Parker Close off Salisbury Road: Alexander Nursing Home Building Works

Cllr. Hamish Pollock spotted some sort of building work going on at the former care home recently and so asked the Council to investigate.

Cllr. Jill Whitehead at the entrance to Parker Close

Cllr. Jill Whitehead at the entrance to Parker Close

A Message is just in from the Council’s Planning Enforcement officer:

Dear Councillor Pollock,

As a result of your E mail of 23 July I visited Parker Close SM5 3HD yesterday. I spoke with the owner and the builder, the works that are being carried out at the moment are internal and therefore are not subject to planning control. I understand that the owner has been in contact with the Council regarding conversion of the property to a single dwellinghouse. However to date no planning application has been received.
Yours Sincerely

Noel Mollen, Planning Enforcement Officer Tel: 0208 770 6164

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

Parker Close – Planning Appeal Dismissed supporting Sutton Council’s refusal

Sutton-20131110-00764Cllr. Alan Salter reports: “We are pleased to report that the planning appeal for the redevelopment at Parker Close has been dismissed by the Government’s planning inspector based at Bristol. The appeal was made by the planning applicant against the decision by Sutton Council in October 2013 to refuse planning permission.”

Cllr. Jill Whitehead adds: “The development proposed was a change of use of the former care home into one 4 bedroomed, one 3 bedroomed with raised terrace area and four 2 bedroomed self-contained dwellings, as well as alterations to the existing elevations of the building. These alterations involved the formation of 3 gable roofs and erection of a part one, part two storey two bedroomed self-contained dwelling with a raised terrace area all with associated car parking and refuse and cycle storage.”

Cllr.   Hamish Pollock says: “There were a number of reasons for refusal which included firstly the effect of the scheme  on the supply of social and community facilities in the area. The second main   issue was the effect of the scheme on the living conditions of the occupiers of Nos. 54, 56 & 58 Salisbury Road and 123 to 129 Carshalton Park Road, with particular regard to privacy. The third main issue was whether satisfactory provision was made for refuse storage facilities. The planning inspector agreed with Sutton   Council’s refusal of planning permission on these grounds.”

   

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

Carshalton Central’s Street Tree Planting Schedule 2013

Cllr. Hamish Pollock who is a tree enthusiast asked the council’s tree expert for a list of the newly planted street trees recently and here it is. Sorry that it is such a long list but it demonstrates the council’s commitment over recent decades to improving our all-important street scene in Carshalton Central ward and indeed through the borough of Sutton.

Sutton is great place to live and work

Sutton is a great place to live and work

Ashcombe Road, Carshalton 17 Prunus Sunset Boulevard
Browning Avenue, Sutton 1 Prunus Amanogawa
Browning Avenue, Sutton 13 Prunus Virginiana Canada Red
Browning Avenue, Sutton 42/44 Prunus Amanogawa
Byron Gardens, Sutton 12 Prunus Amanogawa
Byron Gardens, Sutton 3 Prunus Tai Haku
Court Drive, Sutton 20 Malus Trilobata
Croft Road, Sutton GDN 1 Acer Campestre
Florian Avenue, Sutton 07-09 Acer Campestre
Florian Avenue, Sutton 30 Crataegus Monogyna
Florian Avenue, Sutton 43 Acer Campestre Streetwise
Harrow Road, Carshalton 83/85 Prunus Amanogawa
Harrow Road, Carshalton Opp 49(Island) Prunus Sunset Boulevard
Harrow Road, Carshalton s/o 57 Wales Avenue Prunus Unidentified Species
Mead Crescent, Sutton 14 Prunus Unidentified Species
Meadow Road, Sutton 06-08 Prunus Amanogawa
Meadow Road, Sutton 23 Prunus Amanogawa
Milton Avenue, Sutton 27 Prunus Amanogawa
Milton Avenue, Sutton S/O 137 Westmead Road Prunus Amanogawa
Orchard Way 26 Acer Campestre Streetwise
Orchard Way, Sutton 1 Malus Trilobata
Orchard Way, Sutton 30 Crataegus Monogyna
Park Close, Carshalton Opp 13 (Adj fence) Acer Pseudoplatanus
Shirley Avenue, Sutton 14 Prunus Sunset Boulevard
Shirley Avenue, Sutton 71 Prunus Amanogawa
Westmead Corner, Carshalton OS Babyland (Paved Area) Acer Campestre Streetwise
Westmead Road, Sutton 164 Crataegus Monogyna

Blakehall Road

O/S 7-9

Sorbus Aria ‘Majestica’

Byron Gardens

33/35

Amalanchii Lamarkii ‘Robin Hill’

Coleridge Avenue

GDN.4

Acer Campestre ‘ Streetwise’

Meadow Road

27

Crataegus Laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’

Court Drive

22

Acer Campestre ‘ Streetwise’

Laburnum Avenue

O/S 18

Laburnum X Watereri

Brookside

O/S 9

Prunus Royal Burgundy

Carshalton Park Rd

36

Tilia Tormentosa ‘Chelsea Sentenel’ Agreed By Two Properties

Woodstock Road

26

Sorbus Aucuparia

Woodstock Road

41

Crataegus Laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’

Brookside

opp 2  -side of 1

Amalanchii Lamarkii ‘Robin Hill’

Laburnum Ave

1

Laburnum X Watereri

Laburnum Ave

2

Laburnum X Watereri

Brookside

s/o 18 Carshalton Place  (nr 15 Brookside)

Laburnum X Watereri ‘Vossi’

Salisbury Road

O/S 31/33

Prunus Royal Burgundy

Brookfield Avenue

O/S 9

Sorbus Aucuparia

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

Parker Close Planning Application rejected by Sutton Council…

Sutton-20131110-00764Further to our web site posting of 9th November 2013, Cllr. Alan Salter says:”We are pleased to report that the recent planning application for houses and flats on the site of the care home in Parker Close off Salisbury Road has been rejected by Sutton Council, following objections by your three Lib Dem local ward councillors and very many local residents”.  The site backs on to some even-numbered properties in Blakehall Road, some odd-numbered houses in Carshalton Park Road.

The scheme included alterations to existing elevations involving formation of three gable roofs and erection of a part one, part two storey two-bedroomed self contained dwelling with raised terrace area, all with associated car parking and refuse and cycle storage. You can refer to details of the application by visiting the council’s web site at www.sutton.gov.uk using the reference C2013/67895/FUL.

Parker Close off Salisbury Road: Major Planning Application

Cllr. Alan Salter reports: “Sutton Council has recently received a major planning application no. C2013/67895/FUL for the change of use and conversion/alteration of the existing care home in Parker Close off Salisbury Road into six flats/houses plus a new two storey house on the site”.

Sutton-20131110-00764Cllr. Jill Whitehead (pictured) adds: “The site is located between the back gardens of properties in Salisbury Road (even numbers), Blakehall Road (evens) and Carshalton Park Road (odds).”

The proposal is to divide the former care home into one 4-bedroomed, one 3-bedroomed with raised terrace area and four 2-bedroomed self contained dwellings.

The scheme includes alterations to existing elevations involving formation of three gable roofs and erection of a part one, part two storey two-bedroomed self contained dwelling with raised terrace area, all with associated car parking and refuse and cycle storage. You can refer to details of the application and comment upon the application by visiting the council’s web site at www.sutton.gov.uk using the reference C2013/67895/FUL.

Cllr. Hamish Pollock says: “Your three local councillors have recently met with some concerned residents in the vicinity of the site to listen to their concerns. We will ensure that local residents’ views are made known to the council’s Development Control Committee when the time comes for the application to be decided upon by the committee”. 

The date for the meeting of the committee is to be advised soon and residents in the immediate vicinity of the site should be notified by the Council’s planning department. 

Parker Close, off Salisbury Road, Carshalton – Update

Cllr. Alan Salter says: “As we reported earlier on 1st October, a planning application no: C2013/67895/FUL was received by Sutton Council for Oakhurst,  1 Parker Close, off Salisbury Road Carshalton SM5 3HF.”

The  Proposal is for… “A change of use of care home into one 4 bedroomed, one 3 bedroomed with raised terrace area and four 2 bedroomed self contained dwellings, alterations to existing elevations involving formation of three gable roofs and erection of a part one, part two storey two bedroomed self contained dwelling with raised terrace area, all with associated car parking and refuse and cycle storage.”

Local residents who may be affected will be those living in Salisbury Road, Carshalton Park Road and Blakehall Road.

You can see the details by clicking on:- http://5.150.92.212/FASTWEB/detail.asp?AltRef=C2013/67895

The main issues are likely to include:- 1) Possible impact on parking in Salisbury Road; 2) Possible impact on local traffic, both people and cars on the access road; 3) Possible overlooking back gardens of Carshalton Park Road and Salisbury Road residents; 4) Concerns over the sheer scale of the proposals.

Local councillors agree with local residents who acknowledge that it would be unrealistic for this building to remain empty in perpetuity. It seems that the scale of of the proposal for many local residents is unacceptable. We will try hard to ensure that local residents’ concerns are taken into account when any decisions on this proposal are made at the Council’s Development Control Committee. The relevant meeting for this application may be the one due to be held on 20th November 2013 from 730pm in Meeting Room 1 at the Civic Offices, Sutton. More in a future posting.