This photo was taken yesterday at Kimpton House and is regarding the objection to planning application 2016/1385. Can you support Kimpton House residents with their objection?
This was mentioned in last week’s roeregeneration update though in a nutshell there are seven portacabins located by Parkstead House (on the University side of the fence) and Kimpton House, Chilcombe House and Someborne House (on the Alton Estate side of the fence).
The University would like to have the cabins remain where there are for another three years though the University does not have planning permission for these cabins to be there in the first place.
These cabins are on top of car parking spaces as, at the time, the University believed it had spare car parking spaces.
If it assists, please find below a map of the area and the various places mentioned having been highlighted.
Whom has been notified?
Residents of Kimpton House, Chilcombe House and Someborne House should have received letters notifying them of this planning application.
Based on complaints from residents in maisonettes at the entrance of the Holyborne Road entrance (these being (Hersham Close1-39, Hersham Close 41 to 71, Hersham Close 73-95, Bordon Walk 1 to 23, Bordon Walk 2 to 24, Holybourne Avenue 2-24) regarding the area being used as additional car parking roeregeneration asked the Council to notify them too. The Council was to erect notices by this end of the week just gone and it does not appear that this has been done and the Council has been asked about this.
A copy of the letter is below and it gives you details about how to see the planning application and how to make comments.
Reasons for objection have been:
To date the reasons for objecting have been provided are;
- As there is no planning permission these cabins should not be there.
- These cabins should not in the setting of a Grade I listed building.
- A University which has many listed buildings within its remit should have known better.
- There is insufficient parking for the University needs so the car spaces should be used for car parking.
- There is nothing to suggest what will happen after three years.
- The University should have focused on building appropriate learning facilities rather than student housing.
- The University is growing and needs to plan better for its requirements.
At the time of this sending this email out on the planning website there are five objections – four individual objections (three from the Alton Estate) and one from the Putney Society. There are others which are in progress and will be added to the planning website shortly.
How to have your comments added?
Please refer to the letter above which has instructions on how to have your comments added.
When is the deadline for having comments added?
Friday 3rd June.
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