Dear Merton Borough Council,
Please will you provide a copy of the Design Review Panel report for the development of the former Kwik Fit site at 360-364 London Road for which an application (reference 19/P4072) has been submitted.
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Dear Mr Burton,
Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 Information request FOI F13473
We have now considered your information request as set out below.
Please will you provide a copy of the Design Review Panel report for the
development of the former Kwik Fit site at 360-364 London Road for which
an application (reference 19/P4072) has been submitted.
The proposal subject of the application 19/P4072 has not been reviewed by
the Design Review Panel.
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Dear Paul Garrett,
A proposals for the Kiwk Fit site was considered by the Design Review Panel on 4 April 2019 - as Pre App 19/P0313.
Please provide a copy of the report of this review.
Dear Mr Burton,
As previously stated in the response to your FOI, the proposal subject of
the application 19/P4072 has not been reviewed by the Design Review
The current application 19/P4072 - the subject of your FOI enquiry - is
for a different scheme to that reviewed by the Design Review Panel on 4
April 2019, albeit on the same site.
The scheme reviewed on 4 April 2019 was at pre-application stage and thus
not open to the public. If the current application 19/P4072 was for the
scheme reviewed on 4 April, the DRP notes would have been placed on the
public planning file.
As this is not the case, the notes of the previous scheme, which is not
currently being pursued by the applicant, will not be put on the
application file. Should the applicant wish to submit an application for
the scheme reviewed on 4 April 2019, then the notes of this review will
duly be placed on the public file.
To put on public file notes for a proposal that is not that currently
being pursued, simply because it is on the same site, would be
inappropriate and serve only to mislead both the public and Planning
I trust this clarifies the matter.
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