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Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions (8 June 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 (page 24-27 ) –

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/14186/applications_week_ending_8_june_2019

Application Number: 2019/1716,

Application Number: 2019/1891,

Application Number: 2019/2078,

Application Number: 2019/2079,

Application Number: 2019/2080,

Application Number: 2019/2129,

Application Number: 2019/2152,

Application Number: 2019/2206,

Application Number: 2019/2248,

Application Number: 2019/2300,

Decisions  (pages 17-18) –

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/14187/decisions_week_ending_8_june_2019

Application Number: 2019/1666,

Application Number: 2019/2040,

Application Number: 2019/1625,

Application Number: 2019/1821,

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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Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions (1 June 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 20-22) –

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/14177/applications_week_ending_1_june_2019

Application Number: 2019/1716,

Application Number: 2019/1891,

Application Number: 2019/2078,

Application Number: 2019/2079,

Application Number: 2019/2080,

Application Number: 2019/2129,

Application Number: 2019/2152,

Decisions –

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/14178/decisions_week_ending_1_june_2019

Appears to have been no decisions made this week.

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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Roehampton Lofts advertises sale of apartments with ‘non restricted’ parking

Background

There have been a few articles regarding the Heathmere School Keepers House, SW15 4LJ, planning application (2016/7179 and 2017/4304) and this is has been queried regarding the possible change in scope of bedroom sizes – https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2019/03/26/heathmere-school-keepers-house-now-called-roehampton-loft-and-seems-to-have-grown/ .

Yet something else might have crept into the review of this planning application. There are no car parking places with this planning application and (surprise, surprise) the estate agent is highlighting the lack of on street car parking restrictions as a selling point.

Drivers on the estate, how do you fell about that?

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Heathmere School Keepers House now called Roehampton Loft (and seems to have grown?)

Background

For those of you that were aware, the area which was the Heathmere School Keepers House, SW15 4LJ, was to be converted into “3 x two bed duplex apartments at ground and first floor level, all with private external area to the rear and 3 x one bed loft apartments with mezzanine above at second floor level”. At least that is from planning applications 2016/7179 and 2017/4304.

Link to planning application 2017/4304 –

https://planning1.wandsworth.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/Generic/StdDetails.aspx?PT=Planning%20Applications%20On-Line&TYPE=PL/PlanningPK.xml&PARAM0=881526&XSLT=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Wandsworth/xslt/PL/PLDetails.xslt&FT=Planning%20Application%20Details&PUBLIC=Y&XMLSIDE=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Wandsworth/Menus/PL.xml&DAURI=PLANNING

Link to planning application 2017/4304 – https://planning1.wandsworth.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/Generic/StdDetails.aspx?PT=Planning%20Applications%20On-Line&TYPE=PL/PlanningPK.xml&PARAM0=904161&XSLT=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Wandsworth/xslt/PL/PLDetails.xslt&FT=Planning%20Application%20Details&PUBLIC=Y&XMLSIDE=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Wandsworth/Menus/PL.xml&DAURI=PLANNING

Where is this building located?

https://www.google.com/maps/place/51%C2%B026’40.7%22N+0%C2%B014’29.1%22W/@51.444639,-0.2426059,303m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m14!1m7!3m6!1s0x48760edbdf531b71:0xe996a89ac85bdabb!2sGreatham+Walk,+London+SW15+4LP!3b1!8m2!3d51.4449043!4d-0.2405557!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d51.4446391!4d-0.2414224

What’s happened?

First, we now know it’s called “Roehampton Lofts” which reads rather lush!?

Second, have you noticed the Hamptons board states “6 Two bedroom Duplex Apartments”. Yet the planning application seems to be for 3 x 1 bedroom and 3 x 2 bedroom apartments?

Enforcement

It’s understood that an enforcement form has been completed by a resident and it might be the case that something has been missed and all is fine with this 6 x 2 bedroom change? Though time will tell and we’ll try to keep you updated. The enforcement reference number is 1070.0.

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Heathmere School Keepers House apartments almost ready?

What’s happening?

A planning application (2016/7179) was approved which would permit 6 residential units to be built on the former Heathmere School Keepers House (Alton Road, SW15 4LJ). This article is to provide readers with some background information along with some current views of the area.

This is located at – https://www.google.com/maps/place/51%C2%B026’40.8%22N+0%C2%B014’29.0%22W/@51.444665,-0.2425215,290m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m13!1m6!3m5!1s0x48760edbed2905d7:0xb1819da8b7db42b8!2sHeathmere+Primary+School!8m2!3d51.4455987!4d-0.2419857!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d51.4446651!4d-0.2413898

The background

“Erection of new three storey building comprising of 6 new residential dwellings (3 x two-bedroom duplex apartments at ground and first floor level, all with private external area to the rear, and 3 x one-bedroom loft apartments with rear balconies at second floor level). Associated landscaping, boundary treatment and cycle and refuse storage”  as sourced from – https://planning1.wandsworth.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/Generic/StdDetails.aspx?PT=Planning%20Applications%20On-Line&TYPE=PL/PlanningPK.xml&PARAM0=881526&XSLT=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Wandsworth/xslt/PL/PLDetails.xslt&FT=Planning%20Application%20Details&PUBLIC=Y&XMLSIDE=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Wandsworth/Menus/PL.xml&DAURI=PLANNING

From the document source mentioned above the high level information is summarised as follows;

What does the area look like?

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

This view is of the new apartments if coming from Alton Road via the A3 (with Heathmere School to the left of it and Stoatley House 1-20 to the right of it).

This view is of the new apartments from the other side of Alton Road.

This view is of the new apartments if coming down Alton Road past Heathmere School (with Heathmere School to the left of it and Stoatley House 1-20 to the right of it).

This view is of the new apartments from Greatham Walk (with Gosport House 1-18 to the right of it and Greatham Walk 26 to the right of it).

How was this agreed?

This was agreed at the Council’s Planning Application Committee (PAC) on 23 March 2017 – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=37453#mgDocuments

The Council’s view of the planning application is outlined as the following – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/documents/s49688/11%202016-7179%20Heathmere%20School%20Keepers%20House%20Alton%20Road%20SW15.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=2016/7179

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

Yes there was, in this case it was Councillor Jeremy Ambache – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/mgMeetingAttendance.aspx?ID=5295

Is this site on the list of the Council’s brownfield sites?

Yes it is, enter ‘SW15 4LJ’ in the ‘Location’ field at the top of the webpage – https://maps.wandsworth.gov.uk/map/Aurora.svc/run?script=%5cAurora%5cpublic_Brownfield_Sites.AuroraScript%24&nocache=614915663&resize=always

For more information on brownfield sites – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200237/local_plan_-_evidence_base/2305/brownfield_land_register

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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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