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Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee (13 September 2018)

What happened at the HROSC?

In two words – ‘a lot’. Water sprinklers were a key part of the evening – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=575&MId=5828&Ver=4

Bisley House was busy

Bisley House provided both a petition against the need for retro fitting water sprinklers as well as providing a deputation.

Fire Safety Update

The Council provided an update on its fire safety position (Paper 18-279) – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/documents/s59975/Fire%20Safety%20Update.pdf

The following amendments were agreed;

(a) Initially focus the Council’s sprinkler programme on sheltered schemes and homeless hostels to safeguard our most vulnerable residents first;

(by 7 votes and 5 abstentions) Amendment (a) declared to be carried.

(b) 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; and Amendment (b) declared to be carried.

(c) Continue to seek additional funding from government to pay for fire-safety improvements, particularly retro-fitting sprinklers.

(by 7 votes and 5 abstentions) Amendment (c) declared to be carried.

(by 7 votes and 5 abstentions) Agreed to support the recommendations in paragraph 3 of the report.

Alton Leaseholders Association deputation

The Alton Leaseholders gave a deputation to the Council (Paper 18-280A) – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/documents/s60263/Deputation%20Request.pdf

Back and forth between Council and Councillors

This was interesting. Councillors Paul White and Malcolm Grimston prepared a paper which they presented about the Council should fund leaseholders for leasehold representation at the First Tier Property Tribunal (FTPT) (Paper 18-280) – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/documents/s59976/Proposal%20For%20An%20Evidence-Based%20Approach%20To%20Fire%20Safety%20Post%20Grenfell%20Tower.pdf

Let’s bear in mind that a draft was presented at the Borough Residents Forum (4 September 2018) and the Council has plenty of time to review this document. Yet the Council submitted a challenge paper online the night before this meeting (Paper 18-281) – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/documents/s60251/Response%20to%20Paper%20No.%2018-280.pdf

Leaving Councillors White and Grimston little time to review and challenge, though a counter paper was produced (Paper 18-281A) – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/documents/s60296/Response%20by%20Councillor%20White%20and%20Councillor%20Grimston.pdf

Borough Residents Forum (BRF)

This Report from the meeting was provided though there has been post-meeting feedback on this with Councillors. This feedback being that it was not reflective of the events of the meeting (Paper 18-278) – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=575&MId=5828&Ver=4

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Do you know the Council’s complaints procedure?

Do you know the Council’s complaints procedure?

Many people on the Alton Estate seem to be unaware of the Council’s complaints procedure. From various conversations and emails it is clear that many residents are not aware of the three stage process.

Where can you obtain the information about the Stages?

This can be found online at the Council’s website at the following link – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200310/about_the_council/34/making_a_complaint

If that does not work?

Then you might be able to raise the complaint with the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO). Link to the LGSCO – https://www.lgo.org.uk/

Do people actually use this?

They certainly do. Have a look at the annual performance for Wandsworth Council – https://www.lgo.org.uk/information-centre/councils-performance/council/Wandsworth,%20London%20Borough%20of

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Mount Clare planning application for MASSIVE bin storage

Notice this planning application on the Alton West?

Hopefully readers you noticed that in Weekly Council Planning applications decisions (22 September 2018) you noticed planning application 2018/4390 which is for ‘the erection of refuse storage for Mount Clare’ this being a Mount Clare is a Grade I listed building?

Link to blog article – https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2018/09/29/weekly-council-planning-applications-decisions-22-september-2018/

Where in the Alton West?

By Mount Clare with neighbouring Minstead Gardens Sheltered Housing properties nearby.

Link to map showing where this is proposed – https://planning.wandsworth.gov.uk/WAM/doc/Drawing-5077198.pdf?extension=.pdf&id=5077198&location=VOLUME9&contentType=application/pdf&pageCount=1

Maybe a better view is Appendix One in the Heritage Statement – https://planning.wandsworth.gov.uk/WAM/doc/Report-5082478.pdf?extension=.pdf&id=5082478&location=VOLUME9&contentType=application/pdf&pageCount=1

How large is this going to be?

It seems that this is going to very large. From the digram it seems to be at least 1.8m tall, 5.5m wide and 13.6m long. All measurements provided on a best efforts basis and readers should make their own effort to review.

Link to diagram – https://planning.wandsworth.gov.uk/WAM/doc/Drawing-5077200.pdf?extension=.pdf&id=5077200&location=VOLUME9&contentType=application/pdf&pageCount=1

If it helps visualise this, the following link provides some photos of the area in question (26 Minstead Gardens might receive some overshadowing?) – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.244558229737128&type=1&l=439f8bc4c6

Who are the Consultees?

It seems it’s the Conservation & Urban Design, The Twentieth Century Society, Housing,

Historic England, and The Georgian Group. Though no mention of Manresa and Minstead Sheltered Housing Residents’ Association?

Imagine not consulted with the Residents Association and this monolith being built next to you? Especially when numbers 2-26 are Grade II listed buildings

 Seriously?

In the Heritage Statement it states the following ‘6.2 -This report finds that the proposals are of high quality design, which is sensitive to the historic context of the site. The application proposal would overall sustain the special interest of the listed building, surrounding conservation area and nearby listed building groups’.  This brick of building qualifies as such?

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Weekly Council Planning applications decisions (29 September 2018)

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 21 & 22) – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/13701/applications_week_ending_29_september_2018

Application Number: 2018/2569,

  • Address: Putney Vale Cemetery, Kingston Road, SW15 3SB,
  • Proposal: Details of materials pursuant to conditions 2 & 3 of planning permission dated 15/03/2018 ref 2018/0073 and listed building dated 15/03/2018 ref 2018/0091 [The cleaning and restoration of the stonework and metal entrance gates into Putney Vale Cemetery. The installation of the original mounting block with a granite sett surround within the pavement outside the cemetery gates with the installation of an information board. The removal of existing fences around the existing milestone with the addition of a new paving strip within the existing footpath to highlight the milestone.]

Application Number: 2018/4355,

  • Address: 1A Cedars Cottages, Roehampton Lane, SW15 4HS,
  • Proposal: Alterations including excavation to create basement including formation of rear lightwells with grille over.

Application Number: 2018/4388,

  • Address: The Roehampton Priory Hospital, Priory Lane, SW15 5JJ,
  • Proposal: Internal alterations to Therapy Wing.

Application Number: 2018/4467,

  • Address: The Roehampton Priory Hospital, Priory Lane, SW15 5JJ,
  • Proposal: Installation of secondary glazing to double hung sash windows and casement windows.

Decisions (page 23) – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/13702/decisions_week_ending_29_september_2018

Application Number: 2018/3743,

  • Address: Harvey and Romero Court Building, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, SW15 5PUI,
  • Proposal: Details of proposed plant pursuant to condition 4 of planning permission dated 29/05/2018 ref 2018/1531 (Alterations including erection of two-storey rear extension, enclosure of existing courtyard, installation of replacement of windows and erection of external plant).

Application Number: 2018/3502,

  • Address: Templeton, 118 Priory Lane, SW15 5JL,
  • Proposal: Variation of conditions 8 and 11 (replacement trees and in accordance with approved drawings) pursuant to listed building consent dated 03/05/2018 ref 2017/6853 (Alterations including redevelopment of the wardens’ cottages to create 4 x 3-bedroomed two-storey (plus basement) cottages. Erection of new stable block including 2 x horse stallsx 1-bedroomed staff cottages, artist’s studio and associated paddock. Erection of 1 x 5 bedroom two-storey (plus roof and basement) house.) to allow amendments to the previously approved proposal and details pursuant to conditions 2, 3, 4, 7 and 12 (re-consultation to allow for the discharge of conditions 2, 3, 4, 7 and 12 and not their removal).

Application Number: 2018/3501,

  • Address: Templeton, 118 Priory Lane, SW15 5JL,
  • Proposal: Variation of conditions 8 and 10 (replacement trees and in accordance with approved drawings) of planning permission dated 24/04/2018 ref 2017/6840 (Alterations including redevelopment of the wardens’ cottages to create 4 x 3-bedroomed two-storey (plus basement) cottages. Erection of new stable block including 2 x horse stalls, 1 x 1-bedroomed staff cottages, artist’s studio and associated paddock. Erection of 1 x 5-bedroom two-storey (plus roof and basement) house.) to allow amendments to the previously approved proposal and details pursuant conditions 2, 3, 4, 7, 14, 16 and 19. (re-consultation to allow for the discharge of conditions 2, 3, 4, 7, 14 and 16 and not their removal)

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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How to use Facebook to track issues or concerns

Are you tired of going over the same issue time and again with the Council?

Or are you tired of tracking progress of an issue or concern with the Council?

Well, one way to try and assist with this challenge is to create a Facebook album. With each photo a story can be added to it. The following example relates to something with which the Kimpton House Residents Association (KHRA) has spent a lot of time on, this being resolving the issue of car parking in the road leading to the entrance.

Have a look at the photos and read the story with each, which is emailed to the Council when required. It shouldn’t be this difficult should it?

Link to album –

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.223515485174736&type=1&l=ace4f3b6ab

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Demolition zone property sale prices, how much?

A question raised at the Roehampton Partnership on 26 September 2018 was how much the sale price of properties in the regeneration area. The response from the Council was that this was information which could not be provided.

Not sure of the specific reasons for the sale prices not being given though Zoopla can assist.

Allbrook House, SW15 4HB – could not locate

Danebury Avenue, SW15 4DQ

Harbridge Avenue, SW15 4EZ

Kingsclere Close, SW15 4EY

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Late notice for Kimpton House…again?

At the Western Area Housing Pane (WAHP) of 24 September 2018, communication was again mentioned by some Residents Associations as needing improving. From the WAHP 17 July 2018, when last minute communication was mentioned, the Council has been minuted as stating that it “undertook to look into the concerns raised but that a period of one week’s notice should routinely be provided”.

Again, another situation of where this one week notice has not been adhered to and this building has the Kimpton House Residents Association (KHRA);

  • 21/9/18 – letter dated
  • 24/9/18 – hand delivered at 10:07 (according to one resident)
  • 27/9/18 and 28/9/18 – works requiring water to be switched off

Other examples since this WAHP of 17 July 2018 are;

The poor communication regarding bats –

https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/this-must-be-driving-the-council-batty/

Two lots of contractor works on Hyacinth Road whereby contractors used car parks for leaving materials and this area has the Stoughton Close/Greatham Walk/Ryefield Path Residents Association (SCGWRPRA);

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