Our objection to proposals to redevelop the Cricketers pub

The consultation over plans to demolish and redevelop the Cricketers pub is coming to a close.

We’ve made our comments on the planning application and you can read them here.

This is the most significant development affecting the Conservation Area since it was set up over 40 years ago and we need Merton Council to hear from as many people as possible if the plans are to be rejected.  We have successfully seen off previous development proposals for this site and this has been helped enormously by the number of comments made by local people.  Your voice really can make a difference.

Some of the key points which Mitcham Cricket Green Community and Heritage has made in its comments are:

  • this is one of the most important and sensitive sites in the whole of Cricket Green Conservation Area and any development should be of an outstanding quality
  • the future of the Cricketers needs to be considered alongside that of all the other buildings in and around this island site
  • the site should be retained for community use, whether or not as a public house
  • the proposed development will detract from the Conservation Area – it is too large and insensitively designed and will overwhelm the locally listed Vestry Hall and fire station.  It also introduces new railings and paved areas which are out of character and will detract from this common land

You might want to use these points to inform your own views.

You should send your comments by email to planning.representations@merton.gov.uk or by post to Development Control, London Borough of Merton, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX.

Remember to include the application reference numbers and a description – 12/P2083 & 12/P2084,  Demolition and redevelopment of the Cricketers public house.

You also need to include your name and address if the comments are to be accepted.  Please send in your views by the end of August at the latest.

If you have any questions feel free to email us at info@mitchamcricketgreen.org.uk