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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’.
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
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
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.