Berkeley Homes sticks its fingers up at Council ruling on Sopwith Way depots

Berkeley Homes were instructed by the Council to cease using the depots on Sopwith Way and to clear their materials out by November 11th or face enforcement action. Mr Travis Crawford, Development Director, personally assured the council that all materials would be removed from the Sopwith Way arches by 14th November at the latest.

More than three weeks later, Berkeley Homes continue to use the depots with forklift trucks, cause noise nuisance and stress for the residents of Chelsea Bridge Wharf who have already endured a great deal from the construction of the VISTA development, next door to Chelsea Bridge Wharf.

Residents are dismayed to see Berkeley Homes behave in such an arrogant manner and have referred the matter back to the Wandsworth Council planning department. Berkeley Homes seem to imagine that planning law does not apply to them but residents of Chelsea Bridge Wharf hope that they will soon be proved wrong. Despite resident protests, The managing agents, Rendall & Rittner, have refused to communicate any information about the planning decision to residents and have censored the notes of the last residents’ meeting to exclude any reference to the planning decision or resident anger about the matter.

As they say, watch this space.