Monthly Archives: April 2019

Roehampton Lofts advertises sale of apartments with ‘non restricted’ parking

Background

There have been a few articles regarding the Heathmere School Keepers House, SW15 4LJ, planning application (2016/7179 and 2017/4304) and this is has been queried regarding the possible change in scope of bedroom sizes – https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2019/03/26/heathmere-school-keepers-house-now-called-roehampton-loft-and-seems-to-have-grown/ .

Yet something else might have crept into the review of this planning application. There are no car parking places with this planning application and (surprise, surprise) the estate agent is highlighting the lack of on street car parking restrictions as a selling point.

Drivers on the estate, how do you fell about that?

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Wandsworth (Conservation Area) Advisory Committee (12 March 2019) – part 2

Background

Following on from the Wandsworth (Conservation Area) Advisory Committee (WACC) on 12th March 2019 there are a few Roehampton & Putney Heath ward entries – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=493&MId=6071

There was an update on two local planning applications – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=46335

  1. 2018/4925: 228 Roehampton Lane, SW15 4LE

Demolition of existing car repair garage buildings and the erection of two four-storey buildings (connected by a lower ground floor car park and cycle store) containing 9 x 1 bedroom flats and 6 x 2-bedroom flats, with associated refuse storage and external amenity space, and alterations to the existing vehicular access. (Revised description)

Response from the WACC:

Objection –The Committee objected to the proposal in its current form. The Committee considered that there was insufficient information in relation to this application; specifically, in relation to the description, appearance, elevations, and the context of the building. It was added that this was especially important because the site was located in a conservation area. The Committee considered that there was a risk of overdevelopment of the site, that the proposed building was large, and that a detailed understanding of the context was required in order to consider the impact of the proposal. The Committee felt that it was unable to properly assess the application without further information.

  1. 2018/5671: 66 Alton Road, SW15 4NJ

Alterations including erection of part two-storey, part three-storey replacement side and rear extensions in connection with creation of 5 x 1-bedroom and 4 x 2-bedroom flats with associated access, parking and landscaping.

Response from the WACC:

Objection –The Committee objected to the proposal in its current form. The Committee noted that the existing building was locally listed and was a rare, surviving building. The Committee considered that it was important to preserve this unique building and to leave the high quality frontage intact. The Committee felt that the large, rectangular blocks that were proposed were out of sympathy with the building and would ruin the appearance of the building from the front.

The Committee stated that it did not object to the idea of extending the existing building. It was noted that adjoining properties had been extended to the rear and that this may be a more appropriate method of extending the existing building. It was considered that this would align better with the context of the area and would be more sympathetic to the importance and character of the building. The Committee also considered that the large quantity of glass proposed should be reduced and that a more solid building would be more in keeping with the existing building.

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Water sprinklers – latest tribunal directions (21 March 2019)

The following relates to the latest Tribunal Directions from the First Tier Property Tribunal regarding retro fitting water sprinklers. Have a read and see what you think.

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Lift maintenance contract renewal – have you had a look at this?

Background

The Council is seeking to enter into a new lift maintenance contract. There have been two letters received to date at the moment and the second one possibly poses a few questions?

First letter

This letter is dated 8th November 2018 and refers to what is being proposed.

Second letter

This letter is dated 29th March 2019 and is addressed to a two bedroom property in 10+ storey building in Fontley Way, SW15. It states that the estimated charge for the first year is £72.50 for the estimated block costs.

Thoughts?

There are two parts of a block lift charges, ‘lift running cost’ and ‘lift repairs’. The example below, for the same two bedroom property was £115.49 altogether. See below photos.

So what are leaseholders actually paying for? Is the £72.50 a quote for the ‘running cost’ and ‘repairs’ or just one or the other?

The estimated charge is for year 1 thought what about the other years?

What do you think of this readers?

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Roehampton University signage, another retrospective planning application?

Background

Some of you may remember the (in)famous portacabins by Paskstead House which was challenged by many local residents as well as Residents’ Associations (RAs). Planning applications 2015/5648, 2016/1385 and 2016/5912 refer to this and is briefly covered by the following article – https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2017/12/28/what-became-of-the-portacabin-planning-application/ . Though if you enter these planning applications or ‘portacabins’ into the serach engine they will be quite a few articles on this.

However, in March 2018 this blog site had an article regarding some signage by Whitelands College asking if it had planning permission – https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2018/03/09/roehampton-university-do-you-need-planning-permission-for-this/ .

It turns out that Roehampton University did not have planning permission for not only this signage but for 12 such signs within the ward. As such the University submitted planning application 2018/2773 – https://planning1.wandsworth.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/Generic/StdDetails.aspx?PT=Planning%20Applications%20On-Line&TYPE=PL/PlanningPK.xml&PARAM0=936032&XSLT=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Wandsworth/xslt/PL/PLDetails.xslt&FT=Planning%20Application%20Details&PUBLIC=Y&XMLSIDE=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Wandsworth/Menus/PL.xml&DAURI=PLANNING .

Which signs were these?

They are highlighted below.

A bit cheeky?

It seems that  someone responsible for the planning application used the photos provided by the resident which highlighted the lack of a planning application? The photos in the planning application were as follows and it can be seen they very similar to the ones above? – https://planning.wandsworth.gov.uk/WAM/doc/Drawing-5033717.pdf?extension=.pdf&id=5033717&location=VOLUME9&contentType=application/pdf&pageCount=1

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Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions (23 March 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 (pages 17) –

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/14069/applications_week_ending_23_march_2019

Application Number: 2019/0786,

Application Number: 2019/0922,

Decisions (page 18) –

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/14070/decisions_week_ending_23_march_2019

Application Number: 2019/0721,

Application Number: 2017/4232,

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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Sherwood Lodge – good bye tree :(

Background

The works have started at Sherwood Lodge, SW15 4AD, as part of the Bessborough Road/Petersfield Rise planning application (2017/6977). Sadly, a tree (which many people have mentioned in disbelief) has been removed.

Before photo

The below photo was taken on 2nd December 2018 and the tree is circled in yellow.

After photo

The below photo was taken on 26th March 2019 and the tree stump is circled in yellow.

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