discourage car use.
Congratulations to local residents who fought hard to protect their area and light into their houses. And well done to the local Labour councillors for taken up their case.
I'll keep you updated if there is an appeal or a new application is filed.