Planning Application PP/18/03491 has been refused.
If the Council do not change their position, this building is likely to remain derelict for some time, with no community use at all.
We have met with the developers of this site, 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.