Last Updated on 21 June 2023
We have seen a number of planning applications from SW20 recently.
A major development is proposed for 579-589 Kingston Road. This is the former Manuplastics site and is next to the new Dundonald Church building. The plans would provide light industrial, self-storage and office use over ground floor plus five stories. There are some positive aspects to the proposals but we have some reservations, particularly the proposed height. We have sent our comments to the Planning Department, and you can read them here.
We have objected to yet another proposal to instal a 5G mast and associated cabinet array, this time at on Copse Hill near Atkinson Close. The Council’s planning guidance makes clear that in sensitive areas they expect equipment to be buried in underground chambers. Once again, we have suggested that the Council talks to all the 5G operators to agree where this equipment should be sited. They have not taken up our suggestion, though they do seem to refuse most of the applications. You can read our letter here.