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Boundary Commission Consultation on Initial Proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries

Another important consultation which ward residents need to be aware of is the “Boundary Commission Consultation on Initial Proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries”.

A email has been sighted which describes what is a happening and how you can support Roehampton and Putney remaining within the same constituency. More details below which were taken from the sighted email.

Boundary Commission Consultation on Initial Proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries

You are probably aware that the Boundary Commission must make recommendations for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in 2018. Parliament requires that there should be a significant reduction in the number of constituencies in England and that almost every constituency must have an electorate of between 71,031 and 78,507. The London region has been allocated 68 constituencies – a reduction of five from the current number (73). Substantial change is therefore required in London and it has been necessary to propose 38 constituencies that cross London borough boundaries.

For our area, Putney and Roehampton, the Commission is proposing a Wimbledon Common and Putney constituency, which retains all six wards from the existing Putney constituency (i.e. East Putney, Roehampton and Putney Heath, Southfields, Thamesfield, West Hill, and West Putney), and adds two Merton borough wards – Wimbledon Park, and Wimbledon Village from the existing Wimbledon constituency.  (All clearly set out on Boundary Commission website). Thus Wimbledon Common would be contained almost entirely in one constituency. The Commission have proposed that the remaining eight wards from the existing Wimbledon constituency will be included in a Merton and Wimbledon Central constituency, [with four wards from the existing Mitcham and Morden constituency].

The Putney Society have replied to the consultation to say that we strongly support the concept of a parliamentary constituency with Putney and Roehampton at its heart. We consider that the local community has a coherent and distinctive identity, which we feel should continue to be recognised.  We do not believe this will be diluted by the proposed extension of the constituency boundaries.

However, at a recent public hearing, people from Merton and Wimbledon have put up their own arguments against these proposed constituencies. They have instead proposed that Putney be split down the middle (one suggestion heard was for a divide along the Upper Richmond Road and Wimbledon Park Road) by putting West Putney, Roehampton and Putney Heath, and West Hill into a reformed Wimbledon constituency!

Naturally we are very concerned that this idea might gain support. We are writing to urge our members and local people to respond to the consultation as set out overleaf:

(1) Support the proposal for a new Wimbledon Common and Putney constituency:

  • The commons (Wimbledon and Putney Commons, and Putney Heath) are very much part of our community which many of us visit frequently. They should be united at the heart of the new constituency. The commons are managed by Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators who impose an annual levy on householders located within ¾ mile of the Commons border and most of whom would reside within the proposed constituency.  Wimbledon Village is an integral part and ancient neighbour of the Commons and would naturally fall into the proposed constituency. Wimbledon Village is not an integral part of Wimbledon below Wimbledon Hill.
  • Southfields and Wimbledon Park area were originally built as one community, and should be united in one constituency. They are currently united by the District Line

(2) Reject any suggestion of splitting off much of Putney (i.e. West Putney, West Hill and Roehampton and Putney Heath) to merge into a new Wimbledon or perhaps a Battersea/Wandsworth constituency.

  • Putney is a place of singular integrity: it is an ancient village community which has been at major crossing of River Thames since at least Saxon times leading up Putney Hill to the commons and beyond.
  • Putney is much too strong a community to be split down the middle from East to West for parliamentary reasons.If Putney were to be split into two (as was suggested by one group from Merton) down the Upper Richmond Road with W Putney, Roehampton and West Hill in the proposed alternative Wimbledon constituency, many important local facilities would then fall into another constituency: Putney Arts Theatre, several Putney churches, shopping arcades, several primary schools (and our only secondary schools, Putney’s sorting office and all of SW15’s three remaining post offices ) that all lie south of the URR.
  • Putney is a place of historical significance (the home of the Putney Debates of 1647)
  • Putney is a place of sporting significance (the home of the University Boat Race) which draws local people from all over Putney
  • People living south of Upper Richmond Road shop locally in Putney, rather than travelling to Wimbledon. They look north too for leisure activities and entertainment.

We are asking you to respond to the Boundary Commission consultation –using some of the points that we have outlined above. 

