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

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