You still have an opportunity to comment on this proposed development by 25 September to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is not the last opportunity as obviously when it goes for planning consent there will be further consultation, HOWEVER, what is said now could make a difference to their design – for example do the heights of the buildings relate satisfactorily to the character of Hackbridge?
This is an excerpt from London Borough of Sutton Local Development Framework – Core Planning Strategy DPD, December 2009.
Core Policy BP1 – Housing Density The Council will ensure that new housing development makes the most efficient use of land in accordance with the London Plan, having regard to local character, existing and proposed public transport accessibility and social infrastructure, site characteristics, the design principles in Policy BP12, and other policies of the Local Development Framework. The Council will support proposals for higher density development within and around town centres, provided that it is of exemplary design and relates satisfactorily to its surroundings.
NDG’s comments on original design (not shown at public consultation)
The NDG had an opportunity to see the developers initial proposal in August. The development has not changed dramatically, only the amending a height of a 7-storey building to another 9-storey building.
Questions we asked ourself were:-
- Is this what you want to see in Hackbridge?
- Will it respect the local character?
- Are the building heights too tall?
- What does it deliver to the existing residents?
- When arriving by train, what feel will the development create?
- Does it take into consideration it is being built in the Wandle Valley Regional Park?
There will be an opportunity to look at proposals for the development of the land by Hackbridge Train Station. The map details the area to be developed. This is the last major site within Hackbridge that has not already got outline planning permission. Hackbridge is being regenerated with lots of development currently underway. Lets ensure this potential developer knows what our community would like to see here and that quality of design, materials and respecting the local character are paramount. Do go along and give them your views – good or bad!
Consultation will be happening on:-
Tuesday 15 September
11am – 8pm
at All Saints Church, New Road, Hackbridge