Local developments

Planning Update - November 2015

St Catherine’s Field PA 15/P3633

This is a most peculiar application – not in what it is for – a 2 metre high chain-link fence with 6 metre high ball-catching fence above to surround the boundary of the field – but in the heading which is Wimbledon College Campion Centre (not St. Catherine’s field) and incorrect information given to certain clauses in the application form. As young people have become taller and more powerful, fences of this kind are needed around all playing fields but the implication of the fence being on the boundary might mean removal of the hedge on the Grand Drive boundary. The flood protection ‘safe access’ which runs from St. Catherine’s Square to the field Car Park is not mentioned or shown on the site plan. This must remain with access at both ends so that the fence parallel with Grand Drive must be on the far side of the ‘safe access’, thus safeguarding the hedge. The Association has  objected to the detail of the planning application but it’s most important that individual members send their own objections to Jock Farrow (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if they want to preserve the hedge (professionally pruned as requested on 15th September but yet to be done).



Raynes Park Playing Field PA 15/P3360:

The All England Lawn Tennis Club wants to change start play on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Condition 8 of the permission for PA 14/P3466 which states 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. This will cause noise in the car park behind Grand Drive residents' houses from approx 7.30 a.m. on any Sunday or Bank Holiday during the next 10 years. The Association has objected, suggesting that they wait for – say 12 months of use – before changing any of the conditions to allow adjacent residents and planners time to consider any implications based on experience. Again – our objection would carry more weight if adjacent residents wrote individual objections to the Planning Officer, Catherine Bryant (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) even though now it’s theoretically too late to respond.



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