Residents Object To Scale Of Development Scheme

Campaigners also produce own images of plans

Developers planning to demolish an empty Wimbledon Chase pub and replace with 57 flats and retail units have produced some more artist's impressions of their plans.

The Wimbledon Chase Residents' Association (WCRA) is opposing the plans for the Emma Hamilton site in Kingston Road, saying the planned five-storey block (left) is too big.

The WCRA produced its own version of how it estimates the development would look from Oxford Avenue (see right) and now estimates up to 50 people had formally objected to the scheme by Monday (February 6).

But new images have been produced in response on behalf of the developers.

They say the images (below) have been matched as closely as possible to the existing pub building and the surrounding context, so they are more "consistent".

Grahame Darnell, on behalf of the WCRA, said he hoped they had reached the target of 50 objection letters to the council by the deadline for comments. He also added that around 150 people signed a petition against the scheme.

In response to the latest image from the developers he said: "At least the developers have finally given us an example of how this will look when facing in straight on from the North.

"Secondly, whatever angle you view this from you cannot deny the fact that the building is too big for the neighbourhood - both in terms of height and in terms of its overall footprint."

What do you think? Why not comment on the forum thread on the Emma Hamilton site?

February 6, 2012