ACTION TO OPPOSE PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR TOWER BLOCKS AT BRIGHTON ROAD/ COPSE HILL JUNCTION AND THE SITE OPPOSITE

Dunsfold Court in Blackbush Close is nearby and residents already say it is difficult to find a parking space

TWO PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS AREA THAT WE ARE OPPOSING

We are currently, as your local Councillors, taking action on two planning applications that are of concern in this area.

First, successive applications to demolish 2-4 Copse Hill and 52-54 Brighton Road to build a 7 storey building with 55 flats and little parking have been rejected by Sutton Council. We object to this proposal as it will cause parking difficulties in the area. The developer has, for a second time, appealed to the Planning Inspectorate. If you wish to make comments to the Planning Inspectorate on this follow the links at this address

www.planningportal.gov.uk/planning/appeals/online/comment

Alternatively three copies of a letter of representation should be sent to The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol BS1 6PN

Quote reference APP/P5870/W/21/3269612 (but you only need put in the final seven digits)

We only learned of this invitation to comment at the end of July. Comments are sought by 9 August. We are seeking an extension.

Second, we have learned of proposals for a five storey block for 36 flats with only 4 parking spaces almost opposite, on the corner of Cavendish Road. No planning application has yet been submitted by the developer but we will keep you informed on this proposal, which we will oppose in its current form due to the impact on parking.

These applications are submitted at a time when the Government are proposing to remove the right of local residents to comment on planning applications, in some circumstances. Richard made a speech at Sutton Council on 12 July attacking these proposals, which undermine local democracy. See posts further down the site.


The site of the proposed block, viewed from Brighton Road

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