Category Archive: Tony Pidgley

Great News – Council orders closure of Sopwith Way depots!

Wandsworth Council have informed the author of this blog that they have ordered Berkeley Homes to close these depots by 11th November or face enforcement action. This decision follows a large number of written objections… Continue reading

Chelsea Bridge Wharf Residents’ Newsletter – Latest Issue

Download latest issue here. cbw-news-v2-1-10-16

Urgent – Have your say on planning application for Sopwith Way depots – deadline 13th October

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

Chelsea Bridge Wharf – London’s most glamorous riverside development?

The depots on Sopwith Way, which Berkeley Homes set up in April 2016 without resident consultation or planning permission.

CHELSEA BRIDGE WHARF RESIDENT TELLS BERKELEY HOMES SOME UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS

On 24th August 2016, temperatures in London reached 33 C (91 F). At Chelsea Bridge Wharf, residents were forced to keep their windows closed as Berkeley Homes continued to use heavy diesel engined… Continue reading

Berkeley Homes, Rendall & Rittner and Mysterious delays in ‘Quarterly’ Residents’ Meeting

Rendall & Rittner, managing agents at Chelsea bridge Wharf, today informed residents that the ‘quarterly’ meeting would be on October 11th. This is very strange given that the last ‘quarterly’ meeting was 1st March,… Continue reading

Berkeley Homes fail to meet Council deadline for planning application

On the 2nd August , Berkeley Homes were informed by Wandsworth Council that they were operating the depots on Sopwith Way without planning permission and that they should desist form using them or submit a retrospective planning application within 28 Days. In fact Berkeley Homes, in characteristic arrogant fashion, have done neither of those things

Berkeley Homes continue to use Sopwith Way depots without planning permission

Saturday 20th August, 09:30 am. No mercy for the residents – despite lack of planning permission, Berkeley Homes continues to operate heavy diesel engined vehicles with reversing sirens in and out of depots, metres from residents’ flats.

Wandsworth Council finds Berkeley Homes in breech of planning law at Chelsea Bridge Wharf

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

No Bank Holidays for Berkeley Homes

Even on a bank holiday there is no respite from Berkeley Homes. The lovely relaxing sound of reversing sirens from the VISTA construction depots on Sopwith Way are such sweet music to my ears!