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Westminster City Council consults us on every planning application for the area, approximately 1,000 applications annually.  We encourage all developers to engage with us at the earliest opportunity before any pre-application meetings.  We ask that developers and owners give careful regard to the impact their proposal will have not only on the historical or architectural interest of the building, but also on the environment, streetscape and the amenity of neighbours. Generally, we do not object to proposals which have architectural merit, where materials and detailed design take into account and enrich original features and are in proportion to the existing building and streetscape.  See our planning guidelines.

If you disapprove of any development application, please read our guide to objecting effectively.  It is important that you make your views known directly to Westminster City Council, as it is them who determine all planning applications.

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  • 2 Aug 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


  • 1 Aug 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


  • 2 Jun 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


  • 1 Jun 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.


  • 31 May 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


  • 31 May 2018 5:43 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

    9 DEVONSHIRE MEWS SOUTH 18/00173/FULL/PP-06597409   Demolition of existing building and erection of replacement dwellinghouse (Class C3) over ground, first and second floor levels with integral garage and roof terrace at rear second floor level.

    Comment:   The proposed front elevation is too ‘busy’ with a mixture of light brickwork, darker brickwork courses, render panels, oak lined window reveals and brickwork ‘shutter effect’ either side of the windows. Traditional mews houses are more utilitarian and use a simpler pallette of materials.

    The 1st floor windows are too small and ground floor fenestration too low in comparison to neighbouring buildings.

    A unified full width approach to the ground floor would better remember original uses as stabling/coach house.   WH:  13 February 2018


    67 HARLEY STREET 18/00220/FULL/PP-06652488   Deletion of Condition 7 of planning permission dated 20 December 2017 (RN: 17/09838/FULL) for, 'Insertion of a window in the side wall at ground floor level and replacing a door at the rear'; NAMELY in order to allow the use of the rear ground floor flat roof as a terrace. 

    No Objection:    VS: 22 February 2018


    19 NEW QUEBEC STREET  18/00204/FULL/PP-06627633   Use of the ground floor and basement for a composite retail, restaurant and training purposes (Sui Generis), installation of a replacement awning and associated minor internal alterations. (Linked to 18/00205/LBC) 

    No Objection:    VS: 22 February 2018


    1-2 WELBECK STREET  17/11372/FULL/PP-06628218   Use of sub-basement area, third, fourth and fifth floors of 1-2 Welbeck Street as dual / alternative use as office (Class B1) and/or medical use (Class D1), installation of a single storey storage, plant and cycle provision enclosure in the rear courtyard, and plant to the roof and to the rear elevation. 

    No Objection:    VS: 22 February 2018


    7 BEVERSTON MEWS  18/00246/FULL/PP-06658071  Erection of a single storey mansard roof extension to provide addition residential accommodation in connection with the existing single family dwelling (Class C3).       

    Comment:  The provision of a mansard roof in principle is acceptable however, the extension of the proposed mansard beyond the adjoining perpendicular façade does not relate to the facade arrangement over the lower floors. The current roof turns the corner however the proposed roof runs on beyond the perpendicular parapet wall, and comes to an abrupt stop providing an uncomfortable junction with the existing roof. Consideration could be given to pulling the mansard back to the perpendicular parapet wall on the front elevation only to relate to the lower floors of the property.   VS: 22 February 2018


    105 GREAT PORTLAND STREET 18/00302/FULL/PP-06667955  Use of the ground and basement floors as educational premises (Class D1) for a period to 31st December 2032.

    No Objection:    VS: 22 February 2018



    334-348 OXFORD STREET  18/00156/FULL/PP-06643357   External alterations to form new entrance area to ground floor restaurant. Linked to 18/00157/ADV 

    No Objection:    VS: 22 February 2018


    33 SEYMOUR PLACE  17/11358/FULL/PP-06250111  Re-design of existing railings, incorporating bullet-resistent glass and hostile vehicle mitigation bollards. (linked with 17/11359/LBC)

    No Objection:    VS: 22 February 2018


  • 31 May 2018 5:39 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

    85 MARYLEBONE HIGH STREET 17/10831/FULL/PP-06571349  Erection of a mansard roof extension to create a new two bedroom maisonette at third and fourth floor level. 

