Kingsland CAAC 30 April 2018

Planning Applications for KCAAC meeting on Monday 30 April 2018


2018/1020 2-26 Bentley Road N1 4BY Variation of conditions 1 and 14 of planning permission 2014/2524 dated 30th March 2014 for change of use, together with the erection of a roof extension and rear extension to provide 2128sqm business (class B1) space, 403sqm of retail (A1) space and 18 residential units. Variations comprise changes to design of elevations, and amendments to energy strategy to omit Combined Heat Power (CHP) plant. (Steve Fraser-Lim 020 8356 8093)

No objection


2018/1128 134 Culford Road N1 4HU Erection of single storey rear extension at basement level and installation of fanlight over front door (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

We object to this application on the grounds that the bay with folding doors in the proposed lower ground floor extension extends beyond the building line of the neighbouring property. The proposed extension is in addition to an existing full width extension and therefore contrary to the recommendations of the De Beauvoir Design Guide. However we accept that the gardens on the east side of Culford Road are particularly long. We have no objection to the installation of a fanlight in the front door.


2018/0668 154 Culford Road N1 4HU Replacement of single glazed timber windows with double glazed timber windows. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

No objection


2018/1003 30 De Beauvoir Square N1 4LE Installation of capitals atop the existing piers on either side of the front gate. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

No objection


2018/1063 81 Downham Road N1 5TR Erection of a first floor extension and associated enclosed staircase to existing single storey building at rear of site for use as two classrooms. (Liz Sullivan 020 8356 1667)

No objection


2018/1023 Land between 8 - 10 Englefield Road N1 4LN Partial demolition of existing warehouse building and erection of a part four/three/two/one storey building to provide a single family dwellinghouse with front and rear gardens, internal courtyard and roof terraces to the rear at third floor level. ()

We do not object to this application, but feel that the success of this building is very much going to depend on the quality of the materials, detailing and finish. We are also concerned that so many bedrooms have been designed into this space, and feel that it would greatly benefit from having 3 or 4 rather than 5 plus a study.


2018/1296 Flat B 1 Florence Mews N1 4FA Conversion of the existing loft space into a new bedroom, ensuite and study, together with associated new rooflights. ()

We feel that the proposed windows should mirror the rhythm and size of the rooflights of the neighbouring houses i.e. groups of three rooflights/windows, rather than the random arrangement proposed.


2018/0708 Hackney Community College Falkirk Street N1 6HQ Retention of existing door and two new openings with fixed glazed panels. (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

No objection


2018/0764 268 Haggerston Road E8 4EP External alterations on front and rear elevations including replacement of doors and windows and replacement of rear garden stairs. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

We object to this application. The proposal to change the door at upper ground floor level on the rear elevation to double width seems to produce little benefit (as it is on a half landing) and would result in an original brick arch being left over only half of the door. We do not object to to the French door at lower ground on the front elevation, or the sliding doors at lower ground on the rear elevation.


2018/1082 46-48 Kingsland Road 431-434 Kingsland Viaduct and 1-3 Cotton's Gardens E2 8DA Variation of condition 6 (hours of use - external courtyard) of planning permission 2016/2363 dated 15/03/2017 for the use of the premises as a bar and restaurant (sui generis). The effect of the variation would be to extend the hours of use of the courtyard to 21:30 on Thursday and 22:00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on a permanent basis. (Louise Smith 0208 356 8061)

We seek clarification on this application, as there seem to be two quite different proposals in terms of opening hours (see Section 4:1 of the Planning Support Statement as opposed to the description of the application). We are also concerned that with the proposed number of tables in the courtyard (12 tables x 8 people), there could be considerable disturbance for neighbours.


2018/0754 Basement and Ground Floor 99-101 Kingsland Road E2 8AG Erection of three storey rear extension and enlargement of existing basement to provide flexible A1/B1 retail (use class A1) office (use class B1) at basement and ground floor, and 5 self-contained dwellings (use class C3) on the upper floors comprising 1 x 1 bed, 2 x 2 bed and 2 x 3 bed units. (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

We are concerned about the usability of the bike store in the basement. How sustainable is this from an access perspective, if one wants to encourage maximum use?


2018/1321 258 Kingsland Road E8 4DG Variation of condition 2 (temporary use) of planning permission 2016/0361 dated 29/03/2016 to allow continued temporary use of part of the ground floor as Café (Use class A3) until 31/03/2020. ()

No objection


2018/1106 495 Kingsland Road E8 4AU Alterations to shopfront to create new separate entrance door and create new three bed flat on the upper floors (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

Arthur's Café is an institution on the Kingsland Road, but unfortunately this proposal does not improve the façade. We are also puzzled that the corridor to the flat on the ground floor cuts off so much of the commercial space, when a staircase could be inserted much closer to the street door.


2018/1143 and 2018/1147  35 Northchurch Road N1 4ED Demolition of existing single-storey rear extension and erection of single-storey rear extension at lower ground floor level; demolition of part of storage structure under main entrance and erection of single-storey side extension at lower ground floor level; lowering and levelling of rear garden; enlargement of garage in rear garden through lowering of floor level and erection of upward extension to provide two-storey timber-clad structure; removal of Lawson Cypress from rear garden and works to two retained trees. (Gerard Livett 020 8356 8398)

We object to the enlargement of the garage by excavation of a basement, as we are concerned that the two floors could become a residential building by stealth in the future (NB the plans already include plumbing and drainage). We are also concerned at the proposal to raise the garden wall by three courses, as we doubt that it is possible to do this on an old wall without the new addition standing out unattractively. It should be noted that this is a wall along the street, so it is a prominent feature of a Listed property.


2018/0695 8 Southgate Grove N1 5BT Replace existing side door, widening from 750mm to 838mm, reinstating a scale and proportion more in keeping with the side elevation of the building. Removal of existing rendered front garden wall and replace with wrought iron fence and pedestrian gate to match. Replace existing dilapidated painted garden side gate with wood finish cedar side gate. Repainting of existing front door to dark grey. (Louise Smith 0208 356 8061)

We consider that the rectangular metal supports to the railings are inappropriate: traditionally there would be curved backstays buttressing the railings. Presumably there is an error in the height of the finial shown on the proposed north (front) elevation-A2.03?


2018/1239 Ground Floor Flat 43 Stamford Road N1 4JJ Replacement of existing ground floor single glazed timber front windows with double glazed timber windows (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

We have no objection, but note that the section and elevation don't agree (re: glazing bars).


2018/0848 54 Ufton Road N1 4HH Replacement of existing outbuilding in the rear garden. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

No objection


2018/0850 56 Ufton Road N1 4HH Erection of single-storey ground floor rear extension. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

No objection


2018/0853 56 Ufton Road N1 4HH Works to front setback to improve disabled access. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

We would suggest that in redesigning the improved access, there is an opportunity to introduce a permeable surface. This would be of advantage to the house in ameloriating any problems due to water run-off from the street.


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