Monthly Archives: September 2015

Kwik Fit site redevelopment – our comments on planning application

We were pleased to be invited to meet with the developer of the Kwik Fit site in Mitcham, and to be asked to make specific input to them ahead of their public exhibition. We duly made input and you can read about it here.

We were less enthusiastic when we saw the plans which have now been lodged as a planning application.

As part of the application the developer says it has made changes to its original plans in response to our prior consultation. We can’t see evidence of changes being made as a result of our conversation, and despite repeated requests, the developer has not explained to us which changes have been made.

We have submitted a formal response to the planning application, which looks in detail at the plans for 22 flats and 290 square meters of ground floor commercial space.

Read our comments: Kwik Fit site redevelopment – Sep 15.

The deadline for submitting comments on this application is 23 September. While Merton Council has a good record of accepting comments beyond the official deadline date we urge you to make your thoughts known by that date.

Details on the planning application are here.

You can submit comments online and all the instructions are here.

Burn Bullock request for extension of deadline to complete repairs

The sorry saga of the state of the Burn Bullock pub continues.

This listed building is at the heart of Cricket Green and its fate also affects the nearby cricket pavilion as they are both owned by the same person.

After much campaigning Merton Council issued a listed building repair notice in March which set out 34 things that need to be done to put the building in good order.

This specified 3 August as the deadline for the works to be complete.

The owner didn’t start work till July and the deadline has been missed.

Only a fraction of what needs to be done has been completed and some of this is below the standard required.

An application has now been lodged to extend the deadline to the end of the year and we are asking Merton Council to put an end to this foot dragging and take action now to look after the Burn Bullock.

Read our response  on the Burn Bullock extension of LB repair notice – Sep 15

See Merton Council’s detailed response to a question at a full council meeting listing the required work