Kingsland CAAC December 2021

Planning Applications for Kingsland CAAC meeting for December 2021

 

2020/3510 148 Culford Road, N1 4HU Erection of ground and first floor rear extensions, provision of mansard roof, rear elevation fenestration alterations and associated works. (Raymond Okot)

We strongly object to this application. The plot with its hived off neighbour to the south has already been highly developed and the proposed extensions at the rear are out of character with the existing building. The introduction of the mansard roof will break the clearly established parapet roofline and thus have a seriously detrimental effect on the surrounding buildings and the long view from Culford Grove.

 

2020/3376 Micycle, 58a Southgate Road, N1 3JF Demolition of existing buildings in rear yard and erection of a part-one part-two-storey building; erection of an infill link building between 62 and 64 Southgate Road; and associated landscaping to facilitate use of the site as a nursery (Class E). [For consultation purposes the proposed hours are 7am-7pm Monday-Friday and 8am-4pm Saturday-Sunday (ancillary) with a total of 129 children]. (Alix Hauser)

We still have serious concerns about this proposed development. The two storey portion adjacent to Orchard Mews is rather demanding, a single storey would sit far more happily within the existing buildings. We appreciate that this would mean reducing the size of the nursery but we question whether there is sufficient space for 129 children and 35 staff. The outside space is very limited and the hard surfaces will create a lot of reverberated sound to surrounding buildings. It is proposed to stagger play times and this will mean that the duration of the noise will be longer with consequent effect on local residents. A new infill at 62b should be set back to the same depth as 58a as this would help to maintain the historic setting of the paired villas. Although not a pastiche of 58a ensuring the window openings at first floor level were a match in position and size would again reinforce the rhythm along the streetscape. The location of the bin store at 62b may be detrimental to the residents at number 64. The bins positioned hard against the flank wall are bound to cause disruption. This is commercial waste and maybe collected daily at unsocial hours. While sound proofing may be incorporated within the wall it will not reduce the noise of the collection process.

 

2020/3436 Flat 1, 29 Ardleigh Road, N1 4HS Replacement of rear elevation windows to double glazed timber windows. (Kelsi Bolstad)

We are disappointed that the applicant has not taken the opportunity to reinstate windows that reflect the correct proportions of the period. This rear façade is visible from the houses behind along Southgate Road and from Florence Mews. There is insufficient detail in the drawings of the proposed windows and doors. The glazed section of the proposed door to the kitchen sits awkwardly with that of the adjacent windows.

 

2020/3545 Part Railway Arch 324 Acton Mews, E8 4EA Partial change of use from storage and distribution (use class B8) to restaurant/retail (Use Class E), elevational alterations and erection of ventilation equipment (Danny Huber)

No objection

 

2020/3501 58 Englefield Road, N1 4HA Alterations to front boundary treatment and front landscaping, comprising new piers, erection of railings and metal plate, new gate, paving and steps. (Danny Huber)

We object to this application. The intention may be to enhance the frontage but there are too many brick piers, especially the bin store ones, which will create significant visual clutter. There is a lack of specification and detail of the railings and their plinths. We are concerned that the plethora of new railings and gates will overpower the original ironwork and be detrimental to the façade. There is no information about the metal plate forming the bin store. Although permeable joints are proposed between the Portland stone pavers they are unlikely to provide a large enough area for absorption of surface water.

 

2020/3652 Flat A, 11 Ufton Road, N1 5BY Relocation of front door, alterations to rear doors including internal alterations (Raymond Okot)

We object to this application. The use of uPVC for the bifold doors at the rear is not appropriate in the Conservation Area. The drawings in general are poor and fail to give enough information, there is no mention of materials or details for the new windows and door at the front. The proposed replacement of the garage door with a new entrance door and window breaks the balance of the façade. A central window would be preferable with a retained and improved doorway in the current position, as the new internal layout looks cluttered.

