RESPONSES TO PLANNING APPLICATIONS MARCH/APRIL 2021
15 Crawford Place 21/01287/FULL/PP-09569610 Erection of two storey extension at roof level and extension to rear to create an additional eight flats (Class C3). Refurbishment of the front and rear elevations.
1. Scale and massing and impact upon the Conservation Area and adjacent heritage assets. The proposed extension has an uncomfortable relationship with the existing building, which though not characteristic of the wider Conservation Area is a building with a clear architectural and structural logic, with slim profiled, well proportioned glazing. The proposed extension does not sensitively respond to existing building and is an unwelcome, overbearing addition. It also has an uncomfortable relationship with the adjacent alms houses. The proposed extension would harm the Conservation Area and should be refused on these grounds.
2. Inappropriate materials:
The proposed materials (zinc) are an unwelcome and intrusive addition, not characteristic of either the existing building or the street or roof scene of the wider Conservation Area.
3. Quality of accommodation
The quality of the proposed residential accommodation in the application is inadequate. Some bedrooms (flat 13 at 5F for example) have no natural light. They do not meet the required standards for residential accommodation as set out in the National Design Standards, nor do they meet the requirements as set out in the London Housing Design Guide.
The scheme provides inadequate detail as to how it will help to mitigate climate change and improve the performance of the building. The proposed 'chillers' for the summer use of the apartments are not evident in the application. The sustainability of the scheme should be clearly detailed and should provide a holistic approach to both the existing and additional accommodation to demonstrate an improved performance. This should be done following the mayors energy hierarchy "Be Lean, Be Clean, Be Green".
The existing building has 8 flats: 6 are C1 usage (hotel and hostels) and 2 are C3. In any proposals we would welcome the change to all units being C3 as there have been comments from locals about the poor management of the C1 units, with noise, unsociable hours, guests etc.
While the Marylebone Association welcomes proposals to create additional high quality residential accommodation within the area, it needs to be of the highest design and environmental standards. This application fails on both counts and should be refused.
LT: 31 March 2021
Flat 26 Harmont House 20 Harley Street 21/02118/FULL/PP-09689584 Use of fourth floor flat as residential (Class C3) and as a dental practice (Class E).
no objection: On the basis that the change of use adheres to the local area planning policy.. JT: 19 April 2021
1 Bourne House St Vincent Street 21/02114/FULL/ PP-09457195 Erection of a new roof pavilion and roof terrace space on Bourne House in connection with office use (Class E) at 1 St. Vincent Street.
No Objection: On the basis that the proposed roof terrace does not harm the amenity of neighbouring residents with regards noise and loss of daylight. The construction of the proposed roof extension must also conform to an approved construction management plan to avoid disruption to neighboring properties. JT: 19 April 2021
3 Montagu Mews South 21/01973/FULL/ PP- 09676851 Use of flat roof as a roof terrace with privacy screening and accessed via openable rooflight.
No Objecton: on the basis that the proposed roof terrace does not harm the amenity of neighbouring residents with regards noise, overlooking, and loss of daylight. The construction of the proposed roof extension must also conform to an approved construction management plan to avoid disruption to neighbouring properties.. JT: 19 April 2021
2A Montagu Mews South 21/01969/FULL/PP-09676237 Roof terrace on existing flat roof with privacy screening and accessed via openable rooflight from inside the house.
No Objection: On the basis that the proposed roof terrace does not harm the amenity of neighbouring residents with regards noise and loss of daylight. The construction of the proposed roof extension must also conform to an approved construction management plan to avoid disruption to neighbouring properties JT: 19 April 2021
33 Molyneux Street 20/07867/FULL / PP-09318822 Excavation of the lower ground floor level by up to 1.5m including front lightwell and vaults and underpinning of party walls. Creation of link between main property and the front pavement vaults and alterations to the vaults, erection of a single storey extension at rear lower ground floor level all for use in association with the existing dwelling house (Use Class C3). Alterations to the front and rear elevations and the insertion of rooflights and an air conditioning unit at main roof level. Internal alterations throughout the property including the creation of a new bathroom over the stair at second floor level and the installation of secondary glazing. (Linked to 20/07868/LBC)
No Objection: On the basis that the construction of the proposed basement conforms to an approved construction management plan to avoid harming the amenity of neighbours.. JT: 19 April 2021
The Marylebone Association
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