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Order of Business pdf icon PDF 42 KB


The order of business would be as per the agenda.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 107 KB




That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 April 2020 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.


25B and 29 Corsica Street, London, N5 1JT pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Additional documents:


Demolition of existing single storey storage unit (B1) and replacement with 1no. x 3 no. bedroom single storey dwelling (C3), addition of mezzanine space (B1) above current studio space, roof extension above 1st floor of 29 Corsica Street to create 1no. x 1no. bedroom (C3) unit, change of use from ancillary non-self contained live/work unit (B1) on 1st floor to new self contained residential unit (C3), plus first floor rear terrace and internal refurbishment and reconfiguration of existing ground floor studio space and associated alterations.


(Planning application number: P2018/4250/FUL)


In the discussion the following points were made:


·        Meeting was informed of two updates since the agenda was published. The Planning Officer informed members that information received in the last week confirms that the commercial B1 unit within 25b has continued to be  marketed by the agent and unable to agree a let for a time period of two years and 3 months. In addition members were advised that if members are minded to grant planning permission, condition 4 in the report relating to terrace screening details would need to be amended the wording to include ‘prior to occupation of the 2nd floor residential unit and permanently maintained thereafter in perpetuity’.


·        Members were advised that the proposed demolition of the existing storage unit (B1) would result in an L shaped unit which would extend over the footprint of the existing building with a length of 18 metres before extending northward for a length of 8 metres. In addition the extension to the frontage would consist of sliding glass panels with access to a front terrace.

·        The Planning Officer informed meeting that applicants had made amendments to the scheme which addresses concerns raised by the Design and Conservation Officers, for example the overhang on the roof extension had now been cut back by approximately 0.8metres; the colouration of the brick work and front façade will now show an existing London stock brickwork with a white render band above and white render at ground floor. In addition members were advised that amended drawings submitted now show a reduction in height of the roofs by 0.7 metres and 0.5 metres respectively.

·        With regard to design concerns, the Planning Officer advised that the scale and mass of the proposed development is appropriate for the site and responds sensitively to the adjacent homes and gardens. It was noted that the development will add to the amenity and character of the area.

·         On the loss of the B1 space, meeting was advised that this change of use is supported by a Marketing report which acknowledges no realistic prospect of the site being reused as B1 space.  In addition members were reminded that on balance in planning terms the loss within two isolated parts of the site and the introduction of residential use in this instance is considered acceptable based on the constraints of the site.

·         The Planning Officer acknowledged that the proposal would result in a significant improvement visually over the existing site and will have  ...  view the full minutes text for item 125.