Residents meeting this Wednesday at 7pm – discussing planning application

Don’t forget that tomorrow evening we have the Ravensbury residents meeting from 7pm in the hall on Ravensbury Grove.

We’ll be discussing Circle Housing’s planning application to build a pair of 4 storey flats next to Ravensbury Park, destroying our green space just there forever, plus another 7 houses – all of these on ground that is 1m higher than the estate, thus substantially blocking our view of the tree line that is integral to the character of our neighbourhood.

Our opinion is that this application should be refused because of the massing, heights, removal of green space (serving also as a public amenity space), effect on the character of our estate & removal of an important view & setting, potential parking problems, and very importantly the effect on the adjacent Ravensbury Park area – an important area of conservation in Merton – amongst other things.

Remember that anyone can respond to the planning application, you don’t have to live right next to the site. Remember also that, if granted, we’ll be without parking on Ravensbury Grove for 12-18 months.

In Circle’s planning application they say they’ve considered residents views. It seems that they haven’t actioned the views that they disagree with though. We call this a cherry picking consultation.

See you in the hall tomorrow from 7pm.

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