Clapton CAAC July 2020

Planning Applications for Clapton CAAC meeting for 26 July 2020


2020/1856 Regal House 156 Lower Clapton Road E5 0QJ Prior approval for siting and appearance: Installation of 4 new antenna apertures mounted on 2 new support tripods, an equipment cabinet, new handrail and ancillary communications apparatus and support poles. (Danny Huber 020 8356 1453)

In relation to the host building the new antennae are almost as high again and highly prominent. More detailed illustrations of the views from 'real' vantage points is needed to avoid these antennae being too prominent. Pushing the cabinets back from the parapet may reduce the apparent mass.


2020/1653 Flat D 60 Lower Clapton Road E5 0RN Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of planning permission 2019/0042 dated 12/07/2019 for "Erection of a two storey (plus basement) building in the rear garden to provide ancillary living accommodation associated with the existing one-bedroom unit (following demolition of existing two-storey studio) ". The effect of the variation is to straighten the western elevation at ground floor level. (Louise Prew 020 8356 8613)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.


2020/1910 16 Mildenhall Road E5 0RU Demolition of existing garage and erection of single storey building plus basement at the rear garden of 16 Midenhall Road, facing onto Millfields Road, to provide a new two bedroom single family dwelling (Class C3). (Kelsi Bolstad 020 8356 4160)

It's important that the emerging redevelopment of the garages in this stretch doesn't set low standards and so it's a shame the design of this proposal doesn't appear to have high ambitions. A more refined, maybe even simpler design for the primary elevation is needed for this to be acceptable.


2020/1652 34 Powell Road E5 8DJ Amalgamation of the existing outbuilding with the single storey rear extension and outrigger, to increase the internal habitable space of the dwellinghouse. (Claire Moore)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.


2020/0813 201 Lower Clapton Road E5 8EG Change of use of the vacant retail shop into Restaurant /Take Away together with installation of external flu duct (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

No evidence is provided that the unit has been marketed at all, let alone at a fair market value by a willing landlord/vendor. The unit is eminently lettable at a price and on term commensurate with its size, location and condition. The proposed change of use should be refused.


2020/1207 19 Alconbury Road E5 8RG Erection of rear dormer to main roof, installation 2 nos. rooflights to front rooflsope, and re-positioning of existing rooflight at rear outrigger (Abbas Sabir 020 8356 5401)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.


2020/0850 Ground Floor And Mezzanine Flat 30 Alconbury Road E5 8RH Erection of single storey structure to the rear of the existing dwelling (Fabian Culican 020 8356 4747)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.


2020/1278 31 Reighton Road E5 8SQ Alterations to existing 3 storey outrigger roof from a sloping to flat roof; three new front rooflights; alterations to existing roof extension to form roof terrace and replace window with new door; new rear window; (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

Notwithstanding the existing alterations to the house and that some immediate neighbours' alteration are particularly poor and injurious to the conservation area, that is not a reason, as the Inspector often points out, to further erode it, particularly as many of those alterations will have been either outside of planning control or some time ago, policy will have evolved significantly, and there is every possibility of them being reversed or mitigated in the future. To square off the symmetrical outrigger creates an unacceptable mass and significant overlooking issues which are harmful to the amenity of neighbours.


2020/1808 18 St Johns Church Road E9 6EJ Erection of outbuilding at rear of site, abutting Rowe Lane and associated works (Thomas Bertwistle 020 8356 2532)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.


2020/1810 74 Filey Avenue N16 6JJ Erection of two-story rear extension at basement and ground floor levels; erection of first floor rear extension; conversion of extended property into three self-contained residential units. (Gerard Livett 020 8356 8398)

There is considerable extra volume in this proposal verging on overdevelopment. The loss of a large single-family home in an area where such homes are in high demand is regrettable and should be resisted. (see 2020/0708 80 Filey Ave)


2020/0708 80 Filey Avenue N16 6JJ Conversion of three self-contained flats into a single family dwellinghouse, facilitated by a basement excavation including both a pocket and conventional front lightwell, erection of a single storey ground floor extension, roof extensions and elevational changes on the rear elevation upper floors. (Fabian Culican 020 8356 4747)

In an area where large single-family homes are an urgent requirement this reversion is welcomed (see 2020/1810 74 Filey Ave). However there is considerable extra mass at the rear - particularly at the roof and second floor level which reduced an admittedly messy existing rear elevation to a monolithic mass that is out of keeping with the host building and is to be resisted in its present form


2020/1972 133 Osbaldeston Road N16 6ND Certificate of existing use for first floor rear extension with stairs to the rear garden (Fabian Culican 020 8356 4747)

No evidence is provided that this extreme mass has been present for four years and should be refused. The structure is visible in Google Streetview from a gap between buildings in Oldhill St. Whilst a structure is present in 2018 it is not obviously the same structure and in earlier years is harder to make out.



2020/1485 Flat B 124 Kyverdale Road N16 6PR Proposed roof terrace with associated fence/ railing at existing ground floor rear extension, and installation of a retractable canopy/ awning to use over. (Abbas Sabir 020 8356 5401)

This application is, in all aspects, identical to the consented 2020/0698 which was granted with conditions to prevent it's implementation alongside an earlier extant permission. It is not clear what the applicant it trying to achieve that is different - the drawing are identical. The LPA should exercise their discretion to refuse to determine an application that has already been decided to avoid creating a consent with different conditions.


We also note our comments on the earlier consent were incorrectly abstracted by the officer and request they are reproduced in full should this application be determined, and addresses our point about the blind dormer (not as the officer puts it "a dormer WINDOW", as there is no window). Our comments were:


"This confusing application appears to proposes a small, windowless dormer-type extension to the rear roof slope; presumably to overcome issues identified in a previously refused scheme for a much larger dormer. The new dormer is not indicated on any section or the loft plan so its purpose and usefulness are hard to determine. A section through bedroom 4 should be obtained to satisfy planners that the result isn't an unnecessary and alien distraction from the roof form in this highly visible location."


2020/1704 38 B Alkham Road N16 7AA Insertion of 3 nos. rooflights at front roofslope and 2 nos. rooflights at rear roofslope, removal of 1 no. rooflight at front roofslope, and internal alterations. (Abbas Sabir 020 8356 5401)

The design proposes an excessive number of rooflights, in particular to the front elevation.


2020/1465 54 Osbaldeston Road N16 7DR Erection of a side dormer with rooflight, rear dormer with sukkah roof, and 2 nos. rooflights to front rooflsope. (Abbas Sabir 020 8356 5401)

The terrace is characterised by a largely intact pattern of symmetrical pairs of hipped roofs. The conversion from hip to gable is to be resisted as it would be contrary to policy both in regard to the loss of a hipped roof and as a break to an established roof pattern. In addition the proposal is poorly designed, somewhat chaotic and overbearing and projects above the ridge.

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