98 Hyde Road, Riddlesdown, Sanderstead - Planning Disaster
10/02/2017 18:56:00......Posted by Yvette Hopley
I spoke alongside the chairman of the Riddesdown Residents’ Association at planning committee to object to the application to pull down a family home and build a block of 7 flats on the site of 98 Hyde Road. The application, which sadly has now been approved, is completely out of character with the detached and semi-detached housing but unfortunately, as you will see from Cllr Tim Pollard’s report this is now the norm with the labour administration’s chair Cllr Paul Scott.
There was a total disregard to the points raised by conservative members of the committee and myself and the RRA chair in relation to the development being completely out of character with the area, over dominant, an over development of the plot, serious parking issues and flooding. Coupled with all these issues is the fact that the land will have to be excavated to shoe-horn this block of flats into the plot, which is only 1.5 meters from the shared boundary.
For those of you who know the area this monstrosity of a building will be an overbearing landmark in the area and will also impact the green belt by virtue of its size and massing.
One member of labour’s planning committee stated: “it’s not the worst application I have seen” and on that basis still approved the development!!!
I have real concerns that the face of Sanderstead which will change significantly under this administration and I have already had one resident association tell me that it is quite pointless attending committee meetings as their points are not taken into consideration.