Deadline 20 December 2019
In July, Richmond Council, on the recommendation of officers, resolved to refuse a planning application for this site by owners Avanton Richmond Ltd on a number of grounds including: an under-provision of affordable housing; design (siting/layout/height/scale/bulk, etc); visual impact on neighbouring residents; living standards of future residents of the scheme; energy efficiency.
Later that month, the Mayor of London declared that he would become the Local Authority for the purposes of determining the planning application, and has been in “pre-app” discussions with the owners since that time.
This has recently resulted in an amended set of proposals including a higher provision of affordable units, up from 134 (35%) to 171 (40%) through an increase in the total number of units from 385 to 433 including a new block above the bus layover.
The next steps are a public consultation, which runs to Friday 20 December, followed by a public hearing, the date of which has not yet been advised.
In the meantime you can access the details of this revised application through:
- the GLA website at: https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/manor-road-public-consultation-documents
- or the Richmond Council website at: https://www2.richmond.gov.uk/PlanData2/Planning_Search.aspx (ref: 19/0510/FUL)
You can also view them by going along to City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA from 9 am to 5 pm weekdays.
If you intend to make representations to support or object to the revisions these should be submitted by email or in writing to the following addresses by 20 December 2019:
- Email: ManorRoad@London.gov.uk
- Post: Homebase Manor Road Public Hearing, The Planning Team, Greater London Authority, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA.
The Richmond Society will be considering the proposals too and will be commenting in due course.