    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.

    Comment:   The principle of development and the proposed design are acceptable. Further consideration should be given to the impact on daylight and sunlight amenity to properties at 83 and 84 Marylebone High St.            DM:  3 January 2018


    50 WEYMOUTH STREET 17/10719/FULL/PP-06556621   Erection of a mansard roof extension at rear second floor level to the Beaumont Mews elevation of the building to create 3 no. self contained units (Class C3) in connection with infilling the lightwell to the rear at ground and first floor level for residential use (Class C3). 

    No Objection:     DM:  3 January 2018


    62-64 BAKER STREET  17/10950/FULL/PP-06598309   Use of ground floor and basement as mix use retail (Class A1) and leisure (Class D2). Installation of new shopfront. 

    Comment:  Although the proposed loss of Class A1 retail would fail to comply with policy the proposals do seek to retain the active frontage and the Planning Statement and Marketing Report demonstrate the difficulty of attracting tenants for an A1 use.

    There is some contradiction within the documentation as to whether the applicant seeks approval for detailed design of the shopfront, signage, or use of the highway for external seating.

    Providing that sound insulation, the retention of retail space, and the external seating are secured by condition, in the context of a reduction in demand for retail space in the area, we agree that the proposals offer a creative way to reactivate the street and would support the change of use.               JH:  8 January 2018


    82 HARLEY STREET  17/09880/FULL/PP-06511948   Internal alterations on the ground and second floors, and alterations to the basement flat to provide two flats. (Linked to 17/09881/LBC) 

    Comment:   We have concerns over amenity to the 2no. flats proposed at basement level. Both flats appear to have access to the covered space labelled Courtyard - 1. Whether this is to be a shared space or proposed for use by one unit it would cause privacy issues between the two flats. The ventilation strategy is unclear as windows appear to open into the covered space of Courtyard 1.

    Daylight/sunlight levels within the flats are likely to be poor due to the reduced dimensions of the courtyards and number of internal rooms.

    No key is provided on the plans to establish what areas are to be demolished though it is apparent that alterations to the listed building would be greater than those marked in red on the proposed. An itemised schedule of works and assessment of the heritage value of the existing fabric would clarify this, but it seems the proposed alterations would cause significant harm to the legibility of the original building and damage the significance of it as a heritage asset.                      JH:  8 January 2018


    14 HALLAM STREET  17/10857/FULL/PP-06591503  Dual/alternative use of the basement, ground, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors as either office (Use Class B1) or medical consulting rooms (Use Class D1). 

    No Objection:         JH:  8 January 2018


    13-15 PORTLAND PLACE 17/10815/FULL/PP-06533829  Use of the building for a temporary period of 20 years as a medical use (Use Class D1) personal to OM Tower LLP. 

    No Objection:                               JH:  8 January 2018


    8 RODMARTON STREET  17/09979/FULL/PP-06457666  Installation of replacement roof in natural slate with lead detailing and new roof light and installation of replacement windows. 

    No Objection:                               JH:  8 January 2018


  • 31 May 2018 5:35 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

    50 JAMES STREET 17/09414/FULL/PP-06467463  Increase in height of the existing butterfly roof by 0.5m, replacement of existing roof light on the rear flat roof, and installation of new windows throughout the property. 

    No Objection:               VS:  5 December 2017


    14 SHERLOCK MEWS 17/09499/FULL/PP-06482823   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 rear facades of No. 14 Sherlock Mews, erection of replacement shopfronts to Baker Street facade, erection of replacement rear facade to Nos. 96-98 Baker Street, erection of replacement facades to No. 14 Sherlock Mews, alterations at roof level, and other associated internal and external alterations. NAMELY, to amend the approved drawing numbers to allow changes to interior layout, improve the entrance of 14 Sherlock Mews and revise the brickwork finish. Linked to 17/09604/LBC

    Comment:  Should the Council be minded to consent this application then the Association recommends colour samples are to be agreed.               VS: 11 December 2017


    37 MARYLEBONE HIGH STREET  17/09841/FULL/PP-06513427  Demolition of the existing roof to create a mansard roof extension and erection of rear extension at rear third and new fourth floor level to extend the existing residential unit at third floor level to provide a two bedroom flat at third and new fourth floor level.

