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Sutton Council has refused planning permission to add two extra storeys on top of Helena House.  Planning application DM2021/02062 sought prior approval to add two new floors to provide 12 self contained flats. The proposal was refused as planning officers decided that ‘the proposed external appearance of the two-storey addition would constitute a discordant and obtrusive […]

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Do you want to help keep your neighbourhood clean?

by Sam, Ruth and Chris on 23 January, 2022

Residents are helping keep their neighbourhood clean and tidy by using the Council’s Community Clean-up scheme. The Council has responsibility for keeping our streets and parks tidy, but the government cuts to council funding over the last few years mean that leaf and litter sweeping is not frequent as we would all like. You can […]

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Update on Helena House

by Sam, Ruth and Chris on 23 December, 2021

Two important pieces of news about Helena House.  Firstly the government-appointed Planning Inspector has overturned the Council’s decision to refuse the application for a part-5, part-8 storey building with 41 flats on this site and allowed the developer’s appeal to build. Sutton had turned down the application because of the scale and massing of the […]

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Further plans to add two storeys to Helena House

by Sam, Ruth and Chris on 15 November, 2021

An application (No. DM2021/02062) has been received for ‘prior approval’ for the construction of two additional storeys on top of the existing Helena House building, to provide twelve new studio flats.  A similar application was turned down by the Council in December last year. The Conservatives relaxed the planning rules two years ago to allow […]

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Appeal hearing for Helena House

by Sam, Ruth and Chris 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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Sutton Local Committee met on 9 September in the Salvation Army Hall.  This was the first time the committee had met face to face since Feb 2020.  As well as local Councillors from the Sutton North, Sutton Central and Sutton West wards, the Committee also includes various representatives from local community groups.  In Sutton North […]

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Sutton Local Committee to meet on 9 September

by Sam, Ruth and Chris on 6 September, 2021

Following the government’s easing of the lockdown rules, the Sutton Local Committee will be meeting face to face for the first time since Feb 2020.  The meeting will be at 7pm at the Salvation Army, Benhill Avenue.  Due to the social distancing rules admission to the meeting will be limited. To reserve your spot and […]

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Sutton Parks lockdown poetry competition: Winners announced

by Sam, Ruth and Chris on 8 February, 2021

During December 2020, a Sutton Parks poetry competition was launched asking residents to tell us how the borough’s parks and open spaces have been important to them over the lockdown period. We are delighted to see the winners of the competition. Congratulations to the three winners who are each awarded a prize of a £50 […]

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Topps Tiles to be topped by flats?

by Sam, Ruth and Chris 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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Prince Regent planning application approved

by Sam, Ruth and Chris 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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