Design Review Panel 13-19 Wimbledon Hill Road 7 December 2022



Date: 07 December 2022

Time: 14:00

Location: Zoom Meeting


i. The meeting will normally be held using Zoom in the same manner as a live meeting, with a Chair and note taker. Additional members of staff may be present to manage use of Zoom.

ii. Meetings are not open to public attendance. Notes for proposals that are at the Pre-Application stage will not be posted on the DRP webpage. When the proposals are submitted as a full planning application, past review notes will become available on Planning Explorer under the scheme application number.

iii. When the Panel reviews proposals that are at the full planning application stage, the notes will be posted on the DRP webpage. The review will also be recorded and subsequently posted on the council’s YouTube channel for later public viewing.

iv. Council officers and councillors are allowed to attend as observers at pre-application items.

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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. Application, 21/P0177, 13-19 Wimbledon Hill Road (Former Argos store), Wimbledon, Case Officer: David Gardener. Ward: Hillside. Demolition of existing retail building and two upper floors and replacement with six-storey residential building with commercial ground floor and roof level plant.


14:00 – 14:05: Introductions
14:05 – 14:25: Applicant presentation
14:25 – 14:40: Panel questions
14:40 – 15:10: Panel review
15:10 – 15:20: Summary & verdict

15:20 – 15:30: Panel debrief

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

13-19 Wimbledon Hill Road

Conservation Area NO
CA Appraisal NO
Listed Building NO
Locally Listed Building NO
Metropolitan Open Land NO
Nature Conservation or Open Space NO
Archaeology NO
Scheduled Ancient Mon. NO
Historic Park/Garden NO
UDP/LDF Site Proposal NO
Flood Plain NO
Planning Brief NO

DRP Notes – 2022 – 3 – 07 Dec

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