Forty-one home development in Putney gets approved

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Forty-one home development in Putney gets approved

Postby Community Editor » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:15 am

A new 41-home development has been given the go-ahead in Putney.

The plans for infill development on the Kersfield Estate will see the current garage buildings, "poor quality areas of open space" and an electricity substation replaced by the one, two and three bed homes.

The Kersfield Estate in Putney Hill sits adjacent to the Rusholme Road Conservation Area.

Chris Jones, the council’s assistant director for housing strategy and development, said: “With Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design's assistance we have been able to gain planning approval to develop this site. 

"A key factor in this success has been the approach taken to resident engagement and how plans have then been developed and adapted to take on resident comments including accommodating the retention of more trees.

 "Tibbalds, Mae’s and Camlins have also been able to help us develop landscape and environmental improvements which will benefit existing and future residents.”

The scheme is part of the council-led programme to develop 1,000 homes on infill sites by 2025. The plans for the Kersfield Estate also include "replacement trees and planting, significant landscape improvements including a new children’s play space, bike and refuse storage."

Lizzie Le Mare, associate director at Tibbalds, said: “The positioning of the buildings has been carefully considered to retain as many good quality trees as possible and to create a landscape between the buildings that is usable and feels safe and secure.”

Photo: An artist's impression of the scheme
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