Objections have flooded in against a proposed co-living space in Earlsfield, which would see development of a building with up to eight storeys featuring 292 rooms.

The proposed development at the Garratt Mills site in Trewint Street, brought forward by property startup The Collective, would include a communal gym, library and cinema.

Residents in the Trewint Street area have rallied against the plans, distributing leaflets and contacting their councillor and MP for support.

Among the primary concerns raised were the size of the development, the general overdevelopment of the area, pollution, parking, and the living conditions within the proposed build.

A letter distributed by the Trewint Street Community group read: “As a group of residents we are incredibly concerned about the plans for a huge, short-stay, hotel-like, rental development on Trewint Street which have been submitted to Wandsworth Council.”

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A statement alongside a list of key objections added: “We welcome development of the site, but with a scale and mass in keeping with local buildings.

“We believe Wandsworth should be ‘safeguarding’ this site for better use to aid the regeneration of the local area. This does not represent any type of affordable housing, key worker housing or protection of industrial areas within the borough which Wandsworth states it wants to promote.”

In total there will be just two parking spots for cars in the part-eight and part six storey building, but 316 spots for residents to put their bicycles.

The application said there were "a number" of constraints which prevented any more parking.

Objectors have also said they feel the developer is acting outside the London Plan, which they say should limit developments in local centres to five storeys.

Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan said: "The building of affordable homes remains my priority to alleviate the housing crisis, but I am concerned that this development will not see the construction of genuinely affordable homes for local residents.

“Furthermore, at 16 square metres each, these flats are rabbit hutches with the ability to fit three of them into a single tube carriage - I have real concerns about the quality of people's lives.

"The height of The Collective, reaching eight stories at its highest point, could further infringe on the traveller community, as the flats would clearly be able to look into the site. The Collective would need to ensure that the privacy and rights of the traveller community are protected through reducing the height of the development.

"The fantastic community feel which makes Earlsfield such an exciting place to live needs to be protected - I will continue to represent residents' views on this development to ensure our voices are heard."

Residents can still comment on the application on the Wandsworth Council website until May 1, which can be found on the website's planning portal using the reference 2019/1083.