KOV Forum Public Meeting Thursday 14 April Parks, Libraries, Neighbourhood Plan

KOV Forum Meeting April 2016

Kennington Oval Vauxhall (KOV) Forum hole a number of public meetings each year.  On Thursday 14th April 6:15pm for 6:30pm start at Carmelita Centre, 41 Vauxhall Street Occupation of the Carnegie Library by protestors including children has kept libraries in the  news but the meeting will discuss the wider context of cuts.  The main items […]

55 Bondway planning application received

A new planning application has just been received relating to a property on Bondway – Vauxhall bus station area – towards the Parry Street end next to the estate agents. 16/00576/FUL – 55 Bondway London SW8 1SJ The application, made by The Vauxhall Trust, states “Demolition of an existing office building at 55 The Bondway […]

Kennington Oval ‘Cricketers’ up for redevelopment


Ever wondered what is happening to the Cricketer’s at the back of the Oval? Lambeth has just received a planning application (16/01181/FUL)to develop the site into a 6 storey residential building with commercial ground floor space.  The full description in the application states: “Redevelopment of the site, involving demolition of the existing building and the erection of […]

Local shops and businesses under threat

Shops and businesses may come and go  but some changes can permanently affect the look and feel of an area. The changes may make a few short term gains for owners but the local community and nearby businesses have to live with the consequences. The Vauxhall Society would like to draw your attention to two […]

Lambeth rejects Grade II Listed Caron Place planning application

We wrote recently raising awareness that the grade II listed Caron Place was under threat. We and many local residents will be pleased to learn that Lambeth have rejected the proposed application namely: “Erection of 2nd floor extensions to the full extents of existing ground and first floors, and erection of a ground floor rear […]

Grade II listed Caron Place – another historic Vauxhall property at risk

Caron Place

The Vauxhall Society is to oppose a controversial planning application for extensions to one of Vauxhall’s few remaining buildings of historical significance. Under the threat this time is the 18th century, Grade II listed Caron Place which is in the gated community of Regent’s Bridge Gardens, Vauxhall. Once the home of the Beaufoys, a family […]

Keybridge House, Vauxhall: where ‘heritage reaches new heights’ and Lambeth councillors sink to new depths

keybridge house

Lambeth Councillors are expected on Tuesday 7 July to rubber-stamp yet another secret deal struck with commercial developers under the cloak of ‘commercial confidentiality’. The Friends of Vauxhall Park and Lambeth’s own public consultation body, the Kennington Oval & Vauxhall Forum, object, saying that they were not consulted during the five months that Lambeth Council […]

‘On yer bike!’, London community groups tell Nine Elms ‘consultation’

cycling and walking icons

The Vauxhall Society has joined The Battersea Society in backing the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies in pointing out ‘significant gaps and shortcomings’ in the proposals for public spaces (‘public realm’) in the Nine Elms glass canyon on the south bank of the Thames. The proposals come from ‘The Blob’, the nickname for […]