Consultation Being Held on Revised Stag Brewery Plan

Mortlake development proposal open for comment until end of September

Picture: The Stag Brewery Redevelopment Exhibition, Squire & Partners

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Mayor calls-in controversial Mortlake development due to lack of affordable housing

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The Mayor of London is carrying out a consultation on the revised plans for the major development in Mortlake to include more affordable housing.

Earlier this year, Richmond Council approved two applications for up to 813 new homes (including 150 flexible assisted living and/or residential units), a cinema, shops, offices and a secondary school on the former Stag Brewery site in Mortlake, but refused an application for a reconfiguration of Chalker’s Corner traffic junction.

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However, in May, the Deputy Mayor “called in” the applications to act as the local planning authority.

This is because developments of 150 residential units or more, or over 30 metres in height, must be referred to the Mayor of London, after the council has made a decision.

In this case, the Mayor argued that the size of development meant there should be more affordable housing, prompting the applicant, Reselton, to make some changes.

These changes are being consulted on until September 27.

Picture: The Stag Brewery Redevelopment Exhibition, Squire & Partners

The new plans feature an increase in housing to up to 1,250 units including up to 30 per cent affordable housing, compared to just 17 per cent in the original application.

A spokesman for Dartmouth Capital Advisors, the development managers for Reselton, said: “While there has been an increase in the number of affordable homes to meet the GLA’s requirements a significant number of these units are smaller being aimed at younger or older buyers and have been partly absorbed into the previously proposed care village and nursing home that have been dispensed with.

“Because of this we have been able to significantly cut back the number of car parking spaces.”

The increase in the number of homes across the scheme has also led to an increase in height of some buildings. Access to the riverside has been maintained.

Cllr Martin Elengorn, vice chair of the council’s environment and sustainability committee said: “In broad terms the main change to the scheme is to provide more and a greater proportion of affordable housing by increasing the number of units and the height.

“We will be listening to the views of the public on this trade-off before finalising the council’s position”.

The application documents are available to view on the GLA website, here.

Residents can also comment by emailing the Greater London Authority at by September 27, 2020.

The Mayor has also provisionally scheduled a virtual representation hearing for the Stag Brewery Development on November 26 at 1:30pm.

Sian Bayley - Local Democracy Reporter

August 19, 2020

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