30-32 Beddington Lane is the site next to the allotments – for many years a centre selling garden ornaments, residents became alarmed when PB Materials took over the lease and ran a large-scale builders’ merchants from the premises.
Their lease was not renewed and there were still born plans for a business development project on the site. Most recently it became a temporary home to Conways’ teams working on the Beddington Lane “improvements”.
Councillors have just been informed that there is a proposed new tenant for the site, a company specialising in off-site drilling.
The London Borough of Sutton have checked on the activity they propose to carry on at the site and its main use will be storage of equipment/tools and a small workshop where they will repair these.
The site will also be used in support of their separate car upholstery business, specifically stitching and gluing leather. There will be occasional cutting of steel beams but the structural support side of their business is described as only 10% of their work, the majority of which takes place off site.
They also hope to erect a small temporary warehouse and any maintenance will be conducted within this building, thereby mitigating noise levels.
Their proposals will be subject to planning consent for new build and change of use which would consider impact on neighbours, the conservation area, highways impact and flood risk among other factors.
Your Councillors will continue to keep you informed of developments and when the required planning permission is applied for.