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14/0607/FUL - 1 Great Eastern Street

Decision Maker: East Area Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee received an application for full planning permission.


The application sought approval for the conversion and extension of existing frontage building from office to 1no. flat and 1 studio flat; and erection of 4 studio flats to the rear (following demolition of existing outbuildings), together with associated infrastructure.


The Committee received representations in objection to the application from the following:

·  Sue Wright

·  Deborah Griffin


Sue Wright’s representations covered the following issues:

  i.  Loss of light.

  ii.  Overbearing.

  iii.  Loss of amenity.

  iv.  Contravenes 3.10a and 3.14b of Local Plan.

  v.  Building mass.

  vi.  Application was rejected in 2011 as being overbearing and amendments do not go far enough to address this.


Deborah Griffin’s representations covered the following issues:

 vii.  Bulky building casting shadow.

viii.  A better compromise could be achieved.

  ix.  Volume of building would be doubled.

  x.  Out of scale with the area.

  xi.  Car free requirement could not be managed and policed.


Justin Bainton (Applicant’s Agent) addressed the Committee in support of the application.


The Committee:


Resolved (by 5 votes to 5   and on the Chair’s casting vote)

to grant the application for planning permission in accordance with the officer recommendation, for the reasons set out in the officer report, and subject to the conditions recommended by the officers.


Report author: Amit Patel

Publication date: 25/09/2014

Date of decision: 11/09/2014

Decided at meeting: 11/09/2014 - East Area Committee

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