Felnex was approved on 7 September 2016 for the reserved matters application for the whole site.
This has not been without conflict and the NDG did not agree with many aspects of the design and the impact on existing residents.
Have a read through our blog links over the year to see what has been happening in chronological order:-
- Changes to Felnex outline permission – 26 March 2016
- Confused about all the Felnex applications? – 12 May 2016
- Felnex up for planning permission on 20 July – 12 July 2016
- Felnex – changes to outline plan approved – 1 August 2016
- Felnex reserved matters application – your comments needed – 1 August 2016
- Councillors to listen to residents, before decision on Felnex site in Hackbridge – 7 September 2016
- Press Release – Felnex reserved matters application approved – 8 September 2016
Schroders have now negotiated with Barratt Homes to design and bring forward the whole site.
Members of the NDG met with Barratt Homes on 4 November and a public exhibition took place on 24 November.
Do have a look at the presentation boards from the exhibition and read our letter in response to their designs.
Most people are aware that the supermarket chain that was potentially coming to Hackbridge had its own issues and did not sign with the developer and that Phase 1 of this site has now been put on hold.
They are currently looking at bringing forward the residential side and are talking to housing developers and apparently due to sign one soon.
The decontamination of the site has taken longer than expected and more money than expected, hence further delays.
Phase 1 – approved
The detailed application for Phase 1 for Felnex finished on 30 May 2014.
The approval for this Phase of the development went to the Planning Committee on 25 June 2014.
The NDG did all that they could to change the design of this development, including sending out well informed information to all the Planning Committee and inviting them to a site visit. We were pleased that the new Chair of the Planning Committee took us up on this offer, but disappointed that our newly elected councillors (one of whom was on the committee that night), did not even respond to us.
We feel that with a site this big and with such a huge impact on so many people and businesses, a site visit should be compulsory.
We remain committed to work with Savills and Schroders throughout the next phases of the development.
If you wish to have your say on new developments, it is imperative that you respond during the consultation period either in writing or via the planning portal to Sutton Council. Unfortunately talking about it does not make your opinion count.
Planning application details
All details of the plans can be viewed on Sutton Council’s website www.sutton.gov.uk/planningapplicationsearch using the last 5 digits of the appropriate Planning Application number below:-
- Planning Application number: C2009/62175 – original outline application approved by Sutton Council
- Planning application number: C2014/68755 – detailed plan for Phase 1 of Felnex
- Planning Application number: C2014/68760 – revised detailed plans for Phase 1 approved by Sutton Council
The overview proposal for Phase 1 is to provide a supermarket with car parking (hidden from view) and residential accommodation. Please see elevation of proposed building below which gives you a visual of what London Road (opposite the station) will look like.
A further meeting took place with Savills on 14 March 2014 where we were able to see an initial review of the Design and Access Statement, now available on the Sutton website.
The latest meeting was held on 15 April 2014 with Schroders (the land owners), Collado Collins (the architect) and Savills (managing agent). The table in the link below was used as a framework for this meeting. The points were discussed and we are now awaiting a formal response to these.
A detailed pack of information was sent to all councillors of the Planning Committee with an invite to attend a site visit on 24 June 2014.
The Neighbourhood Development Group had their first meeting with Savills on 7 November. Initial response to the consultation held on 4 November 2013 at Hackbridge Primary School and the minutes from a meeting between the NDG and Savills can be found below:-
Letter to Savills from the NDG to form basis of meeting – 6 November 2013
Notes from the meeting with Savills – 7 November 2013
Savills held a public consultation event on Monday 4 November 2013 at Hackbridge Primary School from 11am to 8pm.