Merton has only three Grade I listed structures and two of them are in Mitcham – Eagle House and its associated gates, railings and wall.
Their setting is now at risk thanks to new development plans for the neighbouring former Holborn Workhouse site.
The new plans for 36 flats in a new building and through conversion of the locally listed former school house are much improved on an earlier scheme which would have razed the site.
Nevertheless we think Eagle House deserves more than being next to the refuse collection and bike racks for the new flats and the design could be made more sympathetic.
This area of Mitcham town centre has suffered terribly from shoddy development and with a bit more effort this could be a scheme to be proud of.
Read our submitted comment 226 London Road redevelopment – May 16
See the full planning application at Merton Council’s web site here
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