At his hearing on the Homebase, Manor Road application, in October 2020, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, stated his intention to approve the scheme. Nine months later he has still not given his final approval. Please sign our petition calling on Mayor Khan to change his mind and uphold Richmond Council’s original decision to refuse planning permission.
If the developer is allowed to go ahead with their plans to build 453 flats, there will be tower blocks up to eleven storeys high towering over smaller, neighbouring homes, blocking out light and views and invading privacy. We believe the proposed social housing allocation is insufficient and that the design of the tower blocks is dull, making them even more oppressive. We consider Transport for London’s decision to cut three bus services from Manor Circus undermines the developer’s claim that this can be a car-free development and that its occupants will simply seek to park vehicles on surrounding roads. We believe the developer is not offering enough money to invest in an upgrade of North Sheen Station and that there are an insufficient number of trains running to London Waterloo to cope with increased demand.
We, the undersigned, call upon Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to refuse permission for the Homebase, Manor Road planning application (GLA reference: 4795).