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  • Fri, February 01, 2019 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Please find below responses to planning applications by the Marylebone Association Planning sub-committee. Any comments should be referred to Neil Wilson. planning@marylebone.org

    17 HARLEY STREET 18/010358/FULL/PP-07338139 Demolition of existing rear link building of 17 Harley Street and demolition behind retained front and part rear facade of 7 Wigmore Place including a new roof extension to create new (Class D1) medical facilities throughout 17 Harley Street and Class C3 residential use at nos 6 and 7 Wigmore Place. Further excavation of 700mm at basement level is sought retrospectively, new external engineering plant installation at 4th floor level, installation of new solar collectors on the roofs of 6 and 7 Wigmore Place, new mansard roof at second floor level. [SITE INCLUDES 6 AND 7 WIGMORE PLACE] (Linked to 18/10359/LBC)|cr|

    Comment: The majority of works have already been consented under application 18/10359/LBC. Additional works, as detailed in Planning and Heritage Statement 17HS/PP(LM) clauses 1.5 and 1.6 are generally acceptable.
 The loss of the roof lantern over the main stair is regrettable and would normally be considered harmful to the listed building, however the design does propose an interesting solution that attempts to emulate the appearance of natural daylight through a false LED backed laylight. Whether this can successfully replicate levels of light currently received from the roof lantern is unclear and should be explored further. Continued operation and maintenance of the LED lighting should also be considered when granting Listed Building Consent. On balance, the requirement for additional plant to support the proposed use and preference to conceal the plant rather than relocate to a more prominent position is likely to outweigh the harm to the Listed building and the application should therefore be supported.

    JH: 7 January 2019

    5 WIGMORE STREET 18/10438/FULL/PP-07483400 Improvements to the main entrance and replacement of the main entrance doors, infilling of windows to rear lightwell and insertion of new roof, removal and installation of new air conditioning units and the creation of a dedicated plant enclosure and roof terrace, and erection of a rooftop extension to contain access stair to roof terrace. (Linked to 18/10439/ADV)

    No Objection: Providing the council are satisfied that there is no unacceptable overlooking or noise outbreak from the terrace and plant we have no objection in principle, though we'd suggest the following changes: - rear window reveals recessed to express the original window locations - PPC aluminium louvres and panelling to the front (north) elevation substituted for a dummy natural slate mansard to reduce visual impact on Wigmore Street

    JH: 10 January 2019

    65 BLANDFORD STREET 18/09605/FULL/PP-07406259 Excavation of a new lower basement level beneath the footprint of the original building in order to enlarge existing dwelling (Class C3). (Linked with 18/09606/LBC)

    Objection: The drawings and Heritage Statement accompanying the application lack the detail necessary for a Listed Building Consent. The application for an additional storey beneath the listed building would disturb the original hierarchy of spaces and should be resisted.

    JH: 10 January 2019

    7 WIMPOLE STREET 18/10653/FULL/IAP00030236-001 Dual/alternative use of all floors as either a single family dwelling (Class C3) or a medical use (Class D1). Minor internal alterations comprising the removal of non-original partitions and false floors within the former dental studio rooms. (Linked to 18/10654/LBC)

    No Objection: JH: 10 January 2019

    7 WIMPOLE STREET 1810654/LBC/IAP00030236-001 Internal alterations comprising the removal of non-original partitions and false floors within the former dental studio rooms. (Linked to 18/10653/FULL)

    No Objection: JH: 10 January 2019

    388-396 OXFORD STREET 18/10493/FULL/PP-07474703 Erection of a single storey roof extension to the Oxford Street elevation and a single storey roof extension to the Duke Street elevation, recladding of all the facades on Oxford Street, Duke Street and Bird Street, in connection with reconfigured retail floorspace (Class A1) over basement, ground and first floor levels, office floorspace at second to sixth floor levels. Increase in height of the existing plant rooms, creation of a terrace at fifth floor level (on Duke Street), installation of new plant and associated works.

    No Objection: We acknowledge the well considered and detailed presentation of a scheme that would be a great enhancement of the existing building and an improvement to the local environment. Objections have been raised from neighbouring residents regarding loss of light, overlooking and plant noise to 8-13 Bird Street and we would encourage the council to pay careful consideration to these aspects to ensure this is minimised. Overall this is a high quality design that the Association supports. JH: 16 January 2019

    22 PORTMAN SQUARE 18/10491/FULL/PP-07466318 Alterations and extensions to existing hotel at ground and first floor levels fronting Montagu Street, Upper Berkeley Street, and Gloucester Place, and extensions at rear first and second floor levels including a terrace at rear second floor level, installation of new mechanical services and relocation of existing plant equipment.

    Comments: We have no objection to the proposed massing. However, the proposal does not serve to preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the conservation area and, though the building it replaces is itself a poor contribution to the square, the new design is no more appropriate for its location adjacent to the Grade 1 Listed Home House than its predecessor. Whilst justification is given for the curved corner facing Portman Square, by referencing other similar treatments nearby, the examples given are of taller blocks with prominent corners, often with symmetry in the urban pattern. The use of it here and addition of horizontal banding and brise soleil are arbitrary and give the extension an Art Deco 'Streamline Moderne' appearance that is at odds with the existing building being more reminiscent of an American diner than the rusticated entrance storey to a Georgian town house. The reference to Montagu House's original location does not come through in the final design. Moreover the proposed materials are alien to the surroundings. Whilst we welcome the omission of bulky extensions to the top floor seen in earlier designs the proposal now presented at planning is neither bold enough to justify the incongruity to its setting nor subtle enough to blend comfortably with its context. Earlier and more thorough consultation would have been welcome. JH: 17 January 2019


  • Tue, January 01, 2019 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Please find below responses to planning applications by the Marylebone Association Planning sub-committee. Any comments should be referred to Neil Wilson. planning@marylebone.org

    15-17 EDGWARE ROAD 18/09296/TELECOM Installation of telephone kiosk outside 15-17 Edgware Road.

    Objection: We are seriously concerned with the overall design, size, bulk and crude detail-design of these items. In their current proposed format they will have too much impact on the clutter of our public realm, and we believe they will not weather well over time, unless better detailing and higher quality materials are used. We also have concerns relating to how well they will be maintained. Moreover, other authorities in the country have identified problems created by these types of installation relating to drug-dealing, hoax 999 calls, street robbery, and other antisocial behavior. These installations are a further unwelcome advertising intrusion on public spaces and an assault on the senses, particularly in sensitive conservation areas.

    SQ: 10 December 2018

    FLAT 125 2-4 MONTAGU MANSIONS 18/09664/FULL/PP-07404181 Amalgamation of flats Flat 125 and Flat 126 as single dwelling unit (Class C3).

    No Objection: We are happy to support residents ability to adapt properties to suit their changing needs and remain in Marylebone, especially when they are sensitively designed so as to be easily reversible in the future. LT: 11 December 2018

    103-105 CRAWFORD STREET 18/09810/FULL/PP-07382925 Erection of a rear extension at rear first floor level, relocation of the existing office accommodation (Class B1) at 1st floor level to the new extension and use of the existing 1st floor office area as 2 residential units (Class C3). Relocation of existing plant items to the new roof level at rear second floor level with associated screening and acoustic requirements.

