Archive | July 2017

Double glazing on the Alton Estate – should there be a planning application?

Picture taken of blocks on Alton East.

Something may be missing regarding the double glazing works taking place at the moment, though then again it may not……based on the Ibsley Gardens maisonettes needing planning permission for double glazing to be installed it was noticed that there does not seem to be planning applications in place for the current double glazing activity taking place on the Alton Estate.

Hopefully we’ll find out soon what the situation is, though in the meantime please see an edited email chain beneath which tried to understand what is happening.

The question has been asked of Councillor Ambache (no feedback yet) and the Council is looking into this as highlighted below.


To: WBC
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:53 PM
Subject: Double glazing on the Alton Estate

many thanks for the below email.


From: WBC
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 9:12 AM
Subject: RE: Double glazing on the Alton Estate

Yes planning permission extends to buildings not within conservation areas. Replacement windows to flats, whether inside or outside a conservation area, require planning permission, whereas single dwelling houses benefit from what is called permitted development where in certain circumstances planning permission is not required for alterations and extensions.


Sent: 10 July 2017 19:12
To: WBC
Subject: Double glazing on the Alton Estate

many thanks for the response below.

Can it be confirmed that the planning permission also extends to buildings not within the Conservation area?

Presently, there are six blocks in the Alton East undergoing the uPVC work and it was not long ago that maisonettes in nearby Ibsley Gardens (planning application 2013/0771) which were not in a conservation area underwent a planning application?


From: WBC
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2017 12:45 PM
Subject: RE: Double glazing on the Alton Estate

I have been passed your query on the installation of the replacement double glazed windows on the Alton Estate. Firstly apologies for the delay in getting a response to you. We have been investigating exactly what changes have taken place and if any permission has been sought.

In response to the points in your email I can confirm that:
1. Given the buildings are in a conservation area planning permission should be sought for the changes to the windows.
2. There is no requirement to consult non-Council bodies on the changes to the windows by virtue of the buildings not being listed.

There are certain circumstances where the Council would not require a planning application to be submitted for replacement windows. This appears to have been the incorrect assumption in this case. Further advise from the Planning Department has now been issued to the Housing Department advising that a retrospective application should be submitted for the new windows to be formally assessed. Upon receipt of a planning application the Planning Department will put up a site notice at each block where the windows have been replaced informing residents about the application and how they can comment.

I hope that help explains the situation, but please do come back to me should you have any further questions.


To: WBC

Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 6:39 PM

Subject: Double glazing on the Alton Estate

is there any progress please regarding what the position is?

It is almost a month this was first raised.


To: WBC

Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2017 8:10 PM

Subject: Double glazing on the Alton Estate

I can appreciate that this is an unexpected, and most unfortunate, burden on the Council, though 2.5 weeks to not receive any response whatsoever is not particularly good.


From: WBC

Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2017 9:27 AM

Subject: RE: Double glazing on the Alton Estate

I am taking the issue up with the Team in the Housing Department responsible, to ascertain their understanding of the situation. However, I’m afraid the same Team is responsible for investigating and progressing fire safety issues on Council blocks in the wake of the Grenfell fire. I am sure in those circumstances you will understand that getting a clear response is taking a little longer than might otherwise be expected. I will press as far as possible, and update you when I have further information.


 

Sent: 28 June 2017 21:44

To: WBC

Subject: Double glazing on the Alton Estate

thank you for your email, which is the first response received since raising this on 9th June.

After the 20th June there were follows on 22nd June and 25th June and to date there have been no answers to any of the questions raised.

Is there any idea as to when answers will be forthcoming?


From: WBC

Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 10:45 AM

Subject: FW: Double glazing on the Alton Estate

Your e-mail of 20th June below has been passed to me for response. I will look into the matter and respond to you once I have an understanding of the situation.


To: WBC; Ambache Jeremy (Cllr) <jambache@wandsworth.gov.uk>

Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2017 1:51 PM

Subject: Double glazing on the Alton Estate

it has been two weeks since the query of whether the Council required planning permission for the changing of windows and as of yet there has been no reply. Given the delay it seems to strongly indicate that no planning application has been obtained and there is some scurrying around behind the scenes to ascertain the position?

I’ve added Councillors Field and Belton (Chair and opposition speaker of the Wandsworth (Conservation Area) Advisory Committee) to this email should they have anything to add.

An additional query to add please is what is the reason for planning application 2013/0771 if this current batch of double glazing installations did not require planning application?


To: WBC; Ambache Jeremy (Cllr) <jambache@wandsworth.gov.uk>

Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:54 PM

Subject: Double glazing on the Alton Estate

are either of you able to answer the queries please?


To: WBC

Cc: Ambache Jeremy (Cllr) <jambache@wandsworth.gov.uk>;

Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:01 AM

Subject: Double glazing on the Alton Estate

can you please revert on the emails below.

I am especially keen to understand what the position is regarding whether a planning application was required. The following text was received from the 20 Century Society when they were asked the question about whether a planning was required;

“The council are only required to consult us in relation to proposed demolition, although we encourage consultation on windows etc.

If the windows are being altered on listed buildings in the CA without listed building consent and planning permission, this would be a breach of planning control. For unlisted buildings, it depends whether or not there is an Article 4 direction within the Conservation Area which would require applications to be made to the local authority for replacement windows. If there is, you can contact the planning enforcement group to report it, and they may take action and require windows to be changed. The CA appraisal states the following:

3.7 Works to maisonettes, flat blocks and houses converted to flats: These buildings do not benefit from permitted development rights and therefore most external alterations will require planning permission, including: Changing windows and front doors… (p. 55)

The CA appraisal also states the following:

2.5 There were various types of windows used on the Estate. It is important that the correct type of window is retained in the conservation area to maintain the unity of the houses and blocks. Where lost, owners are advised to reinstate the correct type of window taking care to faithfully replicate the details and dimensions. (p. 51)

2.6 The installation of windows of a different pattern, design and construction material, such as aluminium should be avoided, Upvc windows usually fail to replicate original detail sufficiently and are also not recommended. Installing new airtight windows can cause damp and therefore the correct ventilation is essential. (p. 52)

I would recommend that you contact the conservation group and planning enforcement at Wandsworth”.


To: WBC

Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 8:35 PM

Subject: Double glazing on the Alton Estate

in addition to the below query can you provide information as to the reason why there is the following planning application –

Planning application: 2013/0771

Proposal Replacement windows and doors from metal/timber to UPVC together with external & communal decorations & repairs; to 28-58 Alton Road, 1-20 & 21-35 Fontley Way, 81-103, 105-127 & 110-148 Ibsley Gardens.

However, for the current batch of properties in tower blocks which are having double glazing installed there does not seem to any planning application and most, if not all, are within the Alton Conservation Area. What is the reason for these properties having a planning application and not the tower blocks?

At the upcoming Roehampton Forum this will be mentioned and it will be good to have an update for this meeting.


To: WBC

Sent: Friday, June 9, 2017 3:24 PM

Subject: Double glazing on the Alton Estate

Could you please provide me with some background to the following query.

On the Alton Estate there are major works on the Alton Estate which involve double glazing being installed on buildings which are within a conservation area.

When this was mentioned at a local amenity society meeting this raised eyebrows as there had been no mention of a planning application.

This leads to the following queries

  1. Given the buildings are within a conservation area should there be a planning application? If not, what’s the reason for no planning application?
  2. As the buildings are within a conservation area, has there been a consultation with non-Council bodies regarding such works?
  3. If the answer to question 2 is “yes” can these non-Council bodies please be named.

Thank you in advance of your reply.


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Kimpton House antennas planning application

Just in case you missed it, the blog entry Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – May13th 2017  highlighted the following planning application;

  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 10 May 2017
  • Address: Communication Station, GLN 540, Roof Top, Kimpton House, Fontley Way, SW15
  • TEAM: W
  • Proposal: Notification of the intention to install 3no antennas on freestanding support frames, 3no 300mm transmission dishes and 1no radio equipment cabinet.

The following highlights further detail regarding this planning application;


To: WBC

Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 10:55 PM

Subject: Kimpton House – Planning Application 2017/2559

Thank you for the outline below.


From: WBC

Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 9:50 AM

Subject: RE: Kimpton House – Planning Application 2017/2559

Thank you for your further e-mail dated 24th June 2017.

As I advised you in my previous e-mail dated 22nd June, whilst the Council has deemed it appropriate to agree in principle to granting UK Broadband Ltd permission to erect a telecoms installation, this will be subject amongst other issues, to them submitting relevant technical information and a method statement for the consideration of Housing and Regeneration Department technical officers. If this is approved and should an agreement for lease be subsequently entered into, a technical inspection of the roof will be undertaken both prior to and subsequent to installation to ensure that no damage is caused. However, I am advised by Mono Consultants that the equipment itself is very lightweight and indeed there is usually no penetration of the roof structure itself which could create any possible damage.

I trust that this addresses any concerns you may have but if you have any further queries please contact me.


Sent: 24 June 2017 17:58

To: WBC

Subject: Kimpton House – Planning Application 2017/2559

many thanks for the detailed response below, this is very much appreciated.

I understand the requirement to make good if something has adversely impacted, though how would the Council know whether any damage has occurred, for as I understand there is not a review of the finished works for each and every planning application that has been sanctioned.

In this instance, how would the Council be aware of any damage that may have been caused?

Would a representative of the Council assess the before-work and after-work progress?


From: WBC

Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:10 AM

Subject: Kimpton House – Planning Application 2017/2559

Thank you for your recent e-mails addressed to @@@, dated 12th and 20th June 2017, concerning planning application 2017/2559 relating to Kimpton House. Your enquiries have been referred to me for investigation and reply.

The planning application to which you refer has been submitted by Mono Consultants, acting as agents for an organisation called UK Broadband Ltd, who have approached the Council as landlord with a request to install telecommunications equipment on a number of its residential tower blocks, including Kimpton House, for the purpose of the provision of wireless broadband services to the local community. As Kimpton House already has an existing telecommunications installation on the roof, where the provider is Everything Everywhere Ltd, the Council as landlord has deemed it appropriate to agree in principle to also granting UK Broadband Ltd permission to erect a further installation, subject to them submitting relevant technical information and a method statement  for the consideration of Council technical officers and then entering into a lease agreement and agreeing to make payment of a suitable yearly rental sum in consideration. An initial submission has been sent to the Council and at present heads of terms in relation to a lease are being negotiated by the Council’s appointed property contractor. Certain conditions within any such lease which is negotiated are quite detailed but  essentially ensure that the commercial tenant should make good any damage which they cause at their own expense and that they indemnify the Council for any costs which it itself incurs in making good any damage. Hence affected leaseholders will not incur any service charge costs should such remedial works be required.

As part of the process of seeking Council consent for such an installation, the organisation is also required to submit a planning application under Schedule 2 – Part 16 of the General Permitted Development Order. However, as my colleague, @@@ in the Council’s Planning Team has already advised you, the Council has no discretion during the assessment of an application of this type, furthermore there is no requirement to consult on applications made under the Permitted Development Order and as the proposal complies with the requirements under Schedule 2, it has been approved as permitted development

At the point when any proposed lease agreement is to be entered into, all affected residents will be duly consulted concerning the proposed installation.

In answer to the points you raise in your second e-mail to @@@ dated 20th June 2017, I would comment as follows :

  1. How much does the Council make from this arrangement ? – Whenever the Council enters into such an agreement which is essentially a commercial leasing arrangement, it negotiates a commercial rent with the installer for effectively renting an area of roof space. This rental will vary from site to site but any such rents in relation to Housing blocks where the Council is landlord, are credited to the Housing Revenue Account. Where the term of any such lease is in excess of 7 years, these have to be registered with HM Land Registry and in such circumstances the details of the lease are within the public domain and the information they contain, including the initial rental sum, can be obtained by making the appropriate application for a copy of a lease to HM Land Registry on payment of a fee. The existing lease at Kimpton House currently held with Everything Everywhere Ltd, was granted for a term of 10 years and a copy can be obtained by making an application, although I can advise that the initial annual rent was set at  £14,000 per annum.

With regard to any lease which may be entered into with UK Broadband Ltd, as this has yet to be completed it is not possible to provide you with any details of the proposed rent at this stage and in any case and upon completion details can only be obtained if it falls within the public domain.

  1. How much will the Council make from the amended arrangement under this planning application ? –   Covered in point 1 above.
  2. Are there any blocks on the Alton Estate which are subject to this arrangement ?  – Yes
  3. 4.    If the answer to number 3 is ‘yes’, can you please highlight which buildings ?    – At present Kimpton House and Binley House are the only two blocks on the Alton Estate where telecommunications equipment has been installed on the roofs.

I trust that his addresses the points you have raised, but please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further queries in relation to this matter.


From: WBC

Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:13 PM

Subject: RE: Kimpton House planning application 2017/2559

Further to your emails dated 12 and 20 June 2017 addressed to @@@ in relation to the above planning application.

Your queries have been forwarded to the Leasehold and Procurement Manager, @@@, to investigate and respond to you direct in due course.


To: WBC

Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 6:06 PM

Subject: Kimpton House planning application 2017/2559

I have been in contact with the Planning department regarding an application which has taken place for Kimpton House.

Interestingly, the planning application cited that no neighbours were consulted and the Planning team cite that there was no requirement for this consultation to take place. However, it might be reasonable to suggest that residents are notified if the works? Apologies if such notice has been done and I am not aware or have missed it.

Additionally, there does not seem to be any plans in place to review the before work and after work status. It would not be unreasonable to suggest that someone from the Council make sure that no damage is done by this work that could result in a service charge cost in future years?


From: WBC

Date: 12 June 2017 at 16:05:10 BST

Subject: RE: Kimpton House planning application 2017/2559

Yes I can confirm that there is no obligation to inform residents about the application – there may however be a duty from freeholder under the lease arrangement however this would be a civil matter separate from the Council and the assessment of this application.

No, the planning department would not check any before or after work to assess the installation of the proposed equipment.

I trust this assists.


Sent: 12 June 2017 13:29

To: WBC

Subject: Kimpton House planning application 2017/2559

Many thanks for the quick response.

To confirm two points please.

There is no obligation to inform residents of the block that this work is taking place?

Does the Council check the before and after work to assess whether any remedial work by the contractors are required?


From: WBC

Date: 12 June 2017 at 09:30:04 BST

Subject: RE: Kimpton House planning application 2017/2559

Thank you for the below email.

The application was applied for under Schedule 2 – Part 16 of the General Permitted Development Order, the Council has no discretion during the assessment of an application of this type (it either complies or it doesn’t), furthermore there is no requirement to consult on applications made under the Permitted Development Order. The proposal complies with the requirements under Schedule 2 – Part 16, and as such it was approved as permitted development.

With regards to your final question I note that this is a Civil issue that does not fall within the Council’s jurisdiction.

If you have any further questions please let me know.


Sent: 11 June 2017 18:31

To: WBC

Subject: Kimpton House planning application 2017/2559

regarding this application can more information please be provided.

What is the reason for no planning permission being required for this application?

The residents were not consulted and should be made aware of the work to be done on the building. Perhaps they would like to know that additional electromagnetic waves will be bouncing off the top of the building.

Additionally, with any work done how will leaseholders be able to assured that none of the works, current or future will slip into their service charges?


Contact

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For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

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  • Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk
  • Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

 Or email your local Member of Parliament at;

  • Justine Greening – greeningj@parliament.uk

 

 

Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – July 1st 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 (pages 31-32)

Application No: 2017/3099

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 11
  • Date Registered: 26 June 2017
  • Address: 33 Roedean Crescent, SW15 5JX,
  • Press Notice(s) Site Notice(s)
  • Proposal: Demolition of existing building and erection of 2 x 5-bedroom three storey houses (top floor in roof); associated garages, landscaping and parking and alterations to front boundary; (Amended scheme to that granted planning permission dated 28/06/16 ref. 2016/1017 [Demolition of existing house and erection of 2 x three-storey houses plus basement houses with external light-wells and associated landscaping and car parking. Alterations to front boundary) to omit basements and lightwells and amend site layout.
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Mr & Mrs D Rich-Jones, Templeton, 118 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London, SW15 5JL,
  • Agent: Brookes Architects Ltd, Upstairs at The Grange, Bank Lane, London, SW15 5JT,
  • Officer dealing with this application: Alexander Green
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 8310

