Have Your Say on South Fulham Riverside

Drop-in sessions in May on council's regeneration plans

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Hammersmith and Fulham Council is holding a series of drop-in sessions to allow local people to view and comment on its proposals for South Fulham Riverside.

The sessions are on:

Tuesday May 3 from 10.30am to 3.30pm and Wednesday May 4 from 5pm to 9pm at The Wharf Rooms, Imperial Road.
Saturday May 7 from 10am to 4pm in the foyer of Sainsbury’s in Sands End.

The council says now and over the next 20 years, developers are expected to come forward with proposals to transform disused industrial land in a riverside stretch of Sands End stretching Fulham from Carnwath Road to Imperial Wharf.

The Council engaged the Princes Foundation to help work with Fulham residents so council planners can produce guidelines that will shape any future development in the area.

A draft set of guidelines, the South Fulham Riverside Draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), have now been produced for residents to comment on between now and May 20.

Councillor Nick Botteriil, Deputy Leader of H&F Council and Cabinet Member for Environment said: “It is absolutely vital we involve residents in the planning process from the earliest possible stage. We were delighted to work with the Princes Foundation to ensure residents had a big part to play in helping to shape our evolving planning framework for South Fulham Riverside.”

South Fulham Riverside has been designated as a regeneration area by the council, meaning it is a site capable of accommodating a number of new homes and jobs.

The Princes Trust held workshops with residents and interested groups to draw up a series of principles to help guide all future development.

The council says these principles include:
All new developments should promote access to the Thames Path. The Thames and open space around it should become a focus for river-based activities and events such as farmers markets, temporary festivals and the arts.
There should be a proper strategy for improvements to public spaces including landscaping, lighting and tree planting.
Buildings along the river front should have "active" fronts, such as offices, cafes and residential entrances.
The highest buildings should be on the riverfront or key transport routes.

As well as attending the drop-in sessions, residents can give their views on the scheme via email to SouthFulhamRiversideSPD@lbhf.gov.uk.

To view a full copy of the document visit:

Sands End Library, The Community Centre, 59 Broughton Road, Fulham, SW6 2LE.
Fulham Library, 568 Fulham Road, Fulham, SW6 5NX.
Duty Planner Office. First Floor, Hammersmith Town Hall Extension, King Street, London, W6 9JU

You can also view it online on the council website.

April 21, 2011