Metal yard plans scrapped

Plans to demolish a Mitcham scrap metal yard and build a block of flats in its place have been refused by Merton Council.

A planning application was submitted in July last year to rebuild the closed Scrap Metal Merchant Jack Sparrowhawk & Sons site in Commonside East as a four-storey building comprising 28 apartments.

The objection mainly came as the yard sits adjacent to the designated Mitcham Green Conservation area; a planning inspector cited concerns over a lack of amenity space, and the flats exerting undue pressure on already limited parking in the area.

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