Plans unveiled for nine-storey apartment block in south Wimbledon
Plans have been unveiled to build a nine-storey apartment block on the site of four Victorian cottages.
A planning application has been submitted to Merton Council by commercial property company Jones Granville to redevelop the houses in Morden Road, South Wimbledon, opposite the High Path estate.
If approved by the council, the company will be allowed to demolish the existing houses, which comprise seven studio flats, two one-bedroom flats and a two-bedroom house.
They would be replaced by 58 serviced apartments, comprising 22 studio apartments and 29 one-bedroom units which would provide “short-term accommodation”.
It would also have 11 flats for longer-term tenants, two with one-bedroom, eight with two bedrooms and one with three bedrooms.
But Councillor Henry Nelless, who represents Abbey ward, said he was “utterly opposed” to the application and pledged to do whatever he could to get it thrown out.
He said: “It’s a horrendous idea. They seem happy to put up these big developments but what about the pressure it puts on demand for services and traffic.”