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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