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

Rotherfield Road/Lakin Close Development Update


Scaffolding around the on-going Building Works, Rotherfield Road/Lakin Close

Cllr. Hamish Pollock reports: “Works continue with the development of nine houses in Rotherfield Road and Lakin Close between the High Street and All Saints’ School, Carshalton.”  There are adverts in Bairstow Eves Estate Agents in the High Street for the development.

Rotherfield Road to “Lakin Close”: New Sewer Connection Traffic Management

Jill, Alan and Hamish have been notified of the need for a traffic closure in Rotherfield Road in connection with the new housing development at “Lakin Close” (cul-de-sac off Rotherfield Road).

The closure is in order to facilitate works to a storm sewer connection in Rotherfield Road, Carshalton, and because of the likelihood of danger to the public arising from the said works, a Temporary Traffic Management Order will be made.

Further information on the temporary restrictions which will come into operation on Monday 26 March 2012 can be obtained from Sutton Council (telephone for details 020 8770 6465, and ask for Mr. David Waugh). The works are expected to take three weeks to complete.

New Road Name – welcome to Lakin Close, Carshalton

Jill, Alan and Hamish have very recently received a proposal to name the new cul-de-sac being built off Rotherfield Road as “Lakin Close“. Three of the houses will front Rotherfield Road, the other six houses will be in a new road created on the site.  Apparently the developers of the site have found the name from examination of old property records of the 19th Century and a Mr. Lakin owned the site…  We did make other suggestions such as “Edwards Close” after the Rev. Leigh Edwards former Rector of Carshalton 1958-2001, who did much to establish the Church of England Primary School next door to the site.  We’ve been told that we can’t use Edwards … at all as there is already an Edwards Close, Worcester Park within the borough and the local fire brigade doesn’t like the Council permitting duplicate street names even with different suffixes such as Grove or Road.  We were told:- “This name was provided by research carried out by the LBS Archives & Local Studies Centre.  Charles Lakin was the occupier of plot 427 (2-4A Rotherfield Road) from the Tithe Map 1848 – it was described as a garden and plantation.”

You learn something new every day…!

Rotherfield Place a.k.a. 2, 2A, 4 and 4A Rotherfield Road Update (see also posting for 30th January)

The cleared site for nine new homes in Rotherfield Road

The redevelopment of this site for nine new houses is getting under way at long last. We took some progress photos in the sunshine on Saturday, 14th January 2012. The new site is to be called Rotherfield Place (changed to Lakin Close) containing 3, 4 and 5 bedroomed houses. Bairstow Eves Estate Agents have apprently advertised locally a pre-launch event of the development plans  by Martin Grant Homes from 6pm-8pm on Thursday 19th January 2012 at their nearby premises at 92 High Street, Carshalton.

The View of the Hoardings and Flags in Rotherfield Road