Archive | November 2016

Roehampton Winterfest – 10th December

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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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

 

Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – November 19th

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 and present the information below it is always best for the reader to have a read of the original Council documents just in case any errors have been made.

Applications (page 19)

Application No: 2016/5912

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 217
  • Date Registered: 14 November 2016
  • Address: Parkstead House, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue SW15
  • Press Notice(s) Site Notice(s)
  • Proposal: Retention of three portacabins at the southern end of the site for use as additional teaching space for a further 3 years (Affecting the setting of a Grade I listed building).
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Alton Conservation Area
  • Applicant: University of Roehampton, C/O Boyer Planning, Second Floor, 24 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HF
  • Agent: Boyer Planning, Second Floor, 24 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HF
  • Officer dealing with this application: Daniel Piercy
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 6632

Application No: 2016/5972

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 17 November 2016
  • Address: Land at Highcliffe Drive, Clarence Lane, SW15
  • Proposal: Details of sustainabiltily measures pursuant to conditions 12 of planning permission dated 21/04/2011 ref 2009/4199 (Redevelopment of disused tennis courts within grounds of Downshire House. Erection of three-storey block fronting Clarence Lane and four-storey block adjacent to Binley House to provide 20 flats (10 affordable), together with car parking, cycle parking and landscaping.)
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Alton Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Mr Hughes, Wandsworth House, 170 East Hill, London SW18 2HD
  • Agent: Mr Hughes, Wandsworth House, 170 East Hill, London SW18 2HD
  • Officer dealing with this application: Daniel Piercy
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 6632

Decisions (page 24)

Application No: 2016/4655 W

  • Decided on: 17/11/2016
  • Date Registered: 25/08/2016
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: 16 Roehampton Gate, SW15 5JS
  • Proposal: Demolition of existing building and erection of a two-storey (plus basement and roof levels) house.
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Mr Peter Farrell, C/O Agent
  • Agent: Paddock Johnson Partnership, Studio 2, The Lyceum, Bath Street, Port Sunlight, CH62 4UJ
  • Decision: Approve with Conditions CIL Liable
  • Decision Taker: Full Committee

Application No: 2016/1947 W

  • Decided on: 18/11/2016
  • Date Registered: 03/10/2016
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: Land to the north of Roehampton Vale, London, SW15
  • Proposal: Details of materials and landscaping pursuant to conditions 3 and 4 of advertisement consent dated 26th May 2015 ref 2015/0506 (Installation of internally illuminated LED freestanding sign (5m x 7.5m high) on structure 6.4m wide and 12.3m high).
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Outdoor Plus Ltd, 54 Baker Street, London W1U 7BU
  • Agent: Outdoor Plus Ltd, 54 Baker Street, London W1U 7BU
  • Decision: Approve No Conditions
  • Decision Taker : Delegated Standard

Click on this sentence to take you to the Weekly List of planning applications and decisions.

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

 For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

Local resident shares photos of cattle trough

Thank you to Mr George Hebborn for kindly sharing photos of the Norstead Place cattle trough when it was in bloom.

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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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

Mayor of London newsletters

The Mayor of London newsletters provide interesting snippets of information with regards to what is happening in and around London, and of course ‘regeneration’ features amongst these.

To have a read of some of these newsletters click on each of the sentences below.

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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

Medfield Street fountains – correspondence with Historic England and the Council

 

Both Historic England and Wandsworth Borough Council have now been approached regarding the state of the Medfield Street fountains. The email correspondence is below.

From: Sf
To: ghumphries@wandsworth.gov.uk
Cc: Rachel Young <rachel.young@historicengland.org.uk>; London@historicengland.org.uk; John Horrocks
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 5:56 PM
Subject: State of Grade II listed drinking fountainDear Mr Humphries,By way if an introduction I am a resident of the Alton Estate and after the plight of the cattle trough in Norstead Place I decided to have a look at the state of the fountains at the intersection of Medfield Street and Roehampton Lane.It was not a very well looked after state and and as such alerted Historic England whom have pointed me in your direction.

Can the fountain please be cleaned and the details of the maintenance please be shared.

Regards,

Steve Fannon

Alton Estate Resident

From: “Young, Rachel” <Rachel.Young@HistoricEngland.org.uk>
Date: 17 November 2016 at 17:02:21 GMT
To: SF
Cc: Historic England London <London@historicengland.org.uk>
Subject: RE: State of Grade II listed drinking fountainDear Mr Fannon,Thank you for your email.The upkeep of a listed structure or building is down to the owner and they have a legal obligation to keep it in a good state of repair.  I would imagine in this case the owner is the London Borough of Wandsworth.  I would therefore advise that you direct your email to the Conservation Officer there who may be able to speak to the relevant department and encourage repairs to be made.

Kind regards

Rachel

Rachel Young | Business Officer

Direct Line: 020 7973 3727

Email:  rachel.young@historicengland.org.uk

1 Waterhouse Square | 138-142 Holborn

London | EC1N 2ST

From: SF
Sent: 13 November 2016 12:04
To: Historic England Customers
Subject: State of Grade II listed drinking fountainDear Historic England,You might be interested in the following article regarding the poor state of a Grade II drinking fountain in Roehampton. The referred to blog article below highlights this poor state.https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/state-of-the-medfield-street-troughs-and-fountain/

Regards,

Steve Fannon
Roehampton resident

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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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

Missing cattle trough has gotten interesting

The below refers to a Freedom of Information ask which has been made of the Council with regards to the Norstead Place cattle trough. Let’s see what the response will be.

“This is a follow up to Freedom of Request 2016/13735.

A letter (dated 4 November 2016) has been sighted which is from the Drinking Fountain Association. This letter states the following – “We did write to the Chief Executive of Wandsworth Council in June last year asking whether the Council had any intention to restore the trough and asking for their view of if it would be used in its present location. The Council replied saying it was no longer under their jurisdiction and was now under the control of Transport for London who agreed to its removal”.

As a result of this letter the following questions/asks are raised:

  1. Please provide a copy of the letter which the Drinking Fountain Association sent to the Chief Executive of Wandsworth Council in June last year.
  2. Please provide a copy of the response which the Council provided to the Drinking Fountain Association.
  3. When did the Council hand control of the cattle trough to Transport for London?
  4. Please provide the documentation which ceded control of the cattle trough to Transport for London”.

To track progress refer to this link – https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/norstead_place_cattle_trough

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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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

 

Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – November 12th

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 and present the information below it is always best for the reader to have a read of the original Council documents just in case any errors have been made.

Applications – appears to be none this week.

Decisions (page 22)

Application No: 2016/5405 W

  • Decided on: 10/11/2016
  • Date Registered: 20/09/2016
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: 20 Roehampton Gate, SW15 5JS
  • Proposal: Retention of temporary advertising board on boundary wall metal railings.
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Mr D Rich-Jones, 118 Priory Lane, London, SW15 5JL
  • Agent: Brookes Architects Ltd, Upstairs at The Grange, Bank Lane, London, SW15 5JT
  • Decision: Approve with Conditions Decision Taker: Delegated Standard

Application No: 2016/5428 W

  • Decided on: 11/11/2016
  • Date Registered: 23/09/2016
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: 103 Roehampton Vale, SW15 3PG
  • Proposal: Alterations including erection of rear/side dormer (with French doors and safety railings).
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Mr Christopher James Hayles, 103 Roehampton Vale, London, SW15 3PG
  • Agent: Martinelli Architecture & Design, Netil House, 1 Westgate Street, Hackney, London, E8 3RL
  • Decision: Approve with Conditions
  • Decision Taker : Delegated Standard

Click on this sentence to take you to the Weekly List of planning applications and decisions.

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

 For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

Roe Uni portacabins – suggestions for objections to planning application

Requests have come in from readers asking for suggestions for how to phrase objections to this planning objection. Two suggestions are provided by roeregeneration below, and it is stressed that these are suggestions and you are of course free to choose how you amend the text.

Some examples are provided already by those that have objected as highlighted by the progress screen shot below;

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Source: https://planning.wandsworth.gov.uk/WAM/showCaseFile.do?appType=planning&appNumber=2016/5912

To assist, you can click on each of the below to read the objections.

Suggestion 1

You could write something along the lines of the below;

Dear Planning Team,

Regarding:

Planning application: 2016/5912

Location: Parkstead House, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue SW15

I am emailing to object to this planning application for the reasons outlined in planning objections provided by Howitt, Salt, the ARW, the Putney Society and Reigo.

Suggestion 2

You could email the Planning Team using some or all of the objections outlined below;

Dear Planning Team,

Regarding:

Planning application: 2016/5912

Location: Parkstead House, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue SW15

I am emailing to object to this planning application for the reasons outlined below;

The portacabins impact the setting of Grade I Parkstead House. The University has circa a dozen listed properties within its remit and yet this has been allowed to occur without permission hence this retrospective planning application. The University should have known better and what message does this send out to large institutions in the area if this is permitted.

These portacabins contributed to contravening the Wandsworth Council Local Plan DMS1, especially sections (c ), (j) and (l).

This represents poor management by the University of understanding how to service its needs. It seems to have focused on building student accommodation at the expense of teaching facilities.

Uncertainty of when the requested three years permission begins. Surely, it can’t be from the date of the planning application decision given this attempt for permission began early this year, if not earlier.

A key part of objections to the University planning applications 2016/1365 (previous portacabin objection), 2016/5377 (resident students not permitted to have parking permits) and 2016/4901 (the University Travel Plan) was that these did not address issues raised regarding the University’s students parking in and around the Alton Estate. This latest planning application completely fails to address this point and in fact acknowledges this absence in this planning application. This shows disregard for the local residents.

There is no mention whatsoever of the noise pollution issue raised by Kimpton House residents at the Roehampton Forum this year and how the University intends to fulfil its promises to mitigate such anti-social behaviour.

The portacabins are too close to Kimpton House and in fact peer over the University’s gate and above the garages referred to in the planning application in an un-neighbourly fashion.

There is no mention whatsoever of how these car parking issues will be co-ordinated with future impacts such as the Alton Estate regeneration, the potential Medfield Street controlled parking zone, and the lifting of the student cap. Without addressing these concerns the existing car parking pressures will likely increase.

Where to send your objections

Email it to: planning@wandsworth.gov.uk

For more details about how to object click on this sentence.

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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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

 

Roe Uni’s 2nd attempt at portacabins planning application has officially begun

If you haven’t seen the letter, Roehampton University’s second planning application (2016/5912) attempt for the maintaining of the portacabins has begun as detailed by the letters below.

A suggested draft objection will be uploaded to the roeregeneration website very soon.

NOTE: December 5th is the last date for objections.

To review the history of what happened with the original planning application (2016/1365) please see the below related articles.

Related articles (to read the articles below click on the underlined sentence)

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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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

St Joseph’s Church Christmas Bazaar – November 19th

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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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch