Planning Application PP/18/03491 was refused in September 2018
We have met with the developers of this site several times, and one of the issues discussed was the use of the 2,000 sq ft on the ground floor and another 2,000 sq ft on the basement floor which they would be making available for community use. We were informed that a day-nursery is one of the ideas being considered.
We would have no objection to that for part of the available space, but we would like to see the following community uses included:
- A small Post Office, with entrance directly from the street. There is currently no Post Office in Chelsea east of World’s End, and the Post Office are now looking to open more post offices.
- Rooms for doctors, dentists, osteopaths and other healthcare providers (NHS or private).
- A meeting room for up to 20 people with entrance directly from the street. This would be very useful for residents’ associations and other community groups who currently have no suitable place to meet.
- A small police post with entrance directly from the street
On Tuesday 2nd July 2019 the Chairman of the Society’s Planning Committee met with the new development team, and was shown their revised proposals.
A public exhibition is being held on Monday 8th July 2019 at 4pm-8pm at St. Thomas More Language College, Cadogan Street, and the Society would welcome feedback from its members.
Following the previous application the design team have revised the design and massing of the proposals as well as increasing the amount of social-community space delivered at the site.
The owners have also established cooperation with nursery providers Safari Kid, and specialist education providers, Mom’s Belief to help design and to occupy part of the space.
You can also view the plans at the project website 2lucanplacechelsea.com from Tuesday 9th July.