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Allbrook House – is it having water sprinklers or is being demolished as part of the demolition?

Introduction

It’s an interesting question and how did this come about?

Well, this building, Allbrook House, SW15 4HB, is scheduled for demolition as part of the Alton Estate regeneration. At the same time, it’s one of the 99 blocks due for retro fitting water sprinklers.

 Demolition

One does not have to go back far to see to fate of Allbrook House. One need look at the Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HROSC) of 20 June 2018 and read the paper

18-161 Appendix 1 and see that this building is one of those to be served with an ‘Initial Demolition Notice’.

Retro fitted water sprinklers

As we understand it the following buildings in the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward are part of the 99 due for retro fitted water sprinklers (and notice that Allbrook House is one of them);

  1. Allbrook House 1-45 Cons
  2. Allenford House 1-44 Cons
  3. Binley House 1-75 Cons
  4. Blendworth Point 1-42 Cons
  5. Bramley House 1-44 Cons
  6. Brockbridge House 1-44 Cons
  7. Cadnam Point 1-43 Cons
  8. Charcot House 1-75 Cons
  9. Chilcombe House 1-48 Cons
  10. Crondall House 1-48 Cons
  11. Denmead House 1-75 Cons
  12. Dunbridge House 1-75 Cons
  13. Dunhill Point 1-41 Cons
  14. Eashing Point 1-43 Cons
  15. Egbury House 1-44 Cons
  16. Esme House 2-48 Cons 1
  17. Farnborough House 1-48 Cons
  18. Finchdean House 1-44 Cons
  19. Grayswood Point 1-42 Cons L1
  20. Hilsea Point 1-42 Cons L1
  21. Hindhead Point 1-43 Cons
  22. Holmsley House 1-44 Cons
  23. Hurstbourne House 1-44 Cons
  24. Kimpton House 1-48 Cons
  25. Longmoor Point 1-43 Cons
  26. Louisa House 1-43 Cons 104
  27. Lyndhurst House 1-44 Cons
  28. Overton House 1-44 Cons
  29. Penwood House 1-44 Cons
  30. Redenham House 1-44 Cons
  31. Rushmere House 1-48 Cons
  32. Sarah House 1-43 Cons 78
  33. Shalden House 1-44 Cons
  34. Somborne House 1-48 Cons
  35. Swaythling House 1-44 Cons
  36. Tatchbury House 1-44 Cons
  37. Warnford House 1-44 Cons
  38. Westmark Point 1-42 Cons L1
  39. Wheatley House 1-44 Cons
  40. Winchfield House 1-75 Cons
  41. Witley Point 1-43 Cons L1
  42. Woodcott House 1-44 Cons

 Summary

Confused? We might be as well.

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Manresa neighbourhood’s mysterious moving recycling bins

The Manresa neighbourhood of the Alton Estate has been quite busy recently. First, there was the poorly communicated double yellow lines by Kimpton House, the quality of the double glazing major works being challenged by Kimpton House, the state of the grass around the base of Kimpton House, and now the case of the mysterious moving recycling bins.

Some time ago, there was a space created near Rushmere House, it has been mentioned that this was at the end of 2016, though this would need more verification.

Then, out of the blue, residents noticed that recycling bins had moved to this spot. The below photo being taken on 17 February 2018.

By Kimpton House, there was an upside recycling bin. The below photo being taken on 17 February 2018.

By Somborne House, there was an upside recycling bin. The below photo being taken on 17 February 2018.

After the event, then residents received a letter informing them of what had happened. Note the letter is dated 21 February 2018. It is wondered what the residents of Chilcombe House, Crondall House, Farnborough House, Kimpton House, Rushmere House and Somborne House think of this.

A point which was already popped up is that if residents were given the option to discuss this beforehand then it might have been raised that the remaining bins might become over full as one person has highlighted on the Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter account.

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Kimpton House not putting up with poor double glazing experience

2017 was a year of major works on the Alton Estate, both East and West, with regards to having double glazing installed as part of major works. On the Alton East the six buildings were – Somborne House, Chilcombe House, Rushmere House, Farnborough House, Crondall House, and Kimpton House. This being in the Manresa neighbourhood.

There has been some noise about the quality of the works that took place and one building with a newly established Residents Association, this being the Kimpton House Residents Association (KHRA), decided that in addition to the noise it would challenge the service charge which was applied to for the works.

The following is the letter which was sent to Wandsworth Borough Council (WBC).

The following is the response from WBC and we’re no experts, though it does not appear that the concerns of the KHRA letter were adequately addressed? The response is below;

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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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Manresa neighbourhood, further car parking pressures

Recently it was highlighted that there were car parking pressures in the Manresa neighbourhood of the Alton Estate (on the Alton East) which involves – Chilcombe House, Crondall House, Farnborough House, Kimpton House, Rushmere House and Somborne House.

Well, these blocks have to make do without 10 car parking spaces by Crondall House for a while whilst the blocks undergo double glazing installation. Not far away, the Alton East part of the regeneration will be underway at some time soon and this will likely have further impacts on car parking spaces. It is hoped that there is no overlap between these events otherwise there might be additional car parking pressures for residents to consider.

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Roehampton University seeking planning permission for cabins near Parkstead House (part 11)

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How many objections are there?

In all there seems to be about 238 objections (though please bear in mind the table above is an attempted guess as to numbers and the Planning team at Wandsworth Council will need to confirm this in due course).

With regards to responses by groups, the Council has confirmed that the Hersham Close Residents Association letter is equal to 48, that is one objection for each of the maisonettes. For the others, such as The Putney Society, it is unknown how this counts as.

Roehampton Forum draft Minutes of meeting 24th May

It’s somewhat staggering that in the draft Minutes of the Roehampton Forum meeting that there is no mention at all of the Kimpton House residents speaking against the planning application nor is there any mention of their petition.

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Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk