Kingsland CAAC May 2022

Planning Applications for Kingsland CAAC meeting for May 2022

 

2022/0225 Currell, Sales Office, 305 Kingsland Road, E8 4DL Variation of condition 2 (development in accordance with approved plans) of planning permission ref 2019/2175 dated 12/12/2020. Variations include: An additional storey of co-living accommodation within the consented volume to bring the number of rooms to 150; Alterations to design of the facades to allow for the additional storey of co-living accommodation; Consolidation of communal amenity spaces for co-living accommodation including provision of a gym; Alterations to sizes and types of co-living rooms; Exposure of soffits to allow for consolidating floor to ceiling heights; A reduction in massing of south-western wing; A new shared lobby at ground floor; Reduction in size of loading bay; Fire escape and secure cycle entrance to front elevation; Increase in commercial floorspace; Alterations to placement of smaller rooflights and increased size of southern rooflight with subsequent reduction in communal amenity space; Changes to glazing at seventh floor; Internal reconfiguration to allow for changes to cores, additional toilets, increased cycle and waste provision and plant room sizes; Removal of internal light wells; Lift and stair core raised to allow access to roof level; and External stairs from the seventh floor terraces realigned. Removal/Variation of Condition(s) (Louise Prew)

We object to this application, which proposes some fundamental changes to the original scheme and we are surprised that the applicant was not required to seek full planning consent. The introduction of the extra floor has compromised the building. The east and west facades have lost clarity and a sense of proportion such that visually the west elevation of the building becomes top heavy. The removal of the light wells and narrowing of the corridoors on the residential floors has reduced the feeling of spatial comfort. We are concerned that as a consequence of dispensing with the suspended ceilings the accoustic qualities may suffer.

 

2022/0579 The Barge House, 46a De Beauvoir Crescent, N1 5RY Variation of condition 2 (Development not in accordance) removal of condition 3 (Details-Windows and doors) of planning permission 2019/0006 dated 09/10/2019. Retention to alterations to single storey ground floor rear extension, removal of glass frame side wall and replace with brick work; removal of balconies and replace with winter gardens, remove glass roof and replace with rooflights, 3 no. bi-folding doors at the rear fa?ade and new window and door to side elevation. Removal/Variation of Condition(s) (Micheal Garvey)

No objection.

 

2022/0315 148 Culford Road, N1 4HU Erection of ground and first floor rear extensions, rear elevation fenestration alterations and associated works. Householder Planning (Catherine Nichol)

We strongly object to this application. As we stated in our response to 2020/3510 the plot, including 148a which is apparently also part of the applicant's property, has already been highly developed and the proposed extensions to the rear are out of character with the existing building. We appreciate that many of the houses in this part of Culford Road have also been substantially extended at the rear. However this scheme proposes a full width extension at the two lower levels and then a half width extension on the floor above at the third level. This is in contravention of the De Beauvoir Design Guide and would set a dangerous precedent for the Conservation Area.

 

2022/0882 55 Northchurch Road, N1 4EE Repair and recovering of main pitched roof and rear flat roof. Householder Planning (Gerard Livett)

We have no objection to this application but we wondered about the strength and longevity of the bond between the sandstone coping and the lead below.

 

2022/0956 55 Northchurch Road, N1 4EE Repair and recovering of main pitched roof and rear flat roof. Listed Building Consent (Gerard Livett)

We have no objection to this application but we wondered about the strength and longevity of the bond between the sandstone coping and the lead below.

 

2022/0702 101 Balls Pond Road, N1 4BL Erection of a full-width lower ground floor rear extension, internal alteration, and alteration to the rear garden. Householder Planning (Jonathan Bainbridge)

We have no objection although we think that some of the proposed internal alterations are not in keeping with the period of the house and may risk removal of the original fabric. We query the advisability of having a stepped floor within the extension.

 

2022/0852 101 Balls Pond Road, N1 4BL Erection of a full-width lower ground floor rear extension, internal alteration, and alteration to the rear garden. (Ref. Planning Application 2022/0702) Listed Building Consent (Jonathan Bainbridge)

We have no objection although we think that some of the proposed internal alterations are not in keeping with the period of the house and may risk removal of the original fabric. We query the advisability of having a stepped floor within the extension.