    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.

    No Objection:  VS: 12 December 2017


    2 WALLENBERG PLACE  17/09893/FULL/PP-06508686   Partial infill extension at first, second and third floor levels within the centre of the building above the ground floor restaurant to create nine hotel bedrooms (Class C1) and associated works including the installation of green roofs. (Linked to 17/09894/LBC) 

    Comment:   Principle of development acceptable. Consideration should be given to reducing the impact on daylight and sunlight change to window W1 within 64 Upper Berkeley Street, as highlighted within the accompanying daylight and sunlight report.   VS: 12 December 2017


    12 BINGHAM PLACE  17/09967/FULL/PP-06462012  Erection of a mansard roof extension to provide additional residential floorspace to the existing flat (Class C3) at first floor level, and associated works.      

    No Objection         VS: 13 December 2017


    FLAT B  33 MONTAGU SQUARE  17/07867/FULL/PP-06353005  Installation of replacement windows on the front elevation at first floor level; replacement railings to the terrace at rear first floor level and internal alterations at first and second floor levels. (Linked with 17/07868/LBC) 

    No Objection:                             VS: 13 December 2017


    BASEMENT AND GROUND FLOOR 22 ST CHRISTOPHER'S PLACE  17/10807/FULL/PP-06581269  Dual/flexible use of the basement and ground floor for either Restaurant/Cafe(Class A3) use or a drinking establishment (Class A4). 

    Comment: Should the local authority be minded to grant permission the Association recommends this be subject to conditions to safeguard neighboring amenity with regards to noise. Namely:
    • That the applicant measure to ensure that soundproofing shall be provided to ensure that dwelling houses, flats and rooms for residential purposes sharing a party element with the premises to which this application relates shall receive appropriate sound insulation.
    • An operational management plan to include details as to how the noise impacts of the use will be mitigated.                   DM:  14 December 2017


    65 BLANDFORD STREET  17/09400/FULL/PP-06466407  Alterations to include new domestic lift to six storey building including air conditioning unit at roof level within loft. Linked to 17/09401/LBC 

    Objection: The Marylebone Association does not support comfort cooling to residential properties. The proposed ventilation grilles within the roof form (visible from neighboring buildings) are not in keeping with local character.             DM:  14 December 2017


    2 SPANISH PLACE  17/10365/FULL/PP-06539340  Installation of double bi-fold doors, installation of roof beam, and internal alterations. Linked to 17/10366/LBC 

    No Objection:               DM:  14 December 2017


    142-146 HARLEY STREET  17/09778/FULL/PP-06406924   Internal and external alterations to the buildings including breaches to internal party walls at various floor levels, excavation at lower ground floor level, partial infilling of light wells, erection of new rear extensions at first floor levels to provide plant rooms, installation of new lift to the rear of 142 Harley Street and enlargement of existing lift at 146 Harley Street, in connection with the removal of the front steps of 142 and 146 Harley Street for the installation of a new sesame lift at both buildings. Installation of new plant within existing vaults and at roof level and installation of a new sub-station at ground floor level of 32 Park Crescent Mews West all in connection with the use of 142-146 Harley Street and 32-34 Park Crescent Mews West as Class D1 medical use. (Part of a land use swap with 83A Marylebone High Street and 89-92 Marylebone High Street). (Linked to 17/09779/LBC)  Open for comment icon

    No Objection:   Subject to agreement of land use swap with Westminster City Council, the proposals are acceptable in principle.           VS:  15 December 2017


    BASEMENT FLOOR AND GROUND FLOOR  12-14 WIGMORE STREET  17/10044/FULL/PP- 06526565  Use of part of the ground floor as occupation as flexible retail / commercial floorspace (Use Class A1/A2). 