You can find more information and respond to the consultation on the Commission’s website (www.bce2018.org.uk) by the DEADLINE: 5 December 2016.

 Alternatively you can post your response to the Boundary Commission for England, 35 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BQ”

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 us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

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Proposed changes to the junction of Roehampton Lane, Roehampton High Street and Danebury Avenue

Putneysw15 has a good feature on a consultation which is described as “Consultation is currently underway for proposed improvements to increase the safety of pedestrians and cyclists on Roehampton High Street and at the neighbouring junction with Roehampton Lane and Danebury Avenue”.

The article covers what is proposed as well as details of how to make a comment regarding the consultation.

The consultation closes on December 9th.

For more information read the putnsyesw15 article:

If interested, also on putneysw15, there is a Forum which has begun which has residents making comments about the consultation.

If interested, also on putneysw15, there is a Forum which has begun which has residents making comments about the consultation.

To have a read of this Forum or make your comment, click on the below sentence.

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 us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

State of the Medfield Street troughs and fountain

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As you may be aware the cattle trough on Norstead Place was recently removed whilst there were plans in place to have it locally listed. This led one resident last Saturday to have a look at the more well known cattle troughs at the intersection of Roehampton Lane and Medfield Street. The following pictures highlight that perhaps there is something not quite right with regards to the maintenance of well respected buildings within the ward and may pose questions regarding maintenance generally across the ward.

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The following provides details about the trough and fountain.

Listing Reference LB/153Status
Status FORMAL
Group Nationally Listed Buildings
Type (Grade) Grade II
Site Address Drinking Fountain, Roehampton Lane, London
Listing Description J C Radford. Dated 1882. Grey and red granite. Doric arcaded kiosk erected by Mrs Lyne Stephens, with cupola and ball finial on stepped plinth flanked by cambered-shape horse troughs north and south. Circular central basin with bronze fountain group by Henry Dasson of putti and fish. Semi-circular basin set into each of 4 sides of kiosk.
Risk Rating  
Group Nationally Listed Buildings
Date Listed 07-04-1983
Ward  

Source:

https://planning1.wandsworth.gov.uk/gis/search/StdDetails.aspx?PT=Listed%20Building%20Details&TYPE=WBCLBPK&PARAM0=286&XSLT=xslt/lbdetails.xslt&DAURI=PLANNING

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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 us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

 

Roehampton University seeking planning permission for cabins near Parkstead House (part 14)

Even though planning application 2016/1385 concerning the portable cabins by Parkstead House, Whitelands College, Roehampton University, this has not been the end of the attempt.

The University is trying again under application 2016/5912. So far, there are two objections though it is assumed there will be more, especially after the many that were lodged under application 2016/1385.

The below highlights the extract and the objections are worth a read.

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Source: https://planning.wandsworth.gov.uk/WAM/showCaseFile.do?appType=planning&appNumber=2016/5912

Well, this application is going to be discussed next week at the Wandsworth (Conservation Area) Advisory Committee on Monday, 14th November 2016 at 7.30 p.m. as highlighted by the extract below taken from paper 16-448 below;

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Click on the following for more information;

Let’s hope that the verdict is that these cabins do not belong and this application is refused.

Related articles (to read the articles below click on the underlined sentence)

 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 us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

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

Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – November 5th

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 Council 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 23-24)

Application No: 2016/5843

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 01 November 2016
  • Address: Digby Stuart College, Roehampton Lane, SW15 5PH
  • Proposal: Non-material amendment to planning permission dated 13/10/2014 ref 2014/3330 (Construction of a part 4, part 5 storey building to provide student accommodation, conference suite, academic and support space; construction of a part 4, part 5 storey library building to the west of Digby Stuart lawns; associated landscaping and tree works,
  • closure of existing main vehicular access onto Roehampton Lane, alterations to existing southern pedestrian and vehicular access including boundary walls; formation of new pedestrian and vehicular access onto Roehampton Lane; relocation of car parking; alterations and extension to internal road layout and new pedestrian footpath) to allow changes to the wording of condition 27 (for details of construction of the new northern vehicular access and modifications to the cetnral and southern accesses including reconstruction/repair of the footway north of the main entrance) to be submitted and approved within “three months of first occupation of the development” and to allow the completion of works to be “within nine months of first occupation of the development”.
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: C/O Agent, C/O Agent
  • Agent: Boyer Planning, Boyer Planning, Second Floor, 24 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HF
  • Officer dealing with this application: Julia Kelly
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 8413

