CALL IN: Opposing the Cocks Crescent/Blagdon Road SPD


Council's BAD Plan

Under strong pressure from MICO, the council has said it will ‘guarantee’ a swimming pool and leisure facilities on site – but despite ‘guaranteeing’ these, it is clear that the future could depend on whether developers are allowed to build as many flats as they want.

There is of course a need for housing – MICO and residents know that – but it can’t all take place in Cocks Crescent and Blagdon Road! If we remain united we can defeat the worst aspects of the administration’s plan.

Click here to sign our petition to oppose the Cocks Crescent/Blagdon Road SPD.

Here’s our reasons for calling in the Cocks Crescent SPD:

– A significant number of residents opposed the ‘height and scale’ section of the Cocks Crescent SPD – 33% of whom strongly opposed! Opposition was far stronger than support (45% vs 33%).

– Despite this, the Council has not amended the Height and Scale in any way, indicating a sham consultation with the Council ignoring its residents obtenir viagra sans ordonnance.

– Opposing the ten-storey tower blocks in the ‘height guide’ which are far too high and out of keeping with the local area in Cocks Crescent and Blagdon Road.

– Increased pressure on infrastructure has not been taken into account within the Cocks Crescent SPD – putting stress on schools, doctors and other vital services in New Malden town centre.

– NO GUARANTEES ON THE PRECISE LOCATION OF PLANNED 10-STOREY TOWER BLOCKS within the Cocks Crescent and Blagdon Road area.

– NO GUARANTEES ON HOUSING DENSITY in the Cocks Crescent and Blagdon Road area.

– NO GUARANTEES for the safety of Blagdon Road open green space in its current form.

– No strategy to mitigate against increased traffic and congestion in the local area, with very little parking for new residential units.

– No guarantees on routes for site access – during years of building work and beyond.

– No guarantees on impacts of increased pollution and the result on air quality.

– Beverley Ward Councillors ignoring their residents who are in firm opposition to the height, scale and density of future residential development in Cocks Crescent.

We demand clarity on ambiguities highlighted above, a lower height, scale and density to the Cocks Crescent SPD and a section on the number of homes allowed to be built in the area.

5 comments on “CALL IN: Opposing the Cocks Crescent/Blagdon Road SPD

  1. December 10, 2016 Cllr Paul Bedforth (Conservative)

    Can I say that there is a huge amount of rubbish written above on the leaflet .
    This is pure negativity , which is as usual , not followed up by any alternative , positive solutions . MICO are doing there best to put out inaccurate and miss leading information .
    If you want the accurate info please contact any of your local Councilors or the appropriate officers of RBK .

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  2. December 10, 2016 Mary Clark (Cllr) Independent

    Cllr Bedforth -If it is true, as you say, that the MICO leaflet consists of ‘a load of rubbish’ are you as one of the local Councillors for Beverley Ward -(home of the Cocks Crescent SDP site ) prepared to give the ‘accurate information’ you say is available ? Your early reply with this information would be much appreciated

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  3. December 12, 2016 Councillor Paul Bedforth (Conservative)

    For a start .
    You say ” power to the developers “. . …. What are you saying here ? It is possible the developers will play a large part in some stages of this. However , as you know, the Council owns much of the land in question. But I would love to know why you find it necessary to Head line your leaflet with
    ” Power to the Developers ” , crossing out the word , Residents . A huge misinterpretation of the Facts.

    You say ” under strong pressure from MICO ” the council said it will guarantee a new pool and leisure centre ” . This is nonsense , many Residents, NMFG and councillors wanted a New pool etc etc. I have always said that there must be a new built pool , before the present one goes.

    Please tell us what MICO, eg James Giles and Yourself want .

    Stop being so negative and come up with some positive ideas.

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    • December 12, 2016 Admin

      Hi Paul.

      Thanks for taking the time to write in – it’s a pity that you weren’t able to respond to my 10 simple questions for you on Streetlife (https://www.streetlife.com/conversation/24t5p5o2p9ykl/c/32/?eid=c8254e4f-c65c-4ad9-9c17-e7f057935f19&utm_source=immediate&uid=e7qql8ztnquo).

      I’ll endeavour to respond to your comment piece by piece to make it clear for you.
      PB:You say ” power to the developers “. . …. What are you saying here ?
      Response: We are saying that the Council has ignored its residents, giving developers a blank cheque to build a vast number of homes in a very small space. Do you deny that the Council refused to amend the Height and Scale strategy when asked to at Growth Committee?

      PB: A huge misinterpretation of the Facts.
      Response: See above – this is not misinterpretation of any description. Your administration refused to listen to the majority of residents who opposed the height and scale strategy.

      PB:You say ” under strong pressure from MICO ” the council said it will guarantee a new pool and leisure centre ” . This is nonsense , many Residents, NMFG and councillors wanted a New pool etc
      Response: It’s not nonsense – it’s true. Where were you on the 23rd November? Were you at Growth Committee asking to guarantee a new pool? The answer to that is no – and we would know, we were there fighting for a new guaranteed leisure centre! In addition, in case you chose to ignore this simple fact, MICO is made upf of local residents – so in your own response you acknowledge that we played a part in wanting a new pool.

      PB:Please tell us what MICO, eg James Giles and Yourself want
      Response: MICO is a constituted organisation with hundreds of supporters in Maldens and Coombe – we do not come to decisions based on two individual people, but come to decisions in rigorous consultation with our committee and members – the committee is answerable to our members. You clearly choose to ignore the fact that we have been supported by over 1000 residents in Malden and Coombe to date.

      PB:Stop being so negative and come up with some positive ideas.#
      Response: I want the accurate info Paul, that you claim you had? Obviously your failure to provide any further information and simply straw-manning MICO proves that you can’t provide any real argument, based on facts, to us. Please do respond to my comments on Streetlife with 10 simple questions for you to answer.

      With best wishes,
      James Giles

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    • December 15, 2016 Mary Clark (Cllr) Independent

      PB: On the risk of being accused of being somewhat repetitive, you said that the MICO leaflet was “rubbiish” and would come back to this debate when you have the ‘accurate information’ in front of you -so I will ask again, can you please now tell me “Where on the Cocks Crescent Site will a New Malden Centre/Swimming Pool be constructed,taking into account that the existing Centre will remain until the new one is erected.?

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