Planning Overview

Priory Crescent Clinic is a vacant former health-care centre within use class E, formerly D1. The property is located within the London Borough of Sutton and is not situated within a conservation area.

The site forms part of the Cheam Leisure Centre Site Allocation (Allocation S36) as stipulated within the London Borough of Sutton’s Local Plan. The wider site is allocated for leisure, community and health uses. The site is also located within an Area of Potential Intensification.

The property has been deemed surplus to requirements by the Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).  The property previously provided a phlebotomy clinic before being relocated to Cheam in January 2020.  The property was also occupied by Sutton CCG who moved their administrative services to Sutton’s Civic Centre in January 2020.

NHS Property Services are of the opinion that the proposed residential development of the site will be compliant with local and national planning policy. It will allow for the sale of an NHS site that is surplus, which will provide much needed funds for reinvestment in the NHS estate and services, without harming the provision of healthcare. The redeveloped site will also contribute towards meeting local housing need. However, prospective purchasers should obtain their own planning advice and make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities.

Existing and alternative community uses within Use Class E (formerly D1) would not require planning permission for change of use.

For more information, please refer to the Priory Crescent Pre-Application Supporting Planning Statement which is available to download from the Data Room.

Pre-Application Proposal

In December 2020, NHS Property Services submitted a pre-application to the London Borough of Sutton’s planning authority. The scheme designed by Stitch Architects proposes the demolition of the existing building and redevelopment to provide 7 new family homes, set along a new street accessed from Priory Crescent. The scheme proposes a terrace of 5 no. three bedroom townhouses and 2 no. two bedroom semi-detached houses with a total GIA of 7,786 sq ft (723.3 sq m). Each property benefits from a private garden, allocated parking and cycle storage.

A formal planning response from the LB Sutton will be made available to bidders and uploaded to the Data Room once received.

All documents relating to the pre-app submission are available to download from the data room.

Proposed Schedule of Accommodation

2 Storeys
1 Number
81.3 GIA/NIA (sqm)

2 Storeys
1 Number
102 GIA/NIA (sqm)

3 Storeys
5 Number
108 GIA/NIA (sqm)

7 Number
723.3 GIA/NIA (sqm)

Indicative image of proposed scheme © Stitch Studio