Design Review Panel Eastfields Estate 3 November 2021

Location: Zoom Meeting


The meeting will be held in the same manner as a live meeting, with a Chair and note taker. An additional member of staff will manage the mechanics of the meeting and timings have been altered to allow for this.


The applications to be considered at this meeting are as follows, with times to be devoted to each item:

13:45 – 14:00 – Panel Members signing in to Zoom meeting & housekeeping


1. Pre-Application, No Number Yet, Eastfields Estate Renewal, Mitcham
Case Officer: Awot Tesfai.
Ward: Mitcham Eastfields. (Merton.TV: It’s actually Figges Marsh?)

Redevelopment of housing estate to provide new and additional homes as part of the council estate renewal programme. The Panel reviewed the site masterplan on 21 September 2016, giving a GREEN verdict.

Since then the council has adopted the Estates Local Plan and outline permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the estate. The subject of this review is the reserved matters application.

14:00 – 14:10 Officer introduction & Panel questions to officers (without applicants)
14:10 – 14:40 Applicant presentation
14:40 – 15:00 Clarification questions from Panel to Applicant
15:00 – 15:50 Panel review observations to Applicant
15:50 – 16:00 Panel summary & verdict


16:00 – 16:15: Panel debrief (if required)


The following Development Plan policy considerations are potentially relevant to the design of each scheme.

 Eastfields Estate
Conservation AreaNO
CA AppraisalNO
Listed BuildingNO
Locally Listed BuildingNO
Metropolitan Open LandNO
Nature Conservation or
Open Space
NO (1)
ArchaeologyNO
Scheduled Ancient Mon.NO
Historic Park/GardenNO
UDP/LDF Site ProposalYES (2)
Flood PlainNO (3)
Planning BriefYES (2)

Notes:
1. The site is surrounded on three sides by designated open space and part of the peripheral open space within the estate boundary is also designated open space. There is also considerable un-designated open space within the estate.
2. The Council has prepared a Local Plan specific to Eastfields, High Path and Ravensbury Estates to guide their regeneration, and is included as a site designation within the emerging Local Plan.
3. The site is not within a flood plain but the NE corner of the site, under which a culvert runs, is subject to occasional surface water flooding.

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