The development is on the west Fulham side of Wandsworth Bridge, currently occupied by Curry’s and the Hurlingham Retail Park and incorporating the vacant land at Whiffin Wharf and Hurlingham Wharf. The plan calls for residential development – both affordable and private – with a much reduced Curry’s on the ground floor at the east side of the development. The Fulham Society considered the plans an improvement on other recent applications, being both moreC4090-450 imaginative and relating better to the adjacent street scape but was concerned that it was overdevelopment of the site and there was not enough open space. The question is, regardless of its architectural merit or otherwise, do we really want another large development on the river, spoiling, in our opinion, the overall riverscape?
Although the plans did not accord with the provision of the Development
070-336 Plan, planning permission was granted in January 2014 and the proposed 500,000 sq. ft development will comprise 242 residential units set around a central landscaped garden. The development will also provide a river walk and 35,000 sq ft of retail (Curry’s remains) and leisure space along Wandsworth Bridge Road.