January 15, 2021
Wandsworth Council has drawn up a draft plan to guide development in Nine Elms and across the borough and is now seeking local people’s views.
Residents, businesses and community organisations are asked what they think about the new Local Plan, which includes a series of policies and strategies to set a framework which will shape how the borough will grow over the next 15 years.
The new Local Plan focuses on preserving the identity and heritage across the borough as well as looking towards the future.
You can find out updates on current and finished projects in Nine Elms such as the Battersea Power Station development, the redevelopment of the New Covent Garden Market site, including the construction of a new market, and the relocation of the US Embassy.
The plan sets out ambitious targets for growth and development, to benefit local people, provide jobs, opportunities, homes, public spaces, shops, culture and leisure facilities that they need.
The Nine Elms section of the plan focuses on the completion of the vision for a successful, sustainable, mixed use neighbourhood in Nine Elms.
Plans to enhance the character and infrastructure of Nine Elms are laid out for your input such as investment in green spaces, connectivity in the area, the cultural ecology of Nine Elms, education and health.
The Local Plan will be closely aligned with the council’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030, including sustainable buildings, clean energy and enhanced public transport links.
A consultation is now underway so people who live, work and visit the borough can help ensure the plan works for everyone.
The information gathered from the responses will be used to shape the next version of the plan to help balance the social, environmental and economic ambitions for the borough.
Strategic Planning and Transportation spokesman Cllr John Locker said: “We have a vision for how to deliver a better borough over the next 15 years. This document sets out that vision.
“We all share a responsibility in making sure that Wandsworth retains its reputation as a great place to live, work, play and do business. It is important that local residents and community groups have their say.”
To take part, visit the council’s website to have your say. The consultation is open until Monday 1 March.