    Comment: If officers are minded to grant consent for the proposals, we ask that the extent of the proposed first floor rear volume be considered. Equally, as a potential precedent for further harmful development to the neighbouring unlisted buildings of merit along Crawford Street in the future. We also ask that the loss of B1 use to the street face and a loss of access to external space for the building users also be considered. TB: 13 December 2018

    36-40 HALLAM STREET 18/09755/FULL/PP-07426122 Erection of a single storey courtyard extension at first floor level onto an existing terrace.

    No Objection: TB: 13 December 2018

    44 UPPER MONTAGU STREET 18/09710/FULL/PP-07417417 Excavation of a basement level below existing rear closet wing at lower ground level, lowering of rear courtyard level, lowering of the pavement vaults floor level by 600mm; creation of infill extension in front lightwell below doorway bridge; creation of roof terrace at rear-first floor level; and change of use to a single family dwelling with associated external and internal alterations. (Linked with 18/09711/LBC)|cr||cr|

    No Objection: We support the Grade II listed building being restored to its original use. However, ask officers to consider the impact that the introduction of a roof terrace will have on the privacy of the neighbouring properties. TB: 13 December 2018

    27 PORTLAND PLACE 18/09816/FULL/PP-07409913 Replacement of windows to all elevations with double-glazed windows. (Linked to 18/09184/LBC)

    No Objection: TB: 13 December 2018

    129-137 MARYLEBONE ROAD 18/09637/FULL/PP-07392562 Partial demolition and redevelopment to provide a building ranging from ground plus 3 storeys to ground plus 9 storeys comprising office floorspace (Class B1), associated cycle parking, landscaping, internal servicing bay and other relevant works.

    Comments: The Marylebone Association are supportive of the development on the site in principle. The reuse of the 1930s building and removal of the 1960s building are most welcome. We are also supportive, in principle, of the increase in scale and note the detailed considerations made on the south elevations to reduce any negative impact. 
However, there are still reservations regarding the overall height of the building. It rises above its larger neighbours on Marylebone Road by one storey. This additional storey is noted to have negative impacts on key views. The scheme’s simplification of the existing building with the loss of its traditional decorative details coupled with the increased height, results in a less favourable termination of Great Central Street compared to the existing. We ask officers to consider the improvements that a reduction of the overall height of the proposed building by one storey might bring. TB: 13 December 2018

    9 WEYMOUTH MEWS 18/09922/FULL/PP-07437787 Alterations to the front and rear elevations; extension of a link at first floor level; replacement of the roof to the rear with addition of solar panels and installation of an air conditioning unit on roof.

    No Objection: Assuming the addition of the air conditioning unit on the reconstructed Mews roof meets current planning conditions regarding noise. TB: 13 December 2018

    22 WEYMOUTH STREET 18/09929/FULL/PP-07432706 Installation of four lightwells, associated pavement grilles and evergreen hedgerow at front elevation. Additionally a lantern light is proposed to be reinstated over the principal stair, including internal alterations. (Linked with 18/09930/LBC)

    Comment: Whilst the Association does not, in principle, object to the proposed lightwells on Weymouth Steet and their associated pavement grilles, we are not convinced by the addition of box hedging to conceal said grilles. Perhaps an upstand and railings, more in keeping with the area, would be more appropriate. DM: 19 December 2018

    94A CRAWFORD STREET 18/08971/FULL/PP-07369111 Alterations to shopfront, installation of awning, installation of extract duct routed internally to terminate at main roof level and internal works at all floor levels. (Linked to 18/08972/LBC)

    Objection: The three generous window bays at ground floor, facing onto Crawford Street, make a significant and positive contribution to the building’s character. The insertion of a double door in place of the central bay alters this defining characteristic and it is not clear why this is necessary or that this change is justified. DM: 20 December 2018

    178-180 EDGWARE ROAD 18/10062/P3JPA Use of the first floor as 5no. residential units (Class C3) and add a new mezzanine floor between first and second floors.

    Comment: No objection in principle to a change of use to residential units in this location. However, the proposal for 5 flats includes one studio of only 20sq.m, falling significantly short of London Plan space standards, which we do object to. Furthermore, no Design & Access Statement has been provided and no sections to assess floor to ceiling heights in the proposed mezzanine. This lack of information makes it difficult to comment on the proposal and we recommend the applicant submit this. DM: 21 December 2018

    26-37 SEYMOUR MEWS HOUSE SEYMOUR MEWS 18/10114/FULL/PP-07453744 Variation of conditions 1, 6 and 7 of planning permission dated 10 September (RN: 18/06022/FULL) which itself varied condition 1 of planning permission dated 30 January 2018 (RN 17/08835/FULL) for, 'Erection of a single storey extension at fifth floor level (with lift over-run above) and infill extension at ground floor; installation of 13 no. condenser units at rear first floor level; terraces at fourth and fifth floors, alterations to existing facade and alterations to the office entrance, all in connection with the existing use of the building as offices (Class B1)'; Namely, to allow a third floor terrace on the north and eastern elevations

    No Objection: However, should the local authority be mindful to consent this application, the Association suggests that this is a temporary consent to ensure no detriment to the local amenity. DM: 21 December 2018

    16 FITZHARDINGE STREET 18/09875/FULL/P/IAP00028023-001 External alterations to a single-family dwelling including the removal and replacement of the rear conservatory. (Linked to 18/09876/LBC)

    No Objection: DM: 21 December 2018

    31 NEW CAVENDISH STREET 18/10605/FULL/PP-07461863 Use of lower ground and ground floor as marketing suites (Class A2) for temporary period of 5 years.

    No Comment: JH: 21 December 2018

    FLAT 1 4-6 MANDEVILLE PLACE 18/10336/FULL/PP-07465305 Erection of an extension at first floor within a lightwell to enlarge dwelling (Class C3).

    No Objection: JH: 21 December 2018


  • Mon, December 31, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Please find below responses to planning applications by the Marylebone Association Planning sub-committee. Any comments should be referred to Neil Wilson. planning@marylebone.org 

    BASEMENT AND GROUND FLOOR 42 MARYLEBONE HIGH STREET 18/08647/FULL/PP-07342795 Installation of mechanical plant at rear elevation of the building, within a shared service yard (retrospective)

    Objection: There appears to be a substantial amenity impact from the installed plant on the nearby residents which is unacceptable. The Noise Report refers to daytime use however it appears from neighbours comments that the plant is running 24hrs. If WCC is minded to grant approval then measures must be taken to enclosure the units within acoustic enclosures. Enforcement action should be taken as necessary. NW: 12 November 2018

    5 SPANISH PLACE 18/08517/FULL/PP-07305359 Erection of a rear two storey extension at lower ground and ground floor level in order to enlarge dwellinghouse (Class C3), excavation under pavement vaults, installation of air conditioning units within an acoustic enclosure at roof level, addition of a roof hatch to provide access to a sunken roof terrace, erection of a pergola at rear first floor level, internal alterations and general refurbishment works. (Linked to 18/08518/LBC)

    Objection: Several objections have been raised by neighbours regarding potential noise and overlooking from the proposed rear balcony. It is difficult to see from drawings what the relationship is between the terrace and 6 Spanish Place Mansions, and we would draw the council's attention to this when visiting site. However, the drawings show this terrace already exists and the applicant seeks to add planting to screen the terrace which would be an improvement over the existing.
 Light pollution from the glazed extension may be an issue and again this should be considered at site visit. Concern has also been voiced regarding vibration from the new roof level plant though we expect this would be conditioned, should the proposals be approved. Alteration Plan A - 2016.07.100 B shows retention of nibs to the wall adjacent the corridor at lower ground floor whereas the proposed shows full demolition. We suggest it would be more appropriate to retain nibs to express the original plan form. The formation of a doorway between the ground floor rear room and extension alters the historical circulation of the building which is usually resisted by council. Declaration of Interest - The Association would like it noted that a member of their planning panel has links with this application. This member has not been involved in making the submission below. JH: 13 November 2018

    OPEN SPACE BRYANSTON SQUARE 18/08898/FULL/PP-07363573 Refurbishment of the existing garden shed, to provide toilets and kitchen facilities, and erection of a small storage shed to the west of the existing unit and installation of a cesspit.

