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Roehampton Partnership (21 November 2017) – comments from the gallery

This meeting of the Roehampton Partnership (RP) was rather underwhelming according to one attendee’s view. The following comments relate to that attendee’s view and obviously others that attended may have a different view of the following contents.

  1. Apologies for absence

There were many attendees that were absent, including the Chair and Vice Chair, and Councillor Mrs Steffi Sutters was the Chair for this evening. There were at least nine absences plus two roles which have not yet been filled.

Interesting, the representatives from University of Roehampton and University of Roehampton Student Union did not attend. This non-attendance was noticed and will be commented on later in this article though bear the following meeting dates in mind when considering this;

  • 21 September 2016 – University of Roehampton attended
  • 23 November 2016 – University of Roehampton Student Union attended
  • 15 March 2017 – University of Roehampton Student Union attended
  • 14 June 2017 – was cancelled.
  • 26 September 2017 – neither attended.
  • 21 November 2017 – neither attended.
  • 14 March 2018 – date of next meeting

In other words, if the University of Roehampton attends the meeting of 14 March 2018 that would be almost one and a half years between attending meetings, and one year for the University of Roehampton Student Union.

  1. Declarations of Interest

There was none.

  1. Minutes – 26th September 2017

Hersham Close Residents Association (HCRA) mentioned the following regarding;

  • Matters Arising – the follow up to be provided by Ibstock School was not given though the HCRA asked for this after the meeting.
  • Alton Area Regeneration – it was their suggestion to have Paper 17-268 included within the meeting which was taken up by the Chair.
  • Future Agenda Items – there was no mention of the request to include the retro-fitting of water sprinklers within tall buildings and that this was declined by the Chair.
  1. Alton Area Regeneration

There was quite a bit mentioned under this section.

The Redrow PR team, Communications Potential, apologised that Redrow could not attend due to some reason or other. Interestingly, Redrow did not appear at the Western Area Housing Panel (WAHP) of the 4 December 2017 either due to conflicting schedules. Given Redrow are about to begin work on a major regeneration in the area one might think more effort by Redrow to appear at such meetings may not too much to ask. The PR team provided some information regarding how many people attended the recent exhibitions and the feedback from them.

HCRA raised the issue that not all residents were aware that the Bessborough Road Consultation was held on 15 November 2017. It turns out that Councillors Peter Carpenter and Jeremy Ambache were not aware either of the event though Councillor Sur McKinney commented she was aware. HCRA asked whether this consultation would be presented at the RP and the silence appeared to indicate this was not going to happen.

HCRA also mentioned that various related regeneration items should be raised at the RP and were currently not, these being the Bessborough Road Consultation, Council Papers such as 17-268, and the Environmental Impact Assessment. A Council representative highlighted that we could comment on the planning application, which seemed to defeat the purpose of this advisory group and might be a bit late in terms of providing any feedback?

Councillor Ambache suggested that all regeneration documents should come to the RP first before going to the various Council Committees though this did not garner much support, even from Councillors Carpenter and McKinney. One might argue that this makes sense given the RP’s role?

  1. Public Health Regeneration

There was a short presentation though it seems as though there has not really been any substantial move forward on this topic or ‘social regeneration’.

The HCRA suggested that it might be worthwhile reaching out to Wandsworth Voluntary Sector Co-oridnation Project Manager who provides regular useful updates on grants and health initiatives. To which the presenter commented that she was to meet with this team the following week. The HCRA also suggested that it might be worthwhile having a Roehampton based such distribution, accepting that not all residents on the Alton estate have internet access, though this might be useful.

  1. Transport for London (TfL)

TfL did not attend.

  1. Future Agenda Items

None were mentioned.

  1. Future Meeting Dates

HCRA asked if there was a reason for five meetings dates next year when there are usually four. A person from the Council mentioned that one could always be removed. HCRA followed up with an ask about whether these dates linked in with events next year as this may have been the case for the extra date. The answer from the Council person was that there was likely an error in producing the dates.

The Roehampton Forum member asked if any of these meetings could be held at the University of Roehampton as then it might attend a meeting.

