Planning success for 28 new homes in Balham
Date of Article
Apr 24 2019
Planning & development

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Jessica McSweeney
Partner, Planning & Development
020 7529 1511 Email me About Jessica
Jess is a Partner in the London Planning Team with experience advising private landowner, developer, house builder, registered provider and local authority clients on a range of developments in London and the South East. Jess specialises in residential-led regeneration schemes with a particular interest in the alternative residential sector.

The Carter Jonas London planning team have secured planning permission for 12 new town houses and 16 apartments in the centre of Balham for a private developer client.

Formerly a bowls green but unused for many years, the redevelopment of the site was controversial given that it was historically in recreational use as well as being located in an open space deficiency area and a Conservation Area.
Carter Jonas began advising the owners of the site back in 2015 and successfully navigated the planning system, providing sufficient evidence to the London Borough of Wandsworth that the Site was surplus to local recreational requirements and therefore suitable for residential redevelopment.

Key to the scheme’s viability was the 17 car parking spaces which were secured despite its central location and PTAL rating of 6a.
Whilst the application attracted a number of objections from the local community, the London planning team were able to demonstrate the scheme’s planning merits (including 35% of the units on site to be shared ownership), achieving a positive resolution at planning committee and subsequent approval.

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