|Withdrawn Putney Exchange 'Pergola' Plan Will Be Revisited|
BlackRock submitting revised proposals for further comment 'in due course'
Anne Partridge, the Putney Exchange Centre Manager has confirmed that the original application has been withdrawn, but Incipio and BlackRock plan to reapply with a revised application as they believe a Pergola on the Roof would be "would be a terrific addition" to Putney.
The original application by Incipio together with BlackRock, the owners of Putney Exchange was for the creation of a restaurant and bar area which would cater for up to 500 people and serve food and alcohol late at night. If it was approved it would have resulted in the loss of 50 car parking spaces. Local residents voiced concerns on the forum of the Putney website, ranging from noise, loss of parking, behaviour on the surrounding streets.
"Whilst, disappointingly, a lot of comment was ill-informed and inaccurate, not least because the proposed concept didn’t appear to be well understood, it is clear that the proposals triggered much debate and feedback understandably from those residents living in close proximity to The Exchange. Encouragingly, however, there was plenty of ‘in principle’ support for these proposals, not least from the local planning authority, many local residents and The Putney Society."
"We fully believe that the development of Pergola on the Roof at The Exchange would be a terrific addition to the current ‘offer’ in and around Putney High Street and so we remain committed to submitting revised proposals for further comment in due course, which reflect the constructive comments that have been received in relation to the current proposals. It is, therefore our intention to fully take on board such views and work closely and positively to address these legitimate concerns with a view to re-working the proposals for re-submission later this year to create an exciting, high-quality and well-run bar/dining concept for Putney and the wider community".