Protecting Mitcham’s weatherboarded cottages

Weatherboarded cottages are a feature of the Mitcham area.

There are very few left and those that remain have often been nationally listed for their historic importance.

We are concerned, therefore, to see plans to make significant changes to 55 Upper Green East on the approach to Fair Green from Three Kings Piece.

We think the plans will destroy the symmetry of the building and the planning application makes no case for why they should be permitted.

We are also concerned by the way the proposals are being handled by Merton Council.  Development affecting listed buildings needs special “Listed Building Consent” as well as planning permission.

No application for Listed Building Consent has yet been made available and so we think it premature for this planning application to have been registered for a decision.

Read our views here.