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Weekly Council Planning applications decisions (11 August 2018)

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 Borough Council’s (WBC) 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

Appears to be no applications this week.

Decisions (page 21)

 Application Number: 2018/2673,

  • Address: Flat 2, 11 Umbria Street, SW15 5DP,
  • Proposal: Installation of replacement double glazed timber windows to front and side at first floor elevations.

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Leaseholder survey 2017 – what do you think?

Introduction

Leaseholders in Wandsworth Borough Council (WBC) might be interested in the 2017 Leaseholders survey. Rather surprisingly this survey has received a low profile in the following meetings;

  • Western Area Housing Panel (WAHP) – not as yet received a mention at the meetings of 12 December 2017, 12 February 2018 or 17 July 2018.
  • Borough Residents Forum (BRF) – no mention at the meeting of 11 January 2018 and a minor mention at meeting 7 June 2018 (received a slight mention and more on this later)
  • Housing and Regeneration Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HROSC) – 18 January 2018, 20 June 2018 (received a slight mention and more on this later)

Borough Residents Forum (BRF) 7 June 2018

There was a presentation given to members of the BRF which was not provided before the meeting meaning there was no time to review the information prior to the BRF meeting. This presentation is located in a presentation titled ‘Performance 2017/18 and Key Priorities 2018/19’.

Page three refers to the survey condensed into one line, HNW024.

Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HROSC) 20 June 2018

The survey was barely discussed at this meeting and it was interesting how this 32 page document was condensed into one line with no comments. Refer to Paper 18-162, page 16, comment HRW024, which refers to 60% satisfaction. Looking the survey this seems to have been taken from Figure 1 on page 2 and the 60% satisfied is a total of 17% ‘Very satisfied’ + ‘43% Fairly satisfied’. We’ll let you to decide on whether ‘Fairly satisfied’ should count as ‘Satisfied’.

However, at this meeting, Councillor Claire Gilbert did ask about whether this would be discussed in more detail.

Examples of some of the feedback

Given water sprinklers is a contentious topic at the moment the following might be of interest, which is taken from page 24;

Thought – note that ‘improve communication’ has been highlighted in number 3?

With the being the case, we can provide some examples where this has not been lived up to since this report was produced in November 2017;

Note the comment about water sprinklers and this survey is dated November 2017 and ask yourself whether this communication has been appropriately addressed?

 Summary

It would be good to understand how the Council follows up these reports. For instance, off the back of the report there should, one would imagine, be an action plan of some sort which highlights what action is to be taken off the back of it and the progress measured against this. Otherwise, what’s the point of these suveys?

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Retro fitting water sprinklers and asbestos concerns raised?

Introduction

Prior to the article ‘GLA document on retrofitting water sprinklers (March 2018)’ which mentions a possible concern regarding asbestos within the text “Costs are likely to rise due to this low capacity and will be further increased by building-specific challenges which only become apparent once work starts, such as the discovery of asbestos”, there was a query which was raised by Wandsworth Borough Council (WBC) resident which was along the lines of  the following;

“I have been made aware that the stippled ceilings in the flats are likely to contain asbestos.
Not all flats have them, but if they do then it could require an asbestos removal contract if it is disturbed.
Fitting sprinklers would almost certainly cause such disturbance.
My investigations with other residents, and WBC, suggest that this is a leaseholders responsibility. For tenants, it may mean moving out while the works are done.

Do any of you have any information that could assist with this issue? We’re any assurances or undertakings ever given by WBC about asbestos?”

What follows is the response of three other WBC residents in relation to this query.

The feedback

Feedback #1

As you may be aware our blocks were due for the window replacement.  When I received details of the planned work, I queried why asbestos removal was once again being included as this was included in the last external redecoration contract.  Here is the response I got

“asbestos removal is always quoted for as part of any major works undertaken to buildings the same age and type as [NAME OF BLOCK REMOVED].  It is important to know that the Council has an ASBESTOS REGISTER(my capital letters), however depending on what works are undertaken, existing asbestos may have to be disturbed which would warrant its immediate removal. Asbestos may remain in buildings where it has not been disturbed and therefore precautions as well as provisions for planned removal where necessary need to be included within specifications.

Feedback #2

The following refers to the email correspondence back in 2006 which was to do with a tall building on the Alton Estate.

Dear [NAME REMOVED],

I am sorry for the delay in replying to your letter dated [DATE REMOVED] regarding the asbestos.   The reply received from Housing is below:

“Surveys and assessments have been carried out to all communal areas within our housing stock in accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. Where asbestos containing materials have been identified, their safe method of management is described in our Asbestos Management Plan.

Records of the surveys and assessments are most extensive and are therefore available for inspection at these offices by prior appointment.”

I hope that your mortgage lender will now be able to process your application and if I can be of any further help please do not hesitate to contact me.

Feedback #3

When I had water damage from the flat above, the insurance company removed all the stippling from myliving room and one of my bedroom because of the asbestos. I had to move out for 3 days. Nightmare.”

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How many complaints have been submitted to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman?

What is the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO)?

In its own words it is;

“We are the final stage for complaints about councils, all adult social care providers (including care homes and home care agencies) and some other organisations providing local public services. We are a free service. We investigate complaints in a fair and independent way – we do not take sides”.

How many complaints were to submitted to the LGSCO about Wandsworth Borough Council (WBC)?

For the period ending 31/03/2018 there were 100.

How can you check previous results?

Information going back to 2007 on an annual basis is provided on the website.

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Weekly Council Planning applications decisions (4 August 2018)

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 Borough Council’s (WBC) 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 24-25)

Application Number: 2018/3687,

  • Address: Telecommunications Mast 78614, North East of 78 Street Furniture, Roehampton Lane, London,
  • Proposal: Notification of intention to install 2no. additional radio equipment cabinets, 1no. electrical meter cabinet and ancillary development.

Application Number: 2018/3691,

  • Address: Texaco, 29 Roehampton Vale, SW15 3DX,
  • Proposal: Replacement plant and installation of external cold rooms

Application Number: 2018/3697,

  • Address: The Roehampton Priory Hospital, Priory Lane, SW15 5JJ,
  • Proposal: Internal alterations and installation of replacement windows to north elevation. In conjunction wtih Listed Building Consent application ref. 2018/3703.

Application Number: 2018/3743,

  • Address: Harvey and Romero Court Building, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, SW15 5PUI,
  • Proposal: Details of proposed plant pursuant to condition 4 of planning permission dated 29/05/2018 ref 2018/1531 (Alterations including erection of two-storey rear extension, enclosure of existing courtyard, installation of replacement of windows and erection of external plant).

Application Number: 2018/3703,

  • Address: The Roehampton Priory Hospital, Priory Lane, SW15 5JJ,
  • Proposal: Internal alterations to create three no safer room bedrooms, reconfiguration of laundry and conversion of office to residents’ lounge. Creation of nurses’ station from existing residents’ lounge. Replacement of windows to north elevation.

Decisions (pages 16-17)

Application Number: 2018/2737,

  • Address: The Roehampton Priory Hospital, Priory Lane, SW15 5JJ,
  • Proposal: Alterations to internal window to form opening door. Listed building consent.

Application Number: 2018/2833,

  • Address: Ibstock Place School, Clarence Lane, SW15 5PY,
  • Proposal: Details of exterior materials, arboricultural method statement, landscaping plans and schedule of external lighting and lighting levels pursuant to conditions 3, 5, 7 and 10 of planning permission dated 18/04/2017 ref 2017/0925 (Demolition of existing single storey refectory building and replacement with new single storey refectory building including new kitchen, servery, stores, mezzanine and basement and provision of a temporary kitchen and dining facilities on the southern games area during construction.)

Application Number: 2018/2912,

  • Address: The Roehampton Priory Hospital, Priory Lane, SW15 5JJ,
  • Proposal: Alterations including external changes to north elevation fenestration and provision of an internal fire escape staircase between ground and basement levels.

