Planning in Sutton
The Borough of Sutton has approximately 17,200 residential households with around 83 per cent of these properties privately owned. The main areas are Beddington, Belmont, Carshalton, Cheam, Hackbridge, Little Woodcote, Rosehill, St Helier and, of course, Sutton.
Get Planning and Architecture has undertaken a broad range of architectural and planning work in this Borough and throughout London on both large and small ventures.
As a team of architects and planning professionals with an office based in Sutton, Get Planning and Architecture has a large portfolio of completed projects in Sutton and liaise closely with the Planning Department within Sutton. At Get Planning and Architecture we realise this Borough has set itself the goal of becoming the most sustainable in London. Indeed Hackbridge has piloted a number of schemes such as the “Low Carbon Zone”, a plan to make residential properties more energy efficient.
Sutton Planning Applications & Appeals
There are approximately 30 planning applications submitted in Sutton each week and, whilst it varies, around 4 appeals.
Planning permission is a more complex process in conservation areas and in listed buildings. Get Planning and Architecture is experienced in negotiating with local planning authorities and have had considerable success in gaining planning permission and, where applications are initially refused, have had much success winning appeals.
Plans for a multi-million transformation of Sutton have recently been given the go-ahead. Two new developments, one located at Sutton Point in Sutton Court Road and another on the disused Burger King drive-through in the High Street, were approved by Sutton Council’s development control committee. They will create hundreds of employment opportunities in the construction field as well as providing much needed housing within the borough.
In an article published online in the Telegraph, Sutton has been highlighted as one of 31 locations where house prices are expected to surge. With Central London’s dramatically rising prices people are looking to invest slightly further afield where they can get more for their money whilst still having easy access into central London.
The average property price in Sutton in 2015 was £360,969. That is a remarkable 398% increase between 1995 – 2005 and a further 53% from 2005 – 2015. However, buying a similar property in central London would cost far more making Sutton a great place for investors, first time buyers and a must for property developers.
The first, a mixed use development at Sutton Point, will see the formation of 3 towers. The current tower in between Sutton Court Road and the train station will be increased in total to 22 storeys, thus making it Sutton’s highest building. The second and third will be new developments alongside the existing tower, one 20 and the other 11 storeys high. Plans also include new shops, a 139 bed hotel, health and fitness facilities and room for a tram stop to be built.
The second project, situated in the High Street on the now derelict Burger King drive-through, will see the creation of a 6 storey block of flats. Buildings currently located on the site will be demolished in order for 50 new homes to be built along with a number of retail and restaurant outlets.
CNM estates, in Kingston, are responsible for regenerating the Sutton Point site with the two projects combined costing hundreds of millions of pounds. However once completed they will enhance the areas whilst also providing jobs, housing and a boost to the local economy.
In other news, a new planning regulation has come into force in Sutton from January 29th 2015. Under Article 4 of the Town and Country Planning Order 1995, after the 29th January 2015 planning permission is required in Sutton for the conversion of offices to residential uses.
Sutton Contact Information
Sutton – Local Planning Authority
London Borough of Sutton
24 Denmark Road
For more information, visit www.sutton.gov.uk