Tag Archives: regeneration

Roehampton Partnership change of date (18 June 2019)

Background

Not much to add to the below email other than please note the change of date and maybe this might have something to do with the pending planning application. This might be one Roehampton Partnership not to be missed?

Email to the Tribunal – Thursday, 2 May 2019,

“Subject: Change of date for meeting 10/06/2019, 19:00, Roehampton Partnership

The date of the meeting of Roehampton Partnership scheduled for Monday, 10th June, 2019, 7.00 p.m. has been changed.

It will now be held on Tuesday, 18th June, 2019, 7.00 p.m. at Manresa Clubroom, Fontley Way, Roehampton, SW15 4LY.”

Where is Manresa Clubroom?

Information is at the following link – https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2018/02/18/manresa-pensioners-clubroom-where-is-it/

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Councillor Gilbert water sprinkler update (20 May 2019)

Background

The below is an email received from Councillor Claire Gilbert regarding water sprinklers received on 20 May 2019.

Email

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From: Claire Gilbert <clairegilbert77@gmail.com>

Date: Mon, May 20, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Subject: Sprinklers – Update + Alton Regeneration Petition – If you agree, please share and please sign?

To: claire gilbert, Fleur Anderson

Dear all,

Sprinklers Update

I write to provide you with a brief update on Sprinklers, following the last public meeting which took place on 7th May.

The meeting was well attended, and again lots of residents asked questions about the Council’s policy and how it has developed since last summer when the Council started its legal case. Councillors White, Grimston and I spoke at the meeting. I provided an update on the current status of the case, and what the next steps will be from the Tribunal.

Thank you very much to all who attended and who sent questions and comments recently. It is clear that this issue remains high on the agenda for affected residents, and it went on to dominate a quite contentious “Let’s Talk”  meeting on 15th of May in Roehampton. (The Let’s Talk meetings are convened by the Council approximately every 2 years in each ward of the Borough, and are chaired by the Leader of the Council, Cllr Govindia. Cllr Govindia received a number of very clear complaints and critiques of the Council’s sprinkler policy last week in Roehampton, and I will be following up with him as to how he will respond to the points which were made). 

The key headline  in the Tribunal case is that the Council must respond to the Tribunal by 31st May setting out why it says that its case should not be Struck Out. Many residents have not seen the Strike Out Application which was submitted by HPLP (a law firm representing a small group of residents). It had not been noted by the Tribunal, the Council or HPLP that the application would not have reached residents – yet another example of the poor communication in this case. I have now had confirmation that my request for the Strike Out Application by HPLP to be put on the Council’s website has been granted, and that the Council must do this by 31st May. If you have any difficulty finding it, please let me know, as it is important that you are able to see the legal arguments which have been made so far.

As discussed on 7th May, I made a request on behalf of residents for the next hearing in this matter to be held in Wandsworth Town Hall so that they can attend and hear the arguments, but not have to travel to the other side of London. This request has now also been granted. The Strike Out hearing is likely to be held over two days in November or December 2019, with further directions being issued by the Tribunal in September.

However, if anything different arises coming out of Wandsworth’s reply at the end of this month, I will write to you again.

Please do continue to let me know if you have questions about this case, or do contact your ward councillors if you are not in Roehampton. It is also worth writing to Councillor Govindia to make your views known to him directly, if you have not already done so. Councillor Paul White is the opposition speaker on Housing issues, and both he and Councillor Grimston, would be grateful to be copied, as would I.

Affordable Housing and Alton Estate Regeneration

I hope that you will not mind my also contacting you regarding the proposed Regeneration of the Alton Estate in Roehampton, which is likely to go ahead later this year, leading to the demolition of much of the estate and the provision of new buildings and homes on Council-owned land. This is an issue affecting the whole Borough as over £100m of the Council’s reserves are to be used for this project, and therefore it is important that residents receive a good deal in return. 

If you would rather not be contacted about this issue, that is of course fine.

For those who are interested, a petition has been created by the Labour Housing Team seeking a better deal for Roehampton in the proposed Regeneration, including more genuinely affordable housing, better transport links, more and better youth facilities and a space for community groups. If you agree that a better deal should be sought, please click on the link below and sign the petition, which will be given to the Mayor in the coming weeks when the planning application is submitted.

If you have any questions about this issue, please let me know.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/wandsworth-council-make-the-alton-estate-regeneration-a-better-deal-for-roehampton

With kind regards,

Councillor Claire Gilbert

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Wandsworth (Conservation Area) Advisory Committee (12 March 2019)

Background

At the upcoming Wandsworth (Conservation Area) Advisory Committee (WACC) on 12th March 2019 there are a few Roehampton & Putney Heath ward entries – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=493&MId=6071

Item 3 – Minutes 8th January 20019

Refer to – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/documents/s64834/Minutes%20-%208th%20January%202019.pdf

(vi) Mount Clare Campus, Minstead Gardens (2018/4390)

The Principal Conservation and Urban Design Officer provided an update in relation to the cedar tree on the site that was discussed at the last meeting. He noted that he had contacted the University’s Director of Estates in 2015 about the decaying tree and that he could not find any evidence of a response. He explained that the tree was protected by a Tree Preservation Order but that it was now just a tree stump. The Principal Conservation and Urban Design Officer informed the Committee that he would discuss the replacement of the tree with the University. It was confirmed that the Principal Conservation and Urban Design Officer would contact Gilly King and/or the Director of Estates to discuss the tree replacement.

