Comments on planning application: (2015/0391/P) Arthur Stanley House, 40 Tottenham Street London W1T 4RN

(2015/0391/P) Arthur Stanley House, 40 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RN. Refurbishment and redevelopment of the existing eight storey Arthur Stanley House and new build element to the rear facing Tottenham Mews to enable a change of use from health care (Class D1) to a mixed use development comprising office floor space (Class B1) and 12 residential units (Class C3) (market units: 1 x 1bed, 9 x 2bed. affordable units: 2 x 3 beds) and associated landscaping fronting Tottenham Mews.

Our association strongly objects to this application which we see as counter to local planning policy. 

The Fitzrovia Area Action Plan (FAAP) identifies ASH as an opportunity site and designates it for a primarily residential use, with commercial on the