Application No: 2017/3162

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 4
  • Date Registered: 26 June 2017
  • Address: 4 Heathview Gardens, SW15 3SZ,
  • Proposal: Erection of replacement garage; alterations to single-storey side addition including erection of pitched roof.
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Putney Heath Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Mr Martin Frost, 4 Heathview Gardens, London, SW15 3SZ,
  • Agent: Gresford Architects, Unit B13, 3 Bradbury Street, Hackney, London, N16 8JN,
  • Officer dealing with this application: Alexander Green
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 8310

Application No: 2017/3381

  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 26 June 2017
  • Address: Ibstock Place School, Clarence Lane, SW15 5PY,
  • TEAM: V
  • Proposal: Approval of details pursuant to condition 9 (Ecological specifications and a management plan) of permission 2017/0925, dated 18/04/2017 (Demolition of existing single storey refectory building and replacement with new single storey refectory building including new kitchen, servery, stores, mezzanine and basement and provision of a temporary kitchen and dining facilities on the southern games area during construction)
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Alton Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Mr S White, Ibstock Place School, Clarence Lane, LONDON, SW15 5PY,
  • Agent: NTR Planning, Clareville House, 26-27 Oxendon Street, London, SW1Y 4EL,
  • Officer dealing with this application: Penny Weng
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 7709

Application No: 2017/3424

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 29 June 2017
  • Address: 2 Roehampton Gate and 7 Bank Lane SW15 5JS & 5JT
  • Page No: 31
  • Proposal: Details of Code for Sustainable Homes pursuant to condition 10 of planning permission dated 27/01/2015 ref 2014/3690 (Demolition of existing residential property and erection of two three-storey plus basement semi-detached houses; including single-storey basement back addition with ground floor level rear garden terraces and excavation of rear basement lightwells with associated works. (Revisions to planning poermission dated 13/09/13 ref 2013/2693 for: Demolition of existing property. Erection of two, three-storey plus basement houses fronting Roehampton Gate.)
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Harepath LLP, 1-3 Foxton Mews, 48B Friars Stile Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6BS,
  • Agent: Brookes Architects Ltd, Upstairs at The Grange, Bank Lane, London, SW15 5JT,
  • Officer dealing with this application: Daniel Piercy
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 6632

Application No: 2017/3533

  • TEAM: V
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 26 June 2017
  • Address: Ibstock Place School, Clarence Lane, SW15 5PY,
  • Proposal: Application under Section 96a of the Town and Country Planning Act for non-material amendment to planning permission 2017/0925, dated 18/04/2017 for demolition of existing single storey refectory building and replacement with new single storey refectory building including new kitchen, servery, stores, mezzanine and basement and provision of a temporary kitchen and dining facilities on the southern games area during construction. The amendment includes a rewording of condition 3 to allow the submission of details and samples of materials before any permanent above ground works are commenced.
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Alton Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Mr Stephen White, Ibstock Place School, Clarence Lane, LONDON, SW15 5PY,
  • Agent: NTR Planning, Clareville House, 26-27 Oxendon Street, London, SW1Y 4EL,
  • Officer dealing with this application: Penny Weng
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 7709

Decisions (page 24)

Application No: 2017/2813 W

  • Decided on: 28/06/2017
  • Date Registered: 25/05/2017
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, SW15 5JQ,
  • Proposal: Details of materials pursuant to condition 2 of planning permission dated 07/06/2016 ref 2016/2032 (Repairs to roof including replacing Zinc finish sections with sarna membrane).
  • Conservation area (if applicable) :
  • Applicant: Lawn Tennis Association, c/o agent,
  • Agent: Rolfe Judd Planning, Old Church Court, Claylands Road, London, SW8 1NZ,
  • 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

Or email your local Member of Parliament at;

  • Justine Greening – greeningj@parliament.uk

Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – June 10th 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 24)

Application No: 2017/2948

  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 21
  • Date Registered: 08 June 2017
  • Address: 9 Alton Road, SW15 4LF,
  • TEAM: W
  • Proposal: Alterations including erection of single storey rear extension with terrace above; enclosure of terrace with railings and insertion of double doors at rear elevation first floor level.
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Roehampton Village Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Mr Sam Woodward, 9 Alton Road, LONDON, SW15 4LF,
  • Agent: Detailed Planning Ltd, Unit 6, St Albans House, St Albans Lane, Golders Green, NW11 7QE, London,
  • Officer dealing with this application: Daniel Piercy
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 6632

Decisions

 There does not appear to be any decisions for this period.

