ISSUE: Proposed development for ten flats on Dryburgh Road

Council to defend decision to limit development on Putney site


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Wandsworth Council says it will vigorously defend its decision to refuse a developer permission to build 14 new homes in a four-storey block on the site of a former garden centre in Dryburgh Road, Putney.

Last week's planning applications committee (October 15) gave the same applicant the go ahead to a smaller scheme comprising 10 flats. These would be built in a three-storey block.

The earlier refusal (in April this year) will now be contested by Fairdare Properties at a public inquiry to be held at the town hall on November 19th 2002.

Planning applications chairman Ravi Govindia said the committee felt strongly that the scheme rejected in April was an overdevelopment of the site:

"This is a site with a history of previous residential planning consents. The only issues are the scale of the new housing now proposed and its impact on the character of this attractive residential area.

"The council will argue that the 10 flat scheme now approved is the right scale for this fairly constrained plot. We will tell the inspector that the applicant is simply trying to put too much on the site."

Further information is available on ref 2002/3143

21st October 2002.


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