The Sparrowhawk’s are one of the most significant Mitcham families and have long associations in the area.
The former Sparrowhawk scrap metal yard lies on the edge of Cricket Green Conservation area by Beehive Bridge and across the road from Three Kings Piece. It is a large and prominent site now subject to a planning application for 29 flats on four storeys.
We have reviewed the plans and are unimpressed by the design.
It is a greedy development using up too much of the site and highly visible from the Conservation Area and Three Kings Piece.
The prominent balconies and failure to respect the surrounding 1930s suburban housing is especially notable.
We support the site being used for housing and believe its size means that the highest quality of design can be expected along with other public benefits, including communal space and improving the local public realm.