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Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions (9 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 19-20) – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/14036/applications_week_ending_9_march_2019

Application Number: 2019/0577,

Application Number: 2019/0578,

Application Number: 2019/0580,

Application Number: 2019/0685,

Application Number: 2019/0721,

Decisions (page 25-26, 41) –

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/14037/decisions_week_ending_9_march_2019

Application Number: 2019/0499,

Application Number: 2018/5307,

Application Number: 2018/5791,

Application Number: 2019/0893,

Application Number: 2018/5012,

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

Caveats

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Weekly Council Planning applications decisions (3 November 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 (page 18, 19, 34) – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/13747/applications_week_ending_3_november_2018

Application Number: 2018/5012,

  • Address: 5, 6, 8 & 14 Horndean Close, SW15 4BE,
  • Proposal: Installation of felt roof coverings including raising the ridge by 150mm and of replacement UPVC windows to front elevations of dormer.

Application Number: 2018/5014,

  • Address: 3, 5 & 8 Durford Crescent, SW15 4AU,
  • Proposal: Alterations including installation of felt roof covering to main roof and dormer including raising the ridge by 150mm and of replacement UPVC windows to front elevation of dormer.

Application Number: 2018/5015,

  • Address: 12 14 Norley Vale, SW15 4BS,
  • Proposal: Installation of felt roof coverings including raising the ridge by 150mm and of replacement UPVC windows to front elevations of dormer.

Application Number: 2018/5016,

  • Address: Telecom on pavement Roehampton Vale, SW15 3PG,
  • Proposal: Notification of intention install a 15m Monopole and two cabinets.

Application Number: 2018/5041,

  • Address: Roehampton Parish Hall, Alton Road, SW15 4LG,
  • Proposal: Details pursuant to the partial discharge of Condition 4 (Boundary Treatment) and the full discharge of Condition 7 (Cycle parking) of planning permission 2017/6304 dated 25/05/18 for Alterations in connection with temporary change of us of ground floor and part basement/ first floor levels from non residential institutions (Class D1) to office (Class B1); associated landscaping and provision of two dedicated accessible parking spaces. Installation of vehicle barrier. Provision of refuse/ cycle storage.

Application Number: 2018/5011,

  • Address: 1, 5 & 7 Wanborough Drive, SW15 4AF,
  • Proposal: Alterations including installation of felt roof covering to main roof and dormer including raising the ridge by 150mm and of replacement UPVC windows to front elevation of dormer.

Decisions (pages 14) – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/13748/decisions_week_ending_3_november_2018

Application Number: 2017/6977,

  • Address: Petersfield Rise/Bessborough Road, SW15 4AE,
  • Proposal: 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.

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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Contact

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Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

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Can Twitter help you get things done on the Alton Estate?

It has been mentioned at the recent meetings of both the Alton Regeneration Watch (ARW) meeting of 17 January 2018 and Alton Leaseholders meeting of 8 January 2018 how powerful the use of Twitter can be to assist with having things done. It is appreciated that not everyone has access to the internet or is on Twitter, though if people form groups then maybe one or more people can access Twitter to make the points. It is an extremely useful tool for having issues resolved.

Some examples are provided below.

The great water fall of Hersham Close 41-71. This took five months of effort  by the Hersham Close Residents Association (HCRA) to have something done and it kept dragging on. Once a video of the water fall was placed online with Councillor Sue McKinney copied into the Tweet as well as the Wandsworth Borough Council (WBC) this got resolved quite quickly. Now it might be the case that the Tweet and the sorting out of the situation are related though there was a step in attitude from WBC to get this resolved after the Tweet, perhaps it was a fluke? Have a look at the Tweet here –  https://mobile.twitter.com/AltonWatch/status/946741512842498049

A recent bust water tank on Kimpton House (surprisingly a resident of Stoughton Close mentioned this at the recent ARW meeting) perhaps this might have had a similar expediency if the water spillage was filmed and placed on Twitter?

Bessborough Road planning application (2017/6977) somehow, the application date was 12 January 2018 and the date for comments was by 5 January 2018? Clearly an error and was quickly looked into by the WBC and a response by Councillor Carpenter. Here are a couple of links which highlight this –

https://mobile.twitter.com/notwandbc/status/954003331889991681

https://mobile.twitter.com/AltonWatch/status/953976158902681600

There was a hole in Alton Road near Heathmere School. Despite ongoing mentions to WBC even during Stoughton Close/Greatham Walk Resident Association meetings it appeared that being proactive was a bit too much to ask? In the end by placing this on Twitter copying in Thames Water it was resolved very quickly – https://mobile.twitter.com/AltonWatch/status/918461886290628608

Very recent examples regarding fly tipping and a messy work site on Hyacinth Road on the Alton East show how quickly WBC responded –

https://mobile.twitter.com/AltonWatch/status/954272140504784896

https://mobile.twitter.com/AltonWatch/status/954271815060414465

Now imagine that every time there was an issue that was not being resolved quickly or being ignored. You take a picture, Tweet it and copy in the WBC and a Councillor and maybe other relevant groups. Other groups see this and then Tweet it. The situation might become harder to ignore and it might get resolved quicker?

An idea could be that each building or group of buildings on the Alton Estate have Twitter champions who make Tweets and maybe things might be done a bit quicker around here. Who knows?

It’s now up to you.

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Safer Neighbourhood Board (5 December 2017)

The next Safer Neighbourhood Board (SNB) takes place on 5 December. An agenda item is knife crime which may be of interest to residents or Resident Associations.

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Query regarding discretionary assistance with service charges

Interesting reading this, especially if you’re a leaseholder you may remember that there used to be assistance for service charges that exceeded £10k in a five year period. Well, have a read of the below and does anyone else find the timing of the amendment to this assistance a bit annoying given the major works spends going on at the moment on the Alton Estate?

“Request for Information – 2016/13736 – Discretionary Assistance – Service  Charges

I refer to your request for information received on 06/10/2016.  Please  see the information below in response to your request: –

Reviewing the “Leaseholder Guide: A handbook on leasehold ownership” the  latest version which is on the Council website (version H. 1487 (7.16)) it  omits the following text (page 22, from version H.1487 (11.12)) ;

“A reduction in your service charges: In certain circumstances, the council may be able to reduce the amount you have to pay for major works, but only if your total service charges for works in the past five years  comes to more than £10,000. If this is the case, the council will automatically, send you an application form to apply for a reduction. You should note that service charge reductions are discretionary, and apply to repairs, maintenance and improvements works. Garden maintenance and certain other works are excluded.”

With respect to the above, can the following questions please be answered.

  1. When was the last time this £10,000 discretionary option was utilised?

Answer: Under these directions the last reduction was made in December 2015.

  1. How many times in the past 10 years has this £10,000 option been utilised?

Answer: Three reductions have been made in the last 10 years under these  directions.

  1. Of these uses in the past 10 years, please detail which council estates have benefited from this and how often.

Answer: There have been three deductions in the last ten years, one at the  Doddington East Estate, one at a Tooting infill block and one at the  Wayford Street Estate.

  1. Given that the text referring to the £10,000 is no longer in the Leaseholders Guide, does this mean that the discretionary use of this option is no longer applicable?

Answer: The text has changed in the Leaseholders Guide because new directions came into force allowing for a reduction by an amount the landlord considers to be reasonable rather than a maximum of £10,000 in a 5 year period.

  1. If no longer applicable, can the information as to the reasons for its removal please be provided.

Answer: See response to question 4 above.

  1. If more versions of this document have been published in between the versions referred to, can these please be shared.

Answer: There are no other versions of this document published between 11.12 and 07.16”.

Source: What do they know website – Query regarding discretionary assistance with service charges amounting to £10k over the past five years

We are thinking to follow up with more queries regarding this. If you would like a question asked, please let us know by this Friday 28th October.

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Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk