A retrospective planning application has been made for a bike shelter at the Old Vicarage in Church Road. This Grade II listed building was converted into flats some years ago, and remains an important local landmark.
The bike shelter has been present for some time, the planning application has been made retrospectively because it was put up without planning permission.
We have objected to the planning permission. The bike shelter has been put in a very unsympathetic location – its roof is clearly visible from the road and it detracts significantly from the appearance of the building. We support more cycling in the local area, and in this case we think the bike shelter could be much more sympathetically located.
There are two planning applications associated with the bike shelter:
Application 14/P3702 is the retrospective planning application.
Application 15/P0156 is the application for listed building consent.
Comments can be made until 4 March at the links above, though Merton Council tends to accept comments made after the deadline date. You can comment on both applications at the same time as long as you quote both application numbers.