Kingsland CAAC September 2019

2019/2681 25 Albion Square E8 4ES Erection of single-storey lower ground floor rear extension including installation of brick canopy and replacement of rear door with window. (Danny Huber 020 8356 1453)

No objection


2019/2671 28 Albion Square E8 4ES Erection of a single storey rear outbuilding incidental to the host property (Danny Huber 020 8356 1453)

No objection


2019/2842 4 Ardleigh Road N1 4HP Erection of a part one, part two storey extension to the garage to facilitate the creation of a new 2-bed unit (use class C3), erection of a single storey lower ground floor rear extension to the main house, subdivision of rear garden and erection of a fence, front boundary treatment alterations, removal of dropped kerb, erection of bike stores to front, insertion of rooflight to garage and elevational alterations, including replacement of windows to front and rear and replacement of garage door with a door and a window (Danny Huber 020 8356 1453)

We object to the application. We would prefer to see a better proportioned one bedroom (2 person) dwelling in place of the proposed two bedroom house. While we have no objection to the alterations and extension to the main house we are concerned about the extent of paving within the garden. The paving for both properties should be permeable to aid run off. We trust that any new brickwork should closely match the existing.


2019/2294 85 Balls Pond Road N1 4BL Change of use of part ground floor rear and first floor from retail (Class A1) to residential (Class C3), to provide a three bedroom flat. Installation of new shopfront and roller shutter, new side entrance door and new windows. (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

Already granted


2019/2765 Metropolitan Business Centre Enfield Road N1 5AZ Installation of 6 telecommunications antennas and cabinet equipment with 10m high tower supporting apparatus, plus ancillary works. (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

We object to this application. This is a prominent building which is visible from both the Kingsland and De Beauvoir Conservation Areas, The proposed structure is overbearing and incongruous.


2019/2739 Land between 8 - 10 Englefield Road N1 4LN Demolition of part existing warehouse and erection of part 2 and part 4 storey building to provide a 5 bedroom single dwelling (Micheal Garvey 020 8356 8053)

No objection


2009/2842 87-95 Hertford Road N1 5AG Demolition of two single storey buildings at the rear of the site and demolition of sub station to front of building, works of refurbishment, alteration and extension to two existing buildings on the Hertford Road frontage in association with their use as light or general industrial (B1/B2 Use Class) at basement to second floor levels, erection of a three-storey terrace of six 3-bed houses at the rear of the site, erection of a three storey commercial (B1/B2 Use Class) building around a courtyard, provision of B8 storage at basement alongside associated landscaping and cycle parking (Re-consultation - Amended Plans Uploaded to the Council's Website). (Gareth Barnett 0208 356 8543)

We have no objection. However we are concerned that any demolition is carried out according to current environmental procedures. We are aware that there is asbestos on site.


2019/2712 42 - 44 Kingsland Road E2 8DA Change of use of basement and ground floors from restaurant (A3 use class) to A1/A2/A3/B1/D1/D2 use (Danny Huber 020 8356 1453)

We don’t consider this to be an application rather a criteria document. We suggest that the applicant makes their mind up about the proposed use of the building and submits a proper application.


2019/2782 75 Kingsland Road E2 8AG Change of use from A5 Takeaway to D1 Dental Surgery to operate between 09:00 hours to 18:00 hours Monday to Saturday and 09:00 - 16:00 Sunday and Bank Holidays (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

We have no objection to the change of use but ask that the applicant submits relevant plans for the proposed layout and changes to the front elevation.


2019/2175 305A Kingsland Road E8 4DL Demolition of existing buildings and structures and erection of a part 6 and part 7 (plus basement) building comprising flexible workspace (Use Class B1a and B1c) and co-living accommodation (sui generis); along with plant; cycle parking; refuse / recycling facilities; and associated works. (Gareth Barnett 0208 356 8543)

We object to this proposal which will have substantial impacts on both the Kingsland Road and Basin. It seeks to replace a late 1930’s building which lends variety and character to this part of the Kingsland Road with a part 6 and part 7 storey building which does not substantially enhance the streetscape; indeed it will simply add to the increasing homogeneity of both east and west sides of the road in the Haggerston area.  From the Kingsland Basin perspective, the open space of the Travis Perkins yard offers relief from the tall buildings to the south and mirrors the open space on the opposite side of the basin around the Grade II listed 22-24 Hertford Road. The proposed new building would occupy the entire site and extend the line of tall buildings along the eastern margin of the canal basin, substantially curtailing thelong views across the basin from the west. However, the Heritage Report disregards this contribution to the setting of 22-24 Hertford Road.  Additionally the proposal has significant negative acoustic, privacy and sunlight implications for the Basin.  

The set-back on the Basin side makes little acknowledgement of the adjacent Quebec Wharf, which is Grade II listed, and the majority of the southern flank of the building would be hidden from view.  We are particularly concerned about the proposed two storey basement which will require excavation both adjacent to the listed Quebec Wharf and significantly deeper than the canal basin with the potential risk of serious harm.

Balconies are not appropriate locations for trees, nor is the roof of the building (as shown in a couple of drawings).  The green walls will only be successful if there is a robust maintenance plan in place which is followed up in practice.  The planter on the edge of the basin and the troughs on the amenity areas on the northern and southern elevations seem to be a token gesture to concerns about the local ecology. 

This is the last site on the Basin to be redeveloped and we are disappointed that there is not greater acknowledgement of the industrial heritage of the area and more concern about the setting of the neighbouring listed buildings. If the scheme were to retain the existing building and develop the rest of the site to match its proportions this would better suit the adjacent buildings at this end of the Basin and would help to retain the context of its historical 20th Century use.


2018/2783 337-359 Kingsland Road E8 4DR Erection of a part 6, part 8, and part 11 storey building comprising a 292 room homeless hostel (Sui Generis ) with landscaping and associated works. (Barry Coughlan 020 8356 7939)

We strongly object to this application.  We note that several of our concerns about the original application have been addressed with the provision of WiFi throughout the building, improvements to the laundry facilities, and an increase in communal areas.  There are still discrepancies in the documents on the proposed staffing levels, the Planning Addendum states that there will be two security guards on duty 24 hours but the Management Plans in the appendix and elsewhere only refer to one guard. 

However we still have serious concerns about the number of people to be housed in this development.  The individual rooms may exceed the minimum regional room size standards for temporary accommodation but, given the very long waiting lists and the acute shortage of permanent housing in Hackney, future tenants may expect to live for extended periods in the hostel.  Hackney makes it very clear in their on line documents that residents may spend years in temporary accommodation.  However in the GLA’s comments on page 19 of the Planning Addendum the view still persists that future tenants are expected to occupy these rooms for a week to several months.  This may have been the case when the space standards were originally devised but it is sadly not true now.   

New build housing must conform to a standard of at least 37m2 for a one person unit and 50m2 for a two person unit.  The majority of rooms in this development are 20.5m2 and 25m2 with two beds in each.  Lack of space has been shown to impact on a child’s development and cramped accommodation will also adversely affect an adult’s mental health.  Articles in the national newspapers over the last few days have highlighted the pitiful levels of accommodation that homeless people are expected to tolerate.  This is not the mark of a civilised society.  Hackney now have an opportunity to set the bench mark for ‘temporary’ housing by providing better quality living for what will almost certainly be extended periods of time.  It will mean that fewer people can be housed in this development but it will be worth it in the longer term.


2019/2768 First Floor Flat 484 Kingsland Road E8 4AE Erection of a rear roof terrace at first floor level, privacy screen and balustrade and replacement of a window with a door (Danny Huber 020 8356 1453)

We have serious concerns about the issue of overlooking the adjoining property. The privacy screen could be extended to minimise this aspect.


2019/2543 501-505 Kingsland Road E8 4AU Variation of condition 1 (plans) of planning permission 2015/3580 dated 11/11/2016 for "Demolition of existing three storey Class B1(a) office building and erection of four storey building to provide 10 residential units (Use Class C3) across ground and three upper floors (1 x 1 bedroom, 7 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 3 bedroom) and 3 x retail units (Use Class A1/A2) at ground floor level fronting Kingsland Road, along with associated works." The effect of the changes would be to allow the development include an increase in roof height, changes to the parapet line and elevational amendments to include amended fenestration. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

No objection


2019/3046 20 Northchurch Terrace N1 4EG Variation of condition 2 (development in accordance with approved plans) attached to planning permission ref 2019/0705 dated 12/06/2019 for erection of a two storey side extension at lower and upper ground floor levels, erection of a single-storey rear extension at lower ground floor level, amendments to existing windows on front and rear elevation, enlargement of existing side dormer window and new dormer to the rear, and associated alterations to the front and rear gardens including a new lightwell to the front of the property, external staircase to front lightwell, creation of a store room in front lightwell, erection of a bin store, replacement of front boundary fence and rear elevational alterations. The effects of the variations would be installation of an AC unit to the lower ground floor lightwell and replacement of doors in the lightwell with acoustic louvred doors. (Danny Huber 020 8356 1453)

We are not convinced by the information given concerning the environmental impact of this application. We would appreciate further information.


2019/2722 Units W X and Y Reliance Wharf 2-10 Hertford Road N1 5ET Change of use of Units W and X from restaurant and gallery to B1 offices and of Unit Y to a restaurant and gallery (sui generis); erection of roof mounted plant. (Nick Bovaird 0208 356 8291)

We need elevations of the building in order to ascertain the effect of the plant on the surrounding area and local residents. It is also not clear whether the offices are to be separate from the restaurant and gallery.


2019/2745 15 Stamford Road N1 4JP Installation of a new roof light to rear main roof. (Raymond Okot 020 8356 8080)

No objection

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