Reservoir Cottage - saved!
Residents celebrate Putney Heath planning decision
Putney Heath residents were last week celebrating the rejection of a developerís appeal to demolish local 150 year old landmark, Reservoir Cottage on Wildcroft Road and replace it with modern flats.
The decision means that the site, which is part of Metropolitan Open Land and in a conservation area, is now protected from future large scale development.
Justine Greening photographed below is Putneyís Conservative parliamentary candidate, and spoke on behalf of residents at the informal public hearing in July, is delighted at the result:
"Putney Heath is a beautiful, peaceful spot enjoyed by so many local people. Along with other residents, I wanted to make sure it stays that way. We have precious little open space in the immediate Wandsworth area, and the Metropolitan Open Land designation is all about ensuring those open spaces are protected.
decision will hopefully protect the site from inappropriate large scale
development in the future and clearly supports Wandsworth Borough Councilís
original decision. "
August 17, 2004