Application No: 2016/6070

  • TEAM: w
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 18
  • Date Registered: 31 October 2016
  • Address: Templeton, 118 Priory Lane, SW15 5JL
  • Proposal : Planning application (2016/6070) and listed building consent application (2016/6078) for: Amendments to elevational materials to The Courts building to include additional facing brick skin to rear elevation (including removal of existing check reveals) to cover the original brickwork and the addition of feature quoin detailing to the front elevation.
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Mr & Mrs D Rich-Jones, Templeton, 118 Priory Lane, London, SW15 5JL
  • Agent: Brookes Architects Ltd, Upstairs at The Grange, Bank Lane, London, SW15 5JT
  • Officer dealing with this application: Sarah Westoby
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 6639

Application No: 2016/6078

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 18
  • Date Registered: 31 October 2016
  • Address: Templeton, 118 Priory Lane, SW15 5JL
  • Proposal : Amendments to elevational materials to The Courts building to include additional facing brick skin to rear elevation (including removal of existing check reveals) to cover the original brickwork and the addition of feature quoin detailing to the front elevation
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Mr & Mrs D Rich-Jones, Templeton, 118 Priory Lane, London, SW15 5JL
  • Agent: Brookes Architects Ltd, Upstairs at The Grange, Bank Lane, London, SW15 5JT
  • Officer dealing with this application: Sarah Westoby
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 6639

Application No: 2016/6259

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 26
  • Date Registered: 04 November 2016
  • Address: Park House, 233 Roehampton Lane, SW15 4LB
  • Proposal : Determination as to whether prior approval is required for change of use of office at first floor level from (Class B1a) to residential (Class C3) to provide 1 x 2-bedroom and 1 x 1-bedroom flats.
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Roehampton Village Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Urban Red Limited, c/o agent
  • Agent: Mr Jermey Butterworth, Sutters Partnership Architects, 15 Granard Avenue, London, SW15 6HH
  • Officer dealing with this application: Ross Meachin
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 8411

Decisions

Application No: 2016/5843 W

  • Decided on: 02/11/2016
  • Date Registered: 01/11/2016
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: Digby Stuart College, Roehampton Lane, SW15 5PH
  • Proposal: Non-material amendment to planning permission dated 13/10/2014 ref 2014/3330 (Construction of a part 4, part 5 storey building to provide student accommodation, conference suite, academic and support space; construction of a part 4, part 5 storey library building to the west of Digby Stuart lawns; associated landscaping and tree works, closure of existing main vehicular access onto Roehampton Lane, alterations to existing southern pedestrian and vehicular access including boundary walls; formation of new pedestrian and vehicular access onto Roehampton Lane; relocation of car parking; alterations and extension to internal road layout and new pedestrian footpath) to allow changes to the wording of condition 27 (for details of construction of the new northern vehicular access and modifications to the cetnral and southern accesses including reconstruction/repair of the footway north of the main entrance) to be submitted and approved within “three months of first occupation of the development” and to allow the completion of works to be “within nine months of first occupation of the development”.
  • Conservation area (if applicable) :
  • Applicant: C/O Agent, C/O Agent
  • Agent: Boyer Planning, Boyer Planning, Second Floor, 24 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HF

Click on this sentence to take you to the Weekly List of planning applications and decisions.

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 us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

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

 For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

Alton Area Regeneration News – October 2016

In this edition of the newsletter it includes the following;

  • Regeneration – career opportunities
  • Alton Community Centre

To read the October newsletter click on this sentence.

Relevant documents of interest:

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 us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

Lease – November edition

There are a lot of leasehold properties on the Alton Estate. If you are not aware of LEASE, then maybe you should have a read of their newsletters.

Click this sentence to learn more about LEASE.

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 us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch