There are plans to demolish a pharmacy in Carshalton and replace it with a block of flats.

Maplespring Ltd has applied for permission to demolish Medipharmacy, formerly known as Park Lane Pharmacy, located at 27-29 High Street.

The plan is for the site to be replaced with two Class E properties on the ground floor and nine residential units to the rear and on the upper floor.

However, not everyone is happy with the proposals. June Thompson, a Carshalton resident, said: “My main concern is the loss of a much-used pharmacy.

“There are two housing sites managed by Sutton Housing Partnership in the vicinity that are specifically for older people.

“I would imagine this will have a huge impact on these residents as it is their nearest pharmacy.

“Where are the residents supposed to get their medications in the meantime?

“The nearest would be a bus ride away meanwhile.”

The planners have changed the design after they were told it initially took up too much space in the pre-application.

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The reduction of the height and depth has allowed for more things to be included, such as car parks, places for people to sit outside and space for deliveries and bin pick-ups.

The new buildings being planned have been purposely designed to look a little different than the buildings already there.


But even though they will look a bit different, the new buildings are still considering how the buildings are shaped on the other side of the main street.

The planners hope that the development would “deliver nine high-quality homes” that “provide a high standard” of internal and external utilities.

The plans say there will be no negative effects on the neighbours or on the safety of the roads nearby, saying that things like noise, traffic and views from other homes would all stay the same.

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