    No Objection:               DM:  15 December 2017


    83A MARYLEBONE HIGH STREET  17/09780/FULL/PP-06458674  Erection of a mansard roof extension at fourth floor level to create a new 2 bedroom unit. (Part of a land use swap with 142-146 Harley Street and 32-34 Park Crescent Mews West).

    Comment:  The proposals for a mansard addition are acceptable however, as highlighted within the documentation, one of the proposed apartments does not currently comply with policy. Consideration should be given to providing an alternative arrangement to comply.                        VS:  15 December 2017


    89 MARYLEBONE HIGH STREET  17/09781/FULL/PP-06477756  Erection of a single storey mansard roof extension to create a new 2 bedroom flat at 3rd and 4th floor levels of 89 Marylebone High Street and a new 3 bedroom flat at 4th floor level at 90-92 Marylebone High Street (part of a land use swap with 142-146 Harley Street and 32-34 Park Crescent Mews West). 

    No Objection:                     VS:  15 December 2017



  • 31 May 2018 5:23 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

    27 DORSET STREET 17/07121/FULL/PP-06445901  Conversion from two residential maisonettes to one single family dwelling and addition of closet wing and conservatory to rear facade including external and internal refurbishment and internal alterations, new sash windows to match existing and new 'Juliet balconies' to front first floor windows. (Linked to 17/09122/LBC) 

    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.
    Whilst the design of the canopy itself would be an improvement over the existing the extensive lighting would distract from views towards Marble Arch from Great Cumberland Place.
    Access steps have restricted headroom (which may not meet building regulations).
    Kitchen use will generate significant humidity which cannot be adequately ventilated.
    Floor of vault is being lowered by circa 700mm which will require underpinning to existing perimeter walls. Details required.           WH:  23 November 2017

    No Objection:   The proposed development aims to reinstate the listed building to its original use and layout and to provide a high quality family sized dwelling that will ensure the maintenance and future use of this historic building. It is therefore supported.

             JH:  13 November 2017


    14 SHERLOCK MEWS 17/09151/FULL/PP-0655532   Variation of Condition 1 of planning permission dated 23 June 2015 ( RN : 14/10743/FULL) for, '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, to incorporate the retention of 5 no. windows and 1 no. door, the enlargement of an existing door and a new arrangement of the inner yard to allocate private amenity space and access to the 3-bedroom maisonette rendering it a double aspect unit. 

    Comment:  Although the retention of windows to the mews house and provision of external amenity space would improve daylighting and provide amenity space to the mews house the modest dimensions of the terrace and close proximity to flats 02 and 03 may result in a reduction of privacy and increased noise transfer between units. This would be clearer if the application included the 96-98 Baker Street flats in the drawings.           JH:  13 November 2017


    CUMBERLAND HOTEL  GREAT CUMBERLAND PLACE  17/09103/FULL/PP-06334881   External alterations including replacement of a canopy at the Great Cumberland Place entrance, the reinstatement of windows and insertion of windows along Great Cumberland Place facade, replacement of entrance at Bryanston Street and Great Cumberland Place, replacement of canopy at Bryanston Street and enclosure of existing entrance lobby area at Great Cumberland Place through the relocation of doors along the building line. 

    Objection:  Although the applicant states that the design proposals have responded to the pre-application advice they do not address the concerns over illumination of the canopy and signage.

                        JH:  13 November 2017


    35 NOTTINGHAM PLACE  17/09218/FULL/PP-06456162   Erection of mansard roof extension and associated works to accommodate additional HMO accommodation (sui generis use). 

    No Objection:                      JH:  14 November 2017


    66 CHILTERN STREET  17/09535/FULL/PP-06491167  Use of ground floor unit as flexible use for retail/ leisure (Class A1) or (Class D2).        

    Objection:  A prime street level frontage such as this with external space should remain retail use and not be available for exclusive membership only leisure/gym which would bring little to the life of the street.         WH:  23 November 2017


    7 SEYMOUR  PLACE  17/009072/FULL/PP-06416807  Use of basement and ground floor to a nail bar (sui generis) and installation of external lighting to front elevation. 

    No Objection:                           WH:  23 November 2017


    24 MANCHESTER STREET  17/09378/FULL/PP-06449221  Internal and external alterations including replacement of sash windows, demolition of existing rear extension and erection of a new single storey rear extension, installation of 1 ac unit to pitched roof and use of a single family dwelling. (Linked to 17/09379/LBC)

    Objection:  The Marylebone Association is in general supportive of the proposals, but as a core principle we do not support the need for comfort cooling and associated carbon emissions in traditional properties which can be naturally ventilated.          WH:  23 November 2017


    BASEMENT  10 DEVONSHIRE PLACE  17/09351/FULL/PP-06466407  Widening of existing openings to rear elevations facing the couryard at basement level and conversion of vaulted area into habitable space. (Linked to 17/09352/LBC) 

    No Objection:                           WH:  23 November 2017


    15 BRYANSTON SQUARE  17/09260/FULL/PP-06316036  Variation of condition 1 of planning permission dated 26 August 2016 (RN 16/06176/FULL) for the proposed use of the building as a single family dwelling (class C3). Alterations including excavation to provide a new basement level; the demolition of the existing rear extensions on lower ground and ground floors and the erection of replacement extensions, with terraces on first floor; the installation of six air conditioning units at main roof level and internal alterations on all floors. NAMELY, to enable amendments to the approved drawings to allow for external alterations including alterations to existing pipework and ventilation grilles, replacement front windows at first floor level, installation of three additional air condenser units and six mechanical extract outlets at roof level, replacement of and alterations to rooflights and replacement of existing rear first floor window with openable french doors to first floor terrace (Linked to 17/09261/LBC) (AMENDED DESCRIPTION) 

    Objection:   The Marylebone Association is in general supportive of the proposals but as a core principle does not support the airconditioning and associated carbon emissions of traditional properties that can be naturally ventilated.               WH:  23 November 2017


    35 MOLYNEUX STREET  17/090366/FULL/PP-06446281   Internal alterations including the removal of a non-working chimney breast at first floor level. Renovations to the part mansard butterfly roof with the addition of two conservation rooflights (Linked to 17/09367/LBC) 

    Objection:   Bathroom does not require a rooflight in this listed building with original butterfly roof as it has a window         WH:  23 November 2017


    113 GLOUCESTER PLACE  17/09278/FULL/PP- 06440366  Use of the lower ground floor as a residential flat (Class C3), replacement of door and window with timber door and windows, and associated works. Linked to 17/09279/LBC 

    Insufficient Information:  Use of the vault as a kitchen is not suitable:



  • 31 Oct 2017 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


    92 PORTLAND PLACE  17/07930/FULL/PP-06358695    

    Installation of steel staircase from ground floor balcony to lower ground floor courtyard with integral 'green wall'. Resurfacing to courtyard to form parking area and garden area. (Linked to 17/07931/LBC)

    No Objection:                   VS:  11 October 2017


    16 STRATFORD PLACE 7/07813/FULL/PP-06350018   

    Infilling of rear lightwell at ground floor level and associated internal alterations. Linked to 17/07814/LBC 

    No Objection:                   VS:  11 October 2017


    126 BAKER STREET  17/07802/TCH/PP-06349297   Use of an area of the public highway measuring 1.9m x 7.0m for the placing of 4 tables and 14 chairs in connection with the adjacent coffee shop. 

    Comment:  Should the Council be minded to consent this application then the Association recommends a temporary permission to ensure there is no detriment to the amenity.

                VS:  11 October 2017


    33 CAVENDISH SQUARE  17/07810/TCH/PP-06349896   

    Use of the public highway measuring 0.8m x 9.5m and 0.8m x 2.5m for the placing of six tables, five benches and two barriers in two areas in connection with the adjacent coffee shop.

     

    Comment:  Should the Council be minded to consent this application then the Association recommends a temporary permission to ensure there is no detriment to the amenity.

