Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Old Magistrates’ Court and Wallington Police Station

Old Magistrates’ Court

Since the Crown Estate decided to close the Magistrates’ Court this building in the centre of Wallington has been purchased by property developers McCarthy and Stone. We are advised that they intend to redevelop the site to provide retirement homes. They state their intention to consult with the community on their plans so look out for notices.

As we are aware that there is already an overprovision of care homes in the borough Monica, Colin and I will be questioning the developers about their market-testing and the viability of their proposals.

As your ward councillors we also need to know your views on the plans so do contact us and let us know your thoughts.

Old Wallington Police Station

A buyer has also been found for the old police station inStafford Road. Our understanding is that it has been purchased by a business with the intention of refurbishing the building to provide office space. This would imply that the external integrity of this iconic building will be retained.

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April 2, 2012 - Posted by | Information | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Hi Jayne.
    With reference to the overprovision of carehomes in the area can i ask 2 questions.
    1. Where is the proof there is an overprovision?
    2. Mccarthy and stone are not proposing care homes but retirement homes. Do you agree they are different?

    Regards

    Tim Crowley

    Comment by Tim Crowley | April 3, 2012 | Reply

    • Tim,
      The evidence comes from Adult Social Services & Housing (ASSH) when they were testing the market as part of the move towards personal budgets. As a result there is an on going conversation between ASSH & planning concerning further care homes in the borough. McCarthy & Stone are proposing ‘assisted living’ accommodation which I would say falls under most people’s perception of a care home, about which residents in the ward have already expressed concern. I would ask why you are so quick to defend McCarthy & Stone on a development that is not even in your ward?

      Comment by jaynemccoy | April 3, 2012 | Reply


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