Submitting an application
The lead resident will need to:
- Obtain written consent from the legal owner of each property affected that they consent to the installation of an alley gate.
- Obtain written confirmation that they are the legal owner of the property.
- Contact the LB Redbridge Ally Gates Coordinator for an indication of approximate costs (email@example.com or 0208 708 5974)
- Complete the online application, supplying evidence.
When we have received the application
Upon receiving the application the alley gates coordinator will make further enquiries with:
Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhood Team for crime ASB statistics
- Redbridge's Community Protection Team for statistics regarding anti-social behaviour
Redbridge's Street Cleansing Service for statistics on fly-tipping and waste issues.
The alley gates coordinator will also:
- obtain a quote for the installation of a gate(s)
- carry out a site visit with relevant organisations
- obtain a decision on funding;
- attend planning team meeting for guidance on whether planning permission is needed or whether a gate can be placed/designed in such a way as to avoid the need for permission. This depends on factors such as height of gate, proximity to highway and also any listed buildings. If planning permission is required residents will need to make the application.
- feedback to the lead resident
If planning permission is required
If planning permission is needed, residents will need to make the application to the planning service
This will require technical drawings to support the application and an application fee of £206.
Next steps after feedback
When the lead resident has received feedback from the alley gating coordinator, residents set up a separate bank account and collect money.
We will then:
- agree the final specification with residents
- invoice the residents for 25% of the total cost
- commission the gate(s); and
- check the installation is complete and authorise payment