Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Wednesday 14th May 9.30am


Just Richard & I at this meeting as Colin had another appointment. We discussed a number of planning applications to which there was considerable local opposition.

We also talked about bringing pressure to bear on an unapproved building erected on garden land in Hawthorn Road. Today was the day it was supposed to come down, but I walked past it on my way home around noon and it was definitely still there with no wrecking ball in sight. Developers who break the rules in this way need to be made an example of to deter others.



I also updated Richard on the plans to hold a meeting at Bandon Hill School with Tom Brake MP to address some of our residents’ concerns about the ‘Your High’ shop that is due to open just around the corner from the school.

On my way home I inspected the site of the proposed development for 52-62A Beddington Gardens (D2008/59557). I was astounded at the size of the site. The plans show that the whole of the site will be filled with flats with parking at the back of the site resulting in considerable loss of garden land. This end of Beddington Gardens west of Holmwood Gardens has yet to succumb to flats so this development would have a significant impact on the character of the area. The only saving grace of the application is that the design implies that it will present a traditional looking street scene onto Beddington Gardens. The previous two applications for this site were refused and appeals dismissed. We have de-delegated the application for consideration by members at Development Control Committee.


May 23, 2008 - Posted by | Meeting

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