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A Busy Day in Croydon
29/09/2017 13:49:00......Posted by Yvette Hopley

Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group – AGM

 I attended the CCG AGM at the CVA and took note of the presentations by Andrew Eyres, the new accountable office and Dr Agenlo Fernandes, the Clinical Chair.  Highlights included improvements to access to mental health services for both adults and children and commissioning of the Health Help Now app.  Croydon residents use more hospital services on average than in other areas, often as a result of unplanned and avoidable hospital admissions.  At the same time the population is growing and is ageing and this results in an increase in the demand for care.

A locally designed new approach to treating urgent care issues is being introduced in 2017-18 which includes the provision of GP Hubs which will provide high quality urgent care services across the borough from 8am to 8pm, 365 days per year.  The service comprises GP hubs, GP out of hours services, the urgent care centre at Croydon University Hospital and a roving GP.  These services will be provided at the minor injury unit sites Purley and Parkway as well as at East Croydon Medical Centre. 

An integrated IT service will allow them to access patient notes to enable them to provide the right care in the right place, first time.  The service will help promote self-care and also a phone before you go model that will utilise the integrated South West London 111 services to ensure patients are correctly signposted to the most appropriate services for their needs.

The CCG will also continue with its Transforming Adult Services programme which ensures more patients are appropriately cared for in community settings, including their own homes. 

Croydon Adult Social Services Users Panel

I also attended a meeting of CASSUP at Jurys Hotel in Croydon to look at how our residents were coping with the new DWP system of PIP and how the most vulnerable in Croydon are dealing with the new assessments.

Sadly the venue was a little cramped and not all guests were able to get into the room to get their points across.  It is imperative that those members who are disabled and struggle with access/facilities are able to seek assistance from the council and I certainly hope that a more suitable venue is found for future events.  The CASSUP event was historically held at Fairfield Halls, which sadly is not yet open and the community space at Bernard Weatherill House, which has disabled access is no longer available for use as it has been rented, ironically to the DWP.

Sanderstead Safer Neighbourhood Police Meeting

The SNT says goodbye to PC Stephen Wilson and welcomes PC Dan Revell to the team.  The team reported on a number of antisocial behaviour incidents in area including some shop lifting.  There have also been a number of break-ins from garages during July.  Motor vehicle crime is made up largely of theft from trade vans with the theft of power tools with 12 of the 19 incidents occurring during the night. They also undertook a road watch scheme along Sanderstead Court Avenue catching up to 20 vehicles going over the speed limit.  Crime in the area, fortunately, remains low with Sanderstead and Selsdon having the lowest figures in the borough.  The Safer Neighbourhood Team can be contacted on 020 8721 2470 – sandertead.snt@met.police.uk

The Met police are looking at becoming more socially active and will be at the Community Day run by Priscillas at Sanderstead Recreation Ground this Saturday.

Riddlesdown Residents’ Association Meeting

My busy day ended with a visit to the RRA which as usual had a packed and varied agenda.  A number of planning applications were of great concern to the committee.  The overdevelopment of housing plots for the development of flats in inappropriate locations with size and massing of greatest concern.

Discussions were held about the main modifications to the Croydon Local Plan.  The Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to examine the Croydon Local Plan has considered all the duly made representations and the evidence presented to him during the examination.  He has now concluded that further modifications to the Croydon Local Plan are required in order for the plan to be sound.  Comments need to be received by 10 October 2017.  Email ldf@croydon.gov.uk. 

What he stated will not be discussed is the Purley Skyscraper and the gypsy and traveller site at Purley Oaks depot.

One of the concerns raised was the deletion of all local green spaces.  For Sanderstead there has been some success in the protection of the Sanderstead Plantation to Metropolitan Open Land and the removal of the intensification zone for Onslow Gardens. The Policy on protecting back gardens has been merged into a revised policy DM11 Design and Character.

I am personally disappointed about the removal of the policy that limited fast food outlets.  With my Health and Wellbeing hat on I believe we should be doing more to assist in the prevention of obesity, which is above the National Average in the Borough.  Obesity, as we know leads to many other heatlh problems such as diabetes and heart disease. 

If you want to discuss any of the issues raised in my report or have any other local issues you want to take up with us the councillors will be available at 11.00 am to 1pm on Saturday, 30 September in Sanderstead Recreation Ground. We will be sharing a stand with the Sanderstead Residents Association.

