Kingsland CAAC November 2017

Planning Applications for KCAAC meeting on Monday 6 November 2017


2017/4000 34 Englefield Road N1 4HA 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. (Gerard Livett 020 8356 8398)

We strongly object to this application. This is a building with little architectural merit but which suits the scale of the street. An additional floor would give the building more prominence than it deserves. The style of the windows will make the addition even more visible at night, creating considerable light pollution. The building will dominate the road junction and the Scolt Head, which should be the focal building at this important intersection.


2017/3751 17A Kingsland Road E2 8AA Installation of a rear roof terrace and associated timber trellis and railing at second floor level. (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

No objection


2017/4069 271 Kingsland Road E2 8AS Erection of a single storey rear extension at ground floor level. (Josh Lawlor 020 8356 1668)

We have no objection in principle to this application. However we wonder why the proposed addition needs to be so high. It is difficult to correctly appreciate the levels given the lack of information provided by the applicant.


2017/3336 452 Kingsland Road E8 4AE Erection of single storey rear extensions at first and third floor levels. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

No objection


2017/3342 456 Kingsland Road E8 4AE Erection of a single storey roof extension to create an additional storey at third floor level. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

We object to this application, the proposed addition is too tall and No. 456 should respect the pitched roof at No. 454. The character of the Kingsland Road is being destroyed by incremental development. This is a classic example which would be detrimental to the rhythm of the streetscape.


2017/3343 458 Kingsland Road E8 4AE Erection of a two-storey rear extension at first and second floor levels and erection of a single-storey roof extension to create an additional storey at third floor level. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

We object to the proposed single storey roof extension which would be detrimental to the rhythm of the streetscape. We are less concerned about the two storey rear extension at first and second floors.


2017/3364 29 Middleton Road E8 4BN Part demolition of existing ground floor side extension and erection of a single storey side extension (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

No Objection


2017/3919 81 Mortimer Road N1 5AR Replacement of existing extension at lower ground floor level, excavation of a basement below the rear garden and other associated alterations including increasing the height of the boundary wall, front elevational changes and associated landscaping. (Alix Hauser 020 8356 6377)

We object to this application. We are concerned that these houses have limited foundations and, while this property will have the benefit of underpinning, we are unsure what effect this will have on the remaining houses in the terrace. The terrace is locally listed and this must surely indicate that they have some value in heritage terms. We are also concerned about the effect of the proposed basement on the existing groundwater flow paths. Although the test boreholes showed no groundwater incursion down to 5m these are only isolated examples of the ground beneath. We understand that flooding occurred during the excavation for the conservatory at the neighbouring property No. 79. A recent basement development in Stamford Road encountered a hidden watercourse of which the test boreholes gave no prior indication. Incidentally, although the Sustainable Drainage Report correctly states that the site is underlain by Hackney Gravels, the Construction Method Statement incorrectly describes the ground conditions in the vicinity as Kempton Park Gravels. It is proposed that the two walk on roof lights will supply sufficient light and ventilation to a large area of basement. However we are not convinced that they are suitable for the intended accommodation. A study and a child recreation area must surely be classed as habitable accommodation? The Design and Access statement refers to other basement developments but three out of six of these are in Stamford Hill. 121 Mortimer Road is the Moleman's house which is detached and the owners wanted the basement to reflect the unusual history of the house. 28 Northchurch Terrace is an extension at ground and lower ground floors matching the levels of the existing house so the analogy is incorrect. We note that 2014/0527, a new development on land adjoining 80 Mortimer Road, has been conditioned to use only hand tools for the excavation.


2017/3410 92 Mortimer Road N1 4LA Erection of a lower ground floor and ground floor rear extension, and elevational, external and boundary alterations in connection with conversion of lower and upper ground floors from a single dwelling (use class C3) to 2 self-contained dwellings (use class C3) comprising 1 x 3 bed and 1 x 2 bed units (Liz Sullivan 020 8356 1667)

We object to this application on the grounds of overdevelopment.


2017/4118 21 Northchurch Terrace N1 4EB Non-material amendment to planning permission 2017/1161 dated 15/05/2017. Effect of vaiation would be to omit the single-storey rear extension to the side extension, omit the relocation of the gate in the side boundary wall, reduction in size of front lightwell and relocation of new front steps from left to right side of front entrance and new entrance at lower ground floor. (Gerard Livett 020 8356 8398)

No objection but we note that the proposed rear elevation is actually the existing elevation.


2017/2398 Flat B 130 Tottenham Road N1 4DY Replacement of existing concrete and shingle front garden with cobbled brick pavers; Replacement of existing rendered front wall with traditional yellow stock bricks and repainting of existing ironwork. (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

We object to this application. The applicant has completely paved over the garden leaving only a small drainage channel which would be quite inadequate in heavy rain. The entrance has been enlarged, presumably to allow for a parking space contrary to the Article 4 Direction.


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