Clapton CAAC September 2016

Planning Applications for Clapton CAAC Thursday 15 September 2016

 

2016/1349 131-133 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0NP Erection of part two-storey, part three-storey, part four-storey building (with basement level below) providing nine residential units (two 3-bed, four 2-bed, one 1-bed and two 1-person studio units); associated refuse and cycle storage; associated balconies; associated green roofs and photovoltaics (Catherine Slade 020 8356 8056)

The Clapton CAAC considered the revised proposals and feel they do not address our previous concerns which we submitted in May.

 

In particular the ground floor ceiling height is un-generous and leads to an oddly proportioned building and a top heavy roof element. We recognise there may be scope for a higher building but more elegantly proportioned and massed in relation to the Windsor Castle.

 

We continue to press for a commercial (ideally retail) use at ground floor to better preserve the working viability of the adjacent public house and improve the street scene and vitality of the street.

 

 

2016/2884 St John at Hackney Church Lower Clapton Road Hackney LONDON E5 0PD Removal of existing metal ramp. New ramp to north entrance. New stairs and lift to south-west elevations. Alterations to existing windows and doors. New solar panels to roof. (Toyin Omodara 0208 356 8095)

The Clapton CAAC supports the proposal generally though is unconvinced by the proposed glazed door in terms of it's probably harm to the appearance of the primary elevation and increased security risk to the building. There are a number of churches where a primary solid door serves as final exit but inside of which sit secondary glass doors, and with some sensitive joinery, we see no reason they could not work here.

 

2016/2313 44 Clarence Mews E5 8HL Erection of first floor side and rear extensions. (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection.

 

2016/0383 45 Walsingham Road E5 8NE Erection of a mansard roof extension (retention of existing mansard roof extenison) (James Carleton 020 8356 6345)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection.

 

2016/0384 45 Walsingham Road E5 8NE Erection of a single storey rear extension (Retention of existing rear extension with a change in roof design to previously approved application) (James Carleton 020 8356 6345)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection.

 

2016/3309 94 Reighton Road Hackney LONDON E5 8SG Conversion of existing property to provide 3 self contained flats to include excavation to create new lower ground floor level with front and rear lightwells as well as mansard roof extension at main roof level and single storey extension to the rear. (Louise Smith 0208 356 8061)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposed lightwell but objects to the proposed mansard.

 

The roofline is particularly visible at this junction with Northwold Road, and the unbroken roofline at that point is a positive contributor to the Conservation Area. A solitary mansard would break that roofline and disturb the rhythm and harm the character of the Conservation Area.

 

2016/1963 73 Clapton Common LONDON E5 9AA Re-development of existing site (including demolition of existing building) to build a 3 storey (plus basement) synagogue (Class D1) including associated landscaping, waste storage and vehicular parking to the front of the building. (Louise Smith 0208 356 8061)

The Clapton CAAC objects to the proposal as it will significantly harm the setting of the adjacent Conservation Area, and designated Clapton Terrace.

 

The consultation process and design evolution is laid out in the Design and Access statement and has resulted in an arbitrary scheme that concedes more to the applicant's aspirations that those of the neighbours. It is a simple site to develop but the proposal is deeply challenging. It borrows elements of (possibly very good) schemes elsewhere and juxtaposes them in this alien context, where they become awkward and insentitive.

 

The front elevation fails on every level. It is unyielding and obtrusive.

 

The heavily glazed side elevation is designed to emit significant light to reveal the hidden fenestrations to the streetscape after dusk and very late into the evenings. This is inappropriate in a dense urban context where it will significantly affect the amenity of neighbours and further detract from the heritage character of the area.

 

The poor rendering of CGIs might not be doing the design justice but it is still clear that the form and design are brutal and insensitive and make no concessions or reference to the surrounding context. The scheme will dominate the Common from any angle, day and night.

 

There is nowhere to go from here. The applicant must start again.

 

2016/3086 150 - 188 Fawcett Estate Clapton Common Hackney LONDON E5 9DG Replacement existing timber framed windows and doors with Upvc units. (James Carleton 020 8356 6345)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection - subject to colour matching the existing dark brown frames.

 

2016/3078 16 -33 Fawcett Estate Clapton Common LONDON E5 9DG Replacement existing timber framed windows and doors with Upvc units. (James Carleton 020 8356 6345)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection - subject to colour matching the existing dark brown frames.

 

2016/2407 386-388 Mare Street LONDON E8 1HT Demolition of existing building and construction of new four-storey with basement building to provide retail space at ground and lower ground floor with five self-contained residential units on upper floors. [Note for consultation, building would have two, three and four-storey elements; proposed dwelling mix is 1 x 1-bed and 4 x 2-bed] (Gerard Livett 020 8356 8398)

The Clapton CAAC feels the design is mediocre and somewhat arbitrary. The double valley roofline, without a parapet, is not in keeping and alien. The site represents an opportunity to reintroduce high quality design to the high street and increase the significance of its buildings. This fails to achieve that.

 

It is not clear what, if anything, the design references in the vicinity. Although windows and floors take their positions as levels from each other, the rest of the elevation is arbitrary and undistinguished.

 

2016/3041 40 - 42 Amhurst Road E8 1JN Erection of first floor rear extension to provide additional floorspace to existing flats (Toyin Omodara 0208 356 8095)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection.

 

2016/2629 13 Sutton Place E9 6EH Replacement of the existing rear first floor French timber windows with new French timber windows (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection though question whether this ought to be a Listed Building Consent application (to which we would also have no objection).

 

2016/2929 3 Stamford Grove West Hackney LONDON N16 6LJ External refurbishment, including the replacement and installation of windows, doors, balustrades and front steps; excavation of a rear lightwell terrace and erection of new boundary walls, fences and gates. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal subject to evidence that the proposed matches are authentic.

 

2016/2937 3 Stamford Grove West Hackney LONDON N16 6LJ External and internal refurbishment, including the replacement and installation of windows, doors, balustrades and front steps; excavation of a rear lightwell terrace; erection of new boundary walls, fences and gates; replacement kitchens and bathrooms and a replacement internal stair rail. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal subject to evidence that the proposed matches are authentic.

 

2016/2810 41 Cazenove Road N16 6PA Conversion of existing property (which currently provides 2x4 bedroom and 1x2 bedroom flats) to create 4 self-contained flats (comprising 1x3 bed flat and 3x2 bed) with rear extension and excavation at lower ground floor level to provide front and rear light wells with railings, rear dormer and erection of external rear and side staircases. Proposal also includes new windows to the rear elevation. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection.

 

2016/2759 141 Evering Road, N16 7BU Demolition of 2No. garages and erection of two storey detached dwellinghouse (resubmission of 2015/4620) For the purposes of consultation only, the proposed dwellinghouse would provided 1 one bed residential unit. (Catherine Slade 020 8356 8056)

Like the withdrawn 2015/4620 scheme, this submission remains pokey in layout and unduly constrained by the scheme's envelope. It is a visually more innovative design than its predecessor but goes to too far and comes off as odd and incongruous.

 

2016/1557 May Court Fountayne Road N16 7EA External wall insulation and render finish to front and rear and left flank walls elevations and associated works. (Catherine Slade 020 8356 8056)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection.

 

2016/3044 25 Fountayne Road N16 7EA Erection of a side roof extension and rear dormer including provision of roof terrace (Catherine Slade 020 8356 8056)

The Clapton CAAC objects to the proposal which is intrusive and disturbs the rhythm of hipped roof pairs and would harm the character of the Conservation Area. The 2003 consent and the examples of other roof extensions cited by the applicant pre-date the Conservation Area designation and are of limited use in this application.

 

2016/2696 56 Fountayne Road N16 7DT Erection of a rear roof extension (following demolition of existing rear roof extension) (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection.

 

2015/4206 35 Oldhill Street, N16 6LR Retrospective planning permission for erection of galvanised steel extract flue on side elevation of rear addition (outrigger) from ground floor to roof level (Tim Wild 0208 356 8253)

We are uncertain why the CAAC has been reconsulted since our previous submission of 23 January 2016 which, as there are apparently no new proposals or documents, still stand:

 

"We object to the extractor flue as a large, glaring eyesore, grossly insensitive to its surroundings. Every adjacent building is either Grade II listed (Grove House and nos 2-8 Stamford Grove West) or locally-listed (Stamford Grove Mansions). It disrupts the view of anyone walking up the street. We welcome the LPA’s Enforcement notice."

