Auction House Bid Fails

Council reject plans for flats & offices


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A developer has failed to win planning permission for new flats and offices on the site of a former auction house in Putney.

Councillors at last night’s meeting of the planning applications committee (December 7) said that the proposed four-storey development was out of scale with neighbouring properties.

The scheme, on the corner of Putney Bridge Road and Deodar Road, would have provided office accommodation on the ground and first floors with 12 flats above. Two houses would have been built on the Deodar Road frontage.

The current buildings were occupied for many years by auctioneers Dowell Lloyd. The new proposals had attracted 71 objections with many people concerned that the new structure would dwarf the adjoining terraced houses in Deodar Road.

Planning applications chairman Ravi Govindia said, “The principle of a mixed development here was not at issue. The overriding concern was the height of the new buildings and their relationship to the existing houses.”

December 8, 2005

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