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.

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

Or email your local Member of Parliament at;

  • Justine Greening – greeningj@parliament.uk

Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – June 3rd 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 24)

Application No: 2017/2875,

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 130
  • Date Registered: 01 June 2017
  • Address: Ibstock Place School, Clarence Lane, SW15 5PY,
  • Press Notice(s) Site Notice(s)
  • Proposal: Variation of condition 3 pursuant to planning permission dated 18/04/2017 ref 2017/0925 (Demolition of existing single storey refectory building and replacement with new single storey refectory building including new kitchen, servery, stores, mezzanine and basement and provision of a temporary kitchen and dining facilities on the southern games area during construction.) to reword the condition to allow the submission of details and samples of materials before any permanent above ground works are commenced.
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Alton Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Mr Stephen White, Ibstock Place School, Clarence Lane, LONDON, SW15 5PY,
  • Agent: NTR Planning, Clareville House, 26-27 Oxendon Street, London, SW1Y 4EL,
  • Officer dealing with this application: Daniel Piercy
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 6632

Decisions (page 18)

Application No: 2017/2005 W

  • Decided on: 31/05/2017
  • Date Registered: 25/04/2017
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: 71 Medfield Street, SW15 4JY,
  • Proposal: Erection of an outbuilding in rear garden.
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Roehampton Village Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Mr Nick Atkinson, 71 Medfield Street, LONDON, SW15 4JY,
  • Agent: Architecture + Urban Design Bureau, 11 Jennings Road, Dulwich, SE22 9JU,
  • Decision: Approve No Conditions
  • Decision Taker: Delegated Standard

Application No: 2017/1470 W

  • Decided on: 01/06/2017
  • Date Registered: 19/04/2017
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: 7 Bank Lane, SW15 5JT and 2 Roehampton Gate SW15 5JS
  • Proposal: Erection of two garages in the rear gardens of 7 Bank Lane and 2 Roehampton Gate.
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Mr C Ackley, 1-3 Foxton Mews, 48B Friars Stile Road, Surrey, TW10 6BS,
  • Agent: Brookes Architects Ltd, Upstairs at The Grange, Bank Lane, London, SW15 5JT,
  • Decision: Approve with Conditions
  • Decision Taker: Delegated Standard

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Contact

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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 your local Member of Parliament at;

  • Justine Greening – greeningj@parliament.uk

Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – May 27th 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 30)

Application No: 2017/2447,

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 23 May 2017
  • Address: 42 Roehampton Gate, SW15 5JS,
  • Proposal: Details of site levels, external materials, refuse storage, arboricultural method statement and soft landscaping further to conditions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 11 of planning permission dated 31/08/2016, ref. 2016/3919 [for demolition of existing house and outbuidlings. Erection of a detached three-storey house (with top floor within roofspace) with additional floorspace at basement level, with roof terraces at first and second floor rear)
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Mr & Mrs I Lancely, Flat 11, 333A Upper Richmond Rd, Putney, LONDON, SW15 6UJ,
  • Agent: Brookes Architects Ltd, Upstairs at The Grange, Bank Lane, London, SW15 5JT,
  • Officer dealing with this application: Julia Kelly
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 8413

Application No: 2017/2813,

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 25 May 2017
  • Address: National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, SW15 5JQ,
  • Proposal: Details of materials pursuant to condition 2 of planning permission dated 07/06/2016 ref 2016/2032 (Repairs to roof including replacing Zinc finish sections with sarna membrane).
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Lawn Tennis Association, c/o agent,
  • Agent: Rolfe Judd Planning, Old Church Court, Claylands Road, London, SW8 1NZ,
  • Officer dealing with this application: Brendan Easton
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 8162

Decisions (page 23)

