Clapton CAAC June 2018

Planning Applications for Clapton CAAC June 2018


2018/1961 415 Mare Street E8 1HY Installation of new shopfront. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal except to suggest that a modest stall riser be maintained in the shop front.


2018/1572 and 2018/1597 2 Sutton Place E9 6EH Retrospective listed building consent for the installation of single glazed timber sash windows with acoustic glazing on front elevation at first floor level. and Internal alterations including installation of bathroom at first floor level to the rear of the property and removal of a section of wall between the existing bedrooms to create a doorway. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal but laments the missed opportunity to replace the glazing with specialised 'Slimlite'-type units with a thermal improvement.


2018/1310 43 Filey Avenue N16 6JL Excavation and extension of basement including enlargement of front lightwell surrounded by balustrading, introduction of two additional rear lightwells, enlargement of existing openings to front and rear elevation at basement level; and introduction of replacement door to front elevation and 2No. additional openings to rear elevation at basement level to provide an additional self-contained residential unit at basment level. For the purposes of consultation only, the proposed accommodation comprises 1No. two bedroom flat. (Catherine Slade 020 8356 8056)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal save to observe the modest rear lightwells may well be inadequate and are unnecessarily 'austere' in the context of the rear of a residential property. Some proportion of the garden might be allocated to a single, larger lightwell which would result in a more residential-like alteration.


2018/1935 Weissmandel Court Flat 25 Clapton Common E5 9FA Retrospective application for the amalgamation of flats 25 and 26 (one 1-bed and one 3-bed) to create one 4-bedroomed flat. (Danny Huber 020 8356 1453)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal, provided the external appearance is unaffected. However we note this is the second application (after 2018/0875) to amalgamate two flats within the new Ilan Square development. This is not sustainable and highlights the inadequacy of current policy in supplying sufficient large family units in a part of the borough where demand is entirely predictable and demonstrated.


2018/2070 162 Osbaldeston Road N16 6NJ Retrospective application for partial demolition of front boundary wall and creation of dropped kerb and pavement crossover (Danny Huber 020 8356 1453)

The Clapton CAAC objects to the additional provision of car parking which will intensify car use and causes the loss of a front garden and its domestic ornamental planting. There are no precedents and the creation of a crossover is an impediment to the safe passage of pedestrians, and other footpath users.


2018/1395 Flat A 56 Kyverdale Road N16 7AJ Erection of a part single storey part two storey lower ground and ground floor rear extension with sukka roof, provision of a roof terrace and erection of external stair to roof terrace and excavation of a rear patio (Danny Huber 020 8356 1453)

The Clapton CAAC objects to the proposed rear extension in its current form. The block-like form of the two storey rear extension is large and incongruous and the attempt to incorporate a small roof terrace alongside is equally alien and uncharacteristic. The functional staircase down from it further creates an unordered, rudimentary feel to the entire proposal.


2018/2143 103 Lower Clapton Road E5 0NP Installation of replacement shopfront and installation of three overhead lamps at fascia level. (Gerard Livett 020 8356 8398)

We welcome the reduction of the fascia and but would prefer to see a larger stall riser re-introduced as well.


2018/1739 24 Chardmore Road N16 6JD Conversion of single dwellinghouse into 2 self-contained residential units (1x3 bed; 1x2 bed) (Jeni Cowan 020 8356 1371)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.


2018/1304 Flats A + B 48 Brooke Road N16 7LR 48A - Conversion of a 1 bed flat into a 2 bed flat via internal alterations and demolition of existing side/rear (infill) return and erection of single storey side/rear (infill) return. 48B - Conversion of the loft to provide a further 2 bedrooms + shower room with the addition of a rear dormer and three rooflights on front slope, and new access provided to the rear garden via new door and stairs to the existing rear bedroom on first floor. (Jeni Cowan 020 8356 1371)

The Clapton CAAC considered the rear dormer in need of reduction in scale at the top and sides to bring it in line with policy and for it to remain a subservient element. Additionally the juliette balcony is an alien form for a dormer and should be removed. Three front rooflights are also contrary to policy and should be limited to the two in line with the fenestrations below. The rear extension drawings are confusing and elevations appear to include elements not show on the plan but which are resumed to be garden enclosure. We suggest further, clearer drawings of the rear elevation are secured. In any event the proposed landing and metal staircase are likely to give rise to overlooking issues and in their current form, appear to be a poorly designed aspect of the scheme.