    No Objection: Though we have heard the concerns of residents that the square remains private and not be subject to commercial use this is a matter for management of the square. We do not have any objection with regards to the proposed development itself.

    JH: 14 November 2018

    ROMNEY MEWS 18/08843/FULL Variation of conditions 1 and 17 of planning permission dated 01 August 2018 (RN 18/03593/FULL) for the Erection of three bedroom dwellinghouse (Class C3) over ground to fourth floor level; NAMELY, to enable the installation of metal balustrades and a sliding access rooflight at roof level to facilitate the use of the roof as a terrace.

    No Objection : JH: 14 November 2018

    11 DEVONSHIRE MEWS WEST 18/08497/FULL/PP-07270152 Demolition behind retained front and rear facades of the building to create a new 2 bedroom mews house (Class C3) with new basement level.

    Comment: The existing coach doors appear to be a matching pair and one of the few remaining examples of original coach doors along the mews. The proposed replacement appears to have been designed to match a modern example at no. 12 and disturbs the balance of the elevation. Whilst we accept that the new use requires improved light levels at ground floor and new light to the basement, there are better examples of how this can be achieved than is currently being proposed. Should the council be minded to approve the application we would recommend conditioning the detail of this item. Whilst not a planning consideration we urge the applicant to review fire escape from basement level which appears to be through inner rooms. We have received several objections to the scheme based on noise and dust pollution. Given recent disturbance in this area we recommend WCC pay particular attention to the Construction Management Plan to ensure disturbance is kept to a minimum. JH: 14 November 2018

    WAITROSE 12 BAKER STREET 18/09297/TELECOM Installation of one advertisement/telephone structure on the pavement outside 21 Baker Street

    186 EDGWARE ROAD 18/09291/TELECOM Installation of one public call box on the pavement outside 186 Edgware Road

    WAITROSE 12 BAKER STREET 18/09297/TELECOM Installation of one advertisement/telephone structure on the pavement outside 21 Baker Street

    PAYPHONE SITE OUTSIDE DERRYCOMBE HOUSE BRUNEL ESTATE GREAT WESTERN ROAD 18/08389/TELECOM Installation of one public call box on the pavement outside Derrycombe House.

    55 BAKER STREET 18/08378/TELECOM Installation of one advertisement/ telephone structure on the pavement outside 55 Baker Street.

    29 EDGWARE ROAD 18/09340/TELECOM Notification of prior approval as to the siting and appearance of the development of ‘A Public Call Box’ on public highway outside Nos 29-21 Edgware Road (incorporating non illuminated display panel and photovoltaic canopy) under Schedule 2, Part 16 A.3(1) of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (As Amended).

    WESTCOURT HOUSE 191 OLD MARYLEBONE ROAD 18/09367/TELECOM Notification of prior approval as to the siting and appearance of the development of ‘A Public Call Box’ on public highway outside No 191 Old Marylebone Road (incorporating non illuminated display panel and photovoltaic canopy) under Schedule 2, Part 16 A.3(1) of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (As Amended).

    PAYPHONE SITE AT JUNCTION OF WELBECK STREET AND WIGMORE STREET 18/09341/TELECOM Installation of on advertisement/ telephone structure on the pavement outside 43 Wigmore Street.

    MARBLE ARCH HOUSE 66 SEYMOUR STREET 18/09362/TELECOM Installation of on advertisement/ telephone structure on the pavement outside 66 Seymour Street.

    268-272 EDGWARE ROAD 18/09342/TELECOM Notification of prior approval as to the siting and appearance of the development of ‘A Public Call Box’ on public highway outside Nos 268-272 EdgwareRoad (incorporating non illuminated display panel and photovoltaic canopy) under Schedule 2, Part 16 A.3(1) of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (As Amended).

    334-348 OXFORD STREET 18/09348/TELECOM Installation of on advertisement/ telephone structure on the pavement outside 334-348 Oxford Street.

    266 OXFORD STREET 18/09337/TELECOM Installation of on advertisement/ telephone structure on the pavement outside 266 Oxford Street.

    392-396 OXFORD STREET 18/09345/TELECOM Installation of on advertisement/ telephone structure on the pavement outside 396 Oxford Street.

    350-352 OXFORD STREET 18/09347/TELECOM Installation of on advertisement/ telephone structure on the pavement outside 350 Oxford Street.

    PAYPHONE SITE OUTSIDE 259-269 MARYLEBONE ROAD 18/09336/TELECOM Notification of prior approval as to the siting and appearance of the development of ‘A Public Call Box’ (incorporating non illuminated display panel and photovoltaic canopy) under Schedule 2, Part 16 A.3(1) of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (As Amended).

    TELEPHONE KIOSK OUTSIDE PENN HOUSE MALLORY STREET 18/08392/TELECOM Installation of one public call box on the pavement adjacent to Penn House .

    HERON HOUSE 19 MARYLEBONE ROAD 18/09287/TELECOM Notification of prior approval as to the siting and appearance of the development of ‘A Public Call Box’ (incorporating non illuminated display panel and photovoltaic canopy) under Schedule 2, Part 16 A.3(1) of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (As Amended).

    11 BAKER STREET 18/08780/TELECOM Installation of one public call box on the pavement adjacent to 11 Baker Street.

    Objection: We are seriously concerned with the overall design, size, bulk and crude detail-design of these items. In their current proposed format they will have too much impact on the clutter of our public realm, and we believe they will not weather well over time, unless better detailing and higher quality materials are used. We also have concerns relating to how well they will be maintained. Moreover, other authorities in the country have identified problems created by these types of installation relating to drug-dealing, hoax 999 calls, street robbery, and other antisocial behavior. These installations are a further unwelcome advertising intrusion on public spaces and an assault on the senses, particularly in sensitive conservation areas.

    SQ: 19 November 2018

    248 OXFORD STREET 18/09169/FULL Installation of a public drinking water fountain on pavement in front of 248 Oxford Street. (Linked to 18/07919/ADV).

    No Objection: VS: 27 November 2018


  • Tue, November 06, 2018 12:25 PM | Anonymous

    Please find below responses to planning applications by the Marylebone Association Planning sub-committee. Any comments should be referred to Neil Wilson. neil.wilson@marylebone.org

    46 DEVONSHIRE CLOSE 18/07507/FULL/PP-07224285 Alterations at roof level to create a full mansard roof, installation of new doorway on east elevation, installation of glazed window in place of existing (left hand side) garage door on south elevation, replacement of existing (right hand side) garage door with new timber garage door and replacement of all windows with double glazed windows. Internal re-configuration to provide 1x 1 bed flat and 1 x car parking garage at ground floor (for use with residential unit above) and 1x 3 bed flat at first and second floors.

    No Objection: TB: 11 October 2018

    18-22 WIGMORE STREET 18/08001/FULL/PP-07290595 Variation of Condition 1 of planning permission dated 09 January 2018 (RN: 17/09798/FULL) for, 'Erection of an extension at the rear of the property at first to fourth floor levels to provide additional residential floor space for the existing flats, including the installation of a new lift. Alterations at basement and ground floor level including the infilling of a rear lightwell at basement level to create additional office (Class B1) floorspace and installation of plant at rear ground floor level'; NAMELY, for the erection of single storey extension at the rear fourth floor level of 22 Wigmore Street for residential use.

    No Objection: RB: 12 October 2018

    38 MOLYNEUX STREET 18/08017/FULL/PP-07127250 Erection of rear extension at lower ground floor level with terrace above and associated alterations in order to enlarge and alter dwellinghouse (Class C3). (Linked to 18/08018/LBC)

    No Objection: Noting that changes do not involve the loss of historic fabric, rather the removal of detrimental post war elements.. RB: 12 October 2018


  • Mon, September 03, 2018 3:32 PM | Anonymous

    Please find below responses to planning applications by the Marylebone Association Planning sub-committee. Any comments should be referred to Neil Wilson. neil.wilson@marylebone.org

    TENBY MANSIONS FLAT 3 NOTTINGHAM STREET 18/05675/FULL/PP-06968128 Enclosure of side exterior terrace and alteration to rear courtyard window by installing balconette with double doors.

    No Objection: DM: 2 August 2018

    13 WIGMORE PLACE 18/05863/FULL/PP-07124372 Demolition behind retained facade of existing mews house to create a new four bedroom mews house (Class C3) with a new garden terrace at rear ground floor level and new mansard roof extension to the building.

    No Objection: DM: 3 August 2018

    HOWARD HOUSE 22-24 MOXON STREET 18/05699/FULL/PP-07109980 Erection of new pitched roof extension including roof lights to create a 2 bedroom unit, creation of a new terrace area, planting, installation of an air conditioning unit and relocation of an existing unit, and demolition and rebuilding of an existing chimney stack. (Land use swap with Basement, 12 Upper Wimpole Street ). Linked to 18/05700/FULL

    Comment: The Marylebone Association request that WCC carefully analyse the documents relating to amenity impacts on adjoining residents and ensures that any detrimental impacts are considered in their decision-making process. TB: 7 August 2018

    5 WIMPOLE STREET 18/06066/FULL/PP-07137111 Creation of a new roof terrace at the first floor of 5 Wimpole Street; excavation of a basement beneath the footprint of the house, erection of a mansard roof extension and rear access to 24 Wigmore Place, installation A/C units at front pavement vault of the property, at roof of the town house and in the mews house garage below the garden staircase, and other external refurbishment works, including demolition of the mews house roof. Linked to 18/06067/LBC

    Objection: Overlooking and noise is likely to be an issue from both the mews and main house first floor balconies. Although the applicant addresses this with the proposal for a planted screen to the larger terrace this will be difficult to enforce and will have little effect on noise transfer to adjoining properties.
 The domed lead covered roof, though not original, is an attractive Victorian feature that represents a significant phase in the property’s development and its loss is regrettable.

    JH: 15 August 2018

    31 WELBECK STREET 18/06034/FULL/PP-07139445 Use of the building as a single family dwelling, demolition of extensions at rear within the courtyard and associated internal alterations. (Linked with 18/06035/LBC)

    Comment: It is unclear what masonry bond is proposed for the rear extensions. The drawings show stretcher bond whilst the annotation is London stock brick Flemish bond single leaf cavity wall. It would be preferable for the masonry bond to match the original. Other internal alterations appear to reinstate historic proportions and are supported.

    JH: 15 August 2018

    SEYMOUR MEWS HOUSE 26-37 SEYMOUR MEWS 18/06022/FULL Variation of Condition 1 of planning permission dated 30 January 2018 (RN 17/08835/FULL) for, Variation of Condition 1 of planning permission dated 04 October 2017 (RN 17/06854/FULL) for, 'Erection of a single storey extension at fifth floor level (with lift over-run above) and infill extension at ground floor; installation of 13 no. condenser units at rear first floor level; terraces at fourth and fifth floors, alterations to existing facade and alterations to the office entrance, all in connection with the existing use of the building as offices (Class B1); namely, to make the following alterations to the approved development - to increase the height of the approved fifth floor extension to increase its height by 300mm; NAMELY, New stair in core B extended from 4th floor to 5th floor. New brick enclosure constructed around stair, the outline of which will match that of the 4th floor. New cladding materials to match the existing facade.

    No Objection: JH: 15 August 2018

    DEVELOPMENT SITE AT 12-14 ST VINCNT STREET, 4 BLANDFORD STREET AND 11-117 MARYLEBONE HIGH STREET 18/05897/FULL/PP-07121392 Variation of Conditions 1 and 13 of planning permission dated 13 September 2016 (RN: 16/03666/FULL) for, 'Erection of a single storey mansard roof extension above No's 2 and 4 Blandford Street and the corner building of 111 Marylebone High Street, second floor infill extension on St Vincent Street and the rear extensions at second and third floor levels projecting into the internal courtyard. Installation of balconies on the rear elevations, alterations to fenestration and creation of a shared external amenity space within the courtyard area at first floor level and installation of new plan and associated works, all in conjunction with works to combine and to combine two residential blocks to enable the reconfiguration of 24 existing units and to provide an additional 7 residential units (site includes 111-117 Marylebone High Street, 14 St Vincent Street and 2-8 Blandford Street)'; NAMELY, to make the following amendments to the approved development: (i) Changes to mix of residential unit sizes; (ii) Alterations to the roof associated to air conditioning; (iii) Reconfiguration of rooflight; (iv) Extensions to the rear; (v) Amendments to refuse and cycle parking; (vi) Alterations to the floor layout plans; and (vii) Associated works.

    No Objection: JH: 15 August 2018

    66 BAKER STREET 18/05854/FULL/PP-07102492 Replacement and alterations of shopfront at 66 Baker Street and 45 Dorset Street. Installation of artificial 'green wall' at ground floor level. Creation of serving hatch on Dorset Street frontage.

    No Objection: JH: 15 August 2018

    PAYPHONE SITE IN HARROWBY STREET NEAR 150 EDGWARE ROAD 18/06469/TELECOM/PP-07167860 Removal of two existing BT payphones and erection of one freestanding (InLink) with two LED advertising panels and associated telecommunications equipment. Linked to 18/06468/ADV

    PAYPHONE TO THE SIDE OF 495 OXFORD STREET 18/06472/TELECOM/PP-07167871 Removal of three existing BT payphone kiosks and erection of a freestanding (InLink) structure with two LED advertising panels and associated telecommunications equipment. Linked to 18/06473/ADV

    95-97 BAKER STREET 18/06485/TELECOM/PP-07164995 Removal of existing BT payphone and erection of a freestanding (InLink) structure with two LED advertising panels and associated telecommunications equipment. Linked to 18/06484/ADV.

    PAYPHONE SITE AT JUNCTION OF SEYMOUR PLACE AND 153-173 MARYLEBONE ROAD 18/06492/TELECOM/PP-07165057 Removal of existing BT payphone kiosks and erection of a freestanding (InLink) structure with two LED advertising panels and associated telecommunications equipment. Linked to 18/06493/ADV.

    PAYPHONE SITE OUTSIDE 259-269 OLD MARYLEBONE ROAD 18/06496/TELECOM/PP-07167850 Removal of existing BT payphone kiosks and erection of a freestanding (InLink) structure with two LED advertising panels and associated telecommunications equipment. Linked to 18/06497/ADV.

    PAYPHONE SITE OUTSIDE 124 BAKER STREET 18/06516/TELECOM/PP-07164959 Removal of existing BT payphone and erection of a freestanding (InLink) structure with two LED advertising panels and associated telecommunications equipment. Linked to 18/06517/ADV.

    PAVEMENT OUTSIDE 55 BAKER STREET 18/06486/TELECOM/PP-07165010 Removal of existing BT payphone and erection of a freestanding (InLink) structure with two LED advertising panels and associated telecommunications equipment. Linked to 18/06488/ADV.

    OUTSIDE 39 MARYLEBONE ROAD 18/06515/TELECOM/PP-07164951 Removal of 2 existing BT payphone kiosks and erection of a freestanding (InLink) structure with two LED advertising panels and associated telecommunications equipment. Linked to 18/06514/ADV.

    OUTSIDE REGENTS PARK STATION MARYLEBONE ROAD 18/06508/TELECOM/PP-07156128 Removal existing BT payphone kiosks and erection of a freestanding (InLink) structure with two LED advertising panels and associated telecommunications equipment. Linked to 18/06509/ADV.

    15 MARYLEBONE ROAD 18/06511/TELECOM/PP-07164931 Removal existing BT payphone kiosks and erection of a freestanding (InLink) structure with two LED advertising panels and associated telecommunications equipment. Linked to 18/06510/ADV.

    PAYPHONE SITE AT JUNCTION OF NOTTINGHAM PLACE AND 25-27 MARYLEBONE ROAD 18/06512/TELECOM/PP-07164938 Removal 2 existing BT payphone kiosks and erection of a freestanding (InLink) structure with two LED advertising panels and associated telecommunications equipment. Linked to 18/06513/ADV.

    95-97 BAKER STREET 18/06484/ADV/PP-07164986 Display of two internally illuminated digital LED screens, one of each side of a freestanding structure (InLink measuring 889mm x 280mm x 2900mm advertising panels and associated telecommunications equipment. Linked to 18/06485/TELECOM.

    PAYPHONE SITE OUTSIDE 124 BAKER STREET 18/06517/ADV/PP-07164966 Display of two internally illuminated digital LED screens, one of each side of a freestanding structure (InLink measuring 889mm x 280mm x 2900mm advertising panels and associated telecommunications equipment. Linked to 18/06516/TELECOM.

    Objection: Whereas the replacement of a number of disused payphone boxes with a smaller number of these installations to provide wayfinding, free wifi and free calls etc. is an improvement on the current situation, we are seriously concerned with the size, bulk and crude detail-design of these items. In their current proposed format they will have too much impact on the clutter in our public realm, and we believe they will not weather well over time, unless better detailing and higher quality materials are used. Moreover, other authorities in the country have identified problems created by these installations relating drug-dealing, hoax 999 calls, street robbery, and other antisocial behaviour. These installations are a further unwelcome advertising intrusion on public spaces and an assault on the senses. They should be wholeheartedly resisted, particularly in sensitive conservation areas. SQ: 18 August 2018


  • Thu, August 02, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Please find below responses to planning applications by the Marylebone Association Planning sub-committee. Any comments should be referred to Neil Wilson. neil.wilson@marylebone.org

    9 HOLLES STREET 18/03075/FULL/PP-06899249  Use as a food court (Class A1/A3 with ancillary A4 and A5 uses), creation of mezzanine between ground and first floor, external alterations, installation of plant equipment and associated works

    No Objection: The Marylebone Association support the application in principle, and should WCC be minded to consent the application, the MA requests that controls are put in place to carefully monitor the delivery and servicing plan proposed, to ensure this does not impact negatively on the vicinity. VS: 2 July 2018

    67 WIMPOLE STREET 18/03682/FULL/PP-06949209 Use of rear basement for office (Class B1) purposes. Associated internal alterations. (Linked with 18/03683/LBC)

    No Objection: VS: 2 July 2018

    42 JAMES STREET 18/04286/FULL/PP-06990612 Lowering of the existing basement floor level and associated alterations. (site includes 44 James Street) 

    No Objection: VS: 2 July 2018

    21-22 BARRETT STREET 18/05476/FULL/PP-07036403 Dual/alternative use of the first, second and third floor for either office (Class B1a) or residential (Class C3) use. (Renewal of planning permission 15/06626/FULL)

    No Objection: TB: 13 July 2018

    76-78 PORTLAND PLACE 18/05396/FULL/PP-7083830 Variation of condition 1 and 8 of planning permission dated 14 May 2014 (RN: 14/02206/FULL) for the Alterations to the front and rear elevations, including installation of replacement windows to the front elevation and from first to sixth floor on the rear elevation, new entrance doors, rooflights to the main building at rear first floor level, a glazed link between the main building and the mews at the rear and alterations to the facade of the mews, all for continued use for institutional purposes. NAMELY, to allow alteration and reinstatement of the roof garden.

    No Objection: However, we encourage officers to consider the impact on 74 Portland Place residences and Hallam Street carefully who overlook the roof terrace and ensure appropriate conditions are in place. TB: 13 July 2018

    103 GLOUCESTER PLACE 18/05413/FUL Variation of Condition 1 of planning permission dated 25 April 2017 (RN: 17/00618) for Alterations to existing ground floor flat and erection of rear extensions at ground and mezzanine floor levels to create a new one bedroom duplex flat at 103B. NAMELY, to allow small conservatory extension to ground floor level (linked to 18/05414/LBC)

    Holding Objection: It is unclear from the drawings if overlooking will be an issue for the proposed rooms and that of the neighbours. TB: 13 July 2018

    17 HARLEY STREET 18/05528/FULL/PP-07069815 Lowering the floor level at basement level by a further 700mm (Retrospective), removal of the raised timber floor to expose original flooring at first floor level, internal alteration to new proposed fire escape including the alteration for the facade of 6 Wigmore Place. Installation of transformer in basement vault including 300mm excavation. Alterations to the location of the waste and cycle storage (no loss). Alteration to roof light design and position, alterations to window designs and various alterations to doors including rehanging, reinstatement and widening. Reinstatement of the vaulted ceiling and decorated stucco ceiling uncovered during current works. (Linked to 18/05529/LBC)

    No Comment: It is unclear from the drawings if overlooking will be an issue for the proposed rooms and that of the neighbours. TB: 13 July 2018

    55 NEW CAVENDISH STREET 18/05398/FULL/PP-07063919 Use of the building as medical use (Class D1) for a temporary period of 30 years.

    No Objection: TB: 13 July 2018

    91-93 BAKER STREET 18/05488/FULL/PP-07088302 Creation of new fifth floor terrace including access from the fifth floor office accommodation and modification to height of existing guarding.

    No Objection: However, Officers might consider that the terrace is only used for B1 office use within normal office hours to reduce the impact on adjoining properties, with restricted hours of use between 20:30hrs and 08.00. TB: 13 July 2018

    5-7 MANDEVILLE PLACE 18/05076/FULL/PP-07052127 Alterations to the ground floor entrance on Mandeville Place to provide DDA access, creation of a new entrance to 5 Mandeville Place, alterations to the basement fenestration on Mandeville Place, alterations to the rear entrance on Dukes Mews, replacement of rear terrace railings, installation of roof level metal balustrade and alterations to front roof pitch to extend the size of the existing roof terrace. Use of lower ground and ground floor as dual/alternative B1 office and/or D1 clinic/health centre.

