Archive | March 2017

Lease newsletter – March 2017

There are a lot of leasehold properties on the Alton Estate. If you are not aware of LEASE, then maybe you should have a read of their newsletters.

The latest newsletter has the following articles;

  • New powers limit landlords recovering cost of litigation from leaseholders
  • How to deal with a water leak in a leasehold flat
  • Housing White Paper
  • Template documents now available on the LEASE website
  • Take care when threatening legal proceedings – consider service charge consequences for leaseholders
  • Government considers including leasehold abuse in BIS Green Paper on protecting consumers
  • Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Right (Wales) Bill
  • Right to manage claims no longer defeated by minor mistakes in procedure
  • Whose garden is it anyway?
  • What is the Housing Disrepair Protocol?
  • All or nothing at all: Owning a share of the freehold of a flat
  • A Recent Ruling by the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) on Advance Service Charges: Good News and Bad News for Leaseholders
  • The Reasonableness of Insurance Premiums
  • Stuck in the middle – lease extension of flats and the rights of an intermediate leaseholder

For past newsletters:

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Contact

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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

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Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – March 25th 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 17)

Application No: 2017/1386

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 21 March 2017
  • Address: Putney Heath, Green Man Bus Stand, Wildcroft Road SW15,
  • Proposal: Installation of freestanding electric bus pantogragh and associated equipment.
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Putney Heath Conservation Area
  • Agent: TfL – Consents Team, Windsor House, 9th Floor, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL,
  • Applicant: London Bus Services Limited, Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ,
  • Officer dealing with this application: Georgia Brown
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 7373

Decisions (page 22)

Application No: 2016/7179 W

  • Decided on: 24/03/2017
  • Date Registered: 11/01/2017
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: Heathmere School Keepers House, Alton Road SW15 4LJ,
  • Proposal: Erection of new three storey building comprising of 6 new residential dwellings (3 x two-bedroom duplex apartments at ground and first floor level, all with private external area to the rear, and 3 x one-bedroom loft apartments with rear balconies at second floor level). Associated landscaping, boundary treatment and cycle and refuse storage.
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Alistair Langhorne Lab, Bowmore, Laurel Avenue, Lytham, Lancashire FY8 4LQ
  • Agent: Architects Ltd, 111 Munster Road, London SW6 5RQ
  • Decision: Approve with Conditions CIL Liable
  • Decision Taker: Full Committee

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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.

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For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

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

Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – March 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 (page 29)

Application No: 2017/0910

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 15 March 2017
  • Address: 12 Heathview Gardens, SW15 3SZ,
  • Proposal: Details of materials pursuant to conditions 2 of planning permission dated 14/09/2016 ref 2016/4267 (Amendments to approved planning permission 2015/2971 dated 29/07/2015 [Excavation to enlarge basement including formation of rear lightwell and erection of two-storey side extension (east side)], planning permission 2015/2968 dated 25/08/2015 [Alterations including erection of part single, part two-storey rear/side extension andrear dormer to main roof] and 2015/7299 [alterations to the single-storey rear/side extension, rear facing dormer window and fenestration at ground and first floor levels] to include external staircase from the rear garden to the
  • basement extension. )
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Putney Heath Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Mr David Ghosh, 12 Heathview Gardens, London SW15 3SZ
  • Agent: Create Design Ltd, Wigglesworth House, 69 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HH
  • Officer dealing with this application: Cathy Molloy
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 6913

Application No: 2017/1254

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 18
  • Date Registered: 16 March 2017
  • Address: 3 Medfield Street, SW15 4JY,
  • Press Notice(s) Site Notice(s)
  • Proposal: Internal alterations at ground floor level.
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Roehampton Village Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Mr Naresh Das, 191 Kingston Road, London, SW19 1LH
  • Agent: Andrew Catto Architects, 154 Putney High Street, London, SW15 1RS
  • Officer dealing with this application: Nathaniel Young
  • On Telephone No : 020 8871 8603

Application No: 2017/1455

  • TEAM: V
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 13 March 2017
  • Address: Telecommunication Station Ctil241596 On Pavement East Of Roehampton Gate Equestrian Centre, Danebury Avenue, SW15 4PD,
  • Proposal: The installation of a 14 metre high T-range replica telegraph pole radio base station housing 6no. antennas with GRP shroud and and 1no. equipment cabinet
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Alton Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Vodapone Limited, C/O Agent
  • Agent: Mr Dom Needham, Steam Packet House, 76 Cross Street, M2 4JG
  • Officer dealing with this application: Kate Randell
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 7709

