Housing Group Response On Sutton Court House

Says it has changed design for 'conservation' area


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The One Housing Group has responded to residents who oppose the demolition of a Victorian house in Sutton Court Road to provide supported housing for mental health patients.

In a statement, the housing group said it was committed to providing supported housing in high-quality buildings and had changed the design which they believed was more sympathetic to the conservation area. However, the West Chiswick and Gunnersbury Society has said the latest design from the housing group would still have a "negative impact" on the character of the area.

"In January this year, we held a public exhibition of potential designs for the 15 unit purpose-built supported housing accommodation proposed to replace the existing building at 23 Sutton Court Road.

"In response to comments from local residents we have revised the plans to create a new design which we believe is more sympathetic to the conservation area", said the One group.

Revised plans for the house with trees removed for clarity - image OHG

Changes made include:

• reducing the overall bulk and height of the building

• increasing the space between the building and 21 Sutton Court Road

• redesigning the entrance, frontage and bay windows (including the addition of a

second bay)

• redesigned the roof line to hide solar panels

• changing the brick colour

• incorporating more planting.

One Housing group is a developer and provider of housing care and support and manages almost 15,000 London homes in 26 boroughs and surrounding counties.


September 21, 2013

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