Petition to inprove road safety outside Chestnut Grove School...

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Re: Petition to inprove road safety outside Chestnut Grove School...

Postby balhammomma » Tue May 08, 2018 7:45 pm

Are you aware that developers have recently applied to Wandsworth council to build 28 residential properties on the old Balham bowling green? The entrance and only access to this is from Chestnut Grove, opposite the school where the TK Maxx entrance is (a few meters up from Old Dairy Mews.)

https://planning.wandsworth.gov.uk/WAM/ ... =2018/1741

I have numerous objections to this; mainly that an extremely rare green sporting space be changed to residential use and lost forever to future generations. However if I stick to the topic of road safety on Chestnut Grove;

+ the access point to this development is on the busiest stretch of Chestnut Grove, at rush hour times cars line up from the High Road back to the second roundabout. This development will add to the heavy congestion.

+ access will add another risk to safety of the high footfall traffic in this area, with resident cars continually accessing at this highly congested point.

Should you wish to object to this development you can do so via the link above.

Application no. 2018/1741
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Application to build on the bowling green at the back of the Balham Bowls Club

Postby Goldhawk » Tue May 08, 2018 9:13 pm

Does anyone have any info on the neighbourhood plan?

Are the council supposed to retain green spaces for community use?

Did the last (failed) application for the site include a bowling alley???
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Re: Application to build on the bowling green at the back of the Balham Bowls Club

Postby balhammomma » Wed May 09, 2018 12:41 pm

Goldhawk wrote:Does anyone have any info on the neighbourhood plan?

Are the council supposed to retain green spaces for community use?

Did the last (failed) application for the site include a bowling alley???
I've started a new post on this topic with some more details. There is a lot of info on Wandsworth Council website.

Lets hope that the council does protect this green space and doesn't chase its housing targets at this particular location.

The developers are keen to report that it is not fit for a sporting/recreational site and that local residents prefer to go to the commons anyway and that over 60% of us have cars so can travel to other open spaces !!!! :roll:

The previous failed application included indoor bowling , trying to keep some element of sporting use along with the housing plans.