Stoke Newington CAAC September 2020

Planning Applications for Stoke Newington CAAC meeting for 14 September 2020


2019/2514 Woodberry Down N4 Phase 3 Demolition of the existing buildings, and construction of 4 residential blocks, ranging in height from 6 to 20 storeys, to provide 584 residential units and 1,045 sqm (GEA) of flexible floorspace (Use Class A1, A2, A3, D1, D2), an energy centre (sui generis) and a new public park; together with ancillary hard and soft landscaping, public realm, cycle and associated car parking, highway works including access road and all other works associated with the development. (THIS APPLICATION IS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT). (Catherine Slade 020 8356 8056)

The HSPG and Stoke Newington CAAC stand by their previous submissions submitted with regards to the overall estate layout plans, density, flat layouts, the elevational treatment of block B2 and landscaping.

As noted previously, we welcome the retention of more trees and see the elevational changes to B2 as helpful in avoiding some of the uniformity, there still remains some significant work to be done to get the most out of the site architecturally and from a landscaping and public realm perspective. Recent submissions reinforce that most of our concerns arise from an over-dense massing and a failure to address important issues early on in the design process

We object to the felling of the Happy Man Tree in the proposals. In the new Local Plan agreed July 2020 the Happy Man Tree has ‘amenity value’ as section LP51 clause 11.22 page 163. The Local Plan says: ‘Trees and landscaping should be an integral part of the design process. All development proposals must retain and protect existing trees of amenity value, i.e. those that have interest biologically, aesthetically or culturally'

Either the importance of the Happy Man Tree was fully understood at the outset and was wilfully ignored for convenience or it was simply missed by the scheme's design team. Either way we must draw the same conclusion. It is now clear from the options discussed in recent submissions that any inconvenience in terms of phasing, time to complete or additional works are entirely the fault of the applicant and can have no material weight in assessing the optimum outcome for the site.


2020/2259 Meroe Court Flats 1-14 80 Bouverie Road N16 0AF Replacement of existing single glazed timber framed windows and doors with new double glazed uPVC framed windows and doors. Replacement of existing timber communal door with new powder coated steel communal door. (Kim Aukett 020 8356 4740)

We have no objection to the proposals.


2020/2340 181 Stoke Newington High Street N16 0LH Advertising consent for new illuminated fascia and projecting signage (Claire Moore)

We have no objection to the proposals but would like reassurance the aluminium frames will be painted black.


2020/2319 181 Stoke Newington High Street N16 0LH Change of use from former betting shop (Sui Generis) use to adult gaming centre (Sui Generis) use. (Claire Moore)

We have no objection to the proposals.


2020/2086 183 - 187 Stoke Newington High Street N16 0LH The replacement of the existing timber sash windows on the second and loft levels. The proposed windows are to match existing. (Kim Aukett 020 8356 4740)

We have no objection to the proposals.


2020/2239 2 Painsthorpe Road N16 0RB Erection of single-storey side extension at ground floor level. (Gerard Livett 020 8356 8398)

The cumulative effect of this crude extension taken with the egregious roof extensions is overdevelopment and they plainly harm the character and appearance of the adjacent Conservation Area and the views from it. In particular the extension rises significantly above garden wall and both the side and rear elevations will be visible.


2020/2420 98 Hawksley Road N16 0TJ Erection of a rear dormer window and installation of roof lights. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

We have no objection to the proposals. However we not ethe design does not meet design guidance for a dormer as it extends from party-wall to party-wall and is, therefore, a roof extension, not a dormer.


2020/2191 Area of Footpath Bethune Road N16 5DS Installation of 18m street pole with associated wrap around cabinet at base, installation of 3no. cabinets with ancillary works. (Claire Moore)

This proposal introduces significant new street clutter and the tall monopole will be highly visible in views across the reservoir, spoiling something of an iconic skyline defined by the three towers at Lincoln Court. Furthermore the siting may inhibit future development of the podiums at Lincoln Court which is currently at a pre-application stage.


2020/2194 47 Allerton Road N16 5UF Demolition and replacement of the existing kitchen / shower room and conservatory to the rear of the building and replacement with new rear and side return extensions, erection of a rear dormer roof extension and alteration of the existing 1st floor sash window. (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

We have no objection to the proposals.


2020/2226 1 Garnham Street N16 7JA Variation of condition 2 (approved drawings) attached to planning permission 2017/3455 dated 24/09/2018. Effect of variation would be to allow for the installation of three condensor units on the rear wall and two on the roof. (Gerard Livett 020 8356 8398)

We have no objection to the proposals.


2020/2218 140 Stoke Newington High Street N16 7JL Installation of fascia sign and projecting hanging sign (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

There is, ostensibly, no development proposed as the proposed and existing signage are identical. If this is correct we have no objection. If this is not correct we should be further consulted with additional materials explaining the difference.


2020/2326 The Skinners Academy Woodberry Grove N4 1SY Installation of two temporary classrooms in the north of the school grounds for a period of 2 years (each providing accommodation for 20 students). (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

We have no objection to the proposal on proviso the applicant is made aware this does not establish any permanent right and any proposed continued use is critically reviewed after 2 years in order to limit the impact of the rather crude units on the Conservation Area and the New River path. We might add some greening of the exterior would be encouraged for everyone's benefit.


2020/2554 Flat 4 96 Queens Drive N4 2HW Erection of rear dormer plus roof lights on front and side slope (Kelsi Bolstad 020 8356 4160)

We have no objection to the proposals.


2020/2088 Flat 1 90 Wilberforce Road N4 2SR Erection of a single storey rear extension at basement level (Kelsi Bolstad 020 8356 4160)

This apparently modest development comes with insufficient drawings. In particular the ground floor and a full garden context are needed to establish the purpose of the modest extension, how the roof terrace that will be created will be accessed and if that terrace causes harm.


2020/2197 Flat A 66 Wilberforce Road N4 2SR Erection of a single storey rear extension and a single storey garden and landscaping in the rear garden (Fabian Culican 020 8356 4747)

We have no objection to the proposals.


2020/1936 Flat C 6 Wilberforce Road N4 2SW Addition of roof terrace to the second story flat roof to the rear of property including raising the parapet. (Kim Aukett 020 8356 4740)

The access arrangements to the proposed terrace are odd and unsatisfactory. At this height, the effects of overlooking needs to be carefully considered.

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