Monthly Archives: January 2019

Weekly Council Planning applications decisions (19 January 2019)

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 Borough Council’s (WBC) 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 33 & 51)

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/13960/applications_week_ending_19_january_2019

Application Number: 2018/5791,

Application Number: 2019/0054,

Application Number: 2018/5012,

Decisions (page 20) – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/13959/decisions_week_ending_19_january_2019

Application Number: 2018/5456,

For the most recent Weekly List of planning applications and decisions – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/download/1326/full_list_of_weekly_planning_applications_and_decisions

If interested in searching for more information about a planning application

Go to the Wandsworth Borough Council’s ‘Searching planning applications’ webpage – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/516/view_planning_application_by_address_or_map/364/searching_planning_applications

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Seen the Alton Leaseholders sprinkler news?

Background

The Alton Leaseholders Association (ALA) has produced this newsletter. Have you seen it?

If you wish to contribute to the fund to challenge the Council’s move towards installing water sprinklers then please email the Association at – altonleaseholders@yahoo.com

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New trees for Hyacinth neighbourhood

Background

It had been noticed for sometime by the Stoughton Close/Greatham Walk/Ryefield Path Residents Association (SCGWRPRA) that there appeared to be areas where there used to be trees though they did not appear to have been replaced.

On the 23rd January 2018 three of those areas had trees planted.

Tree #1

This is located on Alton Road at – https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/51°26’47.6%22N+0°14’27.3%22W/@51.4465521,-0.2416682,188m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m14!1m7!3m6!1s0x48760edbdf531b71:0xe996a89ac85bdabb!2sGreatham+Walk,+London+SW15+4LP!3b1!8m2!3d51.4449043!4d-0.2405557!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d51.4465512!4d-0.2409278

Tree #2

This is located on Hyacinth Road at –

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/51°26’46.7%22N+0°14’27.3%22W/@51.4463067,-0.2416575,188m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m14!1m7!3m6!1s0x48760edbdf531b71:0xe996a89ac85bdabb!2sGreatham+Walk,+London+SW15+4LP!3b1!8m2!3d51.4449043!4d-0.2405557!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d51.4463073!4d-0.2409079

Tree #3

This is located on Hyacinth Road at –

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/51°26’46.1%22N+0°14’26.4%22W/@51.4461401,-0.2414118,188m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m14!1m7!3m6!1s0x48760edbdf531b71:0xe996a89ac85bdabb!2sGreatham+Walk,+London+SW15+4LP!3b1!8m2!3d51.4449043!4d-0.2405557!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d51.446139!4d-0.240671

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Alton Leaseholders meeting summary (7 January 2019)

Background

The Alton Leaseholders Association (ALA) was started late 2017 when leaseholders concerned by Wandsworth Borough Council’s approach to the handling of imposing the retro-fitting of water sprinklers was being handled. However, this was not the only concern expressed by leaseholders, for instance the handling of service charges has been another.

Please note that the following does not represent the official Minutes of the meeting, rather they are written from the aspect as an observer at the meeting.

Meeting and agenda

The meeting held on 7 January 2019 had the following Agenda items;

  1. Draft Minutes of the meeting 19th November 2018
  2. A review of the Council’s statement of case
  3. Progress of membership and how to grow
  4. Next steps
  5. Any Other Business

At this meeting there was good turnout of about 30-35 attendees and this was not only attended by concerned leaseholders, there were a council tenants who attended that are also concerned by the imposition of water sprinklers within their homes and, like the leaseholders, also do not wish to have the water sprinklers imposed on them.

1.Draft Minutes of the meeting 19th November 2018

This was agreed without comment.

2.A review of the Council’s statement of case

This was not well received by attendees. Some of thoughts on this were that this document was quite light on real reasons for the Council’s legal case. There was a letter from an MP dated December 2018 which was to support the Council’s case which seems to indicate that the Council is desperate in seeking information to support its case. There was only one deputation that was mentioned in the statement of case and the ALA has given two and there have been others which provided deputations. The Council has, it seems, not fulfilled the Tribunal’s directions, for instance, the category and type has not been fulfilled as rather than Type 2A and 2B being mentioned it only states Type 2.

