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Q&A about water sprinklers at Council meeting (11 October 2017)

At the Council Committee meeting of 11 October, amongst the many questions, it seemed that two were related to water sprinklers. At this meeting, all three of the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward Councillors (Carpenter, McKinney and Ambache) attended.

In section 8, Questions to the Leader of the Council, the following questions and answers were provided. It would be interesting to receive comments from readers regarding these?

(2) Sprinkler Systems: Question raised by Councillor Hogg to the Leader of the Council:

The BBC and other media have reported that the Department of Communities and Local Government has written to a number of Councils (including Wandsworth) who have asked for Central Government funding for the installation of Sprinkler Systems in their High Rise blocks, advising them that they regard this expenditure as „Additional expenditure‟, not „Essential expenditure‟ and so have declined to fund it.

Would the Leader confirm that the DCLG has given Wandsworth such an indication?

If the Government is correct in its classification of Sprinkler Systems as „Additional expenditure‟, would the Leader confirm that a statutory consultation of leaseholders would be required if such expenditure is to be recovered from leaseholders?

Would the Leader further confirm that should such costs not be recovered from leaseholders, then they would fall to the General Fund, rather than the Housing Revenue Account?

Answer:

I can confirm to the Councillor that the Government has made a general statement that no additional funds would be made available for either the works to replace cladding systems or any other fire safety measures, including the installation of sprinklers. The London Fire Brigade, although a strong advocate for the retro-fitting of sprinklers in high rise blocks, have stated that sprinklers sit alongside a suite of other fire safety measures and should not be considered separately.

The fact that the Government may not fund the Council‟s programme of sprinkler installation does not have a bearing on the chargeability of such works to leaseholders. The legal advice indicated that the Council under the terms of its standard lease can undertake work that improves the security of the block and in doing so protects residents and their possessions. As sprinklers unquestionably offer this additional protection the Council‟s view is that the works are necessary rather than optional and should be rolled out across all blocks over 30m tall in line with the requirements for a newly built block of the same height. In these circumstances, the Council is under a strict obligation to bill and collect service charges that fall due under the terms of the lease.

I was delighted to note that Cllr Hogg‟s colleagues on the HROSC wholeheartedly endorsed the Council‟s commitment to this programme, demonstrating that when it comes to measures to improve the safety of our residents in high rise accommodation that some matters are above political posturing.

I can confirm that the programme will take some years to deliver, allowing residents to plan for the cost of the works. The Council has also agreed to extend the interest free re-payment period to 48 months for resident leaseholders, easing the financial impact of the works.

Whilst the Council consults with residents on all major works it is a statutory requirement to do so if the works are chargeable under the terms of the lease, and the appropriate notices and residents‟ meetings will be confirmed as the programme unfolds.

The costs of all works to the Council‟s managed housing stock falls to the Housing Revenue Account, as do all service charges collected, so there will be no impact on the General Fund.

 (36) Sprinklers: Question raised by Councillor Grimston to the Cabinet Member for Housing:

Does the Cabinet Member have sprinklers in every room of her home?

If not, would she support the Government if it came to her and explained that it was going to install sprinklers in her home at a cost of £3-4,000 whether she wanted them or not?

Is she aware that living in a house she would be more likely to die if a fire broke out than if she lived in a 10+ storey tower block?

Answer:

Councillor, if I lived in a high rise block with a single stairway as a means of escape I would certainly be reassured to know that both my property and those of my fellow residents were fitted with sprinkler systems. If I was looking to purchase or rent a property in a new high rise development sprinklers would be in place as a mandatory requirement as they are presumably regarded as an essential fire safety measure in taller buildings. Whilst you continue to use statistics to pursue your individual agenda to oppose the installation of sprinklers your views are not shared by the London Fire Brigade Commissioner or her senior staff or indeed a number of coroners or the Building Research Establishment or the Chartered Institute of Housing or it would seem any other elected members on this Council. It remains obvious and true that it is much more difficult to evacuate from a high rise block in the event of an incident and fires at height are harder to tackle; measures such as sprinklers that are proven to improve the safety of residents should be welcomed by members rather than resisted.

