Stop the Blocks in Kennington


20 August 2019

The Proposals

Anthology's planning application for "Kennington Stage" is now live. All comments must be submitted to Lambeth Planning by Tuesday 1 October 2019. You can see a summary and more details of the planning application with Lambeth Planning here.

The proposals are for the redevelopment of the former Woodlands and Masters House site retaining the Masters House and associated ancillary buildings; demolition of the former care home; the erection of 29 storeys building and peripheral lower development of 4 storeys, to provide 258 residential units, together with servicing, disabled parking, cycle parking, landscaping, new public realm, a new vehicular and pedestrian access, and associated works. 

The planning application reference number is: Ref No:19/02696/FUL Please quote this reference number on any correspondence to Lambeth Council when referring to this application.

The "Kennington STAGE" Proposals

Kennington Stage

There are currently proposals to build a 258-unit development including a 29-storey tower block on the former Woodlands Nursing home site (off Dugard Way in Kennington). If this one goes ahead, you will see more blocks being built in the area bordered by Kennington Lane, Kennington Road and St Georges Road.

There is now a limited amount of time to influence the development plans before an application is submitted this summer. It is vital that your voice and feedback is heard with regards to the proposals and that you feedback your comments.

 You can view the current proposals by Anthology London at:

Survey and Feedback

Stop the Blocks Community Action Group (STB) undertook a survey to collect feedback on Anthology London’s proposed redevelopment (called “Kennington Stage”) of the former Woodlands nursing home on Dugard Way in Kennington. Anthology London presented proposals in April 2019 to construct 258 units on the small back land site in the form of a 3-4 storey mansion block and a 29-storey tower block. 


Of the 188 respondents who participated in the STB survey:

1. 88.8% thought the development on the site was over intensive.

2. 89.9% thought that the proposed scale and landscaping did not enhance the site's history and public space around it.

3. 32% identified other issues that were not adequately addressed by the proposals and 28% thought none of the issues were addressed at all.

You can download a copy of the survey report and findings below


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