 
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Wentworth Way closure
12/02/2018 12:38:00.......Posted by Tim Pollard

SGN are continuing with their gas mains replacement scheme this week in Wentworth Way. These works will take place during the half term break. Wentworth Way will be closed at its junction with Limpsfield Road to Ellesmere Drive, with two-way signals at the junction with Ellesmere Drive. Displaced traffic will be directed via Hilton Way.

 


 

Spineless council backs developers again
09/02/2018 11:20:00.......Posted by Tim Pollard

 
 

Last night I represented residents in Gainsborough Drive before the planning committee - and as is normal these days the Labour-run committee backed the developers rather than the residents.

The site is a back garden development which was refused by the council when under Conservative control in 2013, but the developer then got permission on appeal. When they came to build it, they built in the wrong place, to the wrong height, the wrong width, on a raised plinth instead of at ground level and with a sloping ramp to get access to the front door. Once it became clear that they were building much more than they had permission for, local residents contacted myself and the council enforcement team, who told the builder to stop and seek permission for what he was actually building. They repeatedly ignored this and the council did not compel them to, so in the end they completed the building at their own risk.

They then applied for permission for what they had built, which was refused by the council. They went to appeal and lost. 

In his refusal of the appeal the Inspector particularly commented that removing the ramp “would still leave it sitting on what is in effect a raised plinth, with a door threshold level that would be incompatible with those of No1 to 7. I am not persuaded that the imposition of a planning condition requiring the ramp's removal would provide an acceptable alternative."

So the developer made a few changes, namely moving the front door so as to be able to delete the ramp and create a 1m space in front of the pavement in which they propose some planting to try to disguise the odd proportions of the raised building they are left with.

Council officers decided that was fine, saying ‘The proposed removal of the existing raised ramp, balustrade and the alteration to the location of the front door will help alleviate the inspector’s concerns.’

I don’t think so. With the door moved, and the ramp removed, we have an oddly proportioned building with its windows at the wrong height. The developer has not very successfully tried to disguise that with planting, but the reality is that the plants will struggle to survive in the few inches of space they have between the wall and the pavement. It will look horrible.

In his conclusion the 2016 Inspector said “I have found that the appeal development has an unacceptable appearance. The nature of the harm is such that I consider it could not be addressed by my imposition of reasonable planning conditions. The appeal is therefore dismissed.” 

The Inspector was effectively saying that he does not believe there is anything the developer can do to make the building acceptable.

Clause 7.9 of the council report says ‘The inspector and officers are minded that reverting to the 2012 consent would involve the demolition of the house.’

And that’s exactly what should have happened to prevent the council becoming laughing stock amongst developers. 

But no, the Labour controlled committee decided by 3 votes to two (breaking along party lines) that although the resulting building is wrong on virtually every level, it can stay, and they granted it permission. The message this sends to developers is quite clear. Build what you like in Croydon, our spineless council won't stop you.

 


 

Seat at 403 bus stop Sanderstead Recreation Ground
06/02/2018 12:38:00.......Posted by Lynne Hale


Following the loss of the bus shelter, with the toilets, and the opening of the wonderful Priscilla’s café a while ago, a number of residents have been in touch about having a seat installed. Clearly for some people if there is a bit of a wait for a 403 bus it can get a bit wearying standing at this stop.
I am pleased to say that a suitable spot has now been identified and he job is now being costed. I will update with further news…
 

 


 

20mph Zones in South of the Borough
16/01/2018 19:20:00.......Posted by Yvette Hopley

 
 

As residents will be well aware signs are appearing in the south of the borough for the introduction of the 20mph zone.  We realise that this may well be confusing for some residents with Sanderstead Road and a number of others remaining at 30mph whilst others such as Purley Downs Road are 20mph.  

Residents may also find it particularly confusing when faced with a choice.  What do you mean you might say?  Well in some roads, Farmfields for instance, just by Sanderstead library the signs on the entry to the road show 30 on one side and 20 on the other.

I have asked officers if they can explain the signage which residents have brought to my attention saying they are quite confused.

 


 

Enquiry into Purley Tower
16/01/2018 14:31:00.......Posted by Tim Pollard

I today attended the morning session of the Purley Baptists' Church public enquiry. Below is the notes I based my comments to the inspector on - it's not verbatim, but it's pretty close to what I said.

