Archive | February 2017

Blast from the past – 2009 – A petition by residents against the removal of the Danebury Avenue road traffic barrier

With the regeneration of the Alton Estate progressing, it was thought it might be time to highlight some of what has gone on in the past should similar issues pop up again.

In December 2008, Councillor Bowes presented a petition to the Council which read as follows;

“Stuart King’s Danebury Avenue traffic consultation. I oppose the Danebury Avenue

traffic barrier being removed for any vehicles.”

 In the letter accompanying the petition the results of the ballot are provided as follows: –

  • Option 1: Opposing the barrier being removed for any vehicles: 77%
  • Option 2: Supporting the barrier being removed for buses only: 19 %
  • Option 3: Supporting the barrier being removed for all vehicles: 4%”

Rather than summarise the findings and outcome, have a read of the document yourself and leave a comment with your thoughts.

This was submitted at the Planning and Transportation Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Thursday 2nd July 2009. 7.30 p.m.

The commentary is within Council Paper No. 09-562.

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Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – February 18th 2017

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

There doesn’t appear to be any this week.

 Decisions (page 20)

Application No: 2016/5912 W

  • Decided on: 14/02/2017
  • Date Registered: 14/11/2016 Legal Agreement : N
  • Address: Parkstead House, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, SW15
  • 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
  • Decision: Approve with Conditions
  • Decision Taker: Delegated Standard

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Roehampton crime figures – December 2016

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The Roehampton December 2016 crime figures were recently released and it is interesting that at the December Alton Regeneration Watch meeting a topic was how the regeneration will improve crime figures. Councillor Carpenter provided views on the topic though his focus was on ‘drug crime’ which from the figures shown for December 2016 is quite low as a proportion of the total crimes reported.

You will see that over the years anti-social behaviour has decreased though violence and sexual offences has increased. This used to be referred to as “violent crime” until May 2013. It will be fascinating to see how, or whether, the regeneration will impact these figures as according to the Supplementary Planning Document one of the “key drivers” for this document, though as of yet, there has been no firm plan shown to residents (at least according to conversations with Alton Estate residents) as to how ‘violence against the person’ and ‘criminal damage incidents’ will be dealt with by the regeneration?

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PLEASE NOTE: All efforts to aggregate the data have been done on best efforts basis and if these are to used for any purpose it is strongly recommended that one conducts their own validation of the data produced.

You can find the crime figures at – https://www.police.uk/metropolitan/E05000621/crime/+kUuVfy/

You can zoom in to have a closer look at what is happening quite close to your home.

Related documents/articles of interest:

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Mayor of London newsletters – February 2017

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.

The latest version, which is thought to be dated February 2017, is now out.

Happy reading!

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

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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

The Putney Society helps with Alton Estate litter clean up

The Putney Society has an event on the Alton Estate coming up soon to assist with a tidy up.

“The Great British Spring Clean

Event Date: Mar 04, 2017

 The Putney Society will be joining in this national campaign on Saturday 4th March. 

Calling all litter pickers to join us at the 430 bus terminus in Danebury Avenue, Roehampton at 10:30.   Gloves and bags will be provided”.

 Related articles:

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Manresa neighbourhood, further car parking pressures

Recently it was highlighted that there were car parking pressures in the Manresa neighbourhood of the Alton Estate (on the Alton East) which involves – Chilcombe House, Crondall House, Farnborough House, Kimpton House, Rushmere House and Somborne House.

Well, these blocks have to make do without 10 car parking spaces by Crondall House for a while whilst the blocks undergo double glazing installation. Not far away, the Alton East part of the regeneration will be underway at some time soon and this will likely have further impacts on car parking spaces. It is hoped that there is no overlap between these events otherwise there might be additional car parking pressures for residents to consider.

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Related documents/articles of interest:

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Roehampton: Get Out Get Active!

“The intention of Get Out Get Active is to establish regular exercise and sport in community venues across the Roehampton area, including the Alton estate.

Activities being arranged include ‘turn up and play’ football, and junior non-contact beginners kick-boxing, both aimed at young people”.

To read more about Get Out Get Active click on this sentence.

Contact

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Manresa neighbourhood car parking issues

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Residents have been highlighting to roeregeneration for some time that there are car parking issues in the area and this has been reflected in car parking tickets. What may be considered as adding to these car parking pressures, last November, Wandsworth Borough Council added bollards to prevent car parking in areas in the Manresa neighbourhood on the Alton Estate. This area is just down the road from the Hersham Close Residents Association which has been highlighting its concerns regarding Roehampton University’s students parking its car in and around the area.

The following photos were taken in November 2016 and highlight the bollards and examples of such car parking pressures.

The following three photos are of vehicles parking on the grass and on the footpath by Chilcombe House.

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The following is a photo of a car parked on the footpath opposite Somborne House.

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The following photo highlights new bollards which went up next to Rushmere House.

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The following photo is of new bollards in Chilcombe House and Rushmere House.

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Roehampton University 1, Roehampton residents 0

Well, Roehampton University’s planning application (2016/5912) took an interesting twist this week. Rather than go to the Council’s Planning Application Committee this has been agreed outside of the Committee.

Given the following objections, one has to wonder what it takes for residents to be listened to;

107 objections, consisting of;

  • Individual objections (x7),
  • pro-forma letters (x64),
  • Wandsworth Conservation Area Advisory Committee,
  • Roehampton Forum,
  • Alton Area Regeneration Watch,
  • The Putney Society,
  • Hersham Close Residents Association and
  • Stoughton Close & Greatham Walk Residents Association.

Rather than repeat what happened click on this sentence and read the putneysw15 Forum discussion which provides a useful summary of the background.

Related articles (regarding the portacabin application);

 Contact

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Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – February 11th 2017

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 28)

Application No: 2017/0590

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 2
  • Date Registered: 08 February 2017
  • Address: 8 Roedean Crescent, SW15 5JU,
  • Proposal: Erection of play structure/climbing frame in rear garden.
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Mrs Astrid Woloszczuk, 8 Roedean Crescent, LONDON SW15 5JU,
  • Agent: WEA Planning, 98 Victoria Road, LONDON, NW10 6NB,
  • Officer dealing with this application: Ross Meachin
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 8411

 Decisions (page 20)

Application No: 2016/4795 W

  • Decided on: 08/02/2017
  • Date Registered: 05/09/2016
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: Digby Stuart College, Roehampton Lane, SW15 5PH,
  • Proposal : Details of lighting and CCTV; car parking management plan and provision of cycle racks pursuant to conditions 6, 24 and 25 of planning permission dated 13/10/2016 ref 2014/3330 (construction of a part 4, part 5 storey building to provide student accommodation, conference suite, academic and support space; construction of a part 4. part 5 closure of existing main vehicular access onto Roehampton Lane, alterations to existing southern pedestrian and vehicular access including boundary walls; formation of new pedestrian and vehicular access onto Roehampton Lane; relocation of car parking; alterations and extension to internal road layout and new pedestrian footpath). Information also submitted to demonstrate compliance with approval of details application 2014/6073 (approval of details relating to condition (19) of 2014/3330).
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: University of Roehampton, C/O Agent
  • Agent: Boyer Planning, UK House, 82 Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4BW,
  • Decision: Approve No Conditions
  • Decision Taker: Delegated Standard

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 Contact

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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

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