As anyone walking round the area will know there are already hoardings on the site which have been erected without permission.
We are strongly objecting to the plans.
They enclose a large area of land in front of the old fire station which has nothing to do with providing security for an empty building.
The effect will be to block views across Lower Green West, damage the special setting of the listed war memorial and impinge on the surroundings of the locally listed fire station and Vestry Hall.
Remarkably, the area proposed for the hoardings is all owned by Merton Council and not the applicants.
We have asked our local councillors to ensure that, as responsible landowners, Merton Council puts a halt to such unnecessary and damaging proposals even before a decision is made on the planning application.
Read our representations – Fire station hoardings – Dec 19
Find out what we have said about plans for the fire station itself – Old Mitcham fire station plans a non-starter
See how we wanted to transform the old fire station – Mitcham’s cultural revolution