2018/2076 58 Chardmore Road N16 6JH Erection of a single storey ground floor infill extension (Kim Aukett 020 8356 4740)

The Clapton CAAC objects to the design detail of this drab infill extension which fails to either have any regard to the existing fenestration and proportions nor to distinguish itself with good quality modern design.


2018/1815 36 Maury Road N16 7BP The erection of a single storey lower ground floor side extension to the terraced house (Kim Aukett 020 8356 4740)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.


2018/1981 23 Fountayne Road N16 7EA Permitted Development Class A - Erection of a rear ground floor extension. (Kim Aukett 020 8356 4740)

The Clapton CAAC notes there are no documents associated with this application which makes it impossible to comment on whether the proposal is a lawful development in a Conservation Area. Regardless of the type of proposal, the LPA ha a duty to provide full particulars of the application on its public register, for observation.


2018/1693 25 Stoke Newington Common N16 7ER Loft conversion and erection of a new dormer window to the rear slope of the existing main roof. (Kim Aukett 020 8356 4740)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal save to question the somewhat esoteric perforated metal screens to the rear dormer for which we suggest more detailed design is obtained.


2018/1858 St John At Hackney Church Lower Clapton Road E5 0PD Amendments to the ramped approach and steps to the north portico to provide disabled and step free access to the church (Liz Sullivan 020 8356 1667)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.


2018/1230 13 Kenmure Road E8 1JU Erection of two rear dormer extensions and two front rooflights, single storey rear extension at ground floor level, and excavation of enlarged basement with front and rear light well with stairs leading up to rear garden. (Liz Sullivan 020 8356 1667)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.


2018/1608 4 Clapton Passage E5 8HS Conversion of 1x3-bed basement and ground floor residential unit into 2 x residential units (1x studio and 1 x 2-bed) and associated front lightwell alterations. (Louise Smith 0208 356 8061)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection in principle but the resultant lightwell seems unsatisfactory. There is no proposed boundary change which seems desirable (provided it is done sensitively) to improve light levels. The reduction of hard standing to what is already a cramped area (the supplied photos show bins and bikes already squeezed in) does not square with the presumed additional pressure on bin and bike storage that the development brings about. In addition there are no details of proposed materials, which must be established.


2018/2032 Brett Manor Garages Gould Terrace E8 1JT Demolition of existing garages and erection of part single/part two storey 2-bed dwellinghouse including associated cycle storage, refuse & recycling facilities and landscaping. (Louise Smith 0208 356 8061)

The Clapton CAAC notes the proposed front elevation of the property is thrust forward of the adjacent terrace and makes for an uncomfortable relationship to the public highway. Whilst the current rear wall of the garages is in the same position as the proposed front elevation, as a blank wall it is less troublesome and invasive on the adjacent footpath.


2018/1129 398-400 Mare Street E8 1HP Change of use of Health Centre (D1) to B1 (a) start-ups, and 1 new A1 (Hair Salon/Beauty consultant) to North Block ground floor; New front secuirty gates; Change of use of refuse store and bike store in South block to B1 (Office Use), and relocate refuse store to north block. (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

The Clapton CAAC objects to the principle of change of use. It has not been demonstrated that the marketing has been at an appropriate financial level commensurate with the use and site restrictions. The proposed use was found sound from an access and size point of view when the previous permission (2013/1000) was granted. The applicant makes no claim that there is no need for such a development - only that they have been unable to attract offers on their terms. If the application is to be granted then the proposed 'start-up' space should be affordable workspace in perpetuity and efforts should be made to capture the significant planning gain that arises from the change of use, by securing a substantial discount on market rents.


