More and More Housing…

A lot of new housing and special care/residential developments have been completed in Carshalton Central ward in recent years:-

1) Coleridge Avenue, Poets’ Estate (4 detached houses) replacing one 1920s detached house.

2) Carter House/Denny House/Jennings House, 229-245 Carshalton Road/1B and 1c Shorts Road, Carshalton (44 flats) on site of a former terrace of 9 shops with flats above.

3) Nicole Lodge, 2 Carshalton Park Road (on the site of former Texaco Garage) (12 flats in a new “conservation-area-sympathetic” neo-Georgian block, plus 2 flats at no. 33 Pound Street).

4) Doric House, Carshalton Grove (11 flats).

5) Hillside, 163 Carshalton Road (3 new roof top flats above a 1970s block of flats).

6) Lakin Close/2-4A Rotherfield Road (6 new houses in the close, 3 new houses in Rotherfield Road replacing 4 inter-war detached houses/bungalow).

7) The Park/Corbould Close (conversions/alterations of former 1920s Carshalton War Memorial Hospital) (13 houses). In the Carshalton Park Conservation Area.

8) Ashcombe Court, The Park (10 new flats replacing former nurses’ care home).

9) Corbould Close (8 new residential care flats in grounds of Carshalton War Memorial Hospital).

10) Cedar Close off Salisbury Road (9 new mews style houses replacing former special health care bungalows/houses).

And there’s more to come:-

1) Cowper Avenue/Byron Avenue/Kingsley Avenue/Westmead Road (74 bed care home and some 2 storey houses on former Westmead House site). Now under construction.

2) Former Trolleybus Depot site, Westmead Road. Redevelopment/construction work still to start.

Parker Close as completed April 2014

Cedar Close as completed April 2014

Cedar Close off Salisbury Road – house building work nearing completion

Cllr. Hamish Pollock took a photo on 1st Feb. of the current progress at Cedar Close, a development of mews type houses in a cul-de-sac off Salisbury Road, Carshalton. Please see our previous posts on this web site about Cedar Close for the planning history.

Cedar Close, off Salisbury Road, Carshalton nearing practical completion

Cedar Close, off Salisbury Road, Carshalton nearing practical completion

Cedar Close Progress

Cllr. Hamish Pollock took a progress photo today 1st December of the 2 and 3 storey development of “mews” houses in Cedar Close, off Salisbury Road, Carshalton, that is replacing the bungalows of the former Cedar Close.  The properties are being marketed.

Cedar Close, off Salsibury Road, Carshalton on 1st December 2013

Cedar Close, off Salisbury Road, Carshalton on 1st December 2013

Cedar Close – Progress

Cllr. Hamish Pollock took this photo on Saturday 19th October of the new “mews” type houses in the little cul-de-sac off Salisbury Road whilst out delivering FOCUS newsletters in the area.

Hamish says:

“The properties are already being marketed – full details are on the signboard outside the entrance. They replace single-storey sheltered housing which was made redundant by the local Health Services some years ago.”

Cedar Close, off Salisbury Road, Carshalton - October 2013

Cedar Close, off Salisbury Road, Carshalton – October 2013

Cedar Close Redevelopment

Cllr. Hamish Pollock took some progress photos of the Cedar Close redevelopment on Wednesday, 1st May 2013 whilst out delivering the latest newspaper from Tom Brake.  Cedar Close is off Salisbury Road, a quiet residential road in the southern part of the Carshalton Central neighbourhood.

The planning application for demolition of the original sheltered housing (7 bungalows) at Cedar Close and redevelopment as new mews houses was recently approved by Sutton Council, with enhanced planning conditions to support local residents’ concerns over overlooking over adjacent backgardens in Salisbury Road and an undertaking from the developer that this would not become a gated development.

Cedar Close entrance from Salisbury Road

Cedar Close entrance from Salisbury Road

Foundations of the new mews houses in Cedar Close

Foundations of the new mews houses in Cedar Close

Cedar Close R.I.P.-ped apart

Photos were taken on Friday 15th February 2013 by Cllr. Hamish Pollock of Cedar Close, a sheltered housing development of the mid-1980s. 

Cedar Close is situated off Salisbury Road, Carshalton, a long, quiet residential road consisting of a mix of houses (mostly inter-war) and a considerable number of flats (mostly seemingly conversions). 

Entrance to Cedar Close

Entrance to Cedar Close

The site of Cedar Close is attractively woody and the mix of single-storey and two-storey sheltered housing units is being demolished to make way for a mews-type development of 9 two storey houses with attic rooms/loft conversions. 

Our regular readers may recall that we had reported that previously the developer acceded to the demands of local residents and local councillors at the meeting of the Council’s Development Control Committee that the development would not be gated, one of the biggest concerns.

Other concerns we made were in relation to potential overlooking from the new properties on the north side of the new development over the gardens of nos. 43 and 45 Salisbury Road, which will be (hopefully) addressed by planting suitable new trees when these are installed.

The Demolition Crew get to Work!

The Demolition Crew get to Work!

Planning News – Cedar Close off Salisbury Road

Two local residents and Cllr. Hamish Pollock addressed the meeting of the Council’s development control committee on Wednesday 9th January 2013 on behalf of local residents about the planning application for Cedar Close, off Salisbury Road, Carshalton. 

Cedar Close off Salisbury Road as viewed recently

Cedar Close off Salisbury Road as viewed recently

We spoke about the planning application for the 9 new two storey “mews- type” houses in place of the existing mixed two-storey and single storey sheltered housing which has all been vacated. The committee agreed to grant planning permission and agreed to two significant improvements on the planning conditions which were to ensure that the proposed development was not fitted with entrance gates and to ensure better screening with “new” semi-mature tree planting to the north of the site facing no. 43 Salisbury Road to reduce some of the potential overlooking. The building works are expected to start soon.

Cedar Close Redevelopment Plans

Proposed Plan of the new Cedar Close, Carshalton

A planning application no. C2012/65994 has been received for the complete redevelopment of Cedar Close, a cul-de-sac off Salisbury Road (adjacent to nos. 43, 45 and 51 Salisbury Road) in Carshalton.  The partly-wooded site also backs on to the developments in The Park (former War Memorial Hospital site).

Nine new houses are proposed.  The proposals include the demolition of existing residential buildings and erection of eight 4 – bedroomed and one 5 – bedroomed houses (eight with roof accommodation) in a mix of detached, semi detached and terraced houses together with garages, car and cycle facilities and alterations to existing access road.  You can write if you wish to the council’s planning department with your views on the proposals at 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton SM5 2JG or you can comment on-line by clicking on the link below:-

http://213.122.180.105/FASTWEB/detail.asp?AltRef=C2012/65994&ApplicationNumber=&AddressPrefix=cedar+close&submit1=Go

We are told that the consultation period will currently expire on 29th June 2012.