More than 100 new homes planned for next to Tooting Bec Tube station

By Charlotte Lillywhite, Local Democracy Reporter

New pictures have revealed plans for more than 100 new homes next to Tooting Bec Underground Station.

The site, which includes Halfords and Fulham Timber Merchants, could be transformed under the new proposals.

The plans are being drawn up by housing association Notting Hill Genesis and would see roughly 140 homes in buildings up to eight storeys tall in Balham High Road.

The homes would be centred around a courtyard and there would be space for shops and offices on the ground floor.

Some of the buildings already on the site would be kept under the plans.

The site has industrial heritage and is currently a collection of buildings along Balham High Road, with the largest being Halfords and Fulham Timber Merchants, and includes a yard area.

Part of the site was developed in the 1960s to create a petrol filling station and forecourt, which became a car showroom before being redeveloped to become Halfords.

In consultation documents, Notting Hill Genesis said it was proposing to redevelop most of the site to bring forward “much-needed housing for Wandsworth, as well as re-providing retail and light industrial commercial spaces”.

Affordable housing is included in the proposals.

A Notting Hill Genesis spokeswoman said: “We are very excited to be bringing forward plans for 314-334 Balham High Road, as we believe this brownfield site is an excellent opportunity to deliver new homes, including affordable homes, and commercial space as part of a high-quality mixed-use development.

“It was fantastic to meet and hear from so many local people at our initial consultation in July, and we are grateful to all those who took the time to provide their comments on the initial plans.

“Our team will now review and consider all of the community feedback as the plans progress over the summer, before sharing the developed plans at our next stage of consultation in September.”

A planning application is expected to be submitted in December.

Pictured top: An artist’s impression of the view from the junction of Trinity Road and Balham High Road (Picture: Notting Hill Genesis/dla architecture)




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