In March 2012, the Mayor adopted a planning framework for the Vauxhall / Nine Elms / Battersea Opportunity Area. It is Supplementary Planning Guidance to the London Plan.
The framework has been produced in collaboration with Lambeth and Wandsworth Councils, as well as TfL and English Heritage.
The framework has been altered to respond to matters raised during the public consultation process that took place in the winter of 2009/10.
The framework sets out an ambition for around 16,000 new homes and a range of 20,000 - 25,0000 jobs. It contains proposals for an extension to the Northern Line from Kennington to Battersea via Nine Elms; a new linear park connecting Vauxhall to Battersea Power Station; a tall buildings strategy which supports an emerging cluster at Vauxhall within the parameters of the London Views Management Framework; and the creation of a Combined Cooling and Heat Power network. Additionally, a Development Infrastructure Funding Study has been undertaken which informed the advancement of a Section 106 tariff to fund the full range of infrastructure required to support new development.
Various proposals already have planning permission or are in the planning process. A Strategy Board, comprising representatives from the GLA, Lambeth and Wandsworth Councils and other stakeholders, has been established to guide development in the area.
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The report below presents the findings of the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area Planning Framework (VNEB OAPF) Transport Study, commissioned by Transport for London, and informed the development of the VNEB OAPF (Consultation Draft) November 2009. The study recommends that in order to enable and support a high density development scenario (such as the OAPF’s ‘revised scenario 5’) a package of strategic transport measures, such as an extension of the Northern Line to serve the OA, supported by a series of more local transport improvements, will be required.
Public Realm and Highways Modelling study
This report presents the findings of the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea – Public Realm and Highways Modelling Study, commissioned by Transport for London, and which builds on the approach to public realm and highways as set out by the VNEB OAPF (Consultation Draft) November 2009. It includes detailed highways and pedestrian modelling, based on the preferred OA development scenario.
The study focuses on three key areas: Albert Embankment, Vauxhall Gyratory and Nine Elms Lane, and sets out a series of key principles and recommendations relating to the development of the wider public realm and highways in each of these areas. It also idenitifes a series of recommendations, such as highway and footway layouts and widths, opportunities for planting and greening of the environment and illustrates precedent images which highlight the quailty of environment envisaged as essential to promote and support successful development of the opportunity area and sets a focus for a clear and robust relationship between new residential and commercial development and the public realm and highway network to be achieved. TfL is working with the boroughs and other key stakeholders to develop these concepts further.
The level of development proposed for the Opportunity Area offers the potential for the development of a coherent, low carbon energy supply system. A masterplan has been prepared by consultants on behalf of Wandsworth setting out a number of solutions and next steps. Further stages of feasibility and design development are required to lead to a defined scheme to take forward to procurement and implementation.
Responses to consultation
Summaries of representations received in response to consultation on the draft Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea opportunity area planning framework (November 2009) and the revised chapter 12: Section 106/CIL (February 2011) are available to download.
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|VNEB consultation responses March 2011 summary.pdf||78.62 KB|
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