Proposals for 48 flats and commercial units on landmark site
New plans have been made revealed for a homes and shops development on the site of the historic White Hart pub in Kingston Road, Wimbledon.
The Rutlish Foundation, which owns the site, held a public exhibition yesterday (July 2) in which it revealed updated plans for a development of 48 flats and two shops.
At the end of last year, its first proposals for 44 flats on the landmark site near Merton Park tram stop, received a mixed reaction from local residents.
The latest plans again reveal they an aim to develop the site in two phases. The first phase they have named 'White Hart House', which fronts Kingston Road.
This part of the development would feature the two shop units and 20 flats, consisting of one, two and three-bed apartments.
The second phase of the development - 'Rutlish House' and 'Park House' - would include 28 flats, with five aimed at people with disabilities. There would also be a 'playable space' area featuring a sand pit, mini-roundabouts and outdoor table tennis.
The previous plans featured a potential area for a creche and some kind of community facility, but these are not in the new scheme.
Architects Marcus Beale say the designs have been comprehensively reviewed since the last public exhibition in December 2017.
There would only be parking on the site for Blue Badge holders, and there would be a cycle store. The Kingston Road pavement would also be doubled in size to four metres as part of the development.
More information on the plans are available, with feedback forms which can be filled out until July 17, on this link: www.marcus-beale.com/projects/white-hart/
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July 3, 2018