New plans for three-storey building and flats on Surbiton vacant lot

The vacant lot in St Philip's Road. Photo: Google

The vacant lot in St Philip's Road. Photo: Google

First published in News Surrey Comet: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter - 020 8722 6313

Surbiton’s extensive Georgian housing could have a new neighbour if a plan to build new flats is given the go-ahead.

Thornhill Properties has submitted plans for a new three-storey block with a basement in St Philip’s Road, which it hopes to turn into four two-bedroom flats in a similar style to neighbouring buildings.

The site, currently a vacant lot, is opposite St Philip’s Road car park, on land behind 27-29 St James’ Road.

The scheme is similar to one approved on appeal some years ago, but narrower because the developer was unable to buy more land.

Planners said the building would have a design “wholly in keeping with its surroundings”, and its construction would mean “the removal of an eyesore site”.

Residents have until Friday, June 20, to tell Kingston Council what they think of the plans.

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10:34am Tue 3 Jun 14

DB says...

This could be good news. There are a couple of other blocks in that area that are of very high quality and do a good job of blending into their surroundings.

I hope this is approved quickly before Kingston Council find another developer to put up one of the cheap, flat fronted blocks that they have been so fond of approving elsewhere.in the borough.
This could be good news. There are a couple of other blocks in that area that are of very high quality and do a good job of blending into their surroundings. I hope this is approved quickly before Kingston Council find another developer to put up one of the cheap, flat fronted blocks that they have been so fond of approving elsewhere.in the borough. DB
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4:37pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Tony from Surbiton says...

DB wrote:
This could be good news. There are a couple of other blocks in that area that are of very high quality and do a good job of blending into their surroundings.

I hope this is approved quickly before Kingston Council find another developer to put up one of the cheap, flat fronted blocks that they have been so fond of approving elsewhere.in the borough.
Agree. So long as it's done well and in keeping with surrounding buildings - it should be welcomed.
[quote][p][bold]DB[/bold] wrote: This could be good news. There are a couple of other blocks in that area that are of very high quality and do a good job of blending into their surroundings. I hope this is approved quickly before Kingston Council find another developer to put up one of the cheap, flat fronted blocks that they have been so fond of approving elsewhere.in the borough.[/p][/quote]Agree. So long as it's done well and in keeping with surrounding buildings - it should be welcomed. Tony from Surbiton
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