Ravensbury residents asked Merton Council at their full council meeting (18th November 2015) whether the Ravensbury Garages would be disposed of before the regeneration consultation had gone the distance, ie passed through all the stages.
Merton Council seems to be saying that Circle Housing may well put in for planning permission whenever they want, but Merton Council will not dispose of the garages site before the Development Plan Document has been approved, as well as this going through a public enquiry by an independent planning inspector.
Full text below:
11). From Doll Lambourne
To the Cabinet Member for Environmental Sustainability and Regeneration
Will Merton Council gift or sell the Ravensbury garages site to CHMP or others for redevelopment BEFORE the Merton regen plans have undergone all three stages of the Local Plan consultation by future Merton and any review, possibly by the Secretary of State?
Although CHMP are looking at planning applications for the Ravensbury Garages site, the site will not be considered for disposal until such time as the Council has agreed and concluded consultation on a Development Plan Document (Estates Plan) and this has been approved by the council and been through a public enquiry by an independent planning inspector.
(At the last full council meeting, Ravensbury residents asked Merton Council several questions regarding the proposals by Cirlce Housing.)