Archive | June 2016

Roehampton Partnership – 28 June 2016

  • Roehampton Partnership meeting
  • When Tuesday 28th June
  • Time: 7pm
  • Where: Whitelands College (Ruskin Room), University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, Roehampton SW15 4JD.

For the Agenda go to folder – 20160628 (28 June 2016)

For the draft Minutes of the meeting 15 March 2016 go to folder – 20160315 (15 March 2016)

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – June 18th

Given there is so much happening in the ward at the moment, it might be worth residents keeping a watch on what is being planned for the Alton Estate. So, on a best endeavours basis, we’ll try to include this section.

The page numbers refer to the Wandsworth Council planning applications and decisions for the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward. Whilst every effort is made to highlight the page numbers it is always best for the reader to have a look for themselves.

 20160618 Weekly_List_Applications_week_ending_18_06_2016 (p33)

20160618 Weekly_List_Decisions_week_ending_18_06_2016 (none)

Click on this sentence to view the documents.

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Wandsworth Council Local Plan Review – Call for Sites

Interesting week this past week………

Hyacinth neighbourhood estate inspection

The Hyacinth neighbourhood estate inspection too place on 21st June and during the tour a car park next to Ryefield Path SW15 4BZ building was suggested by a Councillor as being an area for housing. A comment was then offered by a Council employee that this referred to area was already listed as a possible area for housing.

A resident suggested that the area was already short of car parks to which the Council officer commented that there was a housing shortage. When the Council officer was asked for details of other potential areas the response was that this was confidential.

Wandsworth Council Local Plan Review – Call for Sites

The next day the following email comes out…..

“From: PlanningPolicy <PlanningPolicy@wandsworth.gov.uk>

To:
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 11:04 AM
Subject: Wandsworth Council Local Plan Review – Call for Sites

Dear Sir/Madam

The council is now reviewing its adopted Local Plan 2016. The preparation of a revised Local Plan will consist of two separate documents; a partial review focused on Employment premises and Industrial land and a full review focussing on other policy matters. When adopted the revised Local Plan will set out the spatial vision for the development of the Borough for the following 15 years.

To assist the development of the new Local Plan the council is carrying out a ‘Call for Sites’ exercise to identify sites within the borough that may have potential for development over the plan period.

We would therefore like to invite individuals, landowners, developers, businesses, local interest groups and neighbourhood forums, to put forward sites for consideration, which may have potential for contributing towards Wandsworth’s future needs for housing, employment, retail, leisure, education, health, waste management  and other uses between 2016/17 and 2031/32 or beyond.

How to respond

Should you wish for us to consider a site within Wandsworth, please complete and submit the online form (click on ‘start survey’ to complete), along with a map clearly identifying the boundary by  Friday 16 September 2016.

The council is interested in sites of 0.25 hectares or more, or sites that are capable of achieving 10 or more residential units. However the Council will still consider smaller sites with development potential.

Online submissions are preferred, however a pdf version is available to download and print from the link above or by requesting a paper copy if you are not able to submit online. Send these responses to planningpolicy@wandsworth.gov.uk or Planning Policy, Planning and Development Division, Housing and Community Services Department, Wandsworth Council, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU.

Please use a separate form for each site. Further information is available on our website

Please note that the site assessment will be published as part of the Local Plan evidence base. As such please make clear any information which is commercially sensitive or confidential so it can be excluded from any publications.

The council will review submitted sites and the accompanying information; however, submitted sites are not guaranteed to be included in the revised Local Plan.

Whilst there will also be opportunities to submit sites and make comments during the formal public consultation stages of the Local Plan preparation process, the sooner that potential sites are submitted and made known to us the better in enabling their proper consideration.

Please email planningpolicy@wandsworth.gov.uk if you wish to be removed from our Local Plan consultation database.

Yours faithfully,

John Stone

Head of Spatial Planning and Transportation”

Conclusion

Residents, we need to keep an eye on this and possibly start approaching various local groups to suggest that with the regeneration that the Alton Estate will be providing its fair of housing and the rest of it should be left alone.

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – June 11th

Given there is so much happening in the ward at the moment, it might be worth residents keeping a watch on what is being planned for the Alton Estate. So, on a best endeavours basis, we’ll try to include this section.

 The page numbers refer to the Wandsworth Council planning applications and decisions for the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward. Whilst every effort is made to highlight the page numbers it is always best for the reader to have a look for themselves.

20160611 Weekly_List_Applications_week_ending_11_06_2016 (pp20-21)

20160611 Weekly_List_Decision_week_ending_11_06_2016 (p22)

Click on this sentence to view the documents.

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Roehampton University seeking planning permission for cabins near Parkstead House (part 11)

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How many objections are there?

In all there seems to be about 238 objections (though please bear in mind the table above is an attempted guess as to numbers and the Planning team at Wandsworth Council will need to confirm this in due course).

With regards to responses by groups, the Council has confirmed that the Hersham Close Residents Association letter is equal to 48, that is one objection for each of the maisonettes. For the others, such as The Putney Society, it is unknown how this counts as.

Roehampton Forum draft Minutes of meeting 24th May

It’s somewhat staggering that in the draft Minutes of the Roehampton Forum meeting that there is no mention at all of the Kimpton House residents speaking against the planning application nor is there any mention of their petition.

