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Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions (16 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 27, 28) –

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/14049/applications_week_ending_16_march_2019

Application Number: 2019/0673,

Application Number: 2019/0918,

Application Number: 2019/0928,

Application Number: 2019/0964,

Application Number: 2019/0986,

Decisions (page 19) –

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/14050/decisions_week_ending_16_march_2019

Application Number: 2018/4508,

Application Number: 2018/6025,

Application Number: 2018/5727,

Application Number: 2018/0272,

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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Pocklington Court development

What’s happening?

A planning application (2018/0272) for 95 units to be built on the current Pocklington Court site, 74 Alton Road, SW15 4NN, was submitted earlier this year. This article is to provide readers with some background information along with some current views of the area. At the moment, it’s understood that the buildings on this site are not being used (if incorrect then please inform us).

Pocklington Court is located at – https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Alton+Rd,+London+SW15+4NN/@51.4445041,-0.2420375,259m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x48760eda34ae1a87:0x69dbb3bc901cc28!8m2!3d51.4439994!4d-0.2417422

The background

“Demolition of existing buildings and erection of part 2, 5 and 6 storey buildings comprising 41 No. Class C3 Extra Care units and 54 No. Class C3 intermediate affordable units; landscaping and new public realm; energy centre; new basement/lower ground car park accessed off Alton Road (from existing access point); and a new vehicular access off Alton Road into site.” as sourced from –

https://planning1.wandsworth.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/Generic/StdResults.aspx?PT=Planning%20Applications%20On-Line&SC=Application%20Number%20contains%202018/0272&FT=Planning%20Application%20Search%20Results&XMLSIDE=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Wandsworth/Menus/PL.xml&XSLTemplate=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Wandsworth/xslt/PL/PLResults.xslt&PS=10&XMLLoc=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/generic/XMLtemp/chvmmd45sosgolywjxwkmc45/8783854e-c427-4c12-be87-44727daf8a18.xml

From the document source mentioned above the high level information is summarised, on a best efforts basis, as follows;

What does the area look like?

The following are photos from various angles as to what the area currently looks like.

How was this agreed?

This was agreed at the Council’s Planning Application Committee (PAC) on 19 July 2018 – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=304&MId=5799&Ver=4

Read the comments about the planning application in section 63, whereby Councillor Peter Carpenter “had requested that his opposition to the development on the grounds that it was too large for the site, be conveyed to the Committee”.

The Council’s view of the planning application is outlined as the following – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/documents/s58875/1%202018-0272%20-%20Pocklington%20Court%2074%20Alton%20Road%20SW15%204NN.pdf

For more information one can refer to the planning application documents (though bear in mind that as the decision has been made on the application that all of the objections and comments received have been removed) – https://planning.wandsworth.gov.uk/WAM/showCaseFile.do?appType=planning&appNumber=2018/0272

Was there a Roehampton & Putney Heath Councillor on the PAC when the decision was made?

Yes there was, in this case it was Councillor Claire Gilbert – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/mgMeetingAttendance.aspx?ID=5799

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Weekly Council Planning applications decisions (24 February 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 24-26)

Application No: 2018/0272,

  • Address: Pocklington Court, 74 Alton Road, SW15 4NN,
  • Proposal: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of part 2, 5 and 6 storey buildings comprising 41 No. Class C3 Extra Care units and 54 No. Class C3 intermediate affordable units; landscaping and new public realm; energy centre; new basement/lower ground car park accessed off Alton Road (from existing access point); and a new vehicular access off Alton Road into site.

Application No: 2018/0705,

  • Address: 33 Roedean Crescent, SW15 5JX,
  • Proposal: Alterations including erection of rear dormer; demolition of conservatory; and erection of single-storey rear extension.

Application No: 2018/0706,

  • Address: 33 Roedean Crescent, SW15 5JX,
  • Proposal: Alterations including erection of a side dormer and erection of a first floor side extension above garage with hipped roof over (amended description).

Application No: 2018/0722,

  • Address: Crosshaven, 4 Coppice Drive, SW15 5BW,
  • Proposal : Alterations including erection of part single, part two-storey front, side and rear extensions; erection of replacement roof including raising the ridge by 1.0m; erection of dormer windows to front, and rear roof slopes; use of garage as habitable accommodation and installation of a replacement window, erection of front porch.

Application No: 2018/0758,

  • Address: University of Roehampton Digby Stuart and Southlands Colleges, Roehampton Lane, SW15 5PH,
  • Proposal: Erection of single storey security gatehouse at entrance from Roehampton Lane.

Application No: 2018/0793,

  • Address: 1 Nepean Street, SW15 5DW,
  • Proposal : Alterations including erection of rear dormer, front rooflights and extension above two-storey back addition which would exxceed the main ridge height by 0.8m; erection of single-storey rear and side extensions in connection with use as a single dwelling house.

Application No: 2018/0802,

  • Address: Land adjacent to 33 Roedean Crescent, SW15 5JX,
  • Proposal: Erection of two-storey plus accommodation at roof level detached house.

Decisions

Appears to be none this for this week.

Click on this sentence to take you to the Weekly List of planning applications and decisions.

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Pocklington Court planning application has arrived

Well, Alton East is very busy at the moment.

At the moment the Heathmere School Keepers House, Alton Road, SW15 4LJ (2016/7179) is in the process of being built.

The Bessborough Road/Petersfield Rise, SW15 4AE, planning application (2017/6977) is in the process of receiving comments (and you can still get your comments in!).

Now the Pocklington Court 74 Alton Road, SW15 4NN, planning application (2018/0272) has become live as per the following which was received today. It is wondered what impacts will be had on car parking, public transport and the existing planning application 2017/6977?

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What’s impacting car parking on the Alton East?

With the Bessborough Road/Petersfield Rise planning application (2017/6977) now out for comments, this might be a time to remind readers what impacts car parking on the Alton East on the Alton Estate. Whilst the application itself may not interest the reader, it might be worthwhile reviewing this in context of the following which either do impact car parking on the Alton Estate or could do – (1) the current situation, (2) what has happened and (3) what is or might be coming.

  1. Current situation

Roehampton University does not provide car parking spaces for its students

Given the growth of Roehampton University within the ward is it not unreasonable for it to provide car parking spaces for its students. Let’s remember that Roehampton University code to place its campus within the Alton Estate and as such a question is whether it should be held responsible for some of the car parking issues on the Alton Estate, particularly in the Ibsley Gardens neighbourhood. It might even be viewed as slightly insulting to local residents that Roehampton University prefers to have portacabins in Whitelands College for teaching located on car parking spaces rather than used for cars.

This was a potential problem highlighted as far back as 2002 by The Putney Society, yet 16 years later this appears to be a problem that Councillors have yet to openly tackle?

Manresa neighbourhood

This is the area of the Alton Estate which covers the following areas on the Alton Estate closest to where these portacabins are. Presently, on a regular basis cars are parked on the grass and the area, at times, looks as though it has become a 4 Wheel Drive experience with the amount of grass turned into mud. Very recently the Estate Manager for the area has highlighted that bollards may be put in place by Farnborough House and this would add to the other recent bollard additions.

Local business has used free parking as part of its promotion

At least one business highlights free parking as a selling feature for its services. Do any other businesses do the same?

Parking occurs in front of drop kerbs on a regular basis

This has been frequently seen throughout the estate and parking tickets have been given. In fact, even Council cars have parked in front of drop kerbs.

Car parking is required for major works

An example was the major works for double glazing.

Heathmere School Keepers House, SW15 4LJ, planning application 2016/7179

This is being built right now on Alton Road. This is for 3 x two bedroom apartments and 3 x 1 bedroom apartments with no allocation for car parking.

  1. What has happened

66 Alton Road, SW15 4NJ, planning application 2017/3082

Almost directly opposite the Heathmere School Keepers House planning application was this recent planning application. This involved 24 new apartments and 12 car parking spaces to be provided. The planning application was withdrawn though this does not mean it is finished as the Roehampton University portacabin application was approved after three attempts.

Alton Youth Club, Dilton Gardens, SW15 4AT, planning application 2015/4004

There was an attempt to change the use of this building from a youth club to a nursery and it was withdrawn. A main objection was that the plan seemed to be inefficient with regards to how car parking would be handled.

  1. What’s coming, actual or possibly?

66 Alton Road, SW15 4NJ

It was mentioned earlier that the planning application was withdrawn though it may be attempted again.

Alton Youth Club, Dilton Gardens, SW15 4AT

At the Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee, 14 September 2018, in Paper 17-268 about the Alton Estate Regeneration Project it states in Section 13 – “The Roehampton Youth Club will be relocated to an upgraded facility on the site of Dilton Gardens. The previous use of this facility was as a youth club but it has been unused for a number of years and is currently occupied by guardians. The Council’s Design Service is preparing a brief for the Dilton Gardens upgrade and officers from the Regeneration Team are having on-going discussions with the Youth Service”. The question is, what car parking will be needed to support this?

Pocklington Court, 74 Alton Court, SW15 4NN

A pre-application consultation was conducted recently (though not a lot of people are aware of it). This entails the following as per the Roehampton Voice Facebook page – “The plan is to build “42 Extra Care one bedroom apartments for rent and 55 one, two and three bedroom apartments for shared ownership or rent to buy”.

Conclusion

These may not be all of the items that have happened, could happen, or will happen, though it might peak reader’s interest in the current Bessborough Road/Petersfield Rise planning application consultation.

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