4th Dec 2014: Meeting with Siobhain McDonagh MP

4th Dec 2014: Meeting with Siobhain McDonagh MP

Councillors & MP meet Ravensbury Residents Association
One of our meetings this year: Philip Jones (Lab), Stephen Alambritis (Lab), Paul Holmes (Conservative candidate for Mitcham & Morden), Siobhain McDonagh MP for Mitcham & Morden (Labour) meets representatives of Ravensbury Residents Association discussing objections to redevelopment proposed by Circle Housing Merton Priory Homes

On Thursday 4th December 2014, all Ravensbury Residents are invited to a meeting with Siobhain McDonagh MP:

“I can confirm that the meeting will be going ahead, it will start at 7:30pm and is at St George’s Church on Central Road. I have confirmed with Paul Quinn Director of Regeneration that transport will be provided, he has informed me that the plan is to have two minibuses, which can make multiple journeys, picking residents up at the green by Hengelo Gardens and the Community Centre on Ravensbury Grove from 7:00pm.”

So please make a note in your diary.

We had asked for a joint meeting with Eastfields and Highpath RAs in attendance, but it seems they weren’t really interested in that for a variety of reasons!

We also hope you all responded to the Merton Council Consultation as it could guide future development and the planning permissions.

Final day for Merton Council consultation!

Final day for Merton Council consultation!

Don’t forget that today, Sunday 23rd November 2014, is the last day for responding to the Merton Council consultation – see here

You can reply to their consultation online, or you can even simply email them: estatesplan@merton.gov.uk

This is a consultation to form future planning guidance but many people are using it to air their grievances over the way Circle Housing Merton Priory Homes are running their own biased consultation that seems to have pushed demolition and redevelopment from the outset.

All we can say is: Make your voice heard!

Respond to the Merton Council consultation – see here
Email them here : estatesplan@merton.gov.uk

This must be done before midnight tonight!

Ravensbury Grove with 4 & 5 storey blocks of flats at the entrance

Ravensbury Grove with 4 & 5 storey blocks of flats at the entrance

Here is an image of the proposals by Circle Housing Merton Priory Homes with the proposed 4 & 5 storey flats at the entrance. Recently a letter sent by their regen dept suggested that they weren’t really building any flats at all, so we thought it best to see it for ourselves…

Ravensbury Grove with 4 & 5 storey flats at the entrance
Ravensbury Grove with 4 & 5 storey flats at the entrance

… and in case you missed it, here’s the rear of Ravensbury Court with its widened road, cars parked besides the 2m strip of patio garden & balconies over the bedroom windows – looks like all the grass will be replaced by tarmac …

Ravensbury Court showing reduced green space, with 2m patio, path, parking and widened road
Ravensbury Court showing reduced green space, with 2m patio, path, parking and widened road

Front Garden Dimensions for Ravensbury Grove

Front Garden Dimensions for Ravensbury Grove…

According to the draft masterplan, the h’architects HTA has trimmed back the front gardens of the homes in Ravensbury Grove.

According to the plans, it does look like they have left about 2m of garden to as to enable lots of car parking directly on the road.

Strange how they did not draw anyone’s attention to it during the actual draft masterplan events. Hardly transparent!

Ravensbury Grove dimensions
Ravensbury Grove dimensions