 

2020/3859 35 Northchurch Road, N1 4EB Erection of two storey side extension at lower and upper ground floor levels following demolition of existing garage; erection of single storey rear extension at lower ground floor; alterations to fenestration on front and rear elevations; replacement of front boundary treatment; installation of gate in side boundary wall; changes to front lightwell; installation of bike store; landscaping and other associated works. (Alix Hauser)

We have no objection in principle and overall it is a nice scheme, however we do have some concerns. We think that the proposed stucco with its indented pattern should match in its proportions that of the houses both adjacent and opposite, namely a four band division at the window rather than three. We also feel that the junction of the stucco with the brickwork on the flank wall is very unsatisfactory. We are pleased to see that the proposed side extension will be set back from the main front façade however the comparison with the recently built extension at number 28 is less welcome. The projection of this extension well beyond the rear façade has resulted in an overbearing flank wall along Culford Road. In the case of number 35 it would be more acceptable if the side extension, at least at the upper floor level, did not project beyond the garden façade of the main building. However a key factor will be ensuring the quality of brickwork and overall finish so that the extension sits well with the main building. We wondered why the proposed location for the new bike store is not hard against the side wall which would allow a less cluttered view of the front façade of the house. Incidentally this application is listed as 35 Northchurch Road whereas the correct address is 35 Northchurch Terrace.

 

2020/3499 33 Buckingham Road, N1 4HY Erection of a ground floor rear extension; alterations to existing single storey rear extension; and new door to the existing roof terrace at first floor level and replacement balustrade (Louise Prew)

We object to this application. The existing extension projects approximately 4.5 metres from the rear wall of the original house. To extend a further 2.5 metres would be a bad precedent for the Conservation Area. The positioning of the lantern skylight looks odd with respect to the rear window at first floor level, presumably this location maximises the area of available roof terrace. Although the applicant states that the proposed new roof will not be used as a terrace what is to prevent subsequent residents from doing so in the future?

 

2020/3451 42 Hertford Road, N1 5AE Elevational alterations comprising insertion of 2 x windows to front elevation. (Danny Huber)

We have no objection to the window but do object to its proposed position. There is a balance to the façade and the new opening should sit in line with the first floor window.

 

2020/3475 283a Kingsland Road, E2 8AS Retrospective application for the continuous use of the existing seating area on the terrace floor including metal balustrade for safety. (Kelsi Bolstad)

No objection in principle, but there is not enough information to show how the proposal relates to the other properties in the area.

 

2020/3662 204 Hoxton Street, N1 5LH Refurbishment, repairs and insertion of new entrance door to listed facade. (Alix Hauser)

No objection

 

2020/3790 35 Northchurch Terrace, N1 4EB Erection of two storey side extension at lower and upper ground floor levels following demolition of existing garage; erection of single storey rear extension at lower ground floor; alterations to fenestration on front and rear elevations; replacement of front boundary treatment; installation of gate in side boundary wall; changes to front lightwell; installation of bike store; landscaping and other associated works. (Alix Hauser)

We have no objection in principle and overall it is a nice scheme, however we do have some concerns. We think that the proposed stucco with its indented pattern should match in its proportions that of the houses both adjacent and opposite, namely a four band division at the window rather than three. We also feel that the junction of the stucco with the brickwork on the flank wall is very unsatisfactory. We are pleased to see that the proposed side extension will be set back from the main front façade however the comparison with the recently built extension at number 28 is less welcome. The projection of this extension well beyond the rear façade has resulted in an overbearing flank wall along Culford Road. In the case of number 35 it would be more acceptable if the side extension, at least at the upper floor level, did not project beyond the garden façade of the main building. However a key factor will be ensuring the quality of brickwork and overall finish so that the extension sits well with the main building. We wondered why the proposed location for the new bike store is not hard against the side wall which would allow a less cluttered view of the front façade of the house. Incidentally this application is listed as 35 Northchurch Road whereas the correct address is 35 Northchurch Terrace.

 

2020/3649 204 Hoxton Street, N1 5LH Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) attached to planning permission 2019/1628 dated 28/08/2019 for the 'replacement of façade of north west part of building, including remodelling at corner of Hoxton Street and Nuttall Street; elevational alterations to include replacement fenestration on southern and eastern elevations; new entrance door to listed facade; and erection of a roof extension to create an additional 3 bedroom dwelling (Use Class C3) The effect of the variation would amend the roof form of the extension, retain the existing bay feature on the front elevation (west), install a canopy of the west elevation and make alterations to windows and elevation detailing. (Alix Hauser)

No objection

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