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Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Campaigners fighting against the re-development of the Barnes hospital site say they feel they are being “ground down.”

Plans by South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust for a school and health centre were approved in June.

The remaining 56% of the plot will see 83 homes built as well as an underground car park.

More than 250 objections were put forward to Richmond Council.

Campaigner Sarah Beeching says she feel their fears about issues like air pollution have been ignored.

Statement from Richmond Council.

Air Quality dispersion modelling was undertaken to calculate the estimated pollution levels for various sources of pollution (NO2; PM2.5; PM10) at various receptors on the site boundary.

The baseline (existing without development) air quality conditions for the site were calculated using recent DEFRA data (2015) and Council data (2012/13).

An assessment of the impact of the development was then undertaken factoring in the expected vehicle trip generation from the development.

The assessment concludes that pollution levels for NO2, PM2.5 and PM10 will be well within acceptable limits (annual, daily and hourly) at building facades at the site.

The Council’s Air Quality Officer raises no objection to the application subject to the various mitigation measures proposed by the applicant and a £15,000 financial contribution towards air quality measures to raise awareness at local schools.
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