Deseret House – a case of desperate design

Mitcham town centre has been a focus for significant public investment in the last couple of years.

This has generally upgraded the public spaces and set a higher standard for design and development.

It is all the more disappointing therefore to find crude plans to build an extra two floors above Deseret House, next to the former Tesco on London Road.

This development lies on the edge of the Cricket Green Conservation Area and is far too bulky for the site. It would damage the retail parade and have a negative impact on Glebe Court.

Mitcham deserves better and we’ve teamed up the Mitcham Society to spell out why we think Merton Council should give the application short shrift.

Read our views here.