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If the recent report in the Guardian on 4 Oct 2011  is to be believed we might need to add one more item to our description of  Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area (VNEB OA) – namely Chelsea Football Club.  The current grounds at Stamford Bridge in Fulham have a capacity of 41,800.  The new stadium would need to have […]

If you want to comment on the Northern Line Extension (NLE) you have until the 10 August 2011.  Here is the relevant quote from their website. “Due to the high level of interest in the NLE, we are now extending the current public consultation period from 17 June to 10 August 2011, to allow time […]

Kennington Green and Claylands Green have two things in common (1) They are both public green spaces cherished by their respective local communities (2) They are both under threat from the proposed Northern Line Extension Vent/emergency access shafts at either site should never have been suggested in the first place. Back in 1780, Kennington Green […]

At a recent public meeting, it was suggested that the way individuals are treated is symptomatic of the way a community will be treated. There is, perhaps, no better test of this than how someone whose house may be knocked down is treated. These residents -[the ‘Guardians’ of Claylands Green] are facing exactly that. The […]

IMPACT is one of the oldest local resident associations.  They cover the Claylands Rd, Trigon Rd, Meadow Rd, Palfrey Place and Ashmole St.  This evening (28/6/2011) they held their AGM at the ‘Chambers’ in St Marks Church, Kennington. The main topic was the proposed Northern Line Extension and not least the proposed ventilation shafts which would certainly have an […]

If the Northern Line Extension (NLE) is built, there will be six stops from Battersea Power Station to the City (Bank Station).  This should take about 15 minutes including the change at Kennington (NLE will be on the Charing Cross Branch).  In an experiment for the Oval Partnership, our resident blogger, yours truly, cycled from Battersea Dogs Home to the City […]

  Ashmole Hall hosted another community meeting on the Northern Line Extension on 16 June 2011.  This one was organised by local labour councillors Jack Hopkins and Jane Edbrooke. Val Shawcross (London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark), a representive from TFL and some 60 local residents attended. Some particularly strong arguments were put forward much more so […]

If you had £560m to spend on local improvements what would you choose? That’s what the proposed Northern Line Extension (NLE) is going to cost. Local opinion is divided. If the consultation meeting at Ashmole Hall (23 May 2011) is anything to go by this development is going to get a rough ride.