Application Number: 2018/2880,

  • Address: The Roehampton Priory Hospital, Priory Lane, SW15 5JJ,
  • Proposal: Alterations including external changes to north elevation fenestration and provision of an internal fire escape staircase between ground and basement levels. In conjunction with Listed Building Application ref. 2018/2912.

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Weekly Council Planning applications decisions (28 July 2018)

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 Borough Council’s (WBC) 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)

Application Number: 2018/2645,

  • Address: 102 Roehampton Vale, SW15 3RX,
  • Proposal: Erection of front dormer and first floor level rear extension.

Application Number: 2018/3556,

  • Address: Park House, 233 Roehampton Lane, SW15 4LB,
  • Proposal: Details of materials, refuse and cycle parking pursuant to conditions 2, 3, and 7 of planning permission dated 27/06/2018 ref 2018/1199 (Alterations including erection of extension at ground floor level; rooflights and west facing dormer in connection with change of use from clinic (Class D1) and office (Class B1) to residential (Class C3) to create 4 x 2-bedroom flats.)

Application Number: 2018/3568,

  • Address: 5 Frensham Drive, SW15 3EB,
  • Proposal: Erection of front boundary wall, fence and gates up to 1.8m high.

Decisions (pages 16)

 Application Number: 2018/2567,

  • Address: 69 Medfield Street, SW15 4JY,
  • Proposal: Erection of two dormer roof extensions to main rear roof and single-storey rear/side extension at lower ground floor. Erection of single-storey outbuilding located in the rear garden.

Application Number: 2018/2773,

  • Address: University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, SW15 5PU,
  • Proposal: Retention of various advertisement signs.

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Weekly Council Planning applications decisions (21 July 2018)

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 Borough Council’s (WBC) 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 20)

Application Number: 2018/3444,

  • Address: Rosslyn Park Football Club, Priory Lane, London, SW15 5JH,
  • Proposal: Alterations including formation of overflow parking area adjacent to Roehampton Lane including laying out of pedestrian and vehicular access from within the site and from the Roehampton Club; associated landscaping including removal of 1 tree and 3 sections of hedge.

Application Number: 2018/3501,

  • Address: Templeton, 118 Priory Lane, SW15 5JL,
  • Proposal: Variation of conditions 8 and 10 (replacement trees and in accordance with approved drawings) of planning permission dated 24/04/2018 ref 2017/6840 (Alterations including redevelopment of the wardens’ cottages to create 4 x 3-bedroomed two-storey (plus basement) cottages. Erection of new stable block including 2 x horse stalls, 1 x 1-bedroomed staff cottages, artist’s studio and associated paddock. Erection of 1 x 5-bedroom two-storey (plus roof and basement) house.) to allow amendments to the previously approved proposal and removal of conditions 2, 3, 4, 7, 14, 16 and 19.

Application Number: 2018/3502,

  • Address: Templeton, 118 Priory Lane, SW15 5JL,
  • Proposal: Variation of conditions 8 and 11 (replacement trees and in accordance with approved drawings) pursuant to listed building consent dated 03/05/2018 ref 2017/6853 (Alterations including redevelopment of the wardens’ cottages to create 4 x 3-bedroomed two-storey (plus basement) cottages. Erection of new stable block including 2 x horse stalls, 1 x 1-bedroomed staff cottages, artist’s studio and associated paddock. Erection of 1 x 5-bedroom two-storey (plus roof and basement) house.) to allow amendments to the previously approved proposal and removal of conditions 2, 3, 4, 7 and 12..

Decisions (pages 20)

 Application Number: 2018/2872,

  • Address: Telecommunication Mast 037094 on Footpath East of Allbrook House, Street Furniture, Roehampton Lane, SW15 4HB,
  • Proposal: Notification of intention to remove 1 no. meter cabinet and installation of 2 no. cabinets.

Application Number: 2018/1764,

  • Address: Flat C, 125 Roehampton Vale, SW15 3PG,
  • Proposal: Retention of conversion of 1 x 3-bed flat into 2 x 1-bedroom flats.

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 Contact

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Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

 Or email your local Member of Parliament at;

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate