Gwendolen Avenue Owner Must Rebuild Property Says Council

Enforcement action will be taken following partial demolition of house

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Anger Over Demolition at Gwendolen Avenue House

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The council has confirmed it is to take enforcement action following the partial demolition in the West Putney conservation area which they say has been carried out without planning permission.

Gwendolen Avenue demolition

Building work being undertaken at the property: Putney Society

Much of the large family home at 23 Gwendolen Avenue has been demolished, although the front façade and side walls are still standing. Work had also begun on erecting a side and rear extension for which the Council say there is no current planning permission. The house was purchased this April for £3,535,000.

The enforcement notice will require the owner to rebuild and restore the property, using the original bricks and other materials, which have been retained.

Planning chairman Cllr Sarah McDermott said, “The work that has already been carried out at this property does not have planning permission, and sadly much of it has been demolished. We will now be instructing the owner that he must rebuild it and ensure that he properly complies with planning rules.”

Substantial or total demolition of a property in a conservation area without the appropriate permissions is an offence under planning laws.

August 11, 2015