Plans to link Nine Elms and Pimlico with a walking and cycling bridge have progressed after the council announced where they want to build it.

The recommended location put by the bridge design team (appointed by Wandsworth Council) crosses the river between Grosvenor Road riverbank (west of Claverton Street) on the north side of the Thames at Pimlico and Kirtling Street, near Battersea Power Station in Nine Elms on the south side.

Robin Snell of Robin Snell and Partners and project team lead hoped this would help positively shape the riverside public realm

"After an extensive consultation and technical evaluation process we are delighted to be able to recommend a preferred location for the Nine Elms Pimlico bridge to Wandsworth Council," she said

"The new bridge will be designed for pedestrians and cyclists to provide a safe, sustainable access route for all Londoners to access the new homes, jobs, leisure facilities and shops that are being created in Nine Elms and around Battersea Power Station."

"If approved by the scrutiny committee we look forward to progressing to the next stage of the design process, continuing to talk to Londoners about our plans and helping to deliver what will be a landmark new bridge for London."

The recommendation will be discussed at a meeting on February 13.

Peter Murray, chairman of New London Architecture, said: "This is an important step in the delivery of the new bridge and the infrastructure necessary to improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists in this part of London.

"We need to increase the numbers of people using methods of active travel - walking, cycling and public transport - to move around the city and the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge will help do that.

"It is also a very elegant design which will enhance this stretch of the river."

The finance and corporate resources overview and scrutiny committee is being asked to approve the recommendation of the project team before any further stages can be considered.