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Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – December 24th

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 (page 21)

Application No: 2016/7001

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 21 December 2016
  • Address: Roehampton Club Roehampton Lane SW15 5LR
  • Proposal: Details of a bat survey pursuant to condition 4 of planning permission dated 11th August 2016 ref 2016/3548 (Erection of single and two-storey extensions to east, south and west elevations of pool building; erection of single-storey storage building to the north of pool building and health club, installation of replacement outdoor pool and associated landscaping and engineering works).
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Barton Willmore LLP, 7 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QB
  • Agent: Roehampton Club , Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5LR
  • Officer dealing with this application: Sam Nevin
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 7372

Decisions (page 27)

Application No: 2016/6259 W

  • Decided on: 19/12/2016
  • Date Registered: 04/11/2016
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • 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 Mr Jermey Butterworth, c/o agent
  • Agent: Sutters Partnership Architects, 15 Granard Avenue, London, SW15 6HH
  • Decision: Prior Approval Given CIL Liable
  • Decision Taker: Delegated Standard

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Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – December 17th

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 (page 23)

Application No: 2016/6770

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 10
  • Date Registered: 14 December 2016
  • Address: Rose Cottage, Treville Street, SW15 4JX
  • Press Notice(s) Site Notice(s)
  • Proposal: Variation of conditions 1, 2 and 3 pursuant to planning permission dated 22/01/2014 ref 2013/6157 (Erection of single-storey side extension together with alterations.) so as to allow the extension of the date works have to start; to build a wooden temporary structure instead of materials to match existing and change the approved drawings to show a temporary conservatory structure with cladding instead of brick.
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Roehampton Village Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Miss Joanne Glynne , Rose Cottage, Treville Street, London, SW15 4JX
  • Agent: Miss Joanne Glynne, Rose Cottage, Treville Street, London, SW15 4JX
  • Officer dealing with this application: Nathaniel Young
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 8603

Decisions (page 18)

Application No: 2016/4706 W

  • Decided on: 15/12/2016
  • Date Registered: 01/09/2016
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: 8 Roedean Crescent SW15 5JU
  • Proposal: Demolition of existing two-storey dwelling and erection of a three-storey (plus basement) 6 bedroom dwelling with additional living accommodation at lower ground floor and lightwells to the front and rear, and roof terrace on rear first floor level. Alterations to previously approved scheme 2016/0751 to include enlargement of first floor rear extension elements, alterations to front lightwell and lowered ramp, increased set back from No.6 and repositioning of front building line 300mm further forward.
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Mr Woloszczuk, 8 Roedean Crescent, London, SW15 5JU
  • Agent: WEA Planning, 98 Victoria Road, London, NW10 6NB
  • Decision: Approve with Conditions CIL Liable
  • Decision Taker: Full Committee

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Contact

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

Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – December 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.

Applications (page 26)

Application No: 2016/6733

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 09 December 2016
  • Address: 8 Roedean Crescent, SW15 5JU
  • Proposal: Details of parts of site not covered by buildings, materials and landscaping pursuant to conditions 2, 3, and 4 of 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 Nikolaus Woloszczuk, 8 Roedean Crescent, London, SW15 5JU
  • Agent: WEA Planning, 98 Victoria Road, London, NW10 6NB
  • Officer dealing with this application: Ross Meachin
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 8411

Decisions (page 23)

Application No: 2016/5972 W

  • Decided on: 08/12/2016
  • Date Registered: 17/11/2016
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: Land at Highcliffe Drive, Clarence Lane, SW15
  • Proposal: Details of sustainabiltily measures pursuant to conditions 12 of planning permission dated 21/04/2011 ref 2009/4199 (Redevelopment of disused tennis courts within grounds of Downshire House. Erection of three-storey block fronting Clarence Lane and four-storey block adjacent to Binley House to provide 20 flats (10 affordable), together with car parking, cycle parking and landscaping.)
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Alton Conservation Area
  • Applicant:
  • Agent: Mr Hughes, Wandsworth House, 170 East Hill, London, SW18 2HD
  • Mr Hughes, Wandsworth House, 170 East Hill, London, SW18 2HD
  • Decision: Approve No Conditions
  • Decision Taker: Delegated Standard

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Contact

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Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – December 3rd

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

There seems to be no planning applications this week though it is always best to check the Council website.

