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Planning Committee Submission

Submission to Wandsworth Borough Council
Added on: 17 March 2016 at 08:02:23

186 Battersea Bridge Road, 2016/0608

The Battersea Society objects most strongly to this bizarre proposal to construct ‘a contemporary interpretation of Classical Georgian architecture’ between what the architects know to be a ‘modest two-storey Victorian terrace’ and a Victorian public house of heritage significance to this part of the Battersea Park Conservation area.

The two-storey extension to the original building placed on top of the single-storey bar area severely disrupts the heritage significance of the building.

Both these new constructions are overly dominant and inappropriately designed in relation to the Prince of Wales.   They contravene sections a, b, and c of policy DMS 1 in that they:

a.  fail to ensure a high level of physical integration with [their] surroundings

b.  do not contribute positively to local spatial character

c.  harm the amenity of … nearby properties [because the development will lead to an] overbearing, unsatisfactory outlook

We do not necessarily propose that a new building on the garden area should be a Victorian pastiche but any design needs to respect its neighbours and the Battersea Park Conservation area and to be of a size appropriate for the small site.

We do not consider it is acceptable to build new storeys on top of the single-storey bar area, which is an intrinsic part of the original design.

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