Click this sentence and have a read of section 11.

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Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Upcoming event – Films4U 25th June

Next presentation – Saturday 25th June 7.30pm, Roehampton Methodist Church, Minstead Gardens (adjacent to the shops in Portswood Place)

 “Heaven is for Real

 Todd Burpo’s life is already tough but then his son gets sick and, at the age of three, undergoes emergency surgery. When Colton recovers the family are overjoyed but things are about to get even more complicated.

 Colton knows things about his family that nobody has told him. How does he know? And what is Todd to believe? Did what Colton is saying really happen? And if so, what is he to do? Stay silent or find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world?

Follow Todd Burpo’s obvious dilemma and the turmoil he and his wife endure as they work through this critical time in the life of their family.

The story is true but is what Colton experiences?

See the film, hear the evidence, make your decision”.

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

Upcoming events – Alton Estate Open Gardens

If you haven’t been made aware of it, then please don’t miss the second and final day of the Alton Estate Open Garden event.

This event is organised by Architects 4 Social Housing and the Alton Regeneration Watch.

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For the full information – http://opengardenestates.com/alton-estate/

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

Roehampton University seeking planning permission for cabins near Parkstead House (part 10)

There are quite few people asking how they can object to the planning application.

You can email the following the suggested template to planning@wandsworth.gov.uk .It is a template and you can amend it as you see fit.

Wandsworth Planning Team

planning@wandsworth.gov.uk 

Dear Wandsworth Planning team,

Regarding: planning application 2016/1385, site address: Whitelands College Holybourne Avenue SW15 4JD

I object to planning application 2016/1385 for the following reasons;

1. Roehampton University should provide car parking for its students rather than discourage parking on its premises which leads to these cars being parked on the Alton Estate.

2. By these non-residents parking on the Alton Estate this puts additional pressure on car parking for residents making it difficult for residents to locate car parking. Alton Estate residents have reported that they are now being fined for parking on areas where they should not, such is the shortage which exists.

3. The portacabins are currently on top of car parking spaces and should be removed to support the University’s “substantial growth”, which is highlighted in the Boyer covering letter.

4. The portacabins are there without planning permission which means that residents were not given the opportunity to challenge this in the first instance so that the University could address these parking concerns.

5. With the lifting of the student cap it would not be unreasonable to expect more student car parking in and around the Alton Estate making it further difficult for residents to find car parking spots.

6. The uncertainty of future car parking on the Alton Estate via the regeneration also needs to be considered in context of this planning permission as this could place further car parking pressures on residents.

7. The University has almost a dozen listed properties within its various grounds and should have gone through due planning process for these portabacabins especially due to how close they are to Parkstead House, a Grade I listed building within the Alton Conservation Area.

Regards,

 [Add your name and address]

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Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Roehampton University seeking planning permission for cabins near Parkstead House (part 9)

How many objections are there?

In short, there are a lot. It seems to something like the following (though please bear in mind the below is an attempted guess and the Planning team at Wandsworth Council will need to confirm this in due course).

With regards to responses by groups, the Council has confirmed that the Hersham Close Residents Association letter is equal to 48, that is one objection for each of the maisonettes. For the others, such as The Putney Society, it is unknown how this counts as.

Whom? How many?
The Putney Society 1
Alton Regeneration Watch (a mainly Alton Estate based resident group) 1
Hersham Close Residents Association 48
Residents of the Alton Estate petition 41
Roehampton Forum 1
Hersham Close individual responses 16
Greatham Walk individual responses 2
Hilsea Point individual responses 1
Roehampton Gate individual responses 1
Tatchbury House individual responses 1
Kimpton House individual responses 2
Stoughton Close individual responses 1
Chilcombe House individual responses 1
Rushmere House individual responses 1
TOTAL 118

As mentioned earlier, these numbers need to be validated by the Council.

Historic England leaves decision to Council.

Historic England’s reply to this planning application was that it would delegate the decision to Wandsworth Council as highlighted below;

1. HE

Following up to the part 8 blog entry, Historic England have been asked by roeregeneration, again, to review this application. The response is as follows;

“I have again discussed the proposal with one of our Inspectors, however our position remains the same and we are not going to comment further.  As I have explained, our resources are limited which means we have to prioritise cases.  The Conservation Officer at Wandsworth is fully capable of assessing the case in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

 I am sorry I am unable to assist you further on this occasion.”

Wandsworth Borough Council has five Grade I buildings (three in Roehampton) and Historic England are too busy to review.

People power driving this forward

The planning application will now be determined by the Council Planning Applications Committee and a Transport Survey will now be undertaken, as highlighted below;

“Please also be advised we have requested that a Transport Survey be undertaken and submitted to the Council.  Once we have received the survey, we will consult members of the public of the proposal.  I can also advise you the application will be determined by the Councils Planning Application Committee.  I do not have a committee date to provide yet, but when I do I will advise you accordingly”.

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Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

 

Roehampton crime figures – April 2016

The April crime figures have recently been released and for further information go to – https://www.police.uk/metropolitan/E05000621/crime/+kUuVfy/

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Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk