Sir Simon Milton launches the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area Planning Framework at NLA

Tuesday 27 October 2009

This morning Sir Simon Milton, Deputy Mayor, launched the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area Planning Framework at NLA.

The new framework covers the area from Battersea Power Station to Albert Embankment and includes plans for an extension to the Northern Line with a new station at Nine Elms, a new pedestrian and cycling bridge across to the north bank, improved public space, including a linear park across the site, and around 16,000 new homes.   

The framework was launched at NLA's conference 'Nine Elms Corridor: Central London's biggest opportunity?' in association with Property Week and Central, where Sir Simon was joined by a number of key players in the Nine Elms opportunity area. Speakers included Councillor Eddie Lister, Leader of Wandsworth Council, Andrew Saint, editor of the Survey of London, and several of the key landowners. 

Jeremy Castle, Planning Director at Treasury Holdings, introduced the plans for the area around Battersea Power station which has recently been submitted for planning. The scheme has been designed by Rafael Vinoly, with the iconic power station taking a central role in the plans. Baroness Brenda Dean, Chairman of Covent Garden Market Authority also introduced exciting plans for the Covent Garden Market, including a more public market with homes, shops and leisure facilities, which is due to go to public consultation next week.   

They were joined in a panel discussion by David Laycock, from the Ballymore Group, and William Jackson from Cushman & Wakefield, who has been advising the US Embassy on their plans to move to the Nine Elms area.   

To read the new Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area Planning Framework click here.

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