Kingsland CAAC June 2020

Planning Applications for Kingsland CAAC meeting for 23 June 2020


2020/1442 297 Kingsland Road E8 4DD Retention of flexible office (B1) and/or education use (D1) at ground to third floors inclusive. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

No objection.


2020/1273 Ground Floor Flat 6 Culford Grove N1 4HR Proposed single storey wraparound extension, internal alterations and all associated works at 6 Culford Grove. (Kim Aukett 020 8356 4740)

We object to this application. Light pollution from the proposed new rooflights to the rear addition will affect the inhabitants of the floor above. Similarly the side infill with angled rooflight will emit light pollution to the neighbouring property. We also note that there is no Design and Access statement.


2020/1306 Flat 4 37 Ardleigh Road N1 4HS Installation of rooflight to side roof slope and alterations to existing side door at second floor (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

We have no objection in principle to this application. However the applicant proposes to install a roof light which will project up to 100mm above the slates; there are almost flush conservation design options which would be preferable. We note that no details of the brickwork finish above the raised door have been provided.



We object to the proposed use of wood effect uPVC and to the inward opening style of two of the replacement windows All of the double glazed replacement windows should be traditional sliding timber sash and the new roof lights should also be of timber construction. Similarly the new door should be a traditional wood six panelled design in keeping with the rest of the Conservation Area. We are concerned at the use of slate to replace the glass roof and suggest that a ribbed zinc covering would look better at this low level. We also wonder why the stucco render on the wall to the right of the conservatory is not full height and with similar indent proportions as that of the adjacent wall at 143 Culford Road.


2020/1366 11 Southgate Grove N1 5BP Erection of a part single, part two-storey rear extension; a single storey rear outbuilding incidental to the host property; replacement windows to the front and rear elevation and new window to rear; instertion of 2 x roof lights to main roof slope; installation of air source heat pump to rear; erection of a bike store to the front of the property (Danny Huber 020 8356 1453)

We strongly object to this application. The proposed extension at raised ground floor level is more than half the width of the house and therefore contrary to the principles set out in the De Beauvoir Design Guide. The new extension at lower ground floor should remain in line with that at No. 10 avoiding ‘extension creep’ as the lean to is not part of the building structure. The proposed air source pump on the rear elevation is very obtrusive and we are concerned at potential noise problems. The circular window on the rear elevation is quite out of character and the proposed bike store to the front of the property is too large. It will obscure the lower ground floor window and have a detrimental effect on the setting of the host building and the terrace.


2020/1404 2-10 Reliance Wharf Hertford Road N1 5EW Retrospective planning permission for the erection of 1x site layout and location sign. (Claire Moore)

We have no objection to the principle of a sign with a map of the site but feel that the glazed noticeboard rather randomly stuck on to it is particularly unattractive.


2020/1466 42-44 De Beauvoir Crescent N1 5SB Retention of flexible office (B1) and/or education use (D1) at ground and first floors. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

No objection.


2019/4090 2-4 Orsman Road N1 5QJ Erection of part three- and part four-storey building to provide office floorspace with ancillary refuse and cycle storage and landscaping. (Gerard Livett 020 8356 8398)

We strongly object to this proposal. The block like design jars against the existing pitched roofline of the surrounding buildings. It’s height, at this point along the canal, has a detrimental effect on the setting of the existing buildings and the historic views both across the canal and from the Kingsland Road Bridge.


2020/1281 2-4 Canalside Studios Orsman Road N1 5FB Creation of 3 permanent residential moorings with associated timber decking and service bollards. (Gerard Livett 020 8356 8398)

We strongly object to this application. We note that the Canal and Rivers Trust expressed concerns about navigational safety in this part of the canal. The applicants drawings show a single line of boats moored on the north side of the canal below Baltic Place but often boats are double moored in this location. The Kingsland Road bridge can appear deceptively wide and constricting the canal at this point with additional moorings will only increase the likelihood of collision. The submitted navigational safety drawing demonstrates that there is very little margin of error for boats entering or leaving the Kingsland Basin. Additionally the exit from the Basin is ‘a blind corner’ where visibility of the canal is restricted and so leaving the Basin carries a risk which would be enhanced by the proposed moorings. Replacement of the existing planting with a monoculture of reeds and the shading that would result from both the decking and permanent mooring is likely to result in a decrease rather than an increase in biodiversity.


2020/0507 Egham Court 34 Englefield Road N1 4HA Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of planning permission 2017/4000 dated 14/12/2017 for "Erection of single-storey upward extension at third floor level to provide two self-contained residential units (1 x 1-bed, 1 x 2-bed) and provision of new cycle store at ground floor level. ". The effect of the variation is to raise the level of the new third floor; increase the overall height of the building; increase the footprint of the extension; add a dome roof light; increase the height of the glass balustrade; alter the fenestration design resulting in 6 windows on south east elevation; amend room sizes and storage area; alter the sizes of terraces. (Louise Prew 020 8356 8613)

With the enlarged footprint and raised height of the top floor this building now looks even more dominant compared with the adjoining property on Englefield Road and with the Scolt Head which should be the focal point of the street scene. Our objections submitted in May still stand. The domed skylight will needlessly add to the overall height of the building and, as it is above the stair, is likely to be lit all night. A flat roof panel would be perfectly adequate and there is an existing window to the stair at the upper level. We have no objection to changes to the fenestration and storage areas.


2020/1361 49-51 Balls Pond Road N1 4BW Variation of conditions 5 (Construction Management Plan) and 6 (Contamination Report) attached to planning permission 2016/4780 dated 22/06/2017 for the 'demolition of rear extension, erection of a new two storey rear extension, erection of a two storey building to the rear, reconfiguration of existing retail unit at ground floor level including in the installation of a new shopfront and reconfiguration of existing self-contained dwellings to facilitate the creation of 2 new self-contained dwellings (use class C3) comprising 1 x 3 bed and 1 x 2 bed units with associated internal courtyard, cycle storage, refuse storage access and other associated works'. The effect of the variation would be to amend the trigger points and allow a trench to be dug in order to commence the development. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

We have no objection to the digging of the trench. However we are concerned that there is no indication of the depth of the trench nor a plan of its location, which might affect the adjacent listed Chapel. We trust that Hackney will keep an eye on the proceedings.

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