Developers who want to knock down a stretch of homes in Sutton and build 59 new ones have officially submitted their plans amid residents’ opposition.

Sutton Guardian reported in July how Crown Hill Surrey Developments were in talks with Sutton Council over the proposals.

Now their designs have been put forward for the row of houses in 94-108 Benhill Road, validated by the authority on October 3.

But some people have raised concerns over the plans which would involve 38 homes with one bed, 12 with two, and nine with three.

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The design and access statement reads: “We have studied the site and local context to better understand the features that define the local distinctiveness of the area.

“The result is a proposal that complements the local character of the site whilst creating its own unique and distinctive identity.

“A design that is both contemporary and understated, that has been carefully crafted and detailed so that it responds harmoniously to its setting.”

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People who live in Benhill Road wrote to Sutton councillors and MPs after they found out about the plans by Crown Hill Surrey Developments.

John Lambert, a resident for 46 years, said that the height and design of the proposal is “far more intrusive” than the current semi-detached homes in the area.

Because of this, it would “severely reduce light”.

John Fraser, also of Benhill Road, has lived in the area for more than 25 years and believes parking that is already a “nightmare” would worsen as a result.

He also thinks that if the development goes ahead ahead then residents affected “by any aspect” should be awarded compensation for the “disruption and convenience”.

The developers want to knock down the existing homes between 94 and 108 Benhill Road, in addition with 94a Benhill Road.

That would make way for 59 new homes alongside car and cycle parking spaces at the rear of the property at basement level.

Each home would have its own private balcony or terraces and have access to a communal courtyard.

It was after people were encouraged to submit their feedback to developers before August 7 that the plans were submitted in September and validated the following month.