 

2022/0925 Kingsland Glass Co, 279a Kingsland Road, E2 8AS Replacement of window and addition of new door on the front elevation; replacement of two existing windows with three windows and a door on the side elevation at upper ground floor level; extension of existing basement at lower ground floor level; installation of awning on front elevation Full Planning Permission (Gerard Livett)

We strongly object to this application which is incomplete and lacks information and relevant details. The following are just some of the items that require clarification: The plans and elevations of the proposed shopfronts do not agree, see drawings 704/250 and 704/400. We note that the existing glass panel which was installed at 279a in 2020 without planning consent also differs from that shown in the proposed drawing, is it to be removed? Full details of the shopfronts are required; The indicative retaining wall for the proposed basement should be shown; The separation between the staff route to the amenities and the storage area should be shown; Will the two activities/uses of Ines Kitchen and Grace & Wren be separate?; Is there an opening between the Reception area and what might be the Kitchen eating area; What is the enclosure beside the central stair - a hoist? If so is it to be used; Definition is required for the kitchen eating area, the food preparation area and the provision of customer toilets; Is a separation required at upper ground floor level between the stair down to the workshop and the reception area if this is for the restaurant. There is also some confusion as to the age of the building, in 2000 the Building Exploratory published a detailed panorama of the Kingsland Road which dated 270 and 279a to circa 1860 whereas number 277 was rebuilt in the 1980's.

 

2022/0908 Flat A, 178 Southgate Road, N1 3HU Existing Timber door in white finish to be replaced with Timber French door in arctic white finish Full Planning Permission (Jonathan Bainbridge)

No objection.

 

2022/0918 Flat B, 566 Kingsland Road, E8 4AH Relocation of Boiler Flue Exhaust from front to side elevation, replacement of interim cement repairs to front and side elevations with matching brickwork and mortar, and non-abrasive brushing/washing down of existing brickwork around new flue location. (Part-retrospective) Full Planning Permission (Danny Huber)

We have no objection to this application but, as the section of replaced brickwork is clearly visible in the long view from Stamford Road, we wondered whether applying a soot wash would give a heritage gain.

 

2022/1003 Flat B, 566 Kingsland Road, E8 4AH Relocation of Boiler Flue Exhaust from front to side elevation, replacement of interim cement repairs to front and side elevations with matching brickwork and mortar, and non-abrasive brushing/washing down of existing brickwork around new flue location. (Part-retrospective) Listed Building Consent (Danny Huber)

We have no objection to this application but, as the section of replaced brickwork is clearly visible in the long view from Stamford Road, we wondered whether applying a soot wash would give a heritage gain.

 

2022/0160 17 Kingsland Road, E2 8AA Replacement shopfront with retractable awning; erection of glazed rear roof terrace with retractable roof at first floor level to replace existing timber roof terrace; erection of timber screening at first floor level to rear. Full Planning Permission (Raymond Okot)

No objection.

 

2022/0964 37 Northchurch Road, N1 4EE Erection of a single storey ground floor rear/side extension, landscaping alterations, replacement of timber boundary treatment, insertion of vent at first floor level Full Planning Permission (Danny Huber)

We strongly object to this application. The proposed extension, in wrapping around the host building, and the materials suggested would have a detrimental effect on the Ufton Road façade. The top section would be clearly seen from street level which at this point forms part of a prominent view within the Conservation Area. The side section would also be seen from Northchurch Road and would affect the setting of both the existing building and the neighbouring properties in the street.

 

2022/1011 37 Northchurch Road, N1 4EE Erection of a single storey ground floor rear/side extension, landscaping alterations, replacement of timber boundary treatment, insertion of vent at first floor level, internal alterations. Listed Building Consent (Danny Huber)

We strongly object to this application. The proposed extension, in wrapping around the host building, and the materials suggested would have a detrimental effect on the Ufton Road façade. The top section would be clearly seen from street level which at this point forms part of a prominent view within the Conservation Area. The side section would also be seen from Northchurch Road and would affect the setting of both the existing building and the neighbouring properties in the street.

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