New Homes Delivery Programme - Cheyne Nursery and Children’s Centre with Housing

Closed 22 Jul 2021

Opened 10 Jun 2021

Feedback updated 3 Sep 2021

We asked

For your views on initial proposals.

You said

The key themes emerging from resident feedback were:

  • Strong support for the Nursery and Children’s Centre but objection to the housing and/or height
  • Height should be lower to reflect the surrounding properties
  • Concerns regarding the impact on Westfield Park, particularly the playground
  • Concerns about the impact from construction
  • Concerns about living next to the new proposals
  • We have taken on board your comments and feedback where possible to shape the evolving design of the proposals.

The scheme

  • The impact of this scheme on Westfield Park is concerning, particularly the playground.
  • Strong support for nursery but objection to the housing and/or height.
  • Concerns on the construction and environmental impact (noise, air quality, transport etc.)

Height of the building

The proposed height of the new building is too tall and will:

  • Be taller than buildings in the surrounding area.
  • Reduce sun/daylight reaching surrounding buildings and over Westfield Park.
  • The traffic and density will increase as the proposal will bring too many new residents, adding strain to local infrastructure and resources.


We did

We will:

The scheme

  • Reassure you that all proposals are within the existing footprint of Cheyne Nursery and don’t have any impact on Westfield Park. We are committed to retaining the existing playground and propose to improve the pathway to the park.
  • Continue to work with the architects to ensure concerns about light and access to the park remain a consideration throughout the planning process.
  • Ensure good construction practice will be used, taking into consideration noise, air quality, transport, adequate parking and will work to continually update residents and relevant communities on phases of construction.

Height of the building

  • Change the proposal to reflect the surroundings heights. We are now proposing four storeys which should reduce potential daylight and sunlight impacts on neighbouring properties.
  • We will continue to provide 100 per cent social housing on this site, but the number of homes will be reduced to nine in-line with proposed height reductions.
  • Make sure that the development will be ‘car free’ with no car parking spaces allocated to the new homes.


Results updated 15 Sep 2021



The Council is delivering 600 new homes including a minimum of 300 social rent homes, alongside open market homes to rent and other community and employment facilities as part of its New Homes Delivery Programme (NHDP).


The NHDP has identified a site on the existing Cheyne Nursery and Children’s Centre as a potential area to help deliver new homes for the borough, alongside a new nursery and children’s centre.

Why your views matter

We want to hear your views to help us shape our proposals for this site. Further information, including a presentation and details of consultation events can be found on the Council's website.

There will be two consultation events, one in person and one via Zoom, where you can ask any questions regarding the site or the programme. These sessions will take place:


Tuesday 29 June, 5.30pm to 7pm

In person

Saturday 3 July, 10.30am to 12pm Carlyle Building, Hortensia Road, London, SW10 0RQ

How to feedback?

We want to hear your thoughts and views for this site, and you can do so by providing feedback via the feedback form under the Give us your views section at the bottom of the page.

Know someone who can’t get online?

If you know someone who is unable to access the internet, we can arrange for a hard copy of the presentation and feedback form to be sent to them by post. You can also request the consultation materials in another language. Please call 07739 313539 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Contact us

You can email us about the new homes aspect of this site at

For queries about the nursery and children’s centre, email


  • Chelsea Riverside


  • Housing
  • Housing Regeneration and Development
  • Children and Young People
  • Children’s Centres/Early Years
  • Consultations