(ii) Alton Estate Regeneration

John Horrocks, Putney Society, noted that the Alton Estate regeneration planning application was scheduled to be submitted at the end of January 2019. He stated that this would be located within the largest conservation area in Wandsworth and hoped that it would be considered by the Committee at the meeting in March 2019. The Principal Conservation and Urban Design Officer noted that there had been four Design and Review Panels in relation to this application and that the details would be published online.

Item 4 – Applications (Paper No. 19-108)

Refer to – https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/documents/s64828/Applications%20Paper%20No.%2019-108.pdf

  1. 2018/4925: 228 Roehampton Lane, SW15 4LE

Demolition of existing car repair garage buildings and the erection of two four-storey buildings (connected by a lower ground floor car park and cycle store) containing 9 x 1 bedroom flats and 6 x 2-bedroom flats, with associated refuse storage and external amenity space, and alterations to the existing vehicular access. (Revised description)

  1. 2018/5671: 66 Alton Road, SW15 4NJ

Alterations including erection of part two-storey, part three-storey replacement side and rear extensions in connection with creation of 5 x 1-bedroom and 4 x 2-bedroom flats with associated access, parking and landscaping.

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Fahrenheit 451 showing at Ibstock Place School (25 February 2019)

Background

An amazing opportunity is happening soon in this ward and that is the special screening of the movie Fahrenheit 451 which will be shown at the Ibstock Place School.

A short summary which has been seen describes the movie as such “The Putney Society is showing this 1966 film to illustrate the importance of the Alton Estate in the development of 20th century housing, starting off the programme with a clip of the eminent architect Richard Rogers discussing the Estate. Co-incidentally, the film which features the estate happens to be very topical with all sorts of contemporary issues predicted – censorship, fake news and so on – a fascinating combination! Is your favourite book one of the titles burnt?”.

Further background:

About the movie – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit_451_(1966_film)

Additional information about the showing – http://www.putneysociety.org.uk/events/screening-of-fahrenheit-451-ibstock-school-25th-february.html

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Demolition zone property sale prices, how much?

A question raised at the Roehampton Partnership on 26 September 2018 was how much the sale price of properties in the regeneration area. The response from the Council was that this was information which could not be provided.

Not sure of the specific reasons for the sale prices not being given though Zoopla can assist.

Allbrook House, SW15 4HB – could not locate

Danebury Avenue, SW15 4DQ

Harbridge Avenue, SW15 4EZ

Kingsclere Close, SW15 4EY

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Homelife magazine (June 2018)

Hopefully you’ve received the Homelife June 2018 (Issue 79) magazine this past week as there are a few articles which might be of interest.

  1. Council welcomes PM’s pledge on funding for cladding replacement (page 3)

Now that £16 million can be saved by the Council then hopefully it can use the money towards major works and improvements, such as improving council tenant’s residences and roads, perhaps?

  1. Council remains committed to improving fire safety on Grenfell anniversary (page 4)

It states that “measures which were unanimously supported by both Labour and Conservative members”. It would be interesting to have Councillor Paul White’s take on this article as this it is understood (rightly or wrongly) that Labour supports a block by block approach, that it, if the block wants retro-fitted water sprinklers, then that block should have it.

Interesting comment about “Several councils have already committed to retro-fit sprinklers, Birmingham City Council (BCC) which has 213 tower blocks, the highest in the country”.

This did not go so smoothly in BCC, as a Councillor even challenged whether this was an economic use of the Council’s funds. Have a read of the following articles:

  1. Hersham Close grass instalment (page 13)

The effort and persistence of the Hersham Close Residents Association (HCRA) regarding improving a piece of land at the intersection of Hersham Close 73-95 and Hersham Close 41-71 is highlighted.

  1. Alton Estate regeneration

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New Alton Regeneration slide deck

Did you attend the exhibition on either 6 June 2018 or 9 June 2018 to see and discuss the latest look and feel of the Alton Estate regeneration?

Well, no matter, if not, we’ve tried to add all of the slides here on a best efforts basis. Click on this paragraph and it will take you to the following documents;

The leaflet which was delivered to homes highlighting the event.

  • A booklet which highlights various pieces of the content. Note – page 9 buried in the bottom right hand corner is a mention of ‘Fontley Way Complete: 2020’ yet there was no information at the exhibition about this…….
  • A copy of the Council questionnaire.
  • Information about the new village square.
  • Information about new homes.
  • Information about public realm, landscaping and play space.
  • Information about access and movement.
  • Information about Portswood Place.
  • A leaflet which was distributed at the event which caused a bit of raucous.

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Phone: 020 7397 5212

Email: info@AltonEstateRegen.co.uk

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