As well as the nuisance to residents and the road safety issues there is a fire safety angle to this matter. Sopwith Way was designed to be the emergency access route into Chelsea Bridge Wharf and there is no other way to get fire engines in. If there was an accident on Sopwith Way (god forbid) and if vehicles blocked the road as a result, they would have to be removed before any emergency vehicles could get through (this particularly applies to fire engines).
Circus West in Battersea Power Station on shortlist for ‘Britain’s worst building’, the Carbuncle Cup award by Building Design magazine http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/15510490.Circus_West_in_Battersea_Power_Station_on_shortlist_for__Britain_s_worst_building_/ The Carbuncle Cup is an architecture award for “Britain’s worst building”,… Continue reading
http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/homes-at-battersea-power-station-blow-for-first-time-buyers-as-affordable-housing-target-at-luxury-a111481.html Originally, 636 homes were earmarked by the Battersea Power Station Development Company for first time-buyers and renters unable to afford the mega prices asked for the 4,239 luxury homes on the power station site.… Continue reading
Below is the text of an official complaint which I made to Rendall & Rittner regarding the notes of the last residents’ meeting (October 2016). The notes, which were not circulated for more than a month after the meeting, systematically censored the vocal… Continue reading
Rendall & Rittner refuse to enforce the speed limit on this road which they are responsible for managing. Karen Ann Gray of Rendall & Rittner tells me that she is satisfied with existing… Continue reading
Rendall & Rittner are responsible for managing this road but have allowed it to become dangerous. Despite numerous resident requests they claim they can do nothing about the fact that 100% of the… Continue reading
The Battersea Power Station Development Company is currently driving an EMPTY Mercedes minibus around Chelsea Bridge wharf at 5 minute intervals, regularly exceeding the 5mph speed limit in Sopwith Way . This is a test run… Continue reading
Berkeley Homes received a letter from Wandsworth Council on 2nd August 2016 instructing them to shut the depots or to submit a planning application within 28 days. Berkeley Homes missed this deadline but… Continue reading
Berkeley Homes have been notified by Wandsworth Council that the opening of depots on Sopwith Way is an unauthorised change of use (i.e. it does not have planning permission and so is in breech of planing law). The letter to Berkeley Homes, dated 2nd August 2016, requires Berkeley Homes to shut down the depots or to submit a retrospective planning application within 28 days
Following the decision of Berkeley Homes and Battersea Power Station Development Company to resurface Sopwith Way, remove the speed humps and open it up to all traffic there has been a massive increase in traffic along this narrow service road which runs within metres of many apartments at Chelsea Bridge Wharf. The traffic has come from HGVs waiting to access the Vista development site at the junction of Sopwith Way and Queenstown Road and from general traffic from the extremely busy Queenstown Road which are looking for a cut through to the Battersea Power Station site or for somewhere convenient to turn around to avoid going into the congestion charge zone.