Sunday, 21 June 2009

Update on 187-191 Clapham Road - public inquiry

Original Story:

A local resident on Clapham Road writes:

As you know Lambeth refused planning permission to Lidl and their developers Crest Nicholson to build a five storey building (a supermarket and 68 flats) on the site of the Ryness wholesale lighting shop at 187-191 Clapham Road. Now we learn that Lidl and Crest Nicholson are appealing against this decision and are taking their case to the Secretary of State who will hold a Public Inquiry into the appeal. Local residents can again have a say - but we have to do so before 17 July.

The grounds for appeal largely consist of Crest Nicholson saying they disagree with the Council's grounds for refusal. The Inspector will review all the original letters for and against the original proposal so we now need to consider the grounds for Appeal and respond to them.

You can respond to the Appeal on line at:

Please send copies of your response to our MP Kate Hoey at and to our Councilors Pete Bowyer at, Imogen Waker at, and Pav Akhtar at