The Group is concerned that the Council's insistence on a 1000-pupil secondary school instead of a primary school, as originally planned, will mean the loss of the playing field. MBCG has recently met with councillors and suggested alternatives sites which would provide a secondary school with more space and better facilities.
The Group's leaflet , recently distributed locally, sets out how to Help Save the Heart of Mortlake.
We feel that it is time for the people of Mortlake to tell the Council their views.
The MBCG response is here.
These are the pages about Mortlake in the Local Plan, Local Plan Publication PDF
You can go to the Council's website which has all the documents, LBRUT Publication Consultation on the Local Plan
One of our members has made it easier by completing most of the Local Plan Representation Form from the LBRUT website, leaving you to add your own views, name and address.
Alternatively, you can send an email to email@example.com saying what you think about the Council's proposal to build a secondary school on the playing fields, and any other thoughts you have about the development.
It is important that as many people as possible do this, your views matter and will be considered. The deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 15 February.
The exhibition of the developer's proposals for the site and for traffic management has been confirmed as
at The Stag Brewery Sports Club, Lower Richmond Road, SW14 7ET
This will be another opportunity to give our views on the development. Both opportunities are important, our views matter.
The developer's exhibition explaining the outline plans for the brewery site has been delayed again.
We understand that an exhibiltion on the brewery site will run from Wednesday 1 March to Saturday 4 March but this has yet to be confirmed.
The Group remains concerned that the Council's insistence on a 1000-pupil secondary school would mean the loss of the playing field. MBCG has recently met with councillors and suggested altenatives sites which would provide a school with more space and better facilities.
We feel that it is now time for the people of Mortlake to tell the Council their views.
See the leaflet we are distributing and advice on how to Help Save the Heart of Mortlake .
A well attended meeting of the Group took place at the Ship on Monday 9th.
We expect the developers to reveal their outline plans at an exhibition during early February (details will be posted on this site when we know them).
With the Council wanting a large secondary school on the site, the proposed development could be much more crowded and housing much denser than envisaged in the 2011 Development Brief which the community broadly supported.
A major concern it the possible loss of the playing field Ė one of only three green spaces in Mortlake. Can Mortlake really take a 45% increase in households? Would the resulting increase in traffic mean the roads grinding to a halt?
The Groupís officers are due to meet the Leader of the Council soon and will be in contact with the Mayor of Londonís office about the planning process. There is a clear consensus about what the community wants. MBCG supports the development of the site in principle but it needs to be taken forward in a balanced way which puts the heart back into Mortlake.
We urge all residents of Mortlake to attend the coming public exhibition and give their views on the plans.
The Councilís desire for a large secondary school on the site raises a number of questions: can this be achieved without compromising the principal features of the planning brief (eg density and height of housing, the overall amount of open space, and the creation of a new village heart for Mortlake); should the playing field be retained as an open space; and will the Council and the developer ensure that the design of the school is compatible and sympathetic to the design of the rest of the development?
The drop-in exhibition and public meeting projected by the developers for September and then October have been delayed until next year. No details have been added to the Soundings website since it was launched in July.
The shape of the developer's plan has become clearer. See the papers for the September meeting of the Group on the Documents page.
Representatives of the Group met with the developers on 10 August - see note of the meeting.
Richmond Council's Local Plan sets out the requirements for the redevelopment of the brewery site.
Soundings launch a website for public consultation on the "Stag Brewery Regeneration" and say there will be a drop-in exhibition in mid to late September.
The Mortlake Brewery Community Group met with the architects to hear their initial ideas for the site.
Soundings seek views of local residents at Mortlake Fair.
A planning application has been submitted for Boat Race House which could set a dangerous benchmark for the brewery site.
The site owner has appointed Soundings to undertake a consultaion with the local community on the future of the Stag Brewery.
Squire and Partners have been appointed as architects for the development.
Dartmouth Capital Advisers, a London-based development company, will be acting for City Developments, the Singaporean owners of the Mortlake Brewery Site.
The Mortlake Brewery site has been bought from City Developments, a Singapore based company.