 

2016/3060 10A Newick Road E5 0RR Use of lower ground floor as a self-contained flat (Class C3). (Louise Smith 0208 356 8061)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/2400 141 Evering Road LONDON N16 7BU Existing use of ground, first and second floors as five (5) self-contained residential units (Catherine Slade 020 8356 8056)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/2904 Redundant WC Block, Millfields Road E5 0RU Variation of condition 2 (Development in Accordance with Plans) of planning permission ref. 2015/2277, dated 11/12/2015 for the "Demolition of existing redundant WC block on corner of Millfields Road and Mildenhall Road and erection of four-storey building providing nine residential flats (two 3-bedroom, four 2-bedroom and three 1-bedroom) as well as flexible A1, A2, A3, B1 and D1 floor space at ground floor level; establishment of associated cycle storage (12 spaces) and refuse/recycling storage; erection of balconies to residential flats with balustrades; establishment of landscaping; establishment of green roofs and photovoltaic panel". The amendments including alterations to north and east elevations at ground floor level (infill secondary courtyard and install windows and alter primary courtyard to winter garden with balustrades, glazing and cladding). (Tim Wild 0208 356 8253)

The Clapton CAAC feels the proposal is an improvement on the consented scheme. (The application was decided before these comments were submitted)

 

2016/2913 19 Lower Clapton Road Hackney LONDON E5 0NS Variation of condition 3 (hours of opening/closing) of planning permission 2011/0935 dated 06/06/2011 (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/3191 160 Evering Road E5 8AH Variation of condition 4, 5, 6 & 7 attached to planning permission ref 2015/1118 dated 18/06/2015 (James Carleton 020 8356 6345)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/2946 22 Oldhill Street N16 6LB Prior Approval for a Larger Homes Extension for the construction of a ground floor rear extension with a depth of 6 metres, eaves height of 3m and a maximum height of 3m. (Louise Smith 0208 356 8061)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/3055 15 Clapton Square E5 8HP Submission of condition 4 (details of windows and doors) of planning permission 2016/1238 granted on 20/07/2016 (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/3056 15 Clapton Square E5 8HP Submission of details of condition 3 ( elevation drawings and cable management ) of planning permission 2015/2605 granted on 10/11/2015 (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/3057 15 Clapton Square Hackney LONDON E5 8HP Submission of condition 4 (details of balustrade, handrails and steps) of planning permission 2015/4592 granted on 15/08/2016 (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/3266 Flat A, 1 Reighton Road E5 8SQ Submission of details pursuant to condition 4 (Materials to be Approved) attached to planning permission ref 2014/3042 dated 12/01/2015. (James Carleton 020 8356 6345)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/3068 Ground Floor Temple Works Brett Passage Hackney LONDON E8 1JR Details pursuant to conditions 3 (External materials) and 5 (detailed drawings) attached to planning permission 2015/2534 dated 09/09/2015. (Gerard Livett 020 8356 8398)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/2388 19 Urswick Road LONDON E9 6EG Submission of details pursuant to condition 5 (Archaeological Evaluation) of planning permission 2015/2923 granted 25/11/2015 (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/3261 28 Fountayne Road N16 7DX Submission of details pursuant to conditions 4 (Demolition Method Statement) and 9 (Sustainable Urban Drainage) attached to planning approval 2015/3945 dated 23/12/2015 for a redevelopment to provide five self-contained residential units with retention of front facade. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/3249 71 Darville Road Hackney LONDON N16 7PT Submission of details pursuant to condition 3 (Materials) in relation to a planning permission 2015/1045, dated 01/07/2015 (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/3295 229 Evering Road, E5 8AL T1. Rear garden Lime. Section fell to ground level. (Nick Jacobs 020 8356 8078)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/3158 19 Clapton Square E5 8HP Rear garden Sycamore - Sectional dismantlement (Marc Sanders)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/3327 55 Filey Avenue, N16 6JL Rear garden: Laurel tree - fell to ground and poison (Nick Jacobs 020 8356 8078)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/3292 Ground Floor Flat A, 117 Osbaldeston Road N16 6ND Rear Garden: Sycamore: 30% height reduction to growth points. Ash x3: Coppice. Elder: Reduce height to 2.5m. Elder: reduce height to 2.5m. Sycamore: Fell to ground level and poison. (Nick Jacobs 020 8356 8078)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/2940 45A Maury Road, N16 7BP Rear garden: Prunus tree - Fell to ground level and clear as tree is dead (Nick Jacobs 020 8356 8078)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/3157 70 Maury Road, N16 7BT Rear garden: Bay tree (T1) - Fell and poison root (Nick Jacobs 020 8356 8078)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

2016/3033 81 Brooke Road, N16 7RD Rear garden: Apple tree - Fell to ground level, grind out stump and plant replacement Japanese Maple tree nearby; Pyracantha (large prickly shrub) located on adjacent 83 Brooke Road but overhanging - reduce back to the boundary (Nick Jacobs 020 8356 8078)

The Clapton CAAC has not commented on this application.

 

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