I wanted to update you on the latest developments at the Wimbledon Park Road shopping parade.
As many of you will now, the developers, Golfrate, have submitted an application to convert the basement level of the Winkworths site into a residential apartment. As I understand it, the Council has had to approve this application as there were no valid planning law reasons for them to refuse this application.
This is understandably very disappointing news but the ground level unit of this shop, and the others on this parade are protected and cannot be changed from retail use. That being said, it is important that we continue to submit our objections to any subsequent applications Golfrate submit because, for some units, the loss of the basement level will make the business totally unviable. Each application submitted will have to be assessed individually on its own merits, so the decision for this application does not necessarily mean that all applications for similar development at basement level on the parade will be recommended for approval.
Thank you to everyone who submitted an objection to this application, and please do keep an eye out for any further applications submitted, as will I.