Members of our planning group attended the consultation event in July and subsequently discussed the proposals. Below is the Society’s response.
Following the statutory process of consultation and publication of a draft, and further amendments, the latest Local Plan setting out the vision and guide to development of the borough, has been adopted. The full plan, with nearly 500 pages of policies and clear maps, can be viewed here: https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/localplan
As a change from our regular hall based meetings, John Dawson, aided by representatives of both the South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust and the housing developer, led a walk around the part-completed Springfield Village development. This is evolving gradually from the site of the former hospital buildings and the old London Golf Centre. The hospital is making a £150m investment which will sit at the centre of the site surrounded by new build housing, converted historic hospital buildings and a 32 acre park which is already open, in part, to the public.
Frances Craig , the Putney Librarian, gave a fascinating talk about the library, its History and evolution to being a valuable community hub today.
To view a recording see below https://youtu.be/H_S1_hIGDjQ
On 13 April Kate Slemek, Managing Director of St George’s Hospital gave an excellent short talk, followed by a longer Q&A session to the Society. This was a most reassuring presentation of interest to those of us fortunate enough to be treated at this hospital. A recording of the talk can be seen here: