Vulcan House planning application was heard at Sutton Council’s Planning Committee on 2 June 2021. Our Chair, Lysanne Horrox was allowed to speak up to 4 minutes at the virtual meeting to give reasons why it should be refused.
Vulcan House converted from commercial to 48 residential units under permitted development rights, but wanted to increase the building by one floor to add initially 10 further units. They then changed this to 9 units so they were not liable to provide affordable homes.
Being situated in an industrial estate, this is not prime location for residential homes, with lack of pavements, street lights and parking spaces, along with potentially overlooking flats on the New Mill Quarter estate. We were pleased that the planning committee listened to our views and unanimously voted against the application.