Putney Society Issues Archive

Building Panel - Gwendolen Ave & Roehampton University

Posted on: Jun 15, 2016

The Building Panel recently sent letters to the Council regarding two local developments. 

The letter for the Gwendolen Avenue development is the latest in a long running story.  Parkst…

Air quality in Putney

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Earlier this year volunteers from the Society carried out a snap shot survey of the air quality across nearly 30 locations in Putney. The results have now been analysed and validated by London Sustainability Exchange.

We all know air pollution is a serious problem in Putney. We had the ignominy of our High Street becoming the first area of London to breach annual EU nitrogen dioxide (…

What can be done to improve recycling in Wandsworth?

Posted on: Aug 31, 2015

In 2013/14 Wandsworth had the third lowest rate of recycling waste in Greater London; the recycling rate dropped from 23.45% to 20.44% in comparison with the previous year.

Nationwide recycling rates seem to have plateaued and there is now little hope that England will meet the EU Waste Framework Target of 50% by 2020.  The overall recycling…

Air Pollution in Putney

Posted on: Mar 15, 2015


The Putney Society has continued to consider the issue of excessive levels of air pollution in Putney High Street and especially the levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) which seem only to fall below EU limits when traffic is minimised, such as when Putney Bridge was closed last yea…

Building Developments and Major Planning Applications. Qtr 1 2015

Posted on: Mar 01, 2015

Building Issues Update


The overdevelopment of Putney continues apace. Forty plus metre skyscrapers of 11, 12 and 13 storeys, inconsistent with a low rise green and leafy suburb, are built or under constructi…