Decisions (page 28)

Application No: 2016/5377

TEAM: W

  • Decided on: 28/11/2016
  • Date Registered: 03/10/2016
  • Legal Agreement : N
  • Address: Digby Stuart College, Roehampton Lane SW15
  • Proposal: Details of residents parking permit restrictions pursuant to condition 16 of planning permission dated 13th October
  • 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).
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: University of Roehampton, C/O Boyer Planning, Second Floor, 24 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HF
  • Agent: Boyer Planning, Second Floor, 24 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HF
  • Decision: Approve No Conditions
  • Decision Taker: Delegated Standard

Application No: 2016/5619

  • TEAM: W
  • Decided on: 29/11/2016
  • Date Registered: 05/10/2016
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: 22 Roehampton Vale, SW15 3RY
  • Proposal: Erection of single-storey rear/side extension with accomodation within the roof space.
  • Conservation area (if applicable) :
  • Applicant: Mrs GOLNAR KANANI, 22, Roehampton Vale, LONDON, SW15 3RY
  • Agent: Mr. Kashif Syed, 2 Kingswood Avenue, Thornton Heath, CR7 7HR
  • Decision: Refuse Decision
  • Taker: Delegated Standard

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Contact

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

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Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – November 26th

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 (page 19)

Application No: 2016/6646

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 21 November 2016
  • Address: 90 Dowdeswell Close , SW15 5RL
  • Proposal: Alterations to ground floor rear elevation in connection with use of garage as additional habitable accommodation.
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Ms Zoe Lynam, 90 Dowdeswell Close London, SW15 5RL
  • Agent: Mr Lewis Wilkes, Jeffery and Wilkes Builidng Contractors Ltd, Saunders House, 52-53 The Mall, Ealing, London, W5 3TA

Decisions

Seems to have been no decisions this week, though just in case, it’s always best to check the Council website.

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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.

 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

Weekly Council Planning applications and decisions – November 19th

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 (page 19)

Application No: 2016/5912

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 217
  • Date Registered: 14 November 2016
  • Address: Parkstead House, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue SW15
  • Press Notice(s) Site Notice(s)
  • Proposal: Retention of three portacabins at the southern end of the site for use as additional teaching space for a further 3 years (Affecting the setting of a Grade I listed building).
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Alton Conservation Area
  • Applicant: University of Roehampton, C/O Boyer Planning, Second Floor, 24 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HF
  • Agent: Boyer Planning, Second Floor, 24 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HF
  • Officer dealing with this application: Daniel Piercy
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 6632

Application No: 2016/5972

  • TEAM: W
  • No of Neighbours Consulted: 0
  • Date Registered: 17 November 2016
  • Address: Land at Highcliffe Drive, Clarence Lane, SW15
  • Proposal: Details of sustainabiltily measures pursuant to conditions 12 of planning permission dated 21/04/2011 ref 2009/4199 (Redevelopment of disused tennis courts within grounds of Downshire House. Erection of three-storey block fronting Clarence Lane and four-storey block adjacent to Binley House to provide 20 flats (10 affordable), together with car parking, cycle parking and landscaping.)
  • Conservation area (if applicable): Alton Conservation Area
  • Applicant: Mr Hughes, Wandsworth House, 170 East Hill, London SW18 2HD
  • Agent: Mr Hughes, Wandsworth House, 170 East Hill, London SW18 2HD
  • Officer dealing with this application: Daniel Piercy
  • On Telephone No: 020 8871 6632

Decisions (page 24)

Application No: 2016/4655 W

  • Decided on: 17/11/2016
  • Date Registered: 25/08/2016
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: 16 Roehampton Gate, SW15 5JS
  • Proposal: Demolition of existing building and erection of a two-storey (plus basement and roof levels) house.
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Mr Peter Farrell, C/O Agent
  • Agent: Paddock Johnson Partnership, Studio 2, The Lyceum, Bath Street, Port Sunlight, CH62 4UJ
  • Decision: Approve with Conditions CIL Liable
  • Decision Taker: Full Committee

Application No: 2016/1947 W

  • Decided on: 18/11/2016
  • Date Registered: 03/10/2016
  • Legal Agreement: N
  • Address: Land to the north of Roehampton Vale, London, SW15
  • Proposal: Details of materials and landscaping pursuant to conditions 3 and 4 of advertisement consent dated 26th May 2015 ref 2015/0506 (Installation of internally illuminated LED freestanding sign (5m x 7.5m high) on structure 6.4m wide and 12.3m high).
  • Conservation area (if applicable):
  • Applicant: Outdoor Plus Ltd, 54 Baker Street, London W1U 7BU
  • Agent: Outdoor Plus Ltd, 54 Baker Street, London W1U 7BU
  • Decision: Approve No Conditions
  • Decision Taker : Delegated Standard

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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.

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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

 For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

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

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