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Labour, don’t you think the latest campaign material is off the mark?

Have you read the latest campaign material from the Labour Council candidates?

The question should be asked whether they are in touch with the ward?

Let’s start with the first page….

Who is Claire Gilbert?

Has anyone else noticed that one of the ward Labour Councillors has silently disappeared from the Roehampton radar and popped up to campaign in West Hill ward for a seat? Check out the Twitter link which proves this – https://twitter.com/angelamireland/status/985479887111753728 . There’s been no farewell, no thanks for the memories, no “Thank you Roehampton & Putney Heath for having elected me in 2010 and 2014 and it has been a pleasure serving the community for eight years”.

Then the potential replacement, Scott Couldridge, came and went, with no explanation. Bye Scott, it was a pleasure knowing you……..sorry, who were you again?

Now, we have Claire Gilbert, who attended The Putney Society Hustings on 18 April 2018 and did not contribute much to the discussed topics. Hmmmm……”Claire has immersed herself into the community and the issues our residents face”. Really, this leaflet is the first many residents have heard of Claire……..

House price and rent comment

Let’s take the comment, “In Roehampton the average rent for a 3 bedroom house is £1924 per month and the average price for a 3 bedroom house is over £609,000”. Okay, what’s the reason for using these figures (and where did they come from). A three bed maisonette on the Alton Estate does not go for these figures….

The following is an example of a 3 bedroom maisonette on the Alton Estate which is £1,600 per month.

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Source: Zoopla 28 April 2018

The following is an example of a 3 bedroom maisonette on the Alton Estate which is for sale at £385,000.

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Source: Zoopla 28 April 2018

Now for the second page………..

If elected, the Labour Party commits to the following;

  1. Low Council Tax with the right values,
  2. Build more genuinely affordable homes,
  3. Cleaner air, greener and safer neighbourhoods,
  4. Guarantees bin collections and improvements to recycling, and
  5. High quality schools.

Hmmm…..no mention of (for example)………..the following local concerns…………………;

  1. Retro-fitting water sprinklers,
  2. Alton Estate regeneration,
  3. Make sure the Roehampton University portacabins are removed in just under two years,
  4. Work with those dissatisfied residents whom had double glazing installed,
  5. How they will assist those residents who have been hit by large service charge bills (notably through installation of double glazing) and will be further pressured by retro-fitting water sprinklers,
  6. The constant fly tipping on the Alton Estate, and
  7. Actually doing something about car parking pressures.

Let’s see what the 3rd May Local Borough Council elections hold for us.

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Did you see the new(ish) car parks in Hersham Close?

For those of you on the Alton East, hopefully you’ve seen the much improved area by the electricity sub-station located by Hersham Close 73-95 & 41-71. It has taken a lot of time and effort by the Hersham Close Residents Association (HCRA) working with both of the Council’s Estate Manager and the Resident Participation Officer to make the unloved area around the sub-station look presentable and contribute to the local community through two new car parking spaces. All of this was achieved through the Small Improvement Budget (SIB).

How it was…..

The following pictures highlight an area which was unloved and allowed to grow wild. It was also used by some people as an area for fly tipping.

Then the car parks….

Early in 2017 two car parks were created.

Then the new grass….

At the start of 2018 new grass was laid down. It’s a wonderful example of what can happen when local residents work with the Council.

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Whitelands College – weekend use of car parks?

It was suggested recently be a Alton Estate resident whether Roehampton University would open it gates to residents on the weekends to use their car parking facilities at Whitelands College.

Exploring the idea further, the following picture taken from Kimpton House on the Alton Estate (on 3rd March 2018) shows the amount of car parking spaces available (this being left of the red line) and to the right of the red line is the Alton Estate. In the background is Somborne House.

Any thoughts?

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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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