Richard and Trish had major concerns about a planning application
DM2019/00925 for a site that includes numbers 2 and 4 Copse Hill plus an adjacent block at 52-54 Brighton Road. The application proposed over-intensive development of the site, to erect a block of flats with 65 flats. We considered this overdevelopment of the site, incongruous in the local context and likely to cause unacceptable problems relating to parking in the area, with an inadequate number of parking places proposed for 65 flats in an area that already has a shortage of parking spaces.
Following representations that we, together with many residents, made concerning this planning application, it was turned down by Council Planning Officers.
It was turned down for a number of reasons including the scale, mass and bulk of the development, the quantum of development representing an overdevelopment of the site, the lack of affordable housing and technical reasons such as the lack of biodiversity accounting.
The developer has lodged an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate. We now have information about the appeal process. Those who submitted representations previously will have them forwarded to the Inspectorate automatically. Residents who wish to submit further representations to the Planning Inspectorate on this appeal will need to write by 21 May to the case officer –
State that this relates to appeal 3249085 concerning The Whitehouse Dental Surgery, 2 Copse Hill, Sutton. SM2 6AD.
The details of the application are on the Sutton Council website, follow the links to planning applications. It is application number DM2019/00925.