I am not opposed to a mixed use scheme on this site per se. The Councillors’ manifestos in local elections 2002-14 all included a pledge to encourage appropriate development on this site. The issue for me is the scale and appropriateness of the application.

Many towns have faced a similar moment of decision, where a single application determines the future direction of an entire built environment. Croydon town centre had its moment in the early fifties – when it chose to become an edge city rather than a market town. This is Purley’s moment.

The future with this development seems certain to be quite different from the future without it. In most planning applications a building is just a building. In this case it is highly likely that it will determine the whole future of Purley.

Local MP Chris Philp has set out his view on how this development is in conflict with policy at national, regional and local level. That case has been extensively tested in the enquiry so I won’t repeat those arguments.

Just a few points from Chris’ evidence to highlight. From CLP2 (2017) DM16 tall buildings should “Respect and enhance the local character”. Elsewhere “The design should be of exceptional quality and demonstrate that a sensitive approach has been taken in the articulation and composition of the building form which is proportionate to its scale”.

I don’t believe this scheme in any way respects of enhances local character and my personal opinion of the design as set out so far is bog-standard at best. It is completely different to any other building in Purley or any building in the borough south of the town centre. It would not be out of character in Croydon centre.

As articulated by Chris Philp last week, there are other policies in CLP1 SP4 which it can be strongly argued this proposal contradicts: positive contribution to the skyline and high quality public realm appropriate to the scale & significance of the building.

Steve O'Connell spoke about the tunnel effect which would be created with the road running between the densely built southern site and the island site itself. I fully agree with him.  The point has also been made that a ‘landmark building’ does not have to be tall – indeed the one marking the edge of the town centre which you see as you enter the gyratory under the railway arches is only 6 storey – it is the design which makes it a landmark, not the scale.

And the point has been made that Purley is accessible by public transport and has a high PTAL rating. That’s true if you are going north-south, but not east-west.

The strong local opinion against a development of this scale has been previously set before the Inspector. These residents are not nimby’s  - they are local people who are concerned that this proposal will redefine Purley town centre for a generation and is taking the town in a direction which they, as local residents, have not signed up for.

Given the landmark nature of this decision I would urge that policy be interpreted in the light of the directional change it would mark for the town and great weight be given to those policies which can be seen as suggesting that this is not the right development for this site.

I would conclude by stressing that I want to see this site redeveloped. I want to see the church develop its community offer and I want to see the site contrivute to the housing needs of London. I just don’t want  to see this happen at any price to the town. A smaller, less dense development which makes appropriate arrangements for parking in line with how people actually behave would be very welcome.

I therefore urge you to reject this application to enable a better one, which can have local buy in, to come forward.

 


 

Purley Skyscraper
16/01/2018 12:30:00.......Posted by Lynne Hale


Today I attended the Purley Skyscraper Inquiry and had the opportunity of explaining to the Planning Inspector why I objected to such a tall building on this site. The site is desperate for re-development and we need more housing but I do think that 17 storeys is just too tall.
Below are the notes I spoke from:
“I am here to tell you why I think the plan for a 17 storey skyscraper here in Purley is completely inappropriate.

At 4 to 5 times the height of any other building for miles around, the skyscraper would stick out like a sore thumb, be significantly out of character with the area and would obliterate the current suburban feel.

Whilst the main focus of my concern is with the height of the proposed building, I also have serious concerns about the impact on local parking, the flood risk, the density of the development and the detrimental impact which such a tall building will have on local views such as those from Farthing Downs.

I have a close connection with Purley and the people who live here. My parents had a shop next to Purley Station and I have always lived in the area, representing Sanderstead Ward as a councillor – just a few miles up the road from here - for nearly 20 years. I also worked as a health professional in Purley Hospital for many years.

This site really does need developing. It has been sitting here abandoned and derelict for years creating a dreadful eyesore on this important Town Centre site. I have seen quite a few proposals for the site in the past, some of which have truly celebrated the site which should sit proudly on the junction between the A22 and the A23.

- Well-designed buildings of character – one of which I recall looked like the bow of a cruise ship facing you as you drove under the A22 railway bridge towards it – its tiered storeys reflecting beautifully the topography of the site. Imagine that!

