Clapton CAAC May 2017

Planning Applications for Clapton CAAC Thursday 18 May 2017

 

2017/0780 178 Evering Road E5 8AJ Erection of rear dormer extension to main roof and establishment of 1-person studio unit across first floor and loft floor levels (C3 use class) (Tim Wild 0208 356 8253)

We seriously question how this application came to be validated. The drawings are plainly neither correctly labeled nor consistent. As a result we have little faith in their accuracy nor of the application as a whole. Corrected drawings should be obtained before consent is considered. We assume the rooflights shown already exist or benefit from consent as they are not included in the application description. On the assumption that there are no changes to the elevations other than to the side and rear as a result of the insertion of the dormer, then the proposal is acceptable in form. However we note the standard of the resultant accommodation (both the new flat and the altered first floor flat) is poor and no consideration is given to the increased pressure on amenity, servicing, etc.

 

2017/1607 Flat A 16 Powell Road E5 8DJ Erection of single-storey rear extension at upper ground floor level with projecting roof portion; erection of replacement oriel window to rear elevation at first floor level; alterations to existing rear addition (outrigger) to raise the roof height, retile the roof with slates and install a rooflight; removal of chimney stack from outrigger (Tim Wild 0208 356 8253)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.

 

2017/1474 2 Alconbury Road E5 8RH Erection of single storey rear extension; erection of rear roof extension; elevational alterations including new fenestration to front at basement level; erection of cycle shelter in front lightwell. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

We note the pre-application advice - that all windows should be timber - has been ignored. We find this advice sound and ought to be heeded. As it stands the application is unacceptable as neither the so-called 'heritage' UPVC windows nor the aluminium windows are shown in any detail that demonstrate they are acceptable replacements.

 

2017/1359 81 Northwold Road Flats A & B E5 8RN Replace all front & rear single glazed timber sash windows with double glazed Upvc casement framed windows. (James Clark 020 8356 7731)

The egregious contempt of this application is astonishing. The drawings do not represent the existing elevations in any meaningful way. The windows of this property are finely detailed timber sashes and are part of a pattern widely used in the vicinity. In fact in this particular terrace the vast majority of the windows retain this detail with only two exceptions (which presumably pre-date the conservation area). Only like-for-like timber is likely to be acceptable - possibly with double glazing if the units are sufficiently slim. In any event detailed drawings, would be needed.

 

2017/1658 & 2017/1692 98 Clapton Common (1-6 Belz Terrace) E5 9AL Demolition of part single-storey, part two-storey rear/side extensions at ground and first floor levels containing bathrooms and water tank; erection of three-storey rear/side extensions at ground, first and second floor levels to contain lift; removal of stainless steel flue from front elevation (Tim Wild 0208 356 8253)

Whist the removal of the water tank and later additions are welcome, the proposed lift shaft is inelegant and clumsy - particularly at the top floor where it protrudes the roof line. This is an insensitive addition to a listed building.

 

2017/1806 2 Clapton Terrace E5 9BW & 2017/1812 3 Clapton Terrace E5 9BW Erection of two-storey extensions at rear lower ground and upper ground floor level and other associated internal alterations. Proposal relates to planning permission granted on 11/09/2014 for the 'Erection of two-storey extensions at rear lower ground and upper ground floor level.' (2014/0550 & 2014/0549). (Louise Smith 0208 356 8061)

Our observations are equally applicable to the applications for both nos 2 and 3 Clapton Terrace save where indicated.

We are unconvinced by the need for the wholesale removal of the existing trees which appears to be based on assumptions that ought to be reassessed once some clearance works are done - particularly now that significant time has passed since the reports were written and the full planning permission was granted. The first preference should now be to keep, but manage, the existing growth, before total loss of any trees is considered. In particular T3 seems capable and worthy of retention.

In line with our comments on the earlier associated full planning permission we remain concerned that the chosen massing presents significant design issues which have proved all but impossible to resolve. The large squat box detracts from the elegant proportions of the original Georgian elevation. This is most notable on No 2 but applies to a lesser extent to the extension proposed for No 3.

It is notable that precedents for the timber and glass design structure are shown as a single storey extension, which likely wouldn't suffer the same problems of bulk and uneasy proportions. This goes some way to suggesting that the design should be limited to one storey if it is not to harm the architectural significance of the host building. In addition the materials need more thought and an illustration of how they will age and weather, if they are to remain complementary to the listed structure through the passage of time.

We suspect, given the difficulties this design presents, the applicant will need to go back to the drawing board with a different approach to the massing and possibly consider the extent to which the internal layout is driving compromises in design.

 

2017/1354 122B Lea Bridge Road E5 9RB Replacement of existing windows with upvc framed double glazed windows (Sissi Yang 02083561352)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.

 

2017/1103 Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Road E5 9RB External alterations to Public House (James Clark 020 8356 7731)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.

 

2017/1210 Princess of Wales 146 Lea Bridge Road E5 9RB Erection of 4no sheffield cycle stands, 6no car parking spaces and relocation of bin storage. (James Clark 020 8356 7731)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.

 

2017/0986 389 Mare Street E8 1HY External alteration to shop front including the installation of new windows. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.

 

2017/0379 28 Amhurst Road E8 1JN Replacement of shop front and door to upper floors (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.

 

2017/1555 7 Mehetabel Road E9 6DU Erection of a single storey roof extension to rear outrigger and installation of a rooflight (Toyin Omodara 0208 356 8095)

This application appears not to differ in substance from the withdrawn 2017/0824 and our comments still apply:

The Clapton CAAC is unconvinced by the proposal. The simplified form and materials give it the appearance of a garden shed, incongruously placed on a roof. The proposed tall glazing attempts to make a modern design statement but instead confuses the design. Some more natural materials may soften the impact of the proposal and make it acceptable, however the site is readily overlooked by railway so design and form are critical.

 

2017/1495 2 Sutton Place E9 6EH Installation of double-glazing over the front lightwell, widening of lower ground floor entrance into the front lightwell including installation of glazed double doors and replacement of vault doors. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.

 

2017/1521 2 Sutton Place E9 6EH External alterations including the installation of double-glazing over the front lightwell, widening of lower ground floor entrance into the front lightwell including installation of glazed double doors and replacement of vault doors. Internal alterations including widening the opening between the kitchen and dining room at lower ground floor level, reorientation of kitchen door, replacement of all internal floor coverings and installation of sink in first floor rear bedroom. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.

 

2017/1413 Flat D 87 Cazenove Road N16 6BB Replacement of existing single glazed timber sash windows with like-for-like double glazed timber sash windows at first floor level. (Sissi Yang 02083561352)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.

 

2017/1277 102 Forburg Road N16 6HT Subdivide a 1x4 bedroom dwellinghouse to a 1x1 bedroom and 1x3 bedroom flat;s excavate the lower ground floor level to increase the internal height providing habitable accomodation: excavate front and rear lightwell; erection of a single storey rear extension and exterior alterations. (James Clark 020 8356 7731)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to most of the proposal save for the form of the basement front which should take the form of the bay above it, rather than being squared off.

 

2017/1203 43 Oldhill Street N16 6LR Erection of roof extension at second floor level for 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. (Sissi Yang 02083561352)

The proposal has all the subtlety of a helipad with its massive, overbearing projecting slab roof atop an unusually tall block roof extension. This is plainly harmful to the conservation area and to the host building with its finely detailed roof parapet.

 

2017/1371 67 Kyverdale Road N16 6PH Proposed excavation of basement and creation of front and rear lightwells to convert exisitng single dwellinghouse into one x 4 bedroom dself contained flat and one x 2 self contained flat (Ashleigh Richards 020 8356 7019)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.

 

2017/0249 64 Alkham Road N16 6XF Erection of single-storey rear extension at second floor/roof level above existing two-storey rear addition (outrigger) (Tim Wild 0208 356 8253)

The iterative developments on this property will result in a cumulative ensemble that is clearly an overdevelopment and a significant mess which detracts from the setting of the Conservation Area, adjacent, and views out of it.

 

2017/1601 138 Evering Road N16 7BD Erection of rear roof extension; insertion of two rooflights to front and two rooflights to rear roofslope; to facilitate the creation of a new residential unit. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.

 

2017/0264 Flat A 45 Maury Road N16 7BP Erection of single storey rear extension at lower ground floor level. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal save to query the location of the flue and to question its effect on the visual amenity of both the resident behind it and onlookers.

 

2017/1279 First Floor and Second Floor Flat 43 Northwold Road N16 7DH Installation of 2 no. roof lights to front roof slope, 2 no. to main rear roof slope and 2 no. roof lights to rear outrigger roof slope. (Ashleigh Richards 020 8356 7019)

The Clapton CAAC has no objection to the proposal.

 

2017/1107 20 Fountayne Road N16 7DX Erection of mansard roof to provide an additional residential unit. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

This peculiar half-mansard is overbearing and too large. It is not subservient to the host building and is a clear case of overdevelopment.

 

2017/1525 23 Fountayne Road N16 7EA Prior Approval for a Larger Homes Extension for the erection of single storey ground floor rear extension measuring up to 6.0m deep, 3.0m eaves height and 3.0m maximum height. (James Clark 020 8356 7731)

We note this application is invalid as the property is on Article 2(3) land and the form is expressly not for use in this situation.

 

2017/1477 23 Fountayne Road N16 7EA Erection of a rear/side dormer, insertion of three front roof lights and erection of a single storey rear extension. (James Clark 020 8356 7731)

We note that side extensions do not benefit from Permitted Development rights in a Conservation Area, such as the application site sits.

 

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