150 St Pancras

17/00946/FUL and 17/00947/LBC. 150, St Pancras, Chichester. Change of use from A1 and C3 to A3 restaurant.

The Executive Committee welcomes the putting back into use of this listed property. There is concern at the consequences of the change of use on the historic fabric and therefore asks that the Council’s Historic Building Advisor is consulted on the alterations which are not included in the submitted information.

221 Whyke Road

17/00940/DOM. 221 Whyke Road, Chichester. Single storey side and rear extensions and loft to become habitable space.

 

The Executive Committee considers that the proposal is unacceptable, the extensions being 2 storey represent overdevelopment, affecting the outlook and causing loss of daylight to the neighbouring houses both sides, and the front fence treatment adversely affecting the outlook from the Conservation Area. Therefore the proposal contravenes aspects of the CDC Guidance Notes on extensions and alterations to residential properties. The light pollution from the ground floor extension roof-lights should be mitigated by the requirement for blinds.

Therefore the Committee objects to this application and asks that the Council refuses permission.

7 North Pallant

17/00919/TCA. 7 North Pallant, Chichester. Notification of intention to fell 2 no lime trees.

The Executive Committee consider that this proposal is unacceptable because these trees are an important element of this part of the Conservation Area. The removal of the TPO for these trees should be resisted.

Therefore the Committee objects to this application and asks that the Council refuses permission.

43 North Street

17/01152/TCA. 43 North Street, Chichester. Notification of intention to fell 1 no Holm Oak tree and formative prune of 1 no Beech tree.

The Executive Committee consider that this proposal is unacceptable because the Holm Oak is a fine specimen and it contributes to the character of the backs of the Listed North Street properties in the Conservation Area. It is felt that any damage to the undistinguished neighbouring garage can be dealt with by well-tried structural solutions.

Therefore the Committee objects to this application and asks that the Council refuses permission.

Lever House, Lavant Road

17/00983/FUL. Lever House, Lavant Road, Chichester. Demolition of 1.5 storey house and construction of 2 no 2.5 storey detached houses.

 The Executive Committee considers that this proposal is unacceptable. It is felt that the design and its presentation, which has been modified with fair-faced brick elevations and Velux roof windows replacing the 2nd floor dormers, still lacks imagination and character. We would hope that the Council will strive for a proposal that sits well with the attractive character of this neighbourhood.

Therefore we object to this application and ask the Council to refuse permission

22a Lavant Road

17/01073/FUL. 22a Lavant Road, Chichester. Demolition of dwelling and erection of 2 no 4-bed detached houses with shared garage, 3 no 3-bed link detached houses with integral garages, parking and new access drive.

 The Executive Committee consider that this proposal is unacceptable because it involves the loss of an attractive detached house in its garden setting important to the prevalent character of this impressive north access drive into the city. Its replacement with 5 houses on small plots represents overdevelopment in the context.

Therefore the Committee object to this application and asks that the Council refuses permission.

8 Fordwater Road

17/01150/FUL. 8 Fordwater Road, Chichester. Demolition of house and construction of 7 new flats with associated parking.

The Executive Committee consider that this proposal is unacceptable because of the overlooking of adjoining properties gardens from the proposed 2nd floor roof windows.

Therefore the Committee object to this application and asks that the Council refuses permission.

3 The Boardwalk, Northgate

17/00974/FUL, 3, The Boardwalk, Northgate, Chichester. Change of use from A1 retail to A3 restaurant at ground floor and to C3, 4 no 1-bed maisonettes and 1 no 2-bed flat with associated access.

 The Executive Committee considers that this proposal is unacceptable. The proposed large restaurant with the loss of the present retail space will create an evening noise nuisance for adjoining residential properties in Franklin Place including the associated deliveries and food waste disposal.  The residential properties created are, it is felt, sub-standard with limited outlook & daylighting and no car parking provision. Also it is understood that there exists an interesting original vaulted upper floor space with impressive roof trusses which will be subsumed in the creation of the flats.

Therefore we object to this application and ask the Council to refuse permission