Application No: 2017/2559, W

  • Decided on: 22/05/2017
  • Date Registered: 10/05/2017
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: Communication Station, GLN 540 Roof Top, Kimpton House, Fontley Way, SW15,
  • Proposal: Notification of the intention to install 3no antennas on freestanding support frames, 3no 300mm transmission dishes and 1no radio equipment cabinet.
  • Conservation area (if applicable) :
  • Applicant: Mono Consultants Ltd, Unit 13, Avant Business Centre, Third Avenue, Bletchley, MK1 1DR,
  • Agent: Mono Consultants Ltd, Unit 13, Avant Business Centre, Third Avenue, Bletchley, MK1 1DR,
  • Decision: Permission not required
  • Decision Taker: Delegated Standard

Application No: 2017/0929, W

  • Decided on: 26/05/2017
  • Date Registered: 26/04/2017
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: 193 Roehampton Lane, SW15 4HN,
  • Proposal: Installation of recessed sliding access gate and railings to overall height of 1.7m.
  • Conservation area (if applicable) Westmead Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Mr Saman Rasool, 193 Roehampton Lane, LONDON, SW15 4HN,
  • Agent: Aspect Property Services Limited, 11 Ickenham Road, Ruislip, HA4 7BT,
  • Decision: Approve with 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

Or email your local Member of Parliament at;

  • Justine Greening – greeningj@parliament.uk

Bye bye 66 Alton Road, hello 24 apartments?

Did you know?

This building is within the Alton Conservation Area and the area itself seems to mould itself on the map to reach out to this very property to include it.

It is also locally listed and was done so on 22nd November 2010.

What does the Alton Area Conservation appraisal state about 66 Alton Road?

The appraisal states the following;

4.12: “The Alton Conservation Area is a rare, possibly unique combination of eighteenth century and twentieth century picturesque landscape. There are scores of magnificent mature trees, including one, a Lucombe Oak, which is on the list of Great Trees of London. There are tree preservation orders on the trees around Mount Clare, Parkstead and Downshire House and at 66 Alton Road. The area is included in the Council’s Inventory of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest”. (page 16)

 5.15 “The maisonettes have brick facings for external walls, with load bearing brick cross walls, reinforced concrete floors and pitched roofs. The house at no. 33 Bessborough Road and no. 66 Alton Road adds to the vast variety of this character area”. (page 23)

5.23 “Although many mature trees, garden walls and other features were retained, and the point blocks carefully positioned to ensure they could benefit from the existing landscape, only one of the Victorian villas survives at no 66 Alton Road. The entrance lodge to Alton House survives at 33 Bessborough Road (named after the Earl). The house itself, a particularly grand Victorian residence has now gone”. (page 24)

66 Alton Road, SW15 4NJ

“This part of Alton East sees one of the last surviving (smaller) Victorian villas at no. 66 Alton Road. Built in yellow stock brick, with a range of co-ordinated window styles, some are detailed with a Gothic reference. Three storeys in height. Decorative timber fascias and two chimneys on the same side define the roof – all these details gives the building great character and presence on this street. Some poor alterations carried out but not to the detriment of the building’s strong character. The entrance lodge to Alton House survives at no 33 Bessborough Road (named after the Earl). The house itself, a particularly grand Victorian residence has now gone”. (page 42)

1.38 “As part of the conservation area appraisal process a number of buildings were added to the Council’s Local List. Further details are given in Appendix 2 to the appraisal.

  • Cedars cottages, 1 Cedars Cottages, Roehampton Lane SW154HS
  • Ibstock Place School (remaining historic part),
  • Clarence Lane, SW15 5PY
  • Maryfield Convent and Chapel – Mount Angelus Road, SW154JA
  • 170 Hartfield House, Roehampton Lane, SW15 4EU
  • 66 Alton Road, SW15 4NJ 33 Bessborough Road, SW15 4BN
  • 68-78 and 80-86 Minstead Gardens, SW15 4EW”

(page 49)

Some other photos of 66 Alton Road

One can just see the date 1863 inscribed on a window.

Other photos.

What about the Cornerstone (otherwise known as the Roehampton Parish Hall)?

Some of you may be aware that through the efforts of the Roehampton Forum this building was locally listed on 8th October 2015.

If 66 Alton Road is allowed to be demolished, do questions then need to be asked about the future fate of the Cornerstone?

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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

 Or email your local Member of Parliament at;

  • Justine Greening – greeningj@parliament.uk