Decisions (page 22)

Application No: 2017/0234 W

  • Decided on: 15/03/2017
  • Date Registered: 20/01/2017
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: 90 Dowdeswell Close, SW15 5RL,
  • Proposal: Alterations to ground floor rear elevation in connection with use of garage as additional habitable accommodation.
  • Conservation area(if applicable) :
  • Applicant: Ms Zoe Lynam, 90 Dowdeswell Close, London SW15 5RL
  • Agent: Jeffery and Wilkes building contractors ltd, Saunders house, 52-53 The Mall, Ealing, W5 3TA,
  • Decision: Approve
  • No Conditions Decision Taker: Delegated Standard

Application No: 2016/6956 W

  • Decided on: 17/03/2017
  • Date Registered: 25/01/2017
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: Land to the north of Roehampton Vale, SW15 3PG,
  • Proposal : Details of lighting assessment pursuant to condition 2 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 12.3mhigh).
  • 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

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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.

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

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

 

Media wrap up – 26th March

For something a little different, on a best efforts basis, this blog has put together articles from the past week from the Wandsworth Guardian, Putneysw15, and Wandsworth Council’s latest news.

Wandsworth Guardian

Redrow plc named preferred for Alton Estate regeneration: the Guardian’s coverage of the preferred bidder.

Feminist Society launches campaign for trained professional in cases of sexual assault, rape and harassment to be made available students at University of Roehampton: sexual assaults on campus and the requirement for this to be dealt with.

Putneysw15

Council Names Redrow plc For Alton Estate Regeneration: putneysw15’s take on the preferred bidder being announced.

Sacred Heart Pupils Team Up With Roehampton Club

Wandsworth Council latest news

Preferred bidder for 1,000-home Alton estate regeneration

Roehampton Partnership reaffirms regeneration support

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.

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

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

Kimpton House receives letter about car parking

Imagine how one would feel as a resident of Kimpton House (in the Manresa neighbourhood of the Alton estate) to receive this letter given the situation regarding car parking on the estate, especially with car parking taken up by contractors  for the double glazing installation (imagine what will happen when the regeneration starts!!!!), student car parking and the already tight supply of car parks for existing residents.

Related documents/articles of interest:

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.

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

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

Heathmere Primary School to lose £185,000 in funding?

Contact

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For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

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

 

Heathmere School Keepers House planning application – to be discussed at the Planning Application Committee this week

This Thursday 23rd March at 7:30pm at the Council’s Planning Applications Committee the application for Heathmere School Keepers House, Alton Road, SW15 4LJ (2016/7179) is to be discussed and the Council’s recommendation is to approve Approve with Conditions CIL Liable.

Some comments regarding the supporting document are as follows:

Section: Consultation Summary

This section states 13 objections though it includes representations from the following and this section might understate the level of objections?

  • Stoughton Close & Greatham Walk Residents Association
  • Hersham Close Residents Association
  • Roehampton Housing Association Ltd
  • Heathmere Primary School
  • Councillor Carpenter (one would think that if a ward Councillor objected that this would be mentioned and there is no mention at all of this objection???)

Section 2.6 – loss of tree

States the following – “The proposed development would result in the loss of one mature tree of good visual amenity value at the front of the site. Nevertheless, this would be adequately mitigated through the provision of new trees on site – to be discussed in further detail in the ‘Arboriculture and Landscaping’ section of the report”. This tree is gone and was commented on the objections.

Section 4.5 – privacy

States the following – “In terms of privacy, there would be a number of new openings across three storeys in easterly and westerly directions from the site. Nevertheless, a high degree of mutual overlooking already subsists over Alton Road and to the rear (east), from existing properties in the locality. As such, it is not considered that the additional windows would significantly increase this level of overlooking, to the detriment of neighbouring privacy levels”. Not so, Greatham Walk 26-34 would have additional windows facing towards the back of the houses where presently there are none.

Section 4.9 – Heathmere School raises concerns

States the following – “Safeguarding concerns have also been raised by the school. However, a distinct boundary would separate the site from the school grounds. Moreover, it is not considered unusual for a residential site to sit adjacent or near to school premises. Therefore, it is considered that safeguarding can be adequately dealt with in accordance with the current procedures and practices of the school – and legislation if necessary – and would not be prejudiced by the proposed development”. One wonders what Heathmere School thinks of this comment?

