Council rejects “inappropriate” plans for Putney’s Leveller’s Court
Published: Friday 26th January 18
Councillors on Wandsworth’s planning committee have rejected controversial plans for a large housing and retail development in the heart of Putney town centre.
Councillors last night threw out the application for an L-shaped development site fronting both Putney High Street and Putney Bridge Road known locally as Leveller’s Court.
They were unhappy that the scheme would reduce the amount of existing retail and business space and would include a ten storey building and 115 flats without adequate benefits for the community.
They concluded that the plans would be “an inappropriate form of development…. unduly dominant and detrimental to the streetscape”.
Planning committee chairman Cllr Will Sweet said: “This was not a well designed scheme and would not have sat well in the town centre. It would have had a detrimental effect on the high street and its appearance and there were simply not enough pros to overcome the many cons associated with this application.”