2 Ullswater Close, Bromley - 17 February 2018

Proposed front elevation (north-west)

Existing front elevation (north-west)

An application, ref. No. 18/00210/FULL6, has been made for a two-storey side extension at 2 Ullswater Close, Bromley BR1 4JFThe following are available:

  • Existing/proposed site plan
  • Existing/proposed second floor plan
  • Existing/proposed elevations 02
  • Existing/proposed ground floor plan
  • Existing/proposed elevations 01
  • Existing/proposed first floor plan
  • A summary of the attachments in the proposal
  • Application form - without personal data
  • Location plan

A neighbour, Miss Charlotte Goodfellow, has already objected to the proposed development for the following reasons:

The site plan is misleading, the proposed development relies almost entirely on siting of the fence which separates the property from Coniston Road being on the boundary line, rather than where the fence was sited when the property was originally constructed. The re-location of this fence to the boundary line was the subject of Planning Application ref: 16/03372/FULL6 which was rejected under delegated powers by Bromley Council on 8th September 2016. The proposed development should be dismissed for this reason alone.

I live at number 125 Coniston Road, which is the property shown on both the existing and proposed site plans. What isn't shown on these plans is the location of the windows on my property. Clearly when these properties were originally built 2 Ullswater Close was situated in that position so that there would be no mutual overlooking issues. With the proposed development there is clearly an issue in that windows on the first floor will allow a direct line of site into our first floor master bedroom, whilst I accept that these are designated as windows for a wardrobe and bathroom, the application makes no mention as to whether these are to be obscured glazing, and sets a precedent were there to be any future layout changes on this floor. The other overlooking issue raised by this proposal is that from our master bedroom there [will] be a direct line of site between the first floor master bedroom at 125 Coniston and the large ground floor living area that is to be created and to be fitted with large glazed bi-fold doors. This will create not only further issues for us in terms of privacy for our bedroom, but also any future inhabitants of 2 Ullswater who will have to deal with overlooking of their living area.

Finally, 2 Ullswater Close is located on a prominent corner plot on Coniston Road, which was accepted by the council in their refusal of Planning Application ref: 16/03372/FULL6 as "an open area". The bulk of this proposed extension and its proximity to Coniston Road would be out of keeping with the area, dominating the corner, and adding nothing but a very bland brick elevation of no architectural merit which will serve to erode the feeling of openness which categorises the road. Whilst 1 Ullswater Close has had a similar extension added in the past this should not set a precedent for approval as that site is far less prominent and relevant to the street scene.

The standard consultation expiry date is Tuesday 27 February 2018.