Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (VNEB)
The 195 hectares of the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (VNEB)Opportunity Area is a major opportunity for the local communty and the whole of London. By 2030 Nine Elms aims to be an exciting and distinctive quarter of central London providing 16,000 new homes, up to 25,000 new jobs and an extension to London Underground's Northern line. The area is framed by Lambeth Bridge through Vauxhall to Battersea Power Station and Chelsea Bridge. Its central London riverside location makes it a prestigious destination for international investment.
We support growth in the area and the Leader of the Council is a co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnerhsip. However, we want to make sure that growth transforms the economic and social prospects of local residents and businesses. It is important that you contribute to how developments happen and let us know how they will affect you.
Consultation on the draft Vauxhall Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has now closed and the final document is due to be taken to the Council's Cabinet in January.
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Proposed Northern line extension
Increasing public transport throughout the area is essential to support the transformation of Vauxhall and Nine Elms. The proposed extension of the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington would have two new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea.
Transport for London (TfL) are currently applying to the Secretary of State for Transport for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) for permission to build and operate the extension of the Northern line. This means there is a statutory consultation currently underway. The consultation includes leaflets, drop-in events and opportunities to view the TWAO application documents until Tuesday 18 June 2013. You can view the TWAO application documents at four locations in Lambeth. Find out where on our Northern line extension page.
For more detailed information on the Northern line extension and the TWAO application go directly to TfL's Northern line extension pages.
The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership
The Partnership, established in 2010, is in place to direct the regeneration of the VNEB area, coordinate infrastructure improvements, such as the proposed Northern Line Extension, and make sure that opportunities are created for local people, such as jobs.
The Partnership is co-chaired by the leaders of Lambeth and Wandsworth councils and is attended by officers of the public authorities and major landowners. The other board members are:
- Berkeley/St James Group
- Covent Garden Market Authority
- National Grid
- Royal Mail
- Sainsbury's plc
Public sector members
- Wandsworth Council
- Lambeth Council
- Transport for London
- Homes and Communities Agency
- Mayor of London
The governance structure can be viewed on p12 of the VNEB Opportunity Area Planning Framework and consists of the board and a series of subject-specific working groups and subgroups.
A number of events and activities are taking place to encourage local residents, businesses, visitors and commuters to have their say on the Nine Elms regeneration area.
In addition, we are developing a supplementary planning document for the Vauxhall and Albert Embankment area, which will set out the kinds of development that we want to see. For full information, visit the Vauxhall SPD web pages.
A number of developments are coming forward throughout the opportunity area. A tariff will be applied to all development to help fund a range of infrastructure investment requirements.
Benefits of regeneration
The benefits of regeneration include:
- A new Tube station on Wandsworth Road near Sainsbury’s which will improve access to the underground for people living and working in the Vauxhall, Oval, Nine Elms and South Lambeth areas.
- Up to 25,000 new jobs are expected to be created in new developments including shops and offices.
- Around 50 acres of new public spaces - street improvements, parkland, and a new river walk benefiting cyclists and pedestrians.
- Improved bus, rail and tube services, including improvements to the Vauxhall interchange.
- The new stations (there are two planned; one on Wandsworth Road at Nine Elms and one at Battersea) will also be linked to existing bus routes enabling local people to easily access the Tube network. There will also be less pressure on Vauxhall station.
- Nearby will be a redeveloped New Covent Garden Market area called The Garden, a new US Embassy and a redeveloped Battersea Power Station.
- Two new passenger piers on the Thames for riverboats and also a potential extension of the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme.
Image (above) courtesy of Foster + Partners and Covent Garden Market Authority.