Junction Tavern, 641 Kingston Road
Permission granted June 2019 for:
CHANGE OF USE FROM PUBLIC HOUSE TO GROUND FLOOR RETAIL (A1 USE) WITH 9 x FLATS ABOVE (COMPRISING 6 x 1 BED AND 3 x 2 BED FLATS) (C3 USE), INCLUDING DEMOLITION OF EXISTING TAXI HIRE BUSINESS WITHIN CURTILAGE.
Developer believed to have run out of money and sold on to another, but nothing seems to be happening either in terms of continuing the building works or applying for a revised planning permission (although there was some minor building works going on, when passing the site on 15 May 2023).
Access Site, 579 – 589 Kingston Road (ex Manuplastics)
REDEVELOPMENT OF SITE TO PROVIDE CLASS E(G)(I) (OFFICE), CLASS E(G)(III) (LIGHT INDUSTRIAL) AND CLASS B8 (SELF-STORAGE) USES, INCLUDING USE OF PART FIRST FLOOR FOR CLASS E(G)(I) (OFFICE) AND/OR CLASS B8 USE (SELF-STORAGE), IN A BUILDING OF UP TO SIX FLOORS, PROVISION OF CAR AND CYCLE PARKING, VEHICLE ACCESS, LANDSCAPING, PLANT AND ASSOCIATED WORKS.
Planning Application submitted 24 April 2023. Not scheduled for Committee as of yet. If permission is granted, the construction works are anticipated to start in September 2023 and to last 18 months in total, to be completed by March 2025.
PAG Site, 565 Kingston Road
DEMOLITION OF 3 SINGLE STOREY LIGHT INDUSTRIAL UNITS TO ENABLE REDEVELOPMENT TO PROVIDE 9 X RESIDENTIAL UNITS; SCHOOL (AGES 9- 13) WITH PUPIL CAPACITY OF 180; TEACHING COLLEGE; WORKSPACE; COMMUNITY CENTRE; AMENDED ACCESS; AND ASSOCIATED CAR PARKING.
Planning Application submitted 1 March 2023. Not scheduled for Committee as of yet. If planning permission is granted the construction works are anticipated to start in June 2023 and to be completed by May 2026 (35 months!).
18 Whitfield Court, 508 Kingston Road
ERECTION OF A THREE-BEDROOM DETACHED BUNGALOW WITH A SUMMERHOUSE
Permission granted January 2023. A pre-requisite, before construction can commence, is submission of a Construction Logistics Plan and a Working Method Statement. These have not yet been posted on the LBM planning portal. Construction is anticipated to take four months.
Wimbledon Chase Railway Station, Kingston Road & 45-48 Rothesay Avenue
DEMOLITION OF THE EXISTING ENTRANCE TO WIMBLEDON CHASE STATION AND ADJACENT RETAIL UNITS AND 45-48 ROTHESAY AVENUE AND THE ERECTION OF A NEW STATION ENTRANCE AND BUILDING RANGING IN HEIGHT BETWEEN THREE TO NINE STOREYS WITH RETAIL USE AT GROUND FLOOR, WITH 74 RESIDENTIAL FLATS ABOVE, ON FIRST TO EIGHTH FLOOR, ASSOCIATED VEHICLE AND CYCLE PARKING, REFUSE AND PLANT.
Unable to confirm if planning permission was granted at Planning Committee meeting of 26 April 2023, as minutes of meeting have not yet been published. Planning Officer recommended the application for approval, despite 145 written objections. If planning permission is granted the construction works are anticipated to start in June 2023 and to take 24 months in total, to be completed by June 2025.
Rainbow Industrial Estate – Mixed development of residential and commercial plus an associated application for the station Kiss & Ride. Applications 14/P4287 & 14/P4288. Planning Permission has now been granted by LB Merton.
The Area to the South of the Skew Arch. The area roughly between the Railhouse (the former Junction Tavern), the library and the Skew Arch has always appeared as a significant area of public space that could be better utilised. A lot of creative work has been achieved on the north side of the railway, so we’re now looking to see what can be done on our side. Tony Edwards from Place, Design & Planning (local urban planners) has produced some options for this large piece of public land with the help of ARA member Peter Fischer - click link below for more information. Since the recycling bins were removed from this area, the Raynes Park Association obtained funding to put artificial grass down on the paved area adjacent to the Skew Arch to provide temporary improvement.
For more information see the proposed plans in this PDF: