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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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Western Area Housing Panel (12 February 2018)

The latest meeting of the Residents Association (RA) Western Area Housing Panel (WAHP) takes place on 12 February 2018..

The following RAs are members;

  • Cadnam Point Residents’ Association
  • Crown Court Residents’ Association
  • Finchdean House Residents’ Association
  • Glenthorpe Sheltered Residents’ Association
  • Hayward Gardens Residents’ Association
  • Hersham Close Residents’ Association
  • Innes Gardens Residents’ Association
  • Kimpton House Residents’ Association
  • Lennox Sheltered Residents’ Association
  • Manresa and Minstead Sheltered Housing Residents’ Association
  • Putney Vale Residents’ Association
  • St Margaret’s Court Sheltered Residents Association
  • Stockhurst Close Residents’ Association
  • Stoughton Close and Greatham Walk Residents’ Association

The Agenda for the evening:

  1. Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

  1. Minutes

(a) To receive the minutes of the Western Area Housing Panel held on 4 December 2017

(b) To deal with any matters arising from the minutes.

  1. Introduction to Redrow Homes

To receive an introduction to Redrow Homes by Leigh Johnson.

  1. Parking on Alton Estate

To consider issues raised by Charles Einloth, Cadnam Point Residents’ Association, regarding parking on the Alton Estate.

A comprehensive parking study has been commissioned by Redrow Homes as part of its preparation for the planning application. There will be consultation in advance of the planning application which will include parking – the proposed dates of this consultation will be announced shortly.

  1. Elections

(a) Borough Residents’ Forum

To elect one representative from the Western Area Housing Panel to serve on the Borough Residents’ Forum.

(b) Roehampton Partnership

To elect one Western Area Housing Panel Representative from a Sheltered Housing Residents’ Association to the Roehampton Partnership.

  1. Report Back From Borough Residents Forum

To receive a report on the Borough Residents Forum meeting held on 11th January 2018

  1. Report Back From Roehampton Partnership

Exchange of information between the Western Area Housing Panel and the Roehampton Partnership.

  1. Performance Monitoring

To consider a report on the performance of the Housing and Regeneration Department in the Western Area for Quarter 3 of 2017-18

  1. Small Improvements Budget

To consider any new schemes under the small improvement budget programme

  1. Future Meetings

To note the meeting dates for 2018:

  • Tuesday 17th July 2018
  • Monday 24th September 2018
  • Tuesday 4th December 2018

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Car parking restrictions can be added to planning applications

Yes, it’s true the Alton Estate does not have a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) though that does not mean residents on the estate have to put up with the new buildings on the estate adding to car parking pressures. Let’s have a look at two examples.

This has been highlighted before on this blog though it might be worthwhile re-iterating them using two examples.

Egleton House, SW15 4LE (planning application 2012/1713)

Interestingly, with all the planning applications which have been happening with regards to the Alton East of late this planning application, which is on the same side as the Alton East, has a car parking restriction which many local residents may wish to consider for other planning applications (maybe sooner rather than later).

Within this planning application, on a best endeavours basis the clauses from the Section 106 (page 31) which was signed in conjunction with planning application 2012/1713 has been replicated below (apologies in advance for typing errors, though you can compare this with the Section 106 document yourself and if you do, please notify us of any amendments required);

“Exclusion from Controlled Parking Zone

  1. The Owner covenants with the Council –

1.1   not to Occupy or permit any person to Occupy a Residential Unit unless and until such person has been given advance notice in writing of the provisions in paragraph 1.2 hereof either by way of a written letter or notice or by specific reference being made in a contract for sale and purchase and/or the associated title or marketing pack of information;

1.2   to ensure that all Occupiers are notified in writing that (unless they are holders of a Disabled Persons Badge) they are prohibited from applying for a residents parking permit to park a vehicle pursuant to the traffic management order operating in the vicinity of the Site;

1.3   to  ensure that all materials which they publish and any agreements entered into by the them or agents or for the purpose of selling or letting properties in the Development notify potential purchasers or tenants of the restrictions set out in paragraph 1.2 above; and

1.4   they and their successors in title to the Residential Units hereby waive all rights and entitlement on the part of the Developer and its successors in title to a residents permit to park in the vicinity of the Site (unless the Occupier concerned becomes entitled to a Disabled Person’s Badge).

Roehampton University, Elm Grove Hall (planning application 2016/5377)

A letter dated 14 September 2016 from Dr Ghazwa Alwani-Starr to the London Borough of Wandsworth’s Planning Department states “The University’s contract with residents prohibits them applying for a residents parking permit in the local area”.

Conclusion

A question to the reader, what do you think makes more sense. If a CPZ was introduced into the Alton Estate, which would situation would be better for existing residents. Ask for such restrictions to be imposed after the buildings have been built or before they are built?