    Holding Objection: The proposed changes are overall welcomed but will the proposed enlarged recess here create more potential for anti-social behaviour, in terms of rough sleepers? 
Officers should note the precedent for circular fanlights to adjacent porticos for the new door proposed to No.5 Mandeville Place entrance. TB: 13 July 2018

    14 WIGMORE PLACE 18/05864/FULL/PP-07119270 Erection of a part single, part two storey rear glazed extension, alterations to side elevations of 31 Queen Anne Street, use of lower ground floor level as extension of residential accommodation and amalgamation of enlarged dwelling and flat at lower ground floor level of 31 Queen Anne Street to create a three bedroom Mews House. (Linked to 18/05865/LBC) (Site includes 31 Queen Anne Street)

    No Objection: DM: 17 July 2018

    5 CAVENDISH PLACE  18/05782/FULL/PP-07065323 Use of basement and ground floor for fitness studio and retail purposes (sui generis) for a temporary period of 15 years.

    No Objection: DM: 17 July 2018

    30-34 JAMES STREET 18/05469/FULL/PP-07089001 Replacement kitchen extract riser on rear elevation and air conditioning plant on rear lower flat roof.

    Comment: Should the local authority be mindful to grant approval The Association recommends that this is subject to the provision of additional detailed information with regards to the proposed plant/ acoustic enclosure at roof level illustrating: • How the enclosure will mitigate noise and comply with local authority guidelines on noise. • The visual impact of said enclosure. Whilst this is not visible from the street it is visible from neighbouring properties and has the potential to be an unsightly addition. DM: 17 July 2018

    7 MANSFIELD STREET 18/05028/FULL/PP-07053053 Replacement of rear entrance and garage doors with timber doors, alterations to internal courtyard, installation of lift and roof level lift enclosure, internal refurbishment with alterations and adaptations, and associated works. Linked to 18/05029/LBC

    No Objection: The proposed works protect the heritage asset and improve its function while impacting minimally on the surrounding area. LT: 17 July 2018

    12 UPPER WIMPOLE STREET Use of basement as medical services (Class D1). (Land use swap with Howard House 22-24 Moxon Street). Linked to 18/05701/LBC and 18/05699/FULL

    No Objection: DM: 19 July 2018

    PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT At 1-4 MARBLE ARCH AND 1-1A  GREAT CUMBERLAND Variation of condition 1 and 21 of planning permission dated 12 October 2017 (RN: 17/02923/FULL) for the Demolition and redevelopment behind retained facade to provide a building of two basements, ground, part mezzanine and eight upper storeys accommodating retail (Class A1), office (Class B1) and flexible retail / office (Class A1 / B1) floorspace, alterations to retained facades including replacement windows to the east and south facades, alterations to facing material at rear elevations, clarification of facade reconstruction at parts of ground, first, sixth and seventh floors, alterations to office entrance, reduction of lightwell size on Great Cumberland Place, and reduction of doorway recesses at building entrances.

    No Objection: DM: 19 July 2018


  • Wed, August 01, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Please find below responses to planning applications by the Marylebone Association Planning sub-committee. Any comments should be referred to Neil Wilson. neil.wilson@marylebone.org

    M BLOCK OSSINGTON BUILDINGS 18/03822/FULL/PP-06943923  Erection of a roof extension at fourth floor level to create additional bedroom to existing flat.

    No Objection: WH: 9 June 2018

    SELFRIDGES 400 OXFORD STREET 18/03494/FULL/PP-06814755 Use of part fifth floor and front terrace as a restaurant (Use Class A3) and retention of existing canopy, decking and retractable awning on the western rooftop for a period of 5 years.

    No Objection: WH: 9 June 2018

    44 PORTLAND PLACE 18/03832/FULL/PP-06911945 Use as a single family dwellinghouse (Class C3), demolition of rear extension at lower ground floor level to create new external courtyard, installation of plant enclosure in rear courtyard, and excavation beneath pavement vaults and associated internal alterations. Linked to 18/03833/LBC

    Objection: We object to raising the floor level in the rear 2nd floor room to conceal plumbing from the central bath as it alters the relationship with the historic rear windows. Cannot the bath be relocated? WH: 9 June 2018

    334-348 OXFORD STREET 18/003718/FULL/PP-06919615 Use of part of the ground floor (on the corner of Henrietta Place and Vere Street) as restaurant (Class A3) with associated external alterations to form new entrance.

    No Objection: VS: 26 June 2018

    178-180 EDGWARE ROAD 18/03918/FULL/PP-06967402 Roof extension to accommodate three flats (2 x 2 bedroom and 1x 1 bedroom), relocate existing plant onto new roof, raising the lift-shaft and staircase core. Alterations to the Edgware Road facade

    No Objection: VS: 27 June 2018

    HALLAM COURT FLAT 61 77 HALLAM STREET 18/03981/CLEUD/PP-06969121 Existing conservatory at Flat 61 Hallam Court is considered to be lawful on the grounds that the conservatory has existed for a period of more than four years, with no enforcement action from the Council 

    No Objection: VS: 28 June 2018


  • Sat, June 02, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Please find below responses to planning applications by the Marylebone Association Planning sub-committee. Any comments should be referred to Neil Wilson. neil.wilson@marylebone.org

    40-42 CHILTERN STREET 18/02066/FULL/PP-06813604  Use of basement and ground floor for mixed retail/cafe use (sui generis). [RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATION]. 

    Objection:

    1.         Further information is required to satisfy WCC’s current noise criteria to confirm that this will not impact on the neighbouring residents.

    2.         The late opening indicated will impact on the amenity of the neighbouring residents.

    3.         Given the proposals include for reheated food, further information is required to satisfy WCC’s policy that there will be no nuisance arising from cooking smells. VS: 1 May 2018

    BROCK HOUSE 19 LANGHAM STREET 18/02099/FULL/PP-06811802 Erection of two storey mansard roof extension, installation of plant at roof level, infilling of existing lightwells, alterations to external facades, and other associated works.

    Comment: Should the council be minded to consent the application, the MA will expect to see an exemplary SEMP that goes above and beyond the base requirements, to ensure that full consideration has been given to neighbouring residents and their amenity. VS: 1 May 2018

    14 SHERLOCK MEWS 18/02233/FULL/PP-06823409 Variation of condition 1 of planning permission dated 23 June 2015 (RN: 14/10743/FULL) for the Demolition of rear facade of Nos. 96-98 Baker Street and front and part rear facades of No. 14 Sherlock Mews, use of first to fourth floors of Nos. 96-98 Baker Street as eight residential flats (Class C3), amalgamation of flats at first and second floors of No. 14 Sherlock Mews into a maisonette (Class C3), erection of replacement shopfronts to Baker Street facade, erection of replacement rear facade to Nos. 96-98 Baker Street, erection of replacement front facade to No. 14 Sherlock Mews, alterations at roof level, and other associated external alterations. NAMELY,changes to interior layout, alter the entrance of 14 Sherlock Mews and revise the brickwork finish. Linked to 18/02362/LBC

    No Objection: VS: 1 May 2018

    8 DUNSTABLE MEWS 18/02292/FULL/PP-06657502 Removal of part of the rear roof slope to create a roof terrace. Raising of front roof by 100mm and the installation of a roof level access hatch and the installation of glass balustrade to the new roof terrace.

    Objection: The property has a modest roof height and the excessively tall glass enclosure proposed is out of proportion to the host building and dominates the façade. VS: 1 May 2018

    19 PADDINGTON STREET 18/02244/FULL/PP-06774574 Erection of additional storey to enlarge existing residential unit. 

    Comment: The proposals appear acceptable in principle however the daylight and sunlight report states that it is based on ‘Michael Drain Architects’ drawings and not BB PARTNERSHIP LTD drawings which accompany the application. Clarification is required to confirm the daylight sunlight assessment has been implemented on the BB Partnership Ltd. application drawings VS: 9 May 2018

    Reply from WCC: Many thanks for your comments on No 19 Paddington Street. The daylight sunlight report was carried out in 2014 on the previous permission which has since expired. Permission is sought for the additional storey in exactly the same layout as the 2014 permission (which as you rightly note relates to the Michael Drain Architect drawings) therefore the daylight sunlight report has not been updated.

    Following a site visit recently, the neighbouring buildings which have been assessed within the 2014 report remain as they were when the report was drafted.

    PITCH 942 OXFORD STREET 18/02430/FULL/PP-06848313 Variation of condition 2 of planning permission dated 12 April 2018 (RN: 15/11445/FULL) for the Erection a replacement retail (Class A1) kiosk at the junction with Old Cavendish Street. NAMELY, to allow the use of (Class A1) kiosk for a further 12 months

    No Objection: VS: 9 May 2018

    25-26 ENFORD STREET 18/02829/FULL/PP-06858476 Erection of extension at rear first floor level, alterations to front and rear facades of building and alteration to rear roof form to create sheer rear elevation secondary pitch to existing front mansard, and mansard-style screen at rear fourth floor level in order to facilitate use of flat roof at fourth floor level as terrace in association with Flat 4 Use of extended and altered building as 4 x flats (Class C3). [PART RETROSPECTIVE].|cr||cr|

    Objection: The faux mansard performing as screen to the roof terrace results in an increase in perceived building height that is not in keeping with the neighbouring roof lines at the rear of the property. TB: 12 May 2018

    7 CAVENDISH PLACE 17/09341/FULL/PP-06427535 Demolition of 7-11 Cavendish Place and redevelopment to provide a new building comprising basement, ground and 7 upper floors with flexible retail (Use Class A1/A2) at part ground and basement levels and office (Use Class B1) on part ground, basement and the upper floors together with plant and associated works ( reconsultaion reference to the 7th floor- differs from application 17/08454/FULL by the provision of a rear lightwell at 1st to 7th floors)

    No Objection: No Objection in principle. However, it is felt that the mansard massing could be more sympathetic to the neighbouring building profiles while producing the gable elevation to the west. There is an obvious impact to the sky line that the street scape can’t support. TB: 12 May 2018

    66 PORTLAND PLACE 18/02450/FULL/PP-06847656 Reconfiguration and refurbishment of two existing meeting rooms to form new learning centre, minor new electrical installations to the stair and landing spaces from ground to fourth floors, alterations to access to fourth floor Council Chamber and Anteroom, additional rooftop plant to 5th floor flat roof, ventilation cowl to flat roof above 6th floor toilets, resurfacing of the existing external fourth floor roof terrace, internal refurbishment and decoration of the former Library Director's Office and the internal refurbishment of the public toilets on the 5th and 6th floor (Linked with 18/02451/LBC)

    No Objection: TB: 12 May 2018

    7 CAVENDISH PLACE 17/09341/FULL/PP-06427535 Demolition of 7-11 Cavendish Place and redevelopment to provide a new building comprising basement, ground and 7 upper floors with flexible retail (Use Class A1/A2) at part ground and basement levels and office (Use Class B1) on part ground, basement and the upper floors together with plant and associated works ( reconsultaion reference to the 7th floor- differs from application 17/08454/FULL by the provision of a rear lightwell at 1st to 7th floors)

    No Objection: No Objection in principle. However, it is felt that the mansard massing could be more sympathetic to the neighbouring building profiles while producing the gable elevation to the west. There is an obvious impact to the sky line that the street scape can’t support. TB: 12 May 2018

    5 DUKE’S MEWS 18/02749/FULL/PP-06873300 Use of lower ground, ground and three upper floors as nursery (Class D1).

    No Objection: The Marylebone Association strongly supports this proposed change of use to D1 in respect of a day nursery school; an amenity facing increasing pressures in the Marylebone area and, as a result, very much at risk. DM: 15 May 2018

    15-17 MARYLEBONE ROAD 18/03103/FULL/PP-06870548 Use of the basement, as dual medical use (Class D1) / office(Class B1), use of part of the ground floor as office (Class B1), replacement of external staircase and lift access, alterations to the front entrance and installation of single storey staff locker room and shower facilities enclosure.

    No Objection: DM: 15 May 2018

    CUMBERLAND HOTEL GREAT CUMBERLAND PLACE 18/02998/FULL/PP-06893612 Replacement of windows to all 4 external elevations on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th floors of hotel

    No Objection: Subject to provision of satisfactory glazing and window frame samples by the applicant DM: 15 May 2018

    52-55 DORSET STREET 18/02822/FULL/PP-06830268 Alterations at basement and ground floor levels including the installation of openable shopfronts, the provision of external seating and the erection of a bin store screen. Dual/alternative use of part of the basement level as a restaurant (Class A3) and/or bakery (Class A1).. Linked to 18/02823/LBC.

    No Objection: The Association has no objection, in principle, to the proposed use. We would, however, make a number of comments as follows:
 Due to the residential nature of the street we would recommend that hours of operation do not exceed 11pm. Regarding outdoor seating, should the local authority be minded to consent this application, the Association suggests that this is a temporary consent, to be reviewed in due course in order to ensure no detriment to the local amenity. Further information should be provided with regards to the proposed plant to be installed on the butterfly roof. It is not clear what exactly this plant is, whether it is housed within an enclosure and whether this needs acoustic attenuation. Any consent should be subject to the provision of a robust management plan by the applicant. DM: 15 May 2018

    11 GLOUCESTER PLACE MEWS 18/03277/FULL/PP-06883371 Erection of a two storey rear extension together with excavation of a new basement and associated internal alterations. (Linked with 18/03278/LBC)

    Comment: The design and treatment of the property boundary to Gloucester Place Mews as an unanimated monolithic facade is a missed opportunity that does nothing to contribute to the character of the mews and the conservation area. Whilst the neighboring no. 13 Gloucester Place Mews presents a similarly monolithic façade (no.9 has a couple of low level windows), both of the immediately neighbouring properties are at least in stock brick, in keeping with the local character. The proposed rendered finish to a large unanimated façade is not good enough. We also note that the increase in GIA of 120sq.m (a 75% increase) involves a near total loss of outdoor amenity space. DM: 15 May 2018


  • Fri, June 01, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Please find below responses to planning applications by the Marylebone Association Planning sub-committee. Any comments should be referred to Neil Wilson. neil.wilson@marylebone.org

    10 WIMPOLE STREET 18/01589/FULL/PP-06765505  Excavation of additional basement floor and extension of existing lower ground floor. Erection of replacement rear extension at ground floor level and formation of first-floor terrace, and fourth floor terrace. Erection of mansard roof to the mews building. Use of basement and lower ground floor as a flat (Class C3) and ground to fourth floors as a dwelling (Class C3). Internal and external alterations including new lift and lift shaft. (Linked with 18/01590/LBC)

    Comment: The applicant states that Edwardian and other non-original additions do not contribute to the Architectural or historical significance of the property. Whilst this is not always the view of the Council it appears that in this instance the benefits of reinstating original layouts and the improved appearance of the proposed rear extensions would mitigate the harm to the heritage asset and on balance should be supported.
 The addition of a new storey to number 10 has the potential to create an imbalance in the hierarchy of spaces, as does the removal of ceilings at 4th floor. The additional storey to the mews house alters the scale of the original dwelling and is usually resisted by Westminster. The loss of 4 residential units is regrettable in the context of Westminster’s housing shortage though it is noted that the return to a single family dwelling is in keeping with policy. We would recommend that maintenance of the planting between 10/11 Wimpole Street is secured by condition to avoid overlooking.

    48 MANCHESTER STREET 18/01779/FULL/PP-06783084  Installation of an external A/C unit within an acoustic surround at roof level. Installation of lift at all level. Installation of replacement conservatory at rear ground floor level. Internal alterations. (Linked with 18/01780/LBC)

    Insufficient Information: Generally the drawings are unclear and lacking consistency with multiple coloured lines on the proposed plans making it difficult to read the proposals. In particular, the extent of the demolition of the rear ‘conservatory’ is not clearly shown on plans 06. 977. 03 & 06. 977. 04. The new proposed ‘conservatory’ lacks the elegance in detail of the original house and it is difficult to see how it would preserve or enhance the character and appearance of the conservation area. There are also elements of the design that require further detail and explanation. For instance, the rear terrace shows a structural glass roof, but it is unclear whether this would be designed as a walk-on roof light. The drawings show minimal supporting structure but there is no other guarding at first floor to prevent occupants falling through the glass. Any access to this area should be considered in relation to overlooking of the adjoining property at 49 Manchester Street.

    7 BULSTRODE PLACE 18/01713/FULL/PP-06758401 Demolition of the existing building and creation of a new basement plus four-storey building to comprise a single residential unit (Class C3) with integral garage.

    Comment: Whilst it is clear that the existing building at 7 Bulstrode Place is part of a group with nos. 5 & 6 that serves to reinforce the pattern of development of the street we agree that, in isolation, the quality and importance of the building as a heritage asset is of limited value. In terms of massing the proposals present a pleasing step up in scale between 5-6 and 8-11 Bulstrode Place. However, the fenestration has been designed to reflect the larger proportions of the warehouse type buildings at 8-11 Bulstrode Place and appears out of proportion with the scale of the new building. It may be more appropriate to reduce the width of openings and parapet height to mediate between those of 5-6 and 8-9.


  • Thu, May 31, 2018 5:46 AM | Anonymous

    Please find below responses to planning applications by the Marylebone Association Planning sub-committee. Any comments should be referred to Neil Wilson. neil.wilson@marylebone.org


    6 HALLAM STREET 18/00264/FULL/PP-06641973   Use of property as two flats (one 1-bed and one 2-bed). Alterations to the front elevation in the form of replacement garage and entrance doors, installation of timber cladding, installation of replacement windows. 

    Insufficient Information:   Holding Objection.  There is a lack of information provided within the application to ensure that the Association’s policies are being met. We ask that officers consider the residential offer being sought in this application in view of the Strategic Policies.

              TB:  7 March 2018


    54 NEW CAVENDISH STREET  18/01511/FULL/PP-06728677   Temporary use of the basement to third floors for medical purposes (Class D1) for a period of 15 years. 

    No Objection:         DM: 8 March 2018


    NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE  155-157 GREAT PORTLAND STREET  18/01472/FULL/PP-06677549   Dual/alternative use of ground and basement floors of 155-157 Great Portland Street for either a showroom and ancillary offices (sui generis) or a mixed retail and beauty centre (sui generis). 

    No Objection:         DM: 8 March 2018


    107 HARLEY STREET  17/11198/FULL/PP-06611886   Demolition of the existing building to the rear of the main property and erection of a three storey replacement building. Installation of plant at rear first floor level of the new replacement building and at main roof level of 107 Harley Street with an associated enclosure. Internal alterations at all floor levels within 107 Harley Street. (Linked with 17/11199/LBC) 

    Insufficient Information:  The application information is lacking in clarity. Existing drawings are provided but without an indication of the extent of demolition – making it very difficult to determine the extent of proposed development in relation to the existing.

    It is clear that the new building at the rear is taller than the one it replaces, however the long section (DD) through the proposal is entirely missing height measurements on the new building, again making it difficult to determine the extent of height increase. No indication is given as to the proposed increase in massing on neighbouring amenity and whether this is impacted.         DM: 8 March 2018


    16 DEVONSHIRE PLACE  18/01317/FULL/PP-06741489  Use as six self-contained flats (Class C3) including demolition of existing rear extensions and erection of new extension over lower-ground and ground-floor, excavation of rear garden and vault at lower ground floor level. Installation of internal lift to serve second to fourth floors, internal alterations, replacement windows, alterations to facade, provision of rooftop plant and a condenser unit within an acoustic enclosure within the rear patio at lower ground floor level and condenser in front lightwell and landscaping. (Linked with 18/01318/LBC)       

    No Objection:         DM: 8 March 2018


    8-10 MOXON STREET 17/09132/FULL/PP-06449140  Use from (Class A1) butchers/delicatessen to a mixture of butchers shop with butchery classes (sui generis use) during the hours of 19:00 to 23:00 (Mondays to Saturdays) and 16:00 to 20:00 on Sundays. 

    Objection:  The Marylebone Association objects on grounds of impact to local amenity. Whilst the application only seeks to regularize a change of use from A1 to sui generis use class (allowing for butchery lessons) it has been brought to the Association’s attention that cooking also takes place during said butchery lessons, causing strong odours that are not dealt with appropriately via suitable extraction and filtration. Food and wine is also consumed on the premises during the butchery lessons, often outside of the area marked on the proposed plan an indeed often spilling out on to the street causing noise and nuisance to neighbours.       DM: 12 March 2018


    D BLOCK OSSINGTON BUILDINGS 18/01342/FULL/PP-06726657   Erection of rear ground floor extension to two ground floor flats including formation of new ground floor terrace and green roof.

    Insufficient information:  We note that whilst the application drawings include datum lines, these lack annotation of heights. The association recommends that these are added by the applicant for the avoidance of doubt. Height markers should show the heights of roofs and parapets of the proposed extension in relation to external finished floor levels and in relation to party walls.          DM: 26 March 2018


    FIRST FLOOR FLAT  131 HARLEY STREET  18/01492/FULL/PP-06721868  Internal alterations to first floor flat, replacement of front elevation windows and relocation of boiler flue on rear elevation (Linked to 18/01493/LBC) 

    No Objection:  Alterations to reinstate the original plan form of the building are welcomed as are replacement of the casement window to the front elevation.
    The use of 2 pane sash windows to match others in the same elevation would give a more harmonious appearance to the façade.       JH: 27 March 2018


    BASEMENT AND GROUND FLOOR  32-34 NEW CAVENDISH STREET  18/01665/FULL/PP-06779420  Erection of two storey rear extension at lower ground and ground floor level in order to provide additional retail (Class A1) floorspace. 

    No Objection:       JH: 27 March 2018


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Conflicts Statement

We are fortunate that Marylebone Association Planning Sub-Committee consist of eight local active professional Architects/Town planners.  However, from time to time conflicts of interests do arise.  Where this it the case the Association's comments feature a  "declaration of interest":  The Association would like it noted that a member of their planning panel has links with this application. This member has not been involved in making the submission.  Where an application is considered significant for Marylebone, the Association's response is agreed by the main committee.

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