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Planning Committee Submission

Submission to Wandsworth Borough Council
Added on: 14 April 2017 at 11:59:29

Prince of Wales, 186 Battersea Bridge Road, 2017/1319

The Battersea Society objects strongly to this proposal which would be an incongruous addition to the streetscape within the Battersea Park Conservation Area and an overdevelopment of the site.  The proposed roof looks the more incongruous because it is set on top of a design similar in scale to Clyde Cottages.  

We understand that Clyde Cottages benefit from small gardens.  Any design for this site should retain this outside amenity rather than build to the edge of the plot and add anachronistic balconies. 

We do not like the proposal for 4 x 1 bedroom units.  A more appropriate design, and one reflecting the Planning Inspector’s comments, would be for two terraced family units reflecting the height and style of the adjacent terrace.  

In reviewing the Planning Inspector’s comments on the previous proposal for this site we note the following which remains relevant to this proposed design: 

… [The site abuts] a simple pair of Victorian cottages which in turn adjoin a much longer terrace of similar properties fronting onto the western side of Battersea Bridge Road. These properties display a distinct rhythm which is derived from their generally uniform design and detailing. As a whole these properties form an attractive and harmonious group which contribute significantly to the character and appearance of Battersea Park Conservation Area. 

…. the proposal would not sit comfortably within the street scene and would appear incongruous in a street which is generally characterised by simple terraced properties whose uniform vernacular appearance contribute significantly to the character and appearance of Battersea Park Conservation Area. 

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