Local developments

2A Amity Grove, Raynes Park, SW20 0LJ

Update 22 December 2014 


Email From: Tony Ryan

To: Councillor Adam Bush

Cc: Councillor Stephen Crowe

Subject: Planning Application - 14/P3626 (Phoenix House 2A Amity Grove Raynes Park SW20 0LJ)

Dear Councillor 

Further to the email below, I can advise that the current application has now been withdrawn by the applicant. 

It is likely that a revised application will be submitted in the new year. Revisions are likely to include the removal of the building at the rear of the site and bringing the building at the front of the site in line with adjacent buildings. Full public  consultation will be carried out on the resubmitted application. 


Tony Ryan

Deputy Team Leader, Development Control

Environment and Regeneration, London Borough of Merton


Previously - February 2014


The following information is taken from a communication received by the Association.

We are writing to let you know about our plans for 2A Amity Grove.


The existing office building, Phoenix House is owned by myself, Sylvester Michaels, and has been home to a language college. The language college is no longer viable on this site. The age and condition of Phoenix House makes it unsuitable for modern office or educational facilities. The existing building was built in 1972, has low floor to ceiling heights, small stair and access spaces and poor building services.


Consideration has been given to finding a future use for 2A Amity Grove that respects its surroundings. Given the position of the site between the residential Amity Grove and the commercial Coombe Lane, we believe that a new mixed use development is most appropriate to the site.


After initial discussions with the planning authority, we have now designed a proposal to construct a new mixed use development on the site. The proposal is for two new buildings: on Amity Grove a commercial unit at ground floor and nine flats above, with a new vehicle and pedestrian access leading to a second smaller building at the rear of the site with two flats raised above a car park. Care has been taken to achieve a scheme that is sensitive to the area and respects the height and form of the surrounding buildings.


Please contact me at the above address or Heather Shepherd at Marcus Beale Architects (Tel. 020 8946 4141). We would be happy to respond to questions and comments. 


Sylvester Michaels

45 Wimbledon Hill Road, London, SW19 7NA


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