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Say “YES” to our Local Convenience Store, and “No” to 2 more apartments at 13 Damson Way, Carshalton, SM5 4AY

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Dear Neighbours,

Our local council has had received and rejected an application to change your potential retail unit (shop, post office, cafe, convenience store etc.) to two more apartments in our already overcrowded neighbourhood.

Please, sign this petition to make your opinions heard!

London Borough of Sutton has acted in a democratic way and refused granting planning permission to Bellway Homes, but they are very likely to appeal against council’s decision very soon (by law they could appeal within 6 months from date of the application refusal 03/07/2013) to The Government Planning Inspectorate, Room 3/13, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN; mail: enquiries@pins.gsi.gov.uk

Please bear in mind that they are many more residential units being built in phase 3 (currently) of the development and as the area becomes overcrowded, there will be even higher demand for such a unit.

If a retail unit does not open now, it will not happen in the future either, as there is not going to be such opportunity.

This is one of many projects that Bellway Homes will complete and leave for the next one. They will be the only ones who will benefit from this transformation (price difference between the retail and residential unit), but the local community will lose significantly. In their application to the Council, Bellway Homes stated that they had advertised for sale the future retail unit on the internet, on – site marketing board, in local newspapers, local press, etc., and there had not been any interest. Do you remember seeing any advertisement boards on the previously installed hoarding?

Unfortunately their only concern is profit and not the welfare and comfort of us all - the residents who will live here for many years to come.

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Application submitted to Local London Borough of Sutton: “Change of use of ground floor retail unit to two 2-bedroomed self-contained flats accessed from communal hallway to existing flats involving changes to front elevation together with one additional parking space and cycle store (variation of condition 17 of previously approved App. No C2008/59828/OUT that states that ‘The retail shop shall be built and made available for occupation prior to the completion of the 100th residential unit to be built on the application site‘, Applicant: Bellway Homes).”

Site Address: 13 Damson Way, Carshalton, SM5 4AY - apartment complex directly opposite Stanley park High School - currently covered with wooden bars. Full application details could be found on London borough of Sutton website or typing the full above mentioned address on your search engine browser or by following the link:

http://gis.sutton.gov.uk/FASTWEB/fulldetail.asp?AltRef=C2013/67347

 

Let’s stop this injustice together until it’s too late.

Let’s create a neighbourhood where we can truly feel at home, and have all the convenience we and our children desire!

Please, act now by signing this petition and actively participating in creating/shaping your neighbourhood!

Say “YES” to our Local Convenience Store, and “No” to 2 more apartments.

 



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