It is therefore perfectly possible to have a beautiful landmark design which will put Purley on the map in terms of innovative design, not just in the community development world, but in the wider world of regeneration. Importantly though, of all the previous iterations I have seen, none has been more than 7 or 8 storeys.

And I would at this point like to commend the vision and energy of Purley Baptist Church in trying to bring sustainable life to this derelict site.

I don’t think this 17 storey building is where they wished to end up, but I would like to place on record my recognition of the huge amount of time, money and prayer which Purley Baptist Church has invested into the creation of a scheme, which they wished to bring to this site and which would enhance the lives of Purley residents.

I am saddened that the sheer size of what we have had to end up with means we are in the position of opposing what started off as such a wonderful worthwhile positive proposal for Purley.

What started as a project built on faith not finance has now become one driven by finance and a political interpretation of planning policies based on ideology rather than what is best for the local community and character here in Purley.

Unfortunately, this proposal will put Purley on the map for all the wrong reasons. This looming eyesore is a tragic waste of a site with real potential to deliver a community centre and housing which we could embrace and celebrate. This skyscraper would cause a shadow over central Purley and have a detrimental impact not just on the character of the suburban neighbourhood but would completely dominate it.
The proposal for 17 floors is inappropriate for the following planning reasons:

• It does not respect and enhance the local area – as required by Croydon’s own Local Plan and it cannot possibly be considered to be of exceptional quality with sensitivity applied to articulation and composition which is proportionate in scale. CLP2 (2017) DM 16.

• Referencing London Plan (2016) Policy 7.7 –
o  It will have an unacceptably harmful impact on its surroundings because of its being so much higher than any other building nearby
o It certainly won’t relate well with the surrounding buildings being completely at odds with and utterly dominating the prevailing street-scene and public realm
o And it certainly doesn’t form part of a cohesive building group – as defined by the Policy – because it is a complete one-off

In addition to breaching the London Plan and the Croydon Plan as illustrated by my previous points, the scheme also flies in the face of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012) para 58, sub point 4, which says that planning policies and decisions should aim to ensure that developments: “respond to local character and history and reflect the identity of local surroundings and materials.”

The reason for this breach is that the towering height of this proposal is completely out of character with any other building for miles around.

This design in its entirety would however, be perfectly at home in Croydon Town Centre, just up the road, where tall buildings and density of this scale are perfectly apt.

Turning now briefly to density and parking.

This development exceeds the upper end of the density reference range set out in the London Plan 2016 Policy 3.4 and Table 3.2.

The island site on its own, which in many ways it is, as it is completely physically separated from the rest of the development by a busy dual carriage way, is 50% higher than the top end of the density range.

The density range is there for a reason – to protect the living conditions of the residents who will live there – so it is unacceptable just to ignore it. Indeed density alone would be sufficient grounds to have refused the application.

We know we need more housing in Croydon Borough but it is unacceptable to squeeze families into developments that are just not suitable in terms of density – especially when there are plenty of brownfield sites which are sitting undeveloped in Croydon, crying out for regeneration. Placing hundreds of families on a roundabout in the middle of a busy gyratory system is just not fair on any of them.

Parking is already at a premium in Purley and with just 37 parking spaces for the 220 flats, this will inevitably put a huge burden on local street parking which is already stressed.

Residents should be given a real choice about how they travel (NPPF 2012 para 29) but this scheme would deny that and seriously adversely affect the current parking conditions.

My final point is around flooding in this high flood risk area. We all know that the centre of Purley floods on a fairly regular basis – the Bourne rises in the Caterham/Kenley section of the valley every 7 years or so and even a particularly heavy downfall can bring Purley Cross to a complete standstill as the roads flood.
So it is surprising that the scheme does not have more substantial flood mitigation measures in place.

As I have said, I know Purley Baptist Church has worked so hard for many years on trying to bring a scheme which will enhance the local area and support local residents.

But with regret I think this skyscraper proposal would fundamentally and detrimentally change the nature of Purley. The goal posts have significantly moved during the scheme’s development and what we have now ended up with is just too tall.

Mr Nicholson, in the circumstances, I hope that you will reject it.”

 


 

43 Downsway - appalling planning decision
12/01/2018 12:31:00.......Posted by Lynne Hale


I objected to the recent planning application which was lodged for 43 Downsway for the demolition of the bungalow and erection of a building containing 7 flats, effectively built across 4 storeys. Having referred the application to the Planning Committee for a decision I attended last night’s meeting to speak against the recommendation to approve the application.
Both Dennis King, Sanderstead Residents’ Association Chairman, and I both spoke strongly against the proposal but I am very sorry to say that the Labour controlled Planning Committee completely dismissed the very real concerns about the height of this proposed development and its impact on the properties adjacent to it.
The main details of my objection to the Planning Committee are set out below:

“Thank you Chairman.

There is so much to object to with this over-intensive application on this corner site such as;

• the access, insufficient on-site parking provision, the impact of overspill parking and highways safety issues
• the density - which exceeds the London Plan recommendations and is thus significantly out of character with neighbouring properties but
• my main concern is for the living conditions of adjoining occupiers and in particular the residents of the property immediately next door to the site at number 41.

The application site at number 43 sits considerably higher than number 41 and because it is located immediately south of number 41, it was constructed as a bungalow in order to prevent over shadowing; allowing the sun to shine on number 41 and natural light to enter the property and garden.

Previous applications for number 43 have taken into full consideration the very significant topography of this site and a past refusal for a 5.1m high roof 12.5 m from the boundary respected this.

This application for the erection of a large property just 1.8m from the boundary and 8m high therefore seems completely illogical and means the residents of number 41 will suffer overlooking, loss of privacy and by putting it completely in the shade, the complete lack of natural sunlight.

It is fully recognised that light is critical in the maintenance of good mental health and that a lack of sunlight is associated with reduced cognitive function among depressed people.

Housebound people in particular need access to natural sunlight in their homes and gardens and to deliberately take away someone’s access to sunlight seems to me to be completely unacceptable.

I would invite the Committee to have another look at the photographs (in the case officer’s report) of the bungalow’s relationship with number 41 as seen from Purley Downs Road. Add on the roof height of this proposal and it will tower over number 41.

In summary, this application fails to respect the significant changes in land levels and the appalling effect which such a large dominant building will have on the living conditions of the occupiers of number 41.

Loss of sunlight, overshadowing to the detriment of residential amenity and overlooking are all substantial material planning considerations and I hope that you will therefore refuse this application"

 

 


 

Mitchley View road safety
18/12/2017 14:54:00.......Posted by Tim Pollard

Last week I received a petition many residents of Mitchely View, Briar Grove and the nearby area of Mitchely Hill have signed to request that the council agrees to extend the double yellow lines on Mitchley Hill to either side of the Mitchley View junction, with the aim of improving road safety as residents leave Mitchley View.

I have written to the council’s democratic services manager to ask that this be put on the agenda for the next full council meeting on 29 January 2018. I will present the petition to the relevant cabinet member and he will respond to the request either at that meeting or the next one.

A couple of concerned residents contacted me in the summer about this and I wrote to the council’s road safety officer asking that the junction be prioritised for consultation. The response that I got then was not encouraging, reproduced in full below:

The officer wrote…… 

I did spend some time on site looking at the sightlines and also observing driver behaviour at the junction and of course driving out of the junction myself.  I’ve attached a series of photographs showing the line of sight for drivers emerging from the junction.

In short the existing double yellow lines and the fact that the junction is on the outside of a bend helps provide good sightlines and there is no justification in extending these at the present time.  Care is always needed when joining a main road but I don’t consider this junction any different to many junctions across the Borough and if anything probably easier to negotiate than some.

Although this response was not favourable, and this will therefore colour the view of the cabinet member making a response to the petition, I do agree with residents (as opposed to the officer) on this and am happy to keep pressing the council to think again. A letter similar to this blog post will be hand-delivered to the residents affected in the next few days.

 


 

Last Floating Shelter before Christmas
18/12/2017 12:37:00.......Posted by Lynne Hale


This evening’s Floating Shelter was the last one in Sanderstead before the Christmas and New Year break, after which a different rota of churches take on the hosting of the shelters, through to March.
In the 7 weeks, which started on 6th November at All Saints Church and finished on 18th December at Sanderstead United Reformed Church where we were hosts to 30 guests, 4 of whom were women.  A few were with us for one or two weeks only but most stayed for at least 4 or 5. By Christmas, all the women had been found accommodation and many of the men had as well - or were close to securing it.
 Apart from the first two weeks we were running at or near the capacity of 14 guests until Christmas.
Since early November we have seen some wonderful appreciative guests and tonight was extra special as they were given Vue cinema vouchers as a Christmas present, bought from Sanderstead church members’ generous donations. The gifts came as quite a surprise to our guests, many of whom we have come to know quite well during their weeks in the Shelter. One guest told me, how much he appreciated the warmth of the welcome he received and said not even his family bought him Christmas presents any more – so the Shelter really was a ‘family plus’ for him.
The Croydon shelters close for 5 days over Christmas and 11 of our guests are due to go up to the London Crisis Centre at Camden, the others are able to stay with friends or family. The Croydon shelters resumed on 30th December and will continue to the end of March.

 

 


 

98 Hyde Road - increase from 7 to 8 flats
07/12/2017 12:33:00.......Posted by Lynne Hale


This evening I attended the Council’s Planning Committee Meeting where the latest application for 98 Hyde Road was being considered. This application was seeking the addition of an additional home to the previously agreed scheme, increasing the number from 7 to 8 flats.
Having already obtained consent for a development of 7 flats the developer went back to Planning with another application to increase this to 8 flats. It may not seem much but it increased the amount of the site which this development would occupy - an additional 110 square metres - which is of particular concern when the site is located within an area of high risk from surface water flooding. The total area to be concreted over now amounting to about 45% of the site, which is certainly out of character with neighbouring houses and their generous gardens.
Unfortunately the Labour-controlled Planning Committee did not sympathise and approved the application.
The other major problem which I had with this application was with the flaws in the statements which the developer had submitted to support the application. Whilst the same developer has done this before, the information submitted with 98 Hyde Road was littered with errors and was absolutely dreadful. Eg apparently the site is close to open spaces like Parkfields Rec and Stanhope Grove playing fields – which are in Bromley!! It is also apparently 135 metres from Monks Orchard bus stops in Shirley, which is miles away. It stated a PTAL (Public Transport accessibility Level) of 5 – but it’s actually 2; it referred to 3 storeys but detailed 4 storeys in the table immediately below this statement.
The Council’s Head of Development Management accepted my representations around these sloppy errors which left you wondering whether anything in the formal application was accurate, advising that the details would be thoroughly checked.
I addressed the Committee as follows:
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak on this application.

I appreciate that consent has already been granted for a similar flatted development on this site – of 7 two bedroom flats - but I just wanted to raise a few points about this application for 8 flats:

1. This proposal would in fact mean the loss of a 2 bedroom flat which would be able to accommodate a small family. There are plenty of 1 bedroom flats but its accommodation for families which we need in Croydon and I regret the loss of a unit which could accommodate a small family
2. It will occupy more of the site than the previous application with the additional flat roofed/lower ground floor rear projection - ref 4.2 - and with the increased hard standing of 110 square metres. (ref 7.6 and the Surface Water and Suds Assessment). This is of particular concern when the site is located within an area of high risk from surface water flooding.
3. This proposal would also compromise the character of this area which on the whole has single dwelling two storey houses with large gardens - this site will be about 45% concreted over

4. The application is deeply flawed in a number of respects with submitted drawings being inconsistent with the descriptions in the application details and a Planning, Design & Access Statement littered with errors relating to both the application and the site. Eg apparently the site is close to open spaces like Parkfields Rec and Stanhope Grove playing fields – which are in Bromley!! It is also apparently 135 metres from Monks Orchard bus stops in Shirley – miles away.

5. It states a PTAL of 5 – but its actually 2

6. It refers to 3 storeys but details 4 storeys in the table immediately below this statement

7. These may not be planning considerations but with these obvious sloppy errors you wonder how accurate the formal plans and drawings are. They certainly seem to fall short of basic standards which one would expect from a planning application and I really would ask that all these details are thoroughly checked

Whilst I hope that you will refuse the application, if you are approving it I would request that conditions be attached around:

• the use of the flat roof
• the Surface Water and SUDS assessment and
• a tree protection plan

Finally, it is acknowledged in the report – para 7.7 - that significant excavations will be required to provide the landscaping parking area, and the proposed conditions around this - and the boundary treatment - are welcomed to give adjacent occupiers some reassurance

In summary, however, I think that the impact of the changes proposed including the added rear projection are unacceptable; it is an overdevelopment of this site  and I hope that you will refuse the application and let the 7 flat scheme proceed.

Thank you.”

 

 


 

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