Stoke Newington CAAC July 2020

Planning Applications for Stoke Newington CAAC meeting for 13 July 2020


2020/1462 Land at Wilmer Place N16 0BJ Erection of a building of part-two, part-three and part-four storeys comprising 30 residential units (Use Class C3); and associated development including landscaping, car parking spaces and cycle and refuse stores. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

We support the submission of the Hackney Society Planning Group. In particular we identify the design improvements and recognize they need to be carefully implemented. We also lament the eradication of all light industrial and commercial uses on the site and recognise the value they once had to the local economy and in balancing the disbenefits of building so closely to the Abney Park Cemetery boundary.


2020/1756 183-187 Stoke Newington High Street N16 0LH The replacement of the existing windows with white timber windows on the second and loft levels. (Kelsi Bolstad 020 8356 4160)

We have no objection to the proposals.


2020/1733 35 Kersley Road N16 0NT Excavation of front lightwell and insertion of bay window at basement level (Danny Huber 020 8356 1453)

We have no objection to the proposals.


2020/1799 Flat 4 149 Stoke Newington High Street N16 0NY Installation of 1x timber sash window to the rear elevation. (Thomas Bertwistle 020 8356 2532)

We have no objection to the proposals.


2020/1553 121 Stoke Newington Church Street N16 0UH Prior notification for change of use from A1 (cake shop) to A3 (cafe /coffee shop). (Thomas Bertwistle 020 8356 2532)

We have no objection to the proposals.


2020/0980 246 Albion Road N16 9JP Variation of condition 7 (approved plans) imposed under planning permission 2017/3588 granted 16/11/2017 for the excavation of basement and rear lightwell; erection of mansard roof; erection of part single-storey, part two-storey rear extension at basement and ground floor level; erection of single storey outbuilding; landscaping and elevational changes to include new fenestration and new front boundary wall, to provide ancillary floorspace to a single family dwelling (Use Class C3). Changes include the insertion of glass balustrades around the rear lightwell, removal of tiered planters and insertion of new access doors in rear lightwell, alterations to consented doors in rear lightwell, alterations to oriel window and alterations to front railings. (Claire Moore)

We have no objection to the proposals.


2020/1520 The West Reservoir Centre Green Lanes N4 2HA Installation of 275 solar panels to the roofs of the West Reservoir Centre (Danny Huber 020 8356 1453)

We have no objection to the proposals subject to a condition preventing any conduit, cable, pipe or plant from being installed externally.


2020/1572 90 Queens Drive N4 2HW Erection of a ground floor rear extension (Fabian Culican 020 8356 4747)

We have no objection to the proposals.


2020/0969 108 Finsbury Park Road N4 2JT Erection of replacement single storey ground floor side extension, creation of a lightwell, insertion of rooflights and elevational alterations to facilitate change of use from storage (B8 use class) to a 3 bed dwelling (C3 use class) (Danny Huber 020 8356 1453)

Whilst the revised application overcomes some of our earlier concerns on the quality of accommodation, the layout is still befuddled and utilises the existing structure in a crude way, paying little regard to the integrity of its features. In particular the extruded ventilation channel at the apex of the roof ridge is a relic of the building's use as a smoke house but which will be harmed by crude and awkward rooflights over two rooms and a landing. The distinctiveness of the building is ultimately lost for little benefit. We continue to question the stated existence of an existing basement on the scale represented in the plans. Whether this exists is important when assessing the quantum of construction and development in relation to the host building and and its proper management.


2020/1825 Flat 2 90 Wilberforce Road N4 2SR Erection of rear roof terrace at second floor level including railings and access door. (Gerard Livett 020 8356 8398)

We lament previous planning decisions have led to serious erosion of the built form, but have no objection to the proposed railing.


2020/1571 106 Wilberforce Road N4 2SU Erection of rear roof extension with dormer, solar panels, and rooflight, re-planting to existing planter, installation of new bin store, and installation of new tiles to footpath at front garden/ forecourt, external repairs to front and rear elevations, replacement of existing windows at the front and rear elevations, replacement of existing rainwaters goods, replacement of main roof, installation of solar panels with integrated rooflight at the front roof, installation of glass roof to existing rear outrigger, installation of window at side elevation at second floor of existing outrigger, infill of existing window at rear elevation at second floor of the outrigger, installation of solar panels to existing single storey rear extension, infill of existing store door at the single storey rear extension, installation of rainwater harvesting tank in the rear garden, and internal alterations (Abbas Sabir 020 8356 5401)

We object to the solar panels on the front roof slope - which, in any event will be of limited benefit as they are harmful to the appearance of the building and the conservation area.


2020/1610 Alcock Barcham & Richard Fox Houses Queens Drive / Riversdale Road N4 2TB Erection of single-storey upward extension on existing building to provide six new residential dwellings, associated refuse/recycling and cycle storage facilities. [Note for consultation: Proposed dwelling mix is 5x1-bed and 1x2-bed.] (Gerard Livett 020 8356 8398)

The reason for refusal of the previous scheme is not substantially addressed. The mass is largely the same with some minor recesses and tinkering with materials. Ultimately the application has again failed to show the additional mass is not detrimental to both the host building and its important contribution to the character and setting of the Brownswood and Clissold Conservation Areas as outlined on p19 of the Brownswood Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan. Any future application must also address construction management and construction detail as, on the face of it, this substantial mass may be impossible or extraordinarily difficult to add to the existing structure without significant risk to its integrity. NB this is pre-1947 structure so will not benefit from new PD rights for upward extension.

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