I have been in contact with the owners of Victoria House in North Cheam asking them for details of their plans for the eyesore building. They have sent me a copy of the presentation that some residents saw at the council’s recent Local Committee. The building is a very different design from the one that received planning permission a while back. Split into two, the new proposed building is designed to allow sunlight to enter the rear windows of the homes that face Church Hill Road. The intention is to allow the buildings to step up to a peak rather than one monolithic block sitting between lower buildings.

A public consultation will be held in May where residents will be invited to make comments before a planning application is submitted shortly afterwards. It is difficult to make a decision on the aesthetics of the building from these drawings. However it would seem that we are not going to get the landmark building that befits this important site. We all want Victoria House sorted as soon as possible, but not at any cost. Have a look and do let me know what you think.