Section 5.2 – car parking

States the following – “The new residences make no provision for off-street parking. Given the relatively low PTAL rating, and considering the average car ownership rates in this ward, the development is likely to add a minor increase in parking demand to the area. This area is experiencing car parking pressure and the majority of objections received make mention of this. However with no formal parking regulations in place, and given the small size of the development, the expected vehicle movements and car parking demand is not deemed significant enough to warrant any objections from a highway and traffic perspective”. Residents, what do you think of this comment? It reads as though as there is “no formal parking regulations in place” then this could be translated into, “tough, pay for a permit and secure your car parking space”. This lack of controlled parking was recently highlighted in the article about the creation of student accommodation in Whitelands College (“Student car parking pressures on the Alton Estate, acknowledged in 2002?!”).

Section 5.6 – car parking

States the following – “In light of the above, it is not expected that the development would give rise to an adverse impact on pedestrian or highways safety in the locality. Furthermore, due to its modest scale, the proposed development would not give rise to a severe impact on the local road network through increased vehicle movements or on-street parking pressure. Highways Officers have raised no objection to the application and TfL are not required to be consulted on this type of application in this location. Therefore, the application is consistent with policies DMT1 and DMT2 of the DMPD”. The Stoughton Close & Greatham Walk Resident Association objection had many photos which highlighted that the buses have to swerve between cars and travel between cars, plus the ward Councillors are currently being emailed to highlight concerns regarding car parking.

Local representation on the Planning Application Committee

Councillor Jeremy Ambache is on the Committee.

Council documents for this meeting:

Related articles:

 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.

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

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

Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – March 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 21)

Application No: 2017/0944

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 06 March 2017
  • Address: 12 Heathview Gardens, SW15 3SZ,
  • Proposal: Details of materials pursuant to conditions 2 of planning permission dated 09/09/2016 ref 2016/4182 ( Erection of dormer roof extension to main rear roof; formation of rear balcony at first floor and alterations to skylights approved under planning permission ref 2015/2971 (Excavation to enlarge basement including formation of rear lightwell and erection of two-storey side extension (east side).)
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Putney Heath Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Create Design Ltd, Wigglesworth House, 69 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HH
  • Agent:
  • Mr David Ghosh, 12 Heathview Gardens, London, SW15 3SZ
  • Officer dealing with this application: Cathy Molloy
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 6913

Application No: 2017/1188

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 9
  • Date Registered: 10 March 2017
  • Address: 140 Priory Lane, SW15 5JP,
  • Proposal: Alterations including erection of rear ground floor extension and front and side extension to accommodate an enlarged garage which would also include the reconfiguration of the ground floor.
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Mrs L Jacobs, c/o Simon Davenport Associates Ltd, 28 Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 4QR
  • Agent: Brookes Architects Ltd, Upstairs at The Grange, Bank Lane, London, SW15 5JT
  • Officer dealing with this application: Emma-Jane Hayward
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 6639

Decisions (page 17)

 Application No: 2017/0100 W

  • Decided on: 07/03/2017
  • Date Registered: 25/01/2017
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: 20 Roehampton Gate, SW15 5JS,
  • Proposal: Retention of temporary advertising board on front boundary wall.
  • 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: 2016/7220 W

  • Decided on: 09/03/2017
  • Date Registered: 17/01/2017
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: Downshire House, Roehampton Lane, SW15 4HT,
  • Proposal: Details of BREEAM pursuant to condition 24 of planning permission dated 15/04/2015 ref 2015/1409 (Non-material amendment to planning permission ref 2013/1857 dated 07/08/2013 (Erection of three buildings between three and five-storeys high, comprising 210 student bedrooms student bedrooms plus wardens flats. Works to include restoration of lower lawn and landscaping with removal of 26 trees including tree and hedge groups, 13 of which are covered by a preservation order and planting 19 trees. Formation and alterations to boundary treatment and pedestrians access from Roehampton Lane with alterations to car parking) to allow submission of the BREEAM post-construction certificate to the Council within 3 months following occupation of all the buildings.)
  • Conservation area Alton Conservation Area (if applicable) :
  • Applicant: C/O Agent, C/O Agent
  • Agent: Boyer Planning, Boyer Planning, 24 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HF
  • Decision: Refuse Decision
  • Taker: Delegated Standard

Application No: 2017/0175 W

  • Decided on: 10/03/2017
  • Date Registered: 17/01/2017
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: Ground Floor Park House, 233 Roehampton Lane, SW15 4LB,
  • Proposal: Alterations including erection of extension at ground floor level in connection with change of use from clinic (Class D1) to 2 x 2-bedroom flats (Class C3).
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Roehampton Village Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Urban Red Limited, c/o Agent
  • Agent: Sutters Partnership Architects, 15 Granard Avenue, London, SW15 6HH
  • Decision: Approve with Conditions CIL Liable
  • Decision Taker : Delegated Standard

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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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

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

Roehampton crime figures – January 2017

A couple of areas might be worth commenting on.