2017/4814 13 & 15 Clapton Common E5 9AA Joint application at 13 and 15 Clapton Common: Excavation of basement with front, side and rear lightwells; erection of part single-storey part three-storey rear extensions at lower ground, upper ground and first floor levels; erection of hip to gable roof extension with rear roof extensions; elevational alterations and landscaping (including refuse/recycling and cycle storage) to facilitate the conversion of two units into four residential units at No.13; erection of a hip to gable roof conversion with rear roof extension at No.15 to provide additional office (B1 use class) floorspace and increase size of residential unit. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal provided that conditions prohibit the parking of motor vehicles in the front garden of No 13 Clapton Common.


2018/1544 Yetev Lev Boys School 111 - 115 Cazenove Road N16 6AX Erection of third floor mansard roof extension to provide 7 classrooms and playground above; extension to existing stairwell to rooftop level and provision of lift. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

The application site lies just outside the Conservation Area but is at a prominent corner site and provides something of a gateway to it. In principle, a mansard extension might be acceptable but the precise form and scale of the proposal is unsatisfactory and dominates the host building with it's elongated form, which rises well above a single storey in height in order to accomodate a raised playground. Further design refinement may be able to mitigate this, provided it is also able to contain the noise. Additionally the site suffers from inconsiderate double parking throughout its use - often with large vehicles. Intensification of the site use must carefully consider how this issue might be managed and the current travel plan is extremely vague and unconvincing.


2018/2073 1 Forburg Road N16 6HP Erection of a rear roof extension to main roofslope and an infill roof extension above the existing three storey outrigger. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

The Clapton CAAC objects to the proposed roof extension on this prominent end-of-terrace site where the form would be highly visible and somewhat clumsy, and would harm the established rhythm of roof form visible from Filey Avenue, and which is a characteristic of the Conservation Area.


2018/1686 56 Fountayne Road N16 7DT Variation of condition 2 (plans) of approval 2017/3250 for "Erection of front and rear roof extensions and insertion of side rooflight (following demolition of existing rear roof extension and removal of front rooflight)". The effect of the changes would be to add a sukkah roof to the rear roof extension. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

The proposed succoh 'rooflight' is somewhat ungainly and would appear to bring the apex of the dormer up to the ridge of the main roof, contrary to policy. Notwithstanding the implications of a large open hole in the roof upon building regulations, we suggest more detailed drawings of the proposed construction are obtained prior to approval, and some efforts are made to reduce its profile.


2018/1650 4 Forburg Road N16 6HS Conversion of the property into two self-contained dwellings comprising 1 x 3 bed and 1 x 2 bed units (Retrospective). (Saskia Wilson 020 8356 1804)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.


2018/1596 115 Osbaldeston Road N16 6ND Existing use of shipping containers as storage (use class B8) (Saskia Wilson 020 8356 1804)

The Clapton CAAC objects to the application. Not only is no evidence of continued use supplied, but the existence of the containers, and their harmful effect on the character of the area has, we believe, been brought to the LPA's attention some time previously, at which point the clock ought to have stopped on continuous use. We further note that the corrugated plastic roof did not appear on Google Street View until May 2015 and was absent in July 2014.


2018/1703 1 Osbaldeston Road N16 7DJ Erection of a single storey rear infill extension, the erection of a rear dormer and a side dormer at the main roof level; insertion of a rooflight to the front roof slope; the excavation and extension of the existing basement and changes to existing fenestration at the rear basement level. (Saskia Wilson 020 8356 1804)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.


2018/1794 The Rectory Scout Hut and former Learning Trust Facility St John-at-Hackney Lower Clapton Road E5 0PD Non material amendment to application 2012/3345 dated 6/3/15 for a mixed use redevelopment to provide buildings of 4 storeys accommodating 58no mixed tenure dwellings and up to 1120sq m community facilities (Use Class D1). Amendments include changes to apartment layouts, minor adjustments to elevations, increase in building height by 225mm, relocation of disabled car parking spaces, changes to landscaping, minor changes to specification of materials and design fo roof plant enclosure, and installation of louvres to lightwell. (Steve Fraser-Lim 020 8356 8093)

This application comes without an application form or any drawings and only a brief narrative of the proposed changes, making the application impossible to evaluate. It is unacceptable that this major application site application apparently passed validation on this basis.


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