Tag Archives: Holyborne Avenue

Roehampton University seeking planning permission for cabins near Parkstead House (part 3)

In order to get a better feel for the car parking around the Roehampton University entrance on Holybourne Avenue and Bordon Walk some before and after photos were taken.

The before photos

At 7am today there were six cars parked on Holybourne Avenue

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Also, for good measure a photo was taken of Bordon Walk. Again, there were seven cars parked. So, in these area there were 13 parked cars.

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The after photos

At 12:30, the amount of parked cars on Holybourne Avenuw grew from six to 15. These cars had to come from somewhere and it is doubtful that these belong to residents all coming back from nightshift. So where did these cars come from?

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Bordon Walk grew from seven parked cars to nine. That makes 24 parked cars, up from 13 this morning.

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Anything else that should be considered?

This does not factor in any cars that were in the earlier photos which may not have been in the later photos.

Also, residents must not forget that at the end of Holybourne Avenue at the intersection of Danebury Avenue this is where the regeneration will take place and to date car parking plans have not been produced.

The top of Holybourne Avenue as it turns into Ibsley Gardens needs to be reviewed as there were a lot of cars there too which was not the case earlier this morning.

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Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

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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

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

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Poor maintenance or just don’t care

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Well, last night when walking back from Alton West to Alton East I noticed a couple of light bulbs not working. So, tonight popped out for a quick walk around the area and noticed that in small area of the estate that there were nine light bulbs out of action, yes, nine!

Four of these were on one building.

To top it off, I tripped on the footpath, though fortunately I kept my balance. I’ll show you where in the photos that have been produced.

TO SEE ALL OF THESE ITEMS CLICK ON THIS SENTENCE.

Let’s see how long it is before these are addressed.

  • 19th November – Council emailed regarding all of these items.

Related articles

Here are the photos, which continue from the photo at the start of this article.

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Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

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

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Alton’s maisonettes under threat?

The Masterplan makes some comments with regards to buildings on the Alton Estate which poses some serious questions about what possible direction the Council will take with regards to the Alton’s maisonettes.

Let’s consider that at this stage, 171 maisonettes are due for demolition under the regeneration. These maisonettes highlighted by the below table.

Buildings Number
Danebury Avenue 117 – 211 Odd 48
Danebury Avenue 213 – 243 Odd 16
Portswood Place 1 – 14 Cons 7
Harbridge Avenue 1 – 31 Odd 16
Harbridge Avenue 2 – 32 Even 16
Harbridge Avenue 33 – 83 Odd 26
Harbridge Avenue 34 – 84 Odd 26
Harbridge Avenue 85 – 115 Odd 16

Comments used by Team Roehampton to justify the demolition have been;

“A combination of physical factors, including fundamental design flaws in the development layout, along with poorly sited and constructed residential buildings are contributing to the area’s problems and need to be addressed. Design flaws include poor quality entrances to blocks, spaces not overlooked and residential units overlooking refuse and service areas. Furthermore the design standards fall considerably short of today’s expectations and indeed the standards set in the London Housing Design Guide”.
“The external and internal design of Harbridge Avenue’s housing has negative effects on residents and family living standards. Housing units do not meet contemporary standards in terms of services and layout. Issues such as unattractive and deteriorating stairwells, external walkways exposing residents to the elements, worn exteriors, front doors facing away from the street and back gardens fronting on to Danebury Avenue do not only negatively impact the lives of residents living in the area, but also shape the perception of those who visit the area”.

[CLICK THIS SENTENCE TO REFER TO THE ‘ALTON MASTERPLAN REPORT’ AND REFER TO PAGE 16]

Reading these comments could possibly lead one to view that this content could be applied to any of the Alton’s maisonettes.

Does that mean, any, or all, of the following maisonettes are at risk as part of future regeneration progress?

 

Buildings Number
Ibsley Gardens 33- 55 Odd 12
Ibsley Gardens 57 – 79 Odd 12
Ibsley Gardens 81 – 103 Odd 12
Ibsley Gardens 105 – 127 Odd 12
Ibsley Gardens 110 – 148 Even 20
Ibsley Gardens 54 – 108 Even 28
Ibsley Gardens 2 – 52 Even 26
Ibsley Gardens 1 – 31 Odd 16
Holyborne Avenue 1 – 31 odd 16
Holyborne Avenue 2 – 24 even 12
Borden Walk 1 – 23 Odd 12
Borden Walk 2 -24 Even 12
Hersham Close 1 – 39 Odd 20
Hersham Close 41 – 71 Odd 16
Hersham Close 73 – 95 Odd 12
Eastleigh Walk 1 – 29 Odd 15
Eastleigh Walk 2 – 20 Even 10
Shawford Court 1 – 10 Cons 10
Shawford Court 11 – 32 Cons 22
Alton Road 28 – 58 Even 16
Fontley Way 1 – 20 cons 20
Sherfield Gardens 1 – 119 Odd 60
Sherfield Gardens 2 – 120 Even 60

Overall, 171 of 622 (27%) maisonettes are to be demolished as Team Roehampton appear to view these buildings as being unfit for modern day living.

The question is, does this mean that all the remaining maisonettes are in line to be demolished as part of future regeneration stages (should they occur)?

We are not the only ones to question this. The Putney Society, in a letter dated 9th April 2014, to the Council stated;

3. Residential redevelopment areaThe “outdated” maisonette blocks in this area (proposed for demolition in the POP), are also found in other parts of Alton West and East. Are these other areas of similar blocks likely to be recommended for demolition by the council, in due course? With proper maintenance (which has so obviously been lacking for too long), these blocks could provide quite sound residential accommodation.

Contact

Make your voices heard, email your Councillors and copy us in. Together we can make a difference.

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

And the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk