New Planning Applications for Leslie Arms Pub, though this time the application address is just listed as 62 Lower Addiscombe Road without a reference to the Leslie Arms. Maybe they were hoping to sneak this one through without anyone noticing.
Deadline for objection are 26th June 2010. To make an on-line objection you can do this via Croydon Council’s planning pages here.
Labour councillors have expressed reservation about these planning applications as once again the applicant has failed to submit a comprehensive plan for the whole building, rather he has gone for a piecemeal approach,which fails to address the upkeep of the exterior of the building and to bring the ground floor front area (the old public bars) back into public use.
This is the reason Croydon Council used when refusing the last planning application 10/00405/P in April 2010 “The development would result in Class B1(a) floorspace outside of the Croydon Metropolitan Centre and Town, District or Local Centres, and would thereby conflict with Policies EM1 and EM4 of the Croydon Replacement Unitary Development Plan (The Croydon Plan) 2006 Saved Policies. The applicant has failed to provide an adequate level of detail to enable a full and proper assessment of the proposal’s impact upon the fabric and setting of the Grade II listed building, contrary to Policy UC8 of the Croydon Replacement Unitary Development Plan (The Croydon Plan) 2006 Saved Policies, and contrary to policy 4B.12 of The London Plan, and Planning Policy Statement No.5 on Planning for the Historic Environment.”
Excepts from Design Statement from Applicants which describes their new proposals: “The proposal seeks a change of use to the rear ground floor extension area from Class A4 to C3 use establishing two self-contained one-bedroom units. The front bar at ground floor and the basement area below it are to remain as Class A use. The extension is a single storey building. Main access is currently from the public bar area. A separate escape exit is provided to the rear yard. To provide adequate daylighting and outlook and to form a new access it is proposed that a courtyard be created between the extension and the front bar. This will involve the removal of part of the flat roof above and the infilling of three openings within the dividing wall (See photo no.1) and drawing no. 080501-116. These openings appear to be later than the original building and were possibly created when the extension was built. A new opening to accommodate a door to access the proposed courtyard will be created opposite the stair to the upper floor flats. As the side entrance has a stepped approach level access will be via the public alleyway to the rear. This is currently used for main access to the flats above 162-168 Cherry Orchard Road.
The proposal seeks to accommodate two self-contained one-bedroom flats. Each will consist of one double-bedroom, bathroom and combined kitchen, living and dining. The flats have been designed to comply with Lifetime Homes and Scheme Development Standards. Existing window openings to the proposed living rooms are to be enlarged to provide additional daylight and outlook and also access to the communal courtyard garden. All other existing window openings are to be retained. Externally, accommodation is to be provided for cycle and refuse storage. Wall mounted cycle racks will provide secure parking within the proposed courtyard. Refuse storage will be accommodated to the rear yard area adjacent to the existing rear entrance door. Bins will be wheeled via the alleyway to a collection point on Cherry Orchard Road on collection days.” May 2010