Anti-social behaviour

The lowest January figure over the past seven years, this should be worth a mention (somewhere!).

Violence and sexual offences

The last two January’s appear to be highest figures of the past seven years and represents more than a third of all such crimes for the month.

PLEASE NOTE: All efforts to aggregate the data have been done on best efforts basis and if these are to be 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:

 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.

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

 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

Portacabins – follow up questions to the Council’s planners

With regards to the recent planning application 2016/5912, that being to do with Roehampton University’s portacabin application, the following questions have been asked of the Council;

“With regards to the planning application 2016/5912 can answers to the following questions please be provided:

  1. The number of planning application decisions made in the last five calendar years (2012-2016), and the first two months of 2017.  In many cases, the actual applications will have been submitted the previous year;
  2. The number accepted and rejected in each of those years and 2017 to date;
  3. The number of applications considered by the Planning Committee and the number considered under delegated authority by Council officers alone in each of those years;
  4. An acceptance/rejection comparison between those decided by the Planning Committee and those by Council officers alone in each of those years;
  5. The average (both mode and mean) number of objections made in respect of all the possible options in (b) to (d) above, i.e. acceptance/rejection and committee decision/delegated authority; and
  6. How many decisions were made in each of the five years for which there were more than 50 objections and of these, how many were accepted/rejected and how many decided by Committee/delegated authority.
  7. Please explain why the suggestion of the Wandsworth Conservation Area Advisory Committee for one year retention, rather than three, was not selected as the timeframe ?
  8. This first application, 2016/1365, started in March 2016, and this request was for a three year retention, then removed. A Travel Plan was requested and this application was withdrawn and then replaced by 2016/5912 which was also for a three year period. Please explain the reason for allowing the University an additional 11 months (March 2016 to February 2017) on top of the original 3 years?
  9. The number of objections (107) seems low. I have seen an email correspondence from Mr Pierce which confirms that for Hersham Close Residents Association (HCRA) that its objection would count not as one objection but equal to the number of properties it represents, thereby this would make that 48. HCRA did not obtain individual objections based on this understanding. Extending this concept, then Stoughton Close & Greatham Walk Residents Association would be 49 objections and not one. Please confirm the position regarding how objections are viewed from a numerical point of view when received from non-individuals, for instance, from Residents Associations or The Putney Society.
  10. Referring to question 9, where is the guidance on the Council’s website for how such objections should be reviewed in terms of numbers of objections?
  11. With regards to the comment “in this case, the public benefit is having the contribution of Roehampton University to the economy of the borough, and the communal life of Roehampton” can the following be explained;
  12. Explain in detail, using facts and figures in additional to any comments, what the “contribution” is to the “economy of the borough”?
  13. Explain in detail, using facts and figures in additional to any comments, what the “contribution” is to the “communal life of Roehampton”?
  14. Regarding “noise disturbance”, is the Council stating that even though this noise disturbance was openly challenged with the University at a Roehampton Forum general meeting (attended by Councillor Carpenter) and was noted within the November Let’s Talk meeting Minutes for Roehampton (attended by Council staff and Councillors, including Councillor Ravi Govindia) that these do not count as noise disturbances?
  15. Related to question 14, if the Roehampton Forum meeting does not count then anything the University said at this meeting would equally not be worthy of recognition by the Council?
  16. From question 14, do noise complaints only count if the Environmental Services investigate?
  17. Where it states that “A staged refurbishment of the existing library within the Harvey Building is planned and could provide general teaching space to accommodate the needs of Whitelands College”, to what degree of certainty is this “could” a “will be done”?
  18. Further to this comment, has the Council reviewed the plans from the University regarding the ability to meet the three year period agreed?
  19. How is it possible that the University has been able to build a plethora of student accommodation at the expense of teaching premises which the University obviously requires and does this with various planning permissions granted by the Council?”

To keep an eye on progress click on this sentence.

Related articles (regarding the portacabin application);

 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.

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

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