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New path at Bordon Walk/Holybourne Avenue intersection

It’s not quite new, though it is fairly recent. There has been for many a long while a well walled path through the grass near Bordon Walk 1-23 at the intersection of Bordon Walk/Holybourne Avenue on the Alton Estate. Surprisingly, it might be questionable whether Roehampton University might have mentioned something about this ugly patch of land opposite Whitelands College, however, again, the Hersham Close Residents Association (HCRA) took the initiative and resolved this.

This benefit should anyone that uses this path, not only HCRA members.

The following is a photo of the before the work was completed.

The following is a photo of the improvement achieved through the Wandsworth Borough Council Small Improvement Budget (SIB).

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Council answers questions about anti-social non-residential properties

Given the anti-social behavior from non-residential properties which has been occurring, some questions were put to the Council to seek information regarding this activity and these are outlined below.

 “In terms of anti social behaviour caused by non-residential properties such as, for instance, schools that use their premises on a weekend which might be too loud or a University which regularly has residents contacting it with regards to noise caused by its students, can the following questions please be answered;

  1. What is the best manner in which residents can ask the Council to intervene to stop the anti social behaviour from continuing? Note – this question also applies to real time issues occurring which need to be stopped.
  2. What analysis does the Council maintain regarding anti social behaviour? For instance, is it possible to understand how many complaints have been levied versus a particular business?
  3. What is the Council’s process for pursuing anti social behaviour both from a residential and non-residential perspective? For instance, from a residential perspective what are the progressive steps from the lodgement of a first complaint and what are the following steps should the noise progress”.

 To read the answers click on this sentence.

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Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

 

Whom to contact if there is anti-social noise coming from students

There have been various mentions by residetnts of students returning to their abodes and making a lot of noise. Very recently on the putneysw15 website via the Forum entry ‘Noisy Roehampton Students’ this was raised by a resident of Queen Mary’s House.

The same week we became aware of noise which was being highlighted by a resident of Kimpton House on the Alton Estate.

Both occurred during the same week and both attempted to address their concerns via the University’s security team which did not seem to work.

Via the Kimpton House resident the following email from the Council provides information on what should happen. If this does occur please do let us know and this appears to be a well known issue though does not seem to be well publicised, which it might need to be in order to have this addressed.

In any event the details were from an email is highlighted below;

QUOTE
From: Wandsworth Council
Date: 8 December 2016 at 10:35:40 GMT
Subject: Re Noise from university students

Dear ………

I have been passed on your complaint regarding noise from students in Whitelands College. As the noise is coming from a private residential property you would need to ring the noise and environmental enforcement team on 020 8871 6127 when the noise is occurring. Officers will need to visit you in your home to assess the noise within your premises. Our operational hours are as follows:

Monday-Wednesday: 09.00-17.00

Thursday: 09.00-17.00 and 19.00-02.00

Friday: 09.00-17.00 and 20.00-03.00

Saturday: 13.00-03.00

Sunday: 09.00-16.00 and 19.00-02.00

 If you have any queries please call the noise team during office hours on 020 8871 6127 – dial option 1 for noise and then 2 for non council properties. I would be grateful if you could reply to this email with your address and contact telephone number so I can open up a new complaint for you.

UNQUOTE

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Queries to the University about car parking

Given the recent series of planning applications by Roehampton University the following questions have been raised with this institution.

“As a resident of the Alton Estate and the recent acknowledgement by the University of Roehampton that it does “understand the pressure on parking cars in Roehampton” (as stated as part of planning application 2016/5377 letter dated 14th September 2016 signed by Dr Ghazwa Alwani-Starr) following queries are asked of the University;

