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High Court challenge to protect Putney Common from 'unlawful road building'
Solicitors representing the community group (FofPC) established
by residents to prevent inappropriate development at the Putney Hospital site, have today
A spokesman for FofPC said today:
It is also a matter for regret that our elected representatives, both locally and nationally, have also remained silent. They are prepared to talk up the need for a new school in Thamesfield, but to ignore the many downsides to the Council’s inappropriate scheme at Putney Hospital. These include a playground forced onto the roof because the building uses up all the available space, massive impact on local transport and parking, unlawful use of common land designated for leisure and recreation for private access roads, as well as environmental threats and much else. The Council never mentions the fact that 60% of the site in the unlawful planning application is common land.”
The planning consent granted by Wandsworth on the 29th of October 2012 and the earlier screening opinion giving permission not to undertake a necessary Environmental Impact Assessment are currently in the process of being quashed by the High Court. The flats to be built on the site have no provision for social housing.
Map showing the hospital site in 1871
Map showing the hospital site with proposed roads paths etc