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Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

Topps Tiles to be topped by flats?

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 21 January, 2021

A planning application (DM2021/00043) to redevelop the Topps Tiles shop and the car park at the back into two blocks of flats has been received. It would provide 34 flats, (no affordable housing) including studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom flats. The development would retain a smaller ‘kiosk- style’ shop on the High St that […]

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Developers fail to add two storeys to Helena House

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 18 January, 2021

An application [DM2020/01822] to add a two storey roof extension on top of the existing building to create 12 studio flats has been turned down by Sutton Council.  The plans would not have involved any improvements or other changes to the appearance of the existing Helena House office block. The Conservatives introduced new development rights […]

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Prince Regent planning application approved

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 11 October, 2020

Sutton’s Planning Committee has approved the development of a block of 30 flats on the Prince Regent site.  The development will allow a convenience store to be opened on the neighbouring Sovereign Apartments site, which has not been used since those flats were built.  The Prince Regent site will have a café on the ground […]

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Prince Regent Planning Application to come to next month’s meeting

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 16 September, 2020

The planning application to build a six story block of 30 flats on the derelict Prince Regent site is likely to come to the Planning Committee on 7 October.  The meeting will start at 7.30pm, and is being held online.  You will be able to view it on the Council’s You Tube Channel. The plans […]

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Allotments planning application may not be able to support affordable housing

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 11 September, 2020

The planning application to build nine house on the allotments between Greenhill and Woodend was due to be considered by the Planning Committee in early July, but was withdrawn as the proposal did not include provision for affordable housing. This is a requirement of the Local Plan.  The applicant has subsequently submitted a report which […]

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Rosehill School appeal gets underway

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 9 September, 2020

The Planning Appeal on the Rosehill School started today.  Cllr Steve Penneck and Rob Yuille (Sutton Garden Suburb Residents) both gave evidence.  Steve asked the Inspector to reject the appeal on grounds of poor design and the traffic, parking and road safety issues.  A full copy of his evidence is here.The inquiry heard evidence on design this afternoon, and […]

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My Neighbourhood Fund

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 5 September, 2020

A new ‘Neighbourhood Fund’ focused on enhancing community spaces and investing in infrastructure in the borough was launched last month. We are encouraging all community groups, the voluntary sector, charities and other organisations across the borough to submit their ideas and complete the Council’s survey, before 6 October.

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Rosehill school planning inquiry to open next week

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 5 September, 2020

The Rosehill Public Inquiry is due to commence at 9.30am next Wednesday, 9 September 2020, and conclude on Wednesday 16 September. It will be held virtually, by video link. If you wish to follow the inquiry, please email [email protected] to register your interest and include the appeal reference number APP/P5870/W/19/3241269. She will send you a link for […]

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Council turns down Helena House Planning application

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 5 September, 2020

The Council has turned down an application to build an eight storey apartment block on the Helena House site. For further details on the application see our earlier post here. As your ward councillors we had objected to the proposal because of its height, which is well above what the Local Plan will allow for […]

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Can you suggest projects that could benefit our area?

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 22 August, 2020

Sutton Council is asking for ideas that could benefit our area. When developers create new dwellings or retail space within the borough they usually pay a levy to the Council which can be used towards these improvements.  This has been put into a Neighbourhood Fund, to address the demands which development place on local areas. […]

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