9 months ago
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10 months ago
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Measures to allow the many people who live in the borough who would like to use the night-time to rest and sleep without disturbance, and not wake to find their streets and gardens littered with take away containers and half-consumed food.
These comments are prepared by Common Projects (CP), on behalf of SGN Mitheridge Ltd (SGNM), the owner of the Wandsworth Gasworks development site.
A planning application has recently been submitted for the Wandsworth Gasworks site (planning ref: 2022/3954). The application is for a multi-tenure residential led scheme which also includes ambitious plans for new public realm areas, cross-site connectivity improvements, commercial space and ground floor activation.
In that context, the ambitions and aspirations of the “Night Time Our Time” strategy document prepared by Wandsworth Council are welcomed and supported by CP and SGNM. More specifically, the following aims of the strategy align well with the ambitions of our development proposals and the specific plans submitted in support of our planning application:
1. Encouraging spill-out and improving activity and promoting active frontages
2. An enhanced ‘place-based’ approach
3. A range of evening and night-time uses
4. Considering design and use of pedestrian spaces
5. Creative installations and public art
6. Encouraging walking and cycling routes
7. Provision of flexible, adaptable and well-designed commercial spaces
8. Working with cultural institutions and anchor cultural venues
As part of our proposals we are working with music charity Neko Trust (who are already based on site, in their temporary home, the dEPOT) to create an exciting, new music hub complete with rehearsal, writing and studio spaces to nurture the talent and skills of the next generation of Wandsworth’s artists and music industry professionals and entrepreneurs. We have already met with the Council Arts and Culture team to discuss these plans and look forward to further engagement in the future, both on those plans, and this overall night-time strategy, to discuss how our plans can best align with the Councils ambitions.
With the growing approval of late licences how are you planning on controlling street noise in residential streets adjoining late licence premises and policing them? This is intended for actual noise and the aftermath of the litter and bodily discharges left behind.
Is there anything you would like to change?
We have had 3 licences granted recently in close proximity to our road which have resulted in an increase in street noise for hours after the premises close and massive litter problems every morning due to the premises opening later than before. Groups also form at the bottom of the road which are intimidating to walk past for local residents. I would like to find a way to accommodate the plans without affecting local residents well-being
I note the areas of the community that you are looking to protect and applaud it, but as a senior member of the community, likely to be elderly soon, I believe that they should be included in your emphasis as late at night we also feel vulnerable an that does restrict how we participate in the community.