Lawyers that have been previously approached are to be approached again to understand whether they would be willing to take the case, provide costs, and confirm how they would be willing to work with the ALA (as working with groups requires some negotiation with lawyers which is not new information and has been highlighted a few times at these meetings and with various groups that the ALA has been in dialogue with).

There were attendees that come to these meetings who have not been before that have not followed this situation in any detail, or they have only selected small slivers of the situation to peak their interest. It highlighted just how difficult it is for concerned leaseholders to work together as everyone seems to be at various understandings of the situation.

Sadly, there seems to be those that think that appearing once at a meeting, asking for information and not making a financial contribution is their only contribution. Too many times new faces appear at these meetings and seem to think that the ALA Management Committee (ALAMC) is in place to handle everything for the ALA and that they can delegate any and all actions to the ALAMC.

There was more that was said though for the rest you’ll need to approach the ALA and most likely attend its meetings.

3.Progress of membership and how to grow

Active members are, sadly, too few for an estate of this size. Very few seem to realise that if they do not wish to have water sprinklers imposed on them they will have to engage with leaseholders, at least with those in their block. More members = more funding.

The funding request is now to go beyond leaseholders and will extend to tenants. This will be supported with a letter drop to impacted blocks. There was an ask for volunteers to assist with this letter drop as well as with any language translations that might be required.

Sadly, it seems clear that despite the posters, the asks for speak to other leaseholders or residents about this, the articles in Roehampton Voice or the roeregeneration blog that there seems to be a real lack of understanding of what the situation is about and what it entails by far too many impacted leaseholders and council tenants.

4.Next steps

Political campaign was suggested and it was highlighted that Labour and Councillor Malcolm Grimston are seeking to have as many petitions as possible from the 100 impacted blocks. It was questioned to what degree this would benefit as, it was suggested that, many of the blocks are in Labour wards.

A suggestion was a uniform refusal to allow the Council’s contractors to enter the premises when the time comes, if it comes.

Door knocking of all 42 blocks in the ward is something the ALAMC are keen on though this volunteers and if it helps this could be done in pairs.

Conclusion

What seemed clear was that there are too many concerned leaseholders or tenants that are not prepared to assist the few that are prepared to spend time and effort on promoting the aim of the ALA in challenging the retro fitting of water sprinklers. Without more volunteers the Council seems to be on the path to victory unless others in the borough come up with their own effective game plan.

The ALA has a fighting fund which it is seeking to grow and it has a bank account where contributions can be paid into. Should you be interested in assisting please contact the ALA for details of the bank account – altonleaseholders@yahoo.com

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Live roof for recycling bins in Manresa area

Have you seen the live roof enclosure in the Manresa neighbourhood?

This area has had a history of being an area that was concreted and then not used for quite some time, then the recycling bins were moved with no prior notice to residents – https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2018/03/03/manresa-neighbourhoods-mysterious-moving-recycling-bins/

To make the area look a bit nicer the Kimpton House Residents Association (KHRA) suggested a live roof for the recycling bins. For some background the idea is along the following – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_roof .

The KHRA took this forward via the Small Improvement Budget (SIBs).

Before photos

This was the area in August/September 2018.

After photos

This is the area from January 2019.

What is SIB?

Rather than explain it in this blog have a read on the Council’s website – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200561/resident_involvement/1645/small_improvement_grants_for_housing_estates

When was this agreed?

It was agreed at the Western Area Housing Panel (WAHP) meeting of 17th July 2018 .

Where is this located?

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/51%C2%B026’50.4%22N+0%C2%B014’33.8%22W/@51.447337,-0.2434493,186m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m14!1m7!3m6!1s0x48760edbdf531b71:0xe996a89ac85bdabb!2sGreatham+Walk,+London+SW15+4LP!3b1!8m2!3d51.4449043!4d-0.2405557!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d51.4473366!4d-0.2427221

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Kimpton House Residents Association has its information board

It looks good and is being used by the Kimpton House Residents Association (KHRA). These boards are very useful for sharing information with residents of a building or neighbouring areas. This article is a little late though it’s understood it was installed late September 2018.

