29 Petersham Place, Kensington
City Planning was instructed by Petersham Place Trustees to prepare and deliver a strategy to redevelop the existing mews house in order to create a family house. This strategy was undertaken in three stages.
For the first stage, City Planning successfully obtained planning permission at appeal to convert the existing garage to provide additional residential accommodation. This followed RBKC’s refusal of planning permission due to the applicant being unwilling to forgo their parking permits. At the appeal, City Planning was able to demonstrate that the loss of the garage would not have a material impact upon the local highway network. The Inspector agreed and granted conditional planning permission.
The second stage comprised of an application to increase and alter the rear roofslope, including new rooflights and skylights. These alterations significantly improved and increased the standard of residential accommodation. Planning permission was granted in November 2017.
The third and final stage related to the construction of a single storey basement under the footprint of the existing house. City Planning worked closely with transport and flood risk consultants, as well as building engineers to assemble all the information required by RBKC’s Basement SPD. This provided assurances to Council officers and Planning Committee members that the basement construction would be undertaken safely and with the utmost consideration to neighbouring residents. Planning permission was granted at RBKC’s Planning Committee meeting in December 2017 unanimously.