Plans approved for the redevelopment of The Fountain bringing affordable homes and new amenities to New Malden
Members of the council’s Development Control Committee have approved plans for the redevelopment of The Fountain site, which includes 45 one, two and three bed flats - a third of which are affordable.
The approved plans also include a new public space, a pub, a new retail or restaurant unit for the area and over 100 cycling spaces. Eight of the 17 car parking spaces included within the plans will have electric charging points.
Councillor Patricia Bamford, Chair of the Kingston Council's Development Control Committee, said:
“The scheme first went to committee in July when it was deferred to allow the applicant time to reconsider the design. The applicant has worked with council officers over the past couple of months to revise and propose a scheme that last night the Development Control Committee was able to approve.
“The development will provide 45 much needed homes, 15 of which will be affordable. Of these, nine will be let at 65 per cent of local market rent and six will be shared ownership. The historic part of The Fountain pub will be preserved along with the local landmark glass dome. The applicant is also contributing to refurbish the roundabout. This will lead to a significant regeneration of that part of New Malden."
Permission is granted subject to the applicant fulfilling a number of planning obligations, which includes the provision of:
- 15 affordable housing units - six shared ownership and nine for affordable rent (set at 65% of local market rent including one with wheelchair access and disabled parking).
- A £480,000 payment for infrastructure (Mayor of London and Kingston's Community Infrastructure Levies).
- A £60,000 carbon off-set payment.
- A £1,000 contribution towards Travel Plan monitoring to encourage sustainable modes of transport and reduce car use.
- A £15,000 contribution towards consultation on and implementation of a Controlled Parking Zone.
- A £20,000 contribution towards upgrading the Fountain Roundabout (landscaping and repairs).
For further information, see the full proposal considered and approved by the Development Control Committee on Wednesday 5 September 2018. You can also watch our webcast to see the discussion that took place at committee.
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