The KHRA took this forward via the Small Improvement Budget (SIBs).

What is SIB?

Rather than explain it in this blog have a read on the Council’s website – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200561/resident_involvement/1645/small_improvement_grants_for_housing_estates

When was this agreed?

It was agreed at the Western Area Housing Panel (WAHP) meeting of 17th July 2018 .

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Residents Association asks questions of the Council about sprinklers (part 2)

One Residents Association recently asked the Council some questions with regards to retro-fitting water sprinklers – https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/residents-association-asks-questions-of-the-council-regarding-water-sprinklers/

The follow up query with the Council and its answer are below.

However, with regards to Item #2 it is not clear how the Council proposes to work with leaseholders to accommodate the annual gas safety inspections?

Answer: Thank you. You will understand that it is too early in the process for the Council to have evolved a schedule of annual inspections for the fire sprinkler equipment. You may however be assured that we will aim to work as flexibly as possible with residents to ensure that the appointment is convenient. To avoid the need for multiple visits, it should be possible to arrange for this to coincide with any existing arrangement the leaseholder has in place for their own installations.

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Councillor Grimston water sprinkler update (8 January 2019)

Background

The below is an email received from Councillor Malcom Grimston regarding water sprinklers received on 8 January 2019.

Email

From: Malcolm Grimston <malcolmgrimston@btconnect.com>

To: News from Councillor Malcolm Grimston <mgrimston@wandsworth.gov.uk>

Sent: ‎Wednesday‎, ‎January‎ ‎9‎, ‎2019‎ ‎11‎:‎17‎:‎43‎ ‎AM‎ ‎GMT

Subject: 10+ storey news update January 8 2019

Happy New year to one and all.

TIMETABLE

Make of this what you will. A couple of weeks before Christmas I wrote to Brian Reilly, Director of Housing, in the following terms.

“As I understand it, current Council policy is that a decision on whether (and how) to impose sprinklers in all 10+ storey blocks will be dependent on the outcome not only of the (First Tier) Tribunal case, itself subject to serial delays, but also on the report of the Grenfell Inquiry. (As you will recall, the wording of the amendment to Paper 18-279, passed on September 13 at the OSC and subsequently accepted by the Executive, was: “to allow directions from the First Tier Property Tribunal and recommendations made by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry to shape whether, and how, the programme is progressed across the Council’s high-rise stock.”) This clearly cannot refer to Phase 1 of the Inquiry (which is now coming to close), as the issue of sprinklers is not with the remit of Phase 1, the terms of reference of which are expressed on the official Inquiry website (https://www.grenfelltowerinquiry.org.uk/news/update-inquiry-2 ) as follows:

‘Phase 1 will focus on the factual narrative of the events of the night of 14 June 2017. This will include: the existing fire safety and prevention measures at Grenfell Tower; where and how the fire started; the development of the fire and smoke; how the fire and smoke spread from its original seat to other parts of the building; the chain of events before the decision was made that there was no further saveable life in the building; and the evacuation of residents.’

There being no sprinklers in Grenfell at the time of the fire it follows that they could not form part of Phase 1 (and indeed have not done so, for example not being a topic addressed by the many expert witnesses). It is Phase 2 which will “address the remainder of the issues identified in the list of issues which was published on the Inquiry’s website on 14 September 2017.” (See https://www.grenfelltowerinquiry.org.uk/sites/default/files/List%20of%20Issues%204%20JUNE%20%5BFINAL%5D.pdf  for an updated list of these issues – sprinklers are not specifically mentioned but could and presumably will come under a number of the headings.)

You will be further aware of the widespread coverage today of suggestions that Phase 2 may not even begin to take evidence until next year (e.g. https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/news/second-phase-of-grenfell-inquiry-may-not-start-until-2020-59455 ) – in the words of one of the key barristers, “it is unlikely that phase two will commence before the autumn of [this] year at the earliest and possibly not until 2020.”

