Ruislip Residents' Association

2014

The 2014 applications and reports are shown below as they may still be of concern today.  We watch the progress of all local applications, which sometimes remain live for long periods of time.


POST OFFICE 48 HIGH STREET:

Changes are afoot- The Post Office are proposing to relocate to 68 High Street currently occupied by Sony and are consulting on their plans. It is not yet clear whether there will be a stand-alone post office facility or whether Nisa may transfer too. As the removal of the existing signage has taken place the sooner an acceptable alternative is in place the better. We have since learnt that a planning application for change of use from Class A1 (Shops) to Class A3 (Restaurants) has been submitted. Is there a lack of eating places in Ruislip?

Published on 04 June 2014

2 MIDCROFT--------A planning application has been submitted to redevelop the old Murco petrol station involving its demolition and replacement by the installation of 14 residential units, 2 commercial units at ground floor level forming part of a four storey building. There will be underground car parking facilities and cycle storage. Ruislip Residents Association will determine their position based on residents/local feedback.
Published on 04 June 2014

Post Office Ltd has recently sent out a press release advising that it is proposed to relocate Ruislip Post Office from its present site at 48 High Street to 68 High Street presently occupied by a Sony retail outlet. The move would be part of Post Office plans to modernise the network and extend the opening hours for customers. The new branch would have five serving positions-two open-plan counters, two modern screened positions and a Post Office serving point for use at the retail counter, which is open during shop opening hours. Opening hours at the new location would be Monday to Thursday: 07:00 to 21:00; Friday and Saturday: 07:00 to 22:00; Sunday 07:00 to 19:00 offering customers an extra 53 hours a week to access Post Office products and services. The new premises would have a new wider automatic door for improved access.These plans form a part of a major national investment programme to convert the Post Office network to new-style branches the largest in the history of the Post Office which also makes a commitment to no more branch closure programmes. It is not clear whether these new premises will incorporate a convenience store but the stated hours of opening would suggest so. There is a six week public consultation which will close on 3rd April and submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd  Ruislip Online South Ruislip HA4 or via email to comments @postoffice.co.uk We will keep all informed of developments. 
Published on 01 March 2014

The external signage erected at the Post Office with a particular emphasis on the 'NISA' grocery brand was considered unsuitable for a Conservation Area and the planning application for consent was refused by the local planners. Subsequently the appellants went to appeal but this too ruled against them. One month was given for the signage including advertising material to be removed and whilst this time has now expired the central NISA panel remains. The Association have contacted the local authorities enforcement team as to how they are to proceed. We will continue to keep you informed as to developments.
Published on 08 January 2014

Over recent years a number of the existing detached houses in this road have been demolished to make way for flat development completely usurping its local character. There was supposedly local planning policy that no more than 10% of the streets dwellings should become flats but this percentage has been exceeded largely where proposed developments have gone to appeal and it has been ruled that the 10% rule is purely for guidance and not official local planning policy. Given the strong feelings that this seemingly arbitrary decision making has caused the local authority are to consider making the 10% rule an integral part of The Hillingdon Development Plan so that it becomes policy and not just guidance.
Published on 08 January 2014
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