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Shipping containers by Mount Clare

Background

Mount Clare is to be a key feature of the Alton Estate regeneration. For those that are unaware, this building is Grade I listed (reference LB/099).  Yet, if this the case what is the situation with all of these shipping containers being so close to the building?

Information about the listing – https://planning1.wandsworth.gov.uk/gis/search/StdDetails.aspx?PT=Listed%20Building%20Details&TYPE=WBCLBPK&PARAM0=111&XSLT=xslt/lbdetails.xslt&DAURI=PLANNING

 Where is Mount Clare located?

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/51.4518937,-0.2509729/51.451902,-0.2510451/@51.4519759,-0.2512693,113m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e2

 Some photos

It can be seen that these containers have been here for some time.

20th May 2018

26 January 2019

What’s been done about this?

On the 31st January 2019 one resident completed an enforcement notice regarding these shipping containers. The reference number being 1006.0.

The latest position?

Email from the Council has responded with the following.

“Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019, 10:29:36 AM GMT

Subject: FW: Ref: 1006.0 – Report an alleged breach of planning control form submission

I have been in discussions with the university. The containers are storing furniture etc for another building currently under redevelopment. However, they are so far away that they do not fall under permitted development.

While I do not consider the containers greatly affect the area, they are still within the curtilage of the Mount Clare building.

Therefore, I’ve instructed that they need to be removed”.

Summary

Much like the infamous portacabins which required retrospective planning applications it seems that Roehampton University has again over reached on its responsibilities towards local heritage?

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Mount Clare planning application for MASSIVE bin storage

Notice this planning application on the Alton West?

Hopefully readers you noticed that in Weekly Council Planning applications decisions (22 September 2018) you noticed planning application 2018/4390 which is for ‘the erection of refuse storage for Mount Clare’ this being a Mount Clare is a Grade I listed building?

Link to blog article – https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2018/09/29/weekly-council-planning-applications-decisions-22-september-2018/

Where in the Alton West?

By Mount Clare with neighbouring Minstead Gardens Sheltered Housing properties nearby.

Link to map showing where this is proposed – https://planning.wandsworth.gov.uk/WAM/doc/Drawing-5077198.pdf?extension=.pdf&id=5077198&location=VOLUME9&contentType=application/pdf&pageCount=1

Maybe a better view is Appendix One in the Heritage Statement – https://planning.wandsworth.gov.uk/WAM/doc/Report-5082478.pdf?extension=.pdf&id=5082478&location=VOLUME9&contentType=application/pdf&pageCount=1

How large is this going to be?

It seems that this is going to very large. From the digram it seems to be at least 1.8m tall, 5.5m wide and 13.6m long. All measurements provided on a best efforts basis and readers should make their own effort to review.

Link to diagram – https://planning.wandsworth.gov.uk/WAM/doc/Drawing-5077200.pdf?extension=.pdf&id=5077200&location=VOLUME9&contentType=application/pdf&pageCount=1

If it helps visualise this, the following link provides some photos of the area in question (26 Minstead Gardens might receive some overshadowing?) – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.244558229737128&type=1&l=439f8bc4c6

Who are the Consultees?

It seems it’s the Conservation & Urban Design, The Twentieth Century Society, Housing,

Historic England, and The Georgian Group. Though no mention of Manresa and Minstead Sheltered Housing Residents’ Association?

Imagine not consulted with the Residents Association and this monolith being built next to you? Especially when numbers 2-26 are Grade II listed buildings

 Seriously?

In the Heritage Statement it states the following ‘6.2 -This report finds that the proposals are of high quality design, which is sensitive to the historic context of the site. The application proposal would overall sustain the special interest of the listed building, surrounding conservation area and nearby listed building groups’.  This brick of building qualifies as such?

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Temple in Minstead Gardens – can more be done to look after it?

Sadly, it seems the new chicken coop fencing protecting the Temple has not lasted. Can more be done (by Roehampton University?) to protect this local item of interest?

Where possible photos regarding the Temple will updated into an album. Click on this sentence to see the photos.

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Is it a listed Temple or is it a chicken coup?

The Temple in the grounds of Mount Clare, Minstead Gardens, was discussed at the Wandsworth (Conservation Area) Advisory Committee on 6 November 2017 and there was a reference to installing fencing around the Temple in the grounds of Roehampton University.

Now bear in mind that according to Historic England, there are four historic items of interest which are currently labelled Heritage at Risk inSW15, at least on its website (and three of these are in the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward).

Well, the fence is up, and one might ask whether the quality of the fencing is of any merit and whether the listed Temple now looks more like a chicken coop?

What a shame……

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Temple in grounds of Mount Clare, Minstead Gardens

Off the back of the article ‘Wandsworth (Conservation Area) Advisory Committee (9 January 2018)’ there were a couple of requests to add a photo of the Temple to the blog. A generous photographer from the Alton West part of the estate provided a picture, which is provided below. This picture was taken roughly in November 2014, note that even then this Grade II* monument was boarded up. In the photo you can see in the background the DARA Focus Hall.

 

Perhaps what is a little surprising is how long it has taken to start placing this monument on the radar for some needed attention. At the Putney Society organised event ‘Roehampton University and how it relates to the local community’ on 24 September 2015 the Temple was asked about and there was a mention of the Temple being Heritage at risk and that there had been some vandalism to it.

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Wandsworth (Conservation Area) Advisory Committee (9 January 2018)

Wandsworth (Conservation Area) Advisory Committee meets on 9th January 2018 and there are a few items which relate to the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward.

Within ‘Minutes – 6th November 2017’ (Item 2) the following is mentioned;

“5. Any Other Business

(i) Temple in the grounds of Mount Clare, Minstead Gardens

Mr John Horrocks, Putney Society, noted that the Mount Clare Temple, a listed building situated in the grounds of Roehampton University, was in a poor state of repair and that that Roehampton University was not interested in the maintenance of the building.

The Chairman noted that the Council had a contact at the university, Ms Gilly King, and requested that officers looked into this issue.

The Principal Conservation and Urban Design Officer explained that officers had been on site in late October 2017 as the fencing around the building had been vandalised. Officers were on site a few days after the vandalism and suggested that the University should install some secure fencing; it was believed that this was being undertaken. The Principal Conservation and Urban Design Officer undertook to obtain an update.

It was noted that the future of the site was an issue of concern. It was explained that the site was owned by the Church and that there were seven years remaining on Roehampton University’s lease. There had been a suggestion to demolish the temple in order to build student accommodation and it was noted that there was extant planning permission in respect of this proposal. The Principal Conservation and Urban Design Officer explained that the University was in negotiations with the Church about the future of the site. The Chairman requested a brief update on this issue at the next meeting.

Mr Edward Potter, Royal Institute of British Architects, suggested that it may be useful to install CCTV on site. The Principal Conservation and Urban Design Officer explained that this had been suggested to Roehampton University but that it was considered too expensive”.

Within ‘Applications (Paper No.18-1)’ it states the following;

“9. 2017/6840: Templeton, 118 Priory Lane, SW15

Redevelopment of the western part of Templeton estate including redevelopment of the wardens’ cottages to create four 2-3 bedroomed cottages. Erection of new stable block including four horse stalls, two 1 bedroomed staff cottages, artist’s studio and associated paddock. One new build 5 bedroomed detached house with basement accommodation. Western estate landscaping proposal”.

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