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  REVISED PLANNING APPLICATION November 2004

Diagrams & maps of  proposals November 2004

LUNG's concerns

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Merton Council's Unitary Development Plan

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SUMMARY OF PROPOSALS

Housing on Firs and hospital sites:

  • Hospital building retained and converted into flats
  • 94 dwellings (previous plan 149)
    -- 28 affordable/66 private, of which 30 are houses
  • 146 parking spaces -- 1.5 spaces per dwelling -- which the Trust say is the maximum allowed under planning guidance
  • Development to be set 30ft back from the road
  • No individual crossovers

Open land to the south of the Firs and hospital sites:

  • Freehold to Merton Council
  • Lease and management to a community trust
  • Open land and funds to be transferred to the Council (and thereafter to the community trust) through a Section 106 agreement i.e. as part of the planning approval
  • Planning application only fully approved when the S106 is signed by the council and the NHS Trust
    The following are links to a selection of diagrams and summary from the Trust's revised  plans
1_P(0)aerial_e.pdf
Aerial photos of AMH site
2_P(0)003_e.pdf
Planning constraints plan
    3_P(0)004_e.pdf
Landscape and ecology constraints plan
4_P(0)005_e.pdf
Topography & arboriculture constraints plan
    5_P(0)006_e.pdf
Transport views and access
6_SK(C)005A_e.pdf
Site plan
    7_P(0)summary_e.pdf
Key changes following most recent consultations
 
   

LUNG'S CONCERNS ABOUT THE TRUST'S PROPOSALS

Housing development concerns:

  • No views of open land from copse Hill through the Firs site

  • Bus turning circle moved from current site to the front of the Wolfson Rehabilitation Unit, and will occupy, in part, land designated as Metropolitan Open Land (MOL)

  • 49 trees lost, some important trees including some original Repton planting and a threat to 2 London planes

  • Social housing mostly on the Firs site.  Contrary to best practice, there is little integration of social and private housing

  • Proposed buildings are close to MOL and adjacent properties

Open land concerns

  • The lawn area to the south of the hospital is proposed as a private facility for residents of the new development

  • Will the NHS Trust transfer sufficient funds and assets to make a park financially sustainable?

  • If it can only work with grant funding, how can there be certainty about funds before a S106 is signed?

LUNG are seeking clarification on a number of points:

  • Parking spaces -- how have the 1.5 spaces per dwelling been calculated? Have spaces on the open land by the sports pavilion been inappropriately included in the 16 total -- these would not be available for the new residents

  • Is the new development actually lower in density? There are fewer dwellings, but are there also fewer rooms?

  • Which trees will be lost? The list is not consistent with the drawings

  • No elevation or floor plan drawings have been provided

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Last Updated 24/08/05