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Appeal hearing for Helena House

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 20 October, 2021

Cllr Steve Penneck attended the recent appeal hearing for Helena House.  Councillors on Sutton’s Planning Committee had refused the application to build a part-5, part-8 storey building with 41 flats on this site.  See here for details. The appeal hearing, which was held on-line on 12 October, focused on the impact of the development on the […]

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New planning application for Helena House

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 22 August, 2021

Residents will be familiar with the planning history of this site.  Last year the developer put in a planning application to add two further storeys on the roof for flats, with no improvements to the rest of the building.  Your ward councillors objected and the Council turned it down.  Prior to that the developer proposed demolition […]

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School to go ahead on Rosehill Park

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 26 March, 2021

The Conservative government has approved the new school on Rosehill Park, overturning Sutton’s decision to refuse planning permission because of the poor design, including classrooms without windows. This is despite the Minister agreeing that the design of the school does not meet Sutton’s standards, and ‘would have a harmful impact on the visual setting’ of […]

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Three planning applications for Topps Tiles!

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 11 March, 2021

There are in fact now three similar planning applications for the Topps Tiles site (341 High St). The three are: DM2021/00043 Two blocks Block B Five storey facing the High St 25 flats Block A Four storey in car park in Vale Road 9 flats DM2021/00042 Two blocks Block B Six storey facing the High […]

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Helena House proposal goes to appeal

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 10 March, 2021

The developer has appealed against Sutton Council’s refusal to grant planning permission for a part-5, part-8 storey building with 41 flats on this site. The proposal was turned down last September by Sutton and further details are here The proposal was turned down because of the scale and massing of the building, which is above […]

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Sutton’s Planning Committee granted planning permission on 3 March for nine two storey houses with accommodation at roof level together with parking, a new vehicle access from Woodend, landscaping, provision of open space, a pavilion and allotment plots. For further details of the application (No. DM2019/00322) see our post in June last year Residents will […]

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Demolition notice served on Prince Regent

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 16 February, 2021

A demolition notice for the Prince Regent has now been served. Planning permission was granted for the development of a block of flats on this site last October. The Prince Regent pub, formerly The Cricketers, was a well-established part of the High St, but has been derelict for many years.  Sadly once it lost its […]

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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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