Double rear extension Tower Hamlets E1 – We proposed and obtained approval for the addition of a double storey rear extension to a ground floor maisonette flat; the planning approval included the creation of an external terraced area and associated internal and external alterations.
The initial planning approval was issued in June 2019 and we have just discharged the conditions of this approval which allowed for the building works to commence earlier this summer in 2022.
Here are extracts from the case officer’s report that explains how our proposals were assessed and approved by the Tower Hamlets planning department:
“The host building is an attractive former warehouse and is well preserved. However, the building is neither statutory listed nor within conservation area and the proposal will not be visible from the street. The proposed design of the extension is considered to be a subservient addition to the host property which would not compromise architectural merits, especially considering this wholly private view. Accordingly, the principle of the infill and ground floor extension is acceptable.
The design of the proposed extension is also acceptable. At the lower ground floor the infill does not extend significantly above the existing boundary wall. At the ground floor the extension extends to one window bay so does not significantly detract from the regular pattern of large crittall windows.
The windows on the proposed rear elevation are low and would not introduce an overlooking impact.
Overall it is not considered that the proposal would present any impacts to the amenity of surrounding neighbours or occupants of the host dwelling. It is therefore considered that the proposal would be in accordance with policy DM 25 of the Managing Development Document (2013).”