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Planning Committee Submission

Submission to Wandsworth Borough Council
Added on: 13 October 2016 at 11:38:41

501 Battersea Park Road, 2016/4327

The Battersea Society objects to the proposals for the treatment of the current building at the corner of Battersea Park Road and Latchmere Road and to the overdevelopment of the upper storeys on the Latchmere Road elevation.

As is clearly shown within the Design and Access Statement, the existing mansards are set behind a parapet and are mostly subservient within the streetscape.  The parapet above 501 should be restored and the mansard designed to match the next door mansard – which of itself is already more dominant than is desirable.  Further consideration needs to be given to an appropriate treatment on the corner facing the Latchmere Public House in order to complement this important streetscape at the junction of  Battersea Bridge Road and Battersea Park Road southwards.

The treatment of the mansard storeys above the proposed new building on the Latchmere Road frontage is wholly unacceptable and over-dominant in the streetscape.  Such extensions should be designed to add space to the dwelling below, not as a discrete unit.

It appears that this is an unneighbourly over-development that will have an adverse effect on residents in Battersea Park Road and in Harling Court (not Harding Court).  We hope that the applicant will re-consider their plans in order to be more respectful of the existing streetscape and of existing residents.

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