Concerned Tooting residents have raised their objections against the proposed plans on the Tooting Bec Lodge site. 

Residents are being asked to give their views on the proposals. As of October 9, 29 people have given comments, all of which objecting to the planning application. 

There are a total of three planning applications being proposed, for the site on 100 Tooting Bec Road. The planning application includes proposals for 'the erection of temporary weld mesh fence and installation of four temporary CCTV cameras'. 

In a letter sent out to residents the Tooting Bec and Balham Labour team said: "For many years we have campaigned with local residents for the Lodge to be repaired and brought back to use. We were glad to see the hoardings come down but disappointed with the high green fence. We have supported a recent application for the Lodge to continue to be an asset of community value." 

Peter McNally commented: "I remember the Lodge when it was a fully functioning Garden Centre. I've lived in Romberg Road for over 7 years and this Lodge has been an eyesore all the time I've lived here. 

"I very much welcomed the grey hoardings coming down and this gave people a great deal of pleasure in seeing the Lodge for the first time in 7 and more years. A few days later a weld mesh fence went up and then the awful green mesh.The fence is not appropriate for the area and the green mesh looks a mess.

"What we have now is worse than the grey hoardings. Installing CCTV is also not appropriate either for the area and will again make Romberg Road the poor relation to all the other roads. This has gone on far too long and has brought insecurity to the Road and a 'don't care' attitude by passing motorist and the general public. I do not support the application unless the residents of Romberg Road and others can actually see the Lodge. This has gone on long enough and has to stop. Normalise Romberg Road Please."

Another resident raised concerns about the future of the Grade II listed building, adding: "Hoarding and fencing is not acceptable as it is unsightly and will contribute to antisocial behaviour. It is a Grade II listed building and temporary fencing dividing the site and Security cameras breech the listing." 

On the whole, the objections centred around not being able to see the Lodge and the 'ugly' boundary. One resident said that the site needs to be developed into something that the community can use, while maintaining the heritage and history of the site. 

A Wandsworth Council spokesperson said: "These applications are currently under consideration and all the objections received will be taken into account when a decision is being made."