It would seem inevitable, if the Council is to fulfil the policy described above and to allow relevant recommendations from Grenfell concerning sprinklers to shape the final decision, that no such final decision on the imposition of sprinklers against the will and interest of (at least some) residents can be taken before Phase 2 reports, quite possibly in 2021 (unless the Inquiry in Phase 1 breaks the bounds of its own terms of reference and includes sprinklers in its interim recommendations, possible but not certain). It would be helpful to have clarification on this point – I am sure residents will take some comfort from knowing that this significant and (in their view) unwarranted intrusion on their rights to enjoy their homes will not be visited on them for some years, by which time a more proportionate approach may have emerged.”

In response, Mr Ian Stewart, Assistant Director of Housing, told me:

“We are aware of the shift in the Grenfell enquiry timescales and have brought this to the attention of Members. We will revert to you once the position becomes clearer.”

So – are they thinking about delaying the whole scheme so dramatically as in effect to cancel it and start again after Grenfell Phase 2? We shall see.

Incidentally, a source from within the Wandsworth Conservative group tells me that Councillor Clare Salier, the Wandsworth Cabinet Member for Housing at the time of Grenfell, was very lukewarm about the whole idea of forcing sprinklers onto residents but was overruled by the Council Leader. That source may be spinning me a yarn of course but it is consistent with the observation that others in the Conservative Group pushed for that amendment that so diluted the Council’s position.

MISSING LINKS

I believe we have central contact points in all of the hundred 10+ storey blocks affected by the Council’s policy – either individually or in some cases, notably Roehampton, one contact covering a large number of blocks – except the following:

 LATCHMERE WARD

  • Chesterton House
  • Clarke Lawrence Court
  • Inkster House
  • Sendall Court
  • Shaw Court
  • Sporle Court
  • Waldore House
  • Weybridge Point

QUEENSTOWN WARD

  • Connor Court
  • Turpin House

SOUTHFIELDS WARD

  • Albon House
  • Edwyn House
  • Eliot Court
  • Knowles House
  • Sudbury House
  • ST MARY PARK WARD
  • Compton House
  • Cranmer House
  • Gaitskell Court
  • Gardiner House
  • Macey House
  • Whitgift House
  • THAMESFIELD WARD
  • Phelps House
  • TOOTING WARD
  • Chillingford House
  • Hayes End House

Do we have contact points in any of these that I may have missed? Clearly it would be helpful for example to get any of these blocks to submit petitions if they have not already done so and to get them involved in the wider campaign. I have a contact list of the other blocks that I can circulate.

 COMMUNICATIONS

Ian Stewart has made it clear that the Council intends to do the bare minimum amount of communication that it can get away with given the demands of the Tribunal. In particular the Council’s own communications are to be reserved for Council propaganda.

“You may be aware that in relation to this specific issue the property tribunal convened a small communications group on which officers , councillors and residents sit. Having consulted with this group before Christmas the Tribunal issued a set of specific directions as to how the Council should communicate with affected leaseholders over the next stage of the application and the Council has now complied with those instructions. Having sent a copy of the Council’s submission by post to every affected  leaseholder and posted the document on the website alongside the appendices the Council does not intend going beyond the directions of the tribunal and either post notices within blocks or using any of the Council’s publications as suggested. If you feel that the Council has failed to comply with any of the directions issued by the tribunal then you are free to make your point direct to the tribunal.”

COMPLAINTS

I am pursuing two complaints against the Council press office – for implying that the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fire Safety (in effect a lobby group on behalf of the industry, though this does not of course mean that its publications are not worth consideration) was in effect a Select Committee ‘tasked with improving fire safety’; and one for a bizarre claim that starts “A young mother, who says her life was probably saved by a sprinkler that put out a fire in her flat …” (As far as I can tell she did not say this at all – in any case of the 10,000 fat fires in 2017 only 6 resulted in fatalities – too many of course but hardly a ‘probable’ outcome. I am meeting the Chief Executive next week to see if the press Office can be brought more into line with its duty to inform the local public, rather than simply spout Conservative propaganda.

Incidentally, I also had a long chat with Ronnie King OBE who chairs the workstream of the Fire Sector Federation, the trade body for those firms that make money out of selling sprinklers and other fire protection measures, which organises and funds the APPG. He is clearly a very sincere and passionate believer in sprinklers for all (he says he is not paid for the work he does), but he also made it very clear that he does not support the Council’s determination to force the policy through without any meaningful consultation with residents and against their wishes. I think he also recognises the merits of a block-by-block approach as advocated by the London Fire Brigade among others. He is going to send me some material and has then offered to meet – I’d be happy to ask him to come to talk to a group of residents if that would be helpful.

