Clapton CAAC March 2020

Planning Applications for Clapton CAAC meeting for March 2020


2020/0497 91 Lower Clapton Road E5 0NP Change of use of part A1 retail at ground floor rear to provide 1x2 bedroom flat.Demolition of roof terrace and creation of new mezzanine floor and new roof, new windows to ground floor rear and new bike and bin store (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

We cannot support the loss of supplementary retail space which will clearly affect the attractiveness and viability of the main retail space in this designated District Town Centre. The existence of nearby units of a smaller footprint has no relevance to the issue, and retaining retail space must be the priority followed by some marketing at an appropriate rate to get this unit back in to commercial use.


2020/0354 14 Goulton Road E5 8HA Erection of a single storey rear extension and enlargement of basement to create two self-contained flats. (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

Although intensification of the HMO is not to be encouraged, this proposal's impact on the adjacent Conservation Area is minimal and we have no objection to the operational development.


2020/0042 23 Durlston Road E5 8RP Erection of rear roof extension, alterations to rear addition roof to form roof terrace; two new front rooflights; replace existing ground floor rear door with new door (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

We would prefer the height of the rear extension to be reduced to bring it more clearly below the existing ridge - in line with policy - but otherwise have no objection.


2020/0517 104 106 & 108 Lea Bridge Road E5 9RB Replacement of windows and doors with UVPC to front and rear elevations (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

Whilst we recognise this is just outside the conservation area, the replacement of sustainable timber frames with UPVc is to be regretted - both for the material and loss of glazing bars.


2020/0491 374 Mare Street E8 1HS Proposed fascia signage across both units (Claire Moore)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.


2020/0757 12 - 16 Rowe Lane E9 6EL Non-material amendment to permission 2016/3868 dated 18/07/19 for demolition of existing building and erection of a part 3, part 4 storey building comprising 16 flats, 135sqm of business floorspace (class B1) and associated individual private amenity spaces, cycle / refuse storage. The amendments are to the rear windows, rear balcony design and the roof finish. (Yvette Ralston 020 8356 1208)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.


2020/0466 52 Forburg Road N16 6HT Variation of plans under condition 1 of permission 2019/4027 to further extend the permitted rear extension (Fabian Culican 020 8356 4747)

This salami slicing approach to planning is to be strongly discouraged - especially in the face of several earlier refusals for what is substantially the same scheme. The cumulative effect of the development proposed results in overdevelopment and should be refused.


2020/0289 119 Osbaldeston Road N16 6ND Excavation of basement and rear light well. Construction of ground floor rear extension with roof light. Loft conversion including construction of a rear dormer window and insertion of 2 no. front roof lights. (Claire Moore)

The site has been - and continues to be - subject to enforcement notice(s) and this application presumably intends to rectify some of that. We cannot support the loss of the stained glass in the front elevation which is not addressed at all in this application and is a strong and repeated surviving characteristic of the street. The application seems to incorporate some of the aspects of the consented 2019/4514 and expand upon them, resulting in a rear extension which is excessive in height and encroaches too far into the roof plan, and well above the neighbours extension.


2020/0698 86 Osbaldeston Road N16 6NL Erection of a rear dormer extension and other external associated alterations. (Kelsi Bolstad 020 8356 4160)

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 unecessary and alien distraction from the roof form in this highly visible location.


2020/0770 73 Kyverdale Road N16 6PH Removal of condition 1(time limit) from planning application 2019/0688 dated 16/04/2019. (Louise Prew 020 8356 8613)

The planning gymnastics sought here are unnecessary. The LDC 2019/4020 made it clear that the permitted development can only be so permitted in isolation from 2019/0688. So either that PD is implemented, in which case the status of 2019/0688 is irrelevant. Or the proposed 2019/0688 is implemented with haste.


2020/0539 128 Kyverdale Road N16 6PR Erection of single storey rear extension at ground floor. (Thomas Bertwistle 020 8356 2532)

This very large ground floor extension backs on to the Conservation Area and is a somewhat perfunctory design. We suggest the glazed sukkah roof be examined to ensure it does not result in excessive light pollution.


2020/0370 141 Evering Road N16 7BU Demolition of existing garages and erection of three storey dwellinghouse together with associated works (Catherine Slade 020 8356 8056)

The attempt to create a distinguished piece of architecture is fundamentally a good approach but we are not entirely convinced the result will be as noteworthy as some of the examples cited in the Design and Access Statement. In part because the material palette is not clearly rendered or illustrated in the application. Materials and samples along with some detailed design should be reserved by condition.


2020/0106 13 Fountayne Road N16 7EA Excavation of the rear basement and erection of a 2 storey rear extension at the basement and ground floor levels of the property; installation of railings over the front lightwell. (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

The proposed extension is a substantial mass that is clearly out of proportion with the host building. The raised ground floor extension is the most injurious contributor to this. Aerial views suggest the drawings do not accurately or correctly represent the context. The garden appears either to be shared with no 15 or partly given over to it. If the latter then the remaining garden is all but obliterated by this proposal. It is not clear if the extension at no 15 is authorised but if so then the excavation for the extension at 13 should extend no further than it's neighbour's. Finally the proposed rear elevation shows a change of fenestration at the first floor which is not described in the description. Further details should be secured.

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