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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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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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Manresa neighbourhood car parking issues

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Residents have been highlighting to roeregeneration for some time that there are car parking issues in the area and this has been reflected in car parking tickets. What may be considered as adding to these car parking pressures, last November, Wandsworth Borough Council added bollards to prevent car parking in areas in the Manresa neighbourhood on the Alton Estate. This area is just down the road from the Hersham Close Residents Association which has been highlighting its concerns regarding Roehampton University’s students parking its car in and around the area.

The following photos were taken in November 2016 and highlight the bollards and examples of such car parking pressures.

The following three photos are of vehicles parking on the grass and on the footpath by Chilcombe House.

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The following is a photo of a car parked on the footpath opposite Somborne House.

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The following photo highlights new bollards which went up next to Rushmere House.

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The following photo is of new bollards in Chilcombe House and Rushmere House.

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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.

Click this sentence and have a read of section 11.

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Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

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Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Roehampton University seeking planning permission for cabins near Parkstead House (part 9)

How many objections are there?

In short, there are a lot. It seems to something like the following (though please bear in mind the below is an attempted guess 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.

Whom? How many?
The Putney Society 1
Alton Regeneration Watch (a mainly Alton Estate based resident group) 1
Hersham Close Residents Association 48
Residents of the Alton Estate petition 41
Roehampton Forum 1
Hersham Close individual responses 16
Greatham Walk individual responses 2
Hilsea Point individual responses 1
Roehampton Gate individual responses 1
Tatchbury House individual responses 1
Kimpton House individual responses 2
Stoughton Close individual responses 1
Chilcombe House individual responses 1
Rushmere House individual responses 1
TOTAL 118

As mentioned earlier, these numbers need to be validated by the Council.

Historic England leaves decision to Council.

Historic England’s reply to this planning application was that it would delegate the decision to Wandsworth Council as highlighted below;

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Following up to the part 8 blog entry, Historic England have been asked by roeregeneration, again, to review this application. The response is as follows;

“I have again discussed the proposal with one of our Inspectors, however our position remains the same and we are not going to comment further.  As I have explained, our resources are limited which means we have to prioritise cases.  The Conservation Officer at Wandsworth is fully capable of assessing the case in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

 I am sorry I am unable to assist you further on this occasion.”

Wandsworth Borough Council has five Grade I buildings (three in Roehampton) and Historic England are too busy to review.

People power driving this forward

The planning application will now be determined by the Council Planning Applications Committee and a Transport Survey will now be undertaken, as highlighted below;

“Please also be advised we have requested that a Transport Survey be undertaken and submitted to the Council.  Once we have received the survey, we will consult members of the public of the proposal.  I can also advise you the application will be determined by the Councils Planning Application Committee.  I do not have a committee date to provide yet, but when I do I will advise you accordingly”.

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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