GRENFELL INQUIRY

I have had some correspondence with Michael Mansfield QC, who has been representing some of the families from Grenfell. Mr Mansfield portrays himself as taking the side of the little person against ‘the establishment’ but made a couple of comments at the end of the evidence sessions for the Inquiry about putting sprinklers in all blocks. Understandably this is something the Grenfell community has been pressing for but in a cordial exchange of views I tried to suggest that it was not so black-and-white. It became pretty clear that he did not have a full understanding of how the Housing Revenue Account works, arguing that a rich borough like Wandsworth should fund the works presumably from the Council tax, which of course is not permitted. I outlined the broader concerns here in Wandsworth but have no idea whether he might reflect on this when it comes to the next stage of the Inquiry.

NEXT STEPS

It has been suggested that we have another meeting soon, perhaps in the west of the borough (Roehampton). It would be helpful, from my point of view, to get some clarity round how we can support and encourage those blocks which have not yet done so to submit petitions and to work out our approach to the March 5 evidence session. I am working through the full statement of case and will try to be match the work I have done on the background case to the document as a direct response. Obviously anyone who wants to help will be very welcome! I think it would be also be useful to get a feel as to how the ‘technical’ case is going as I understand relatively few tower blocks have been retrofitted with sprinklers so there may not be much evidence out there.

Best wishes,

MALCOLM GRIMSTON

Councillor (Independent), West Hill Ward

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Fahrenheit 451 showing at Ibstock Place School (25 February 2019)

Background

An amazing opportunity is happening soon in this ward and that is the special screening of the movie Fahrenheit 451 which will be shown at the Ibstock Place School.

A short summary which has been seen describes the movie as such “The Putney Society is showing this 1966 film to illustrate the importance of the Alton Estate in the development of 20th century housing, starting off the programme with a clip of the eminent architect Richard Rogers discussing the Estate. Co-incidentally, the film which features the estate happens to be very topical with all sorts of contemporary issues predicted – censorship, fake news and so on – a fascinating combination! Is your favourite book one of the titles burnt?”.

Further background:

About the movie – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit_451_(1966_film)

Additional information about the showing – http://www.putneysociety.org.uk/events/screening-of-fahrenheit-451-ibstock-school-25th-february.html

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Weekly Council Planning applications decisions (12 January 2019)

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 Borough Council’s (WBC) 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 23)

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/13948/applications_week_ending_12_january_2019

Application Number: 2019/0052,

  • Address: 34 Roehampton Vale, SW15 3RY,
  • Proposal: Erection of single-storey side extension to extend beyond the rear wall of the garage by 5.64m, the total height of the proposed extension is 4m and the height of the eaves is 3m

Decisions (page 20) – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/13949/decisions_week_ending_12_january_2019

Application Number: 2018/5757,

  • Address: Sherwood Lodge, 5 Bessborough Road, SW15 4AE,
  • Proposal: Non-material amendment to planning permission dated 30/10/2018 ref 2017/6977 (The demolition of Sherwood Lodge and associated outbuildings and the construction of a four-storey building, comprising 10 residential (Class C3) units, plus improvements to existing open space and public realm, vehicular and cycle parking and refuse and recycling stores) to allow relaxation of the Building regulation requirement so the units above ground level will not have level access.

Application Number: 2018/5776,

  • Address: 59 Stroud Crescent, SW15 3EL,
  • Proposal: Erection of single-storey rear extension to extend beyond the rear wall of the existing dwelling house by 4.5m, the total height of the proposed extension is 3m and the height of the eaves is 2.8m.

For the most recent Weekly List of planning applications and decisions – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/download/1326/full_list_of_weekly_planning_applications_and_decisions

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Go to the Wandsworth Borough Council’s ‘Searching planning applications’ webpage – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/516/view_planning_application_by_address_or_map/364/searching_planning_applications

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