Update  17 June 2019
The planning application, ref. No. 19/00770/OUT, for the demolition of the existing building and erection of two semi-detached houses comprising of three bedrooms and open living area, external patio at The Chalet, Kirkstone Way, Bromley BR1 4JH has been refused. This is an outline application for access, layout and scale.

The delegation report and decision are available. The summary of objections received reads:
  • Site is unsuitable for two properties due to its size and location.
  • Out of scale compared with existing property.
  • An over development of the site.
  • Visually more dominant and overbearing.
  • Concerns regarding the construction process and its impact on Kirkstone Way road surface.
  • No provision for off street parking outside the garage spaces.
  • Semi's not in keeping with detached style of area.
  • Should be brought back into occupation by sympathetic repair and restoration rather than demolition.
  • Concerns regarding basement construction, excavations and subsidence.
  • Will result in an increase in parking in the area.
  • Concerns regarding being overlooked due to ground level differences resulting in an increased loss of privacy.
  • Concerned that our immediate neighbourhood might not have the vehicular infrastructure to support construction and resultant building.
  • Important that any 'development' is a harmonious part of the natural landscape and not a discordant monolith.
The reasons for refusal are as follows:
  1. The proposed development by reason of its design, mass and scale represents a visually obtrusive and inappropriate overdevelopment of the site resulting in significant harm to the character and appearance of the area and surrounding development and would be harmful to the residential and private amenities of neighbouring property and visual amenities of the area generally contrary to Policies 4, 8 and 37 of the Bromley Local Plan and Policies 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan.

  2. The proposed development by reason of its spatial relationship to adjacent dwellings in this location would represent an inappropriate and visually obtrusive development harmfully at odds with the open spatial characteristics of the locality which is an important characteristic to the urban grain and pattern of development in the locality and also contributes to the character and appearance of the area contrary to Policies 4, 8 and 37 of the Bromley Local Plan and Policies 7.4 and 7.6 of the London Plan.

  3. The proposed development by reason of increased overlooking, overbearing nature, siting and proximity to neighbouring buildings and rear property boundaries would have a serious and adverse effect on the privacy and amenity enjoyed by the occupants of neighbouring property to the rear and flank boundaries contrary to Policies 4 and 37 of the Bromley Local Plan and Policy 7.6 of the London Plan.

  4. The proposed development would not provide an adequate layout of car parking on site and would be liable to obstruct the public right of passage and prejudice the free flow of traffic and conditions of general safety along the adjacent highway contrary to Policies 30 and 32 of the Bromley Local Plan and Policies 6.12 and 6.13 of the London Plan.

  5. In the absence of sufficient information to demonstrate satisfactorily otherwise, the proposals would likely result in conditions prejudicial to the wellbeing of trees on the site contrary to Policy 73 of the Bromley Local Plan and Policy 7.21 of the London Plan.
Update  29 March 2019

Proposed Front Elevation

Proposed Back Elevation


The planning application, ref. No. 19/00770/OUTfor the demolition of the existing building and erection of two semi-detached houses comprising of three bedrooms and open living area, external patio at The Chalet, Kirkstone Way, Bromley BR1 4JH is still pending consideration. The following are newly available:
The standard consultation expiry date is now Friday 19 April 2019. A number of objections from local residents have already been received.

The Chalet, Kirkstone Way, Bromley  10 March 2019


A planning application, ref. No. 19/00770/OUT, has been made for the demolition of the existing building and erection of two semi-detached houses comprising of three bedrooms and open living area, external patio at The Chalet, Kirkstone Way, Bromley BR1 4JH. This is an outline application for access, layout and scale.

The following are available:
  • Acknowledgement letter
  • Existing site plan and access
  • Proposed site plan and access
  • Proposed site layout
  • Street elevation
  • The location plan
  • Application form – without personal data
The standard consultation expiry date is Friday 29 March 2019.