Design & Access Statement for the proposed alterations to the existing roof terrace at 70 Flood Street London SW3 5TE August 2015 MARK RICE 38 BODNANT GARDENS LONDON SW20 0UD tel: 07944 181461 [email protected] 70 Flood Street, SW3 5TE This is an application for full planning permission for alterations to an existing roof terrace above a four storey dwellinghouse. Please find enclosed: Existing floor plans, sections and elevations Proposed floor plans, sections and elevations Supporting Design & Access statement Ordnance Survey plan with the property boundary highlighted in red Planning & Conservation Area Demolition Consent application form Supporting Design & Access Statement Site: The application site forms an end property in a terrace of three townhouses located on the western side of Flood Street and falls within the Royal Hospital Conservation Area. The property is set over four floors. Rossetti House, abuts the application site immediately to the south. Apart from this building and Christ Church Hall, 70 Flood Street is one of only four properties on the western side of Flood Street to be included within the Conservation Area. The front elevation is built in yellow London stock brickwork with a three storey projecting bay window, dentilled cornice and parapet wall constructed in red brick. All three properties within the short terrace have flat roofs which may have replaced the traditional London roofs prevalent on the eastern side of Flood Street. It is understood that the occupants of other two properties make use of their flat roofs as amenity spaces also. It is not known exactly when the roof terrace at No.70 was created; the previous owner suggested it was some 25 years ago, however photograph 06 was taken as part of the estate agents sales brochure in 2008/2009 where it can be seen that the amenity space is already well established. Proposal: It is proposed to update some of the existing features of the roof terrace which are in need of repair / replacement. TRELLIS The existing softwood trellis [photographs 01 – 04] is heavily weathered and the supports dilapidated and it is proposed to replace this screen with a slatted panel which will be no higher than the highest point of the existing trellis. It is proposed to finish the new panel with a blue stain to match the existing trellis colour [actual colour to be confirmed]. STAIR BULKHEAD ENCLOSURE Similarly, the stair bulkhead structure is in need of repair. It is proposed to replace this structure with a new housing which will feature a glazed roof to allow more light into the 2nd floor landing. Photograph 06 illustrates that, previously, there was a roof dome serving this purpose. The front elevation of the structure comprising the access door and screen will also be glazed with the other two enclosing walls will be of solid timber frame construction with slatted panel cladding. DECKING The existing roof terrace deck comprises a mineral roofing felt which is not sufficiently hard wearing for this purpose. It is proposed to install proprietary boarding fixed to new structure suspended above the existing roofing. This will raise the height of the terrace by approximately 150mm above its current highest point. Though the ffl of the terrace will be slightly higher, the screen to replace the trellis at the front of the property will be positioned 150mm inside of the front parapet wall so that users of the terrace will be no more visible from the street than at present. The new stair enclosure and roof decking will not be visible and therefore will have no impact on the streetscape. Access: Due to the nature of the proposals, there will be no change to the current access to the property and there will be no changes to the volume of traffic or demand for on street parking.