                VS:  11 October 2017


    7 CAVENDISH SQUARE 17/07819/FULL/PP-06268067  

    Installation of an AC unit within the existing fifth floor plant area. Linked to 17/07937/LBC

          No Objection:                   VS:  11 October 2017


    79 BLANDFORD STREET 17/07314/FULL/PP-06305889  

    Erection of single storey rear ground floor extension, including full length balcony at first floor level in connection with the residential use.

    No Objection:                   VS:  11 October 2017


    LISTER HOUSE 11-12 WIMPOLE STREET   17/07883/FULL/PP-06338378  

    Installation of new plant within an acoustic enclosure within internal lightwell at basement level, installation of a quench pipe from basement to first floor level within brick enclosure.


    No Objection:                   VS:  11 October 2017


    86 HARLEY STREET   17/08401/LBC/PP-06343459  

    Internal alteration to basements at 86 and 88 Harley Street including enlargement of existing openings and provision of a door between 86 and 88 Harley Street.


    No Objection:                    DM:  16 October 2017


    7 CAVENDISH PLACE   17/08454/FULL/PP-06379742  

    Demolition of 7-11 Cavendish Place and redevelopment to provide a new building comprising basement, ground and 6 upper floors with flexible retail (Use Class A1/A2) at ground and basement levels and office (Use Class B1) on upper floors together with plant and associated works


    No Objection:                    DM:  24 October 2017


    18 CATO STREET   17/08771/FULL/PP-06421627   

    Erection of rear extension at second floor level and erection of roof extension to form new third floor in order to enlarge dwelling (Class C3).


    Comment:   The Association notes the absence of a Daylight & Sunlight report in support of this application. In extending the building, both vertically with an additional storey and laterally, extending the second floor, the applicant should demonstrate that neighbouring amenity, with regards to daylight and sunlight provision, is unaffected (or within BRE recommended guidelines).                 DM:  24 October 2017


    12 MARYLEBONE MEWS   17/08882/FULL/PP- 06438364  Installation of a entrance door and replace the existing garage door with a window. Use of rear flat roof as second floor as a terrace.


    Objection:  The proposed roof terrace will impact adversely on neighbouring amenity, directly overlooking rear gardens and residential properties to Wimpole Street.


    STONE HOUSE, 9 WEYMOUTH STREET, 11 WEYMOUTH STREET & 60A PORTLAND PLACE 17/05227/FULL/PP-06106553  

    Erection of a new single storey roof extension to create four residential units (Class C3) and associated plant. Creation of three new terraces at new fifth floor level. (Site includes 9-11A Weymouth Street and 60A Portland Place) (Part of a land use swap with 142-146 Harley Street).


    Objection:  

    The Marylebone Association notes the changes which have been made to the proposals and we can see that attempts have been made to improve the appearance of the proposed extension.  However, in our view, the revisions have not overcome the fundamental principal of our original objection and as a result we still have objections to the application.  in particular:

    ·       The additional roof storey is inappropriate in the context of the existing building and its neighbours. The original design of the street sought to have a variation in terms of the roofscape, which would be lost in these proposals.  It will appear bulky and monotonous in all the views where it will be seen, i.e. from all of the surrounding buildings. In addition to these numerous high-level views, there are also street-level views from both sides of Hallam Street and the junction of Weymouth Street and Great Portland Street, and in these views the roof will be appear bulky and overbearing.

    ·       The changes to the rear have sought to overcome the problems of having a sheet extension, but has resulted in a roof form which would appear alien and unsatisfactory.

    ·       The building is already amongst the taller and more imposing buildings in the area, and the additional height and bulk will make the building appear too tall for its context and somewhat overbearing. In bringing the same design of roof across all of the Weymouth Street properties, there is an attempt at homogenising this group of buildings which is to their detriment. This approach is fundamentally harmful to the character of the conservation area.

     

    In our view the revised proposal would have a harmful impact on the conservation area and we can see no public benefit which would make this harm necessary. The proposals are contrary to the NPPF (paragraph 134) and to DES6 and DES9 of the Council’s own policies.

     NW:  28 October 2017



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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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