  1. What is the current maximum capacity of resident students in the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward that the University can accommodate?
  1. Has the University conducted any analysis of how many of these resident students have a car?
  1. If the answer to question 2 is yes, can the University share this analysis?
  1. If the answer to question 2 is no, can the University explain the reason for not having done this?
  1. If the answer to question 2 is no, does the University have plans to conduct such an analysis?
  1. If the answer to question 5 is no, what is the explanation for not conducting such an analysis?
  1. Given that resident students are not permitted to park their cars on campus can the University provide an explanation of where the resident students park their cars?
  1. If the answer to question 7 is no, does the University intend to carry out such an analysis?
  1. If the answer to question 8 is no, then please explain the reason for not doing so.
  1. Regarding the wording “we strongly discourage students from bringing their cars on campus” it is asked that the University detail how it discourages students from parking on campus.
  1. Regarding the wording “The University’s contract with resident students prohibits them from applying for a residents parking permit in the local area”, is the University aware that such permits are limited to a very small part of Roehampton as highlighted by the following Council webpage – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200459/parking_zones/218/locations_of_parking_zones/11 ?
  1. Given that planning application 2016/1385 and 2016/4901 are connected to this planning application in that they involve car parking as a concern as expressed by residents. Will the University seek to address these concerns with residents?
  1. If the answer to question 12 is yes, then please explain how this will be done.

14. If the answer to question 13 is no, then please explain the reason for not doing so”.

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Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

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Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – September 10th

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.

Comments about this week: two Roehampton Partnership members were in the mix this week, the Roehampton University (with one application refused) and the Roehampton Club.

Applications have been made regarding the following property (pages 33-34);

Application No: 2016/4763

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 52
  • Date Registered: 05 September 2016
  • Address: 8 Roedean Crescent SW15 5JU
  • Proposal: Removal of condition 16 (requirement for a Historic Environment Reocrd), pursuant to planning permission dated 28/06/2016 ref 2016/0751 (Alterations including demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a three storey (plus basement level) 6 bedroom detached dwelling house. Associated landscaping).
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Mr Woloszczuk, 8 Roedean Crescent, London SW15 5JU
  • Agent: WEA Planning, 98 Victoria Road, London NW10 6NB
  • Officer dealing with this application: Sam Nevin
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 7372

Application No: 2016/4786

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 05 September 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 the discharge of condition 18 to be submitted and approved within “three months of occupation of each building”.
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: C/O Agent, c/o agent
  • Agent: Boyer Planning, UK House, 2 Heath Road,Twickenham TW1 4BW
  • Officer dealing with this application: Sam Nevin
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 7372

Application No: 2016/4795

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 05 September 2016
  • Address: Digby Stuart College Roehampton Lane SW15 5PH
  • Proposal : Details of lighting and CCTV; landscaping; car parking management plan and provision of cycle racks pursuant to conditions 6, 19, 24 and 25 of planning permission dated 13/10/2016 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 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).
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: University of Roehampton, C/O Agent,
  • Agent: Boyer Planning , UK House, 82 Heath Road, Twickenham TW1 4BW
  • Officer dealing with this application: Sam Nevin
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 7372

Application No: 2016/5077

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 05 September 2016
  • Address: Digby Stuart College Roehampton Lane SW155PH
  • 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 to be submitted and approved within “three months of first occupation of the development”. It is also sought to change the wording 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, UK House, Boyer Planning, 82 Heath Road, Twickenham TW1 4BW
  • Agent: Boyer Planning, UK House, 82 Heath Road Twickenham TW1 4BW
  • Officer dealing with this application: Sam Nevin
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 7372

Decisions have been made regarding the following properties (page 18-19);

Application No: 2016/5077 W

  • Decided on: 07/09/2016
  • Date Registered: 05/09/2016
  • 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 to be submitted and approved within “three months of first occupation of the development”. It is also sought to change the wording 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, UK House, Boyer Planning, 82 Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4BW
  • Agent: Boyer Planning , UK House , 82 Heath Road , Twickenham, TW1 4BW
  • Decision: Refuse
  • Decision Taker: Delegated Standard

Application No: 2016/4786 W

  • Decided on: 07/09/2016
  • Date Registered: 05/09/2016
  • 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 the discharge of condition 18 to be submitted and approved within “three months of occupation of each building”.
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: C/O Agent, c/o agent
  • Agent: Boyer Planning, UK House, 82 Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4BW
  • Decision: Approve No Conditions
  • Decision Taker: Delegated Standard

Application No: 2016/4147 W

  • Decided on: 07/09/2016
  • Date Registered: 22/07/2016
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: Roehampton Club, Roehampton Lane, SW15 5LR
  • Proposal : Details of comprehensive bat survey and mitigation strategy and method statement to protect mammals pursuant to conditions 5 and 6 of planning permission dated 23/05/2016 ref 2015/7273 (Installation of flood lighting to a block of three existing tennis courts and one croquet lawn).
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Mr Marc Newey, Roehampton Club, Roehampton Lane, LONDON SW15 5LR
  • Agent: Trevor May Contractors Limited, Mill Lane Barn, Canterbury Road, Challock, Ashford TN25 4BJ, England
  • Decision Approve No Conditions
  • Decision Taker: Delegated Standard

Application No: 2016/4182 W

  • Decided on: 09/09/2016
  • Date Registered: 03/08/2016
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address : 12 Heathview Gardens, SW15 3SZ
  • Proposal : Erection of dormer roof extension to main rear roof; formation of rear balcony at first floor and alterations to skylights approved under planning permission ref 2015/2971 (Excavation to enlarge basement including formation of rear lightwell and erection of two-storey side extension (east side).)
  • Conservation Area (if applicable): Putney Heath Conservation area
  • Applicant: Mr David Ghosh, 12 Heathview Gardens, LONDON, SW15 3SZ
  • Agent: Create Design Ltd, Wigglesworth House, 69 Southwark Bridge Road,London SE1 9HH
  • Decision: Approve with Conditions CIL Liable
  • Decision Taker: Delegated Standard

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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

 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 5)

As the planning application 2016/1385 progresses more information comes to hand and more people are getting interested in this. An Alton Estate resident in Woodcott House has reviewed Roehampton University’s car parking information and it is worth a read.

One comment that grabs the attention is;

“Demand for car parking at the University often outweighs supply.  We therefore request all potential parking permit applicants to explore alternative travel options before making an application for a parking permit”.

Seems to indicate that car parking spaces are required and if not on the University then where do they go?

Another comment that grabbed the attention is;

“No Student Parking Monday to Friday 0830 – 1630hrs from 1st September – 31st May and this includes any academic break periods.

 No parking is offered to students at Digby Stuart, Froebel, Southlands, Whitelands, Downshire House and Mount Clare from 0830 – 1630hrs.  At 1630hrs students may park on site to reduce congestion in local off street parking”.

So, if the cars are not able to be parked on the University grounds, then where do these cars go?

One suggestion is that they likely end up on the Alton Estate? Part 3 of these articles seem to indicate that they are parked on the Alton Estate?

Another is that they end up in and around the Dover House Road area? This was mentioned at The Putney Society organised event held at Roehampton University on 24th September 2015.

To read the University’s car parking guidance notes go to –

http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Campus/Security-Service/Parking-and-Transport/Parking-on-Campus/

Fascinating then that the planning application is to maintain cabins on what is being claimed as surplus car parksing, according to the Boyer’s cover letter (this being the agent lodging the application) dated 10 March 2015;

 “Prior to the introduction of the portacabins on the site the existing car park was rarely used due to there being a number of car parks in more accessible locations across the Whitelands College Campus. Although 46 no. car parking spaces are lost through the introduction of the portacabins, 78 no. car parking spaces still remain within 130 m of the application site. It has been established that even with the loss of these spaces there is still spare car parking capacity on the site”.

The University shrinks its capacity for car parking whilst students have to find somewhere, other than the University to park their cars. Is that acceptable to the Roehampton and Putney Heath ward residents?

Not only that, it looks like if a student, or anyone else for that matter, is caught parking on the University grounds then they are issued with a Penalty Charge Notice;

 “Enforcement

Any vehicle parked on the Roehampton University estate in breach of the Security Policy will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) The PCN is issued through an external agency”.

Given that we’ve heard that Alton Estate residents are now being fined for parking on estate footpaths due to a lack of parking spaces, a question has to be asked about whether the Alton Estate can sustain be used as a car park by non-residents?

Don’t forget to lodge your views regarding the planning application. Part 1 and Part 2 mentioned below provide information on how to go about this.

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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