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New motorbike parking bays in Hersham Close

Well, new(ish) might be more appropriate. This is another example of what a Residents Association can do to make local improvements utilising the Small Improvement Budget (SIB).

The Hersham Close Residents Association (HCRA) identified two concreted squares where recycling bins used to be located that could be used for parking motorbikes and mopeds. This has the benefit of moving these vehicles off the roads of Hersham Close and Bordon Walk freeing up valuable car parking spaces.

The following are before and after photos of the two areas.

Before

After

Before

After

 

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Improvements to the local area can be achieved through resident participation outside of the regeneration

There is much being said and done with regards to the Alton Estate regeneration, though it should not be forgotten that local residents can, and do, try to make their local environment that little bit better. Hopefully the following example will encourage more local residents to take the step towards creating a Residents Association.

One such example which the Hersham Close Residents Association (HCRA) undertook was an improvement near Hersham Close 73-95 which was to stop cars parking on the grass and leaving in their wake muddy patches. It took some doing though eventually the HCRA has this area protected by having a barrier installed.

The following is a photo without the barrier and without a car, though there have been many in the past which have parked there.

The next photo highlights what the HCRA was able to achieve through the Wandsworth Borough Council’s Small Improvement Budget (SIB).

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Car parking and use of Section 106 – Alton East, of interest?

The Alton East is going through a growth and maintenance phase which some of you may or may not be aware of.

A planning application for 66 Alton Road has been put in which will turn it into 24 apartments (2017/3082) and you may wish to make a comment regarding this application.

This is hot on the heels of the planning application for Heathmere Primary School Keeper’s house (2016/7179) is to converted to six apartments with no car parking allowed for it (though the Council has assessed that up to six cars may need parking as the result of this application and where will they park?).

Other local events which might impacts on car parking or local infrastructure are;

What’s coming (actual and potentially);

What can be done?

Whilst not a definite, one Residents Association has been informed that it should consider a Controlled Parking Zone to solve its issues. If tried locally, then it would be anticipated that as the cars were pushed into other areas of the estate that a snow ball of CPZs would occur?

In some cases this might work, in that it would work towards mitigating non-resident student’s car parking on the estate if they are attending classes. The same would apply to anyone else who may decide to park on a temporary basis on the estate.

What it may not solve is the situation of car parking required for new buildings. For example, let’s say a development of flats needs 12 car parking spaces. When the CPZ is introduced then these 12 car parking spaces could be obtained. Though what if this could be future proofed?

One development in the ward restricts the residents of the block from applying for permits if there is a CPZ which is introduced. This could mean that by applying this restriction this could assist with protecting car parking spaces in future for those residents that live on the estate now.

What does this restriction look like?

On a best endeavours basis the clauses from the Section 106 (page 31) which was signed in conjunction with planning application 2012/1713 has been replicated below (apologies in advance for typing errors, though you can request a copy from the Council’s Planning team to double check the text for accuracy and in fact this is encouraged);

“Exclusion from Controlled Parking Zone

  1. The Owner covenants with the Council –

1.1   not to Occupy or permit any person to Occupy a Residential Unit unless and until such person has been given advance notice in writing of the provisions in paragraph 1.2 hereof either by way of a written letter or notice or by specific reference being made in a contract for sale and purchase and/or the associated title or marketing pack of information;

1.2   to ensure that all Occupiers are notified in writing that (unless they are holders of a Disabled Persons Badge) they are prohibited from applying for a residents parking permit to park a vehicle pursuant to the traffic management order operating in the vicinity of the Site;

1.3   to  ensure that all materials which they publish and any agreements entered into by the them or agents or for the purpose of selling or letting properties in the Development notify potential purchasers or tenants of the restrictions set out in paragraph 1.2 above; and

1.4   they and their successors in title to the Residential Units hereby waive all rights and entitlement on the part of the Developer and its successors in title to a residents permit to park in the vicinity of the Site (unless the Occupier concerned becomes entitled to a Disabled Person’s Badge).

An equivalent is also in place for Roehampton University’s residential students who live on campus (as per planning application 2016/5377).

At least if a CPZ comes into being this introduction of such a section could reduce some of the pressures of future competition for car parking on the Alton Estate.

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  • Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk
  • Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk
  • Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

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  • Justine Greening – greeningj@parliament.uk

Kimpton House receives letter about car parking

Imagine how one would feel as a resident of Kimpton House (in the Manresa neighbourhood of the Alton estate) to receive this letter given the situation regarding car parking on the estate, especially with car parking taken up by contractors  for the double glazing installation (imagine what will happen when the regeneration starts!!!!), student car parking and the already tight supply of car parks for existing residents.

Related documents/articles of interest:

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For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

  • Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk
  • Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk
  • Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk