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Planning Application Number: A2016/75951
Site Address: Victoria House 388 MALDEN ROAD Cheam SM3 8HY
Description: Application for full planning permission for comprehensive mixed-use redevelopment comprising: demolition of existing building and erection of a part four (4) part seven (7) part nine (9) part ten (10) storey mixed use building with 88 residential units (Use Class C3) in a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed flats (including affordable units) and up to 518.4 sq.m. of commercial floorspace (Flexible Use Class A1-A3/ B1/ D1 /D2), together with the provision of associated landscaping, cycle spaces, car parking spaces formation of new and amended vehicular access off Church Hill Road, public realm improvements and other ancillary works.
Decision Date: 16 May 2017
Decision Type: REFUSED
Temporary Expiry Date:
Decision Level/Committee: PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING
Conditions / Reason for Refusal: (1) The development would, by reason of its excessive height and massing, result in an overly dominant and bulky form of development that would be out of character with the established mid-rise scale and form of development in this highly prominent district centre location, contrary to policies BP12 and BP13 of the Sutton Core Planning Strategy 2009 and policies DM1 and DM41 of the Site Development Policies DPD 2012.

(2) The development would fail to meet the requirements for the development of this site as set out in site allocation BW20, specifically in failing to be exceptionally designed, failing to enhance the public realm and failing to respect local context and character. It would therefore be contrary to policies BP12 and BP13 of the Sutton Core Planning Strategy 2009 and policies DM1 and DM41 of the Site Development Policies DPD 2012.

(3) The proposed development would harm neighbouring residential amenities by reason of overlooking and would therefore be contrary to policy DM2 of the Site Development Policies DPD 2012.

(4) The proposed development fails to make adequate provision for transport infrastructure to support the requirements of the development in terms of public transport and other non-car modes of transport. It would therefore conflict with policies DM19, DM20 and DM21 of the Site Development Policies DPD 2012.

(5) The development would fail to provide for affordable housing contrary to policies 3.12 and 3.13 of the London Plan 2016, policy BP2 of the Sutton Core Planning Strategy 2009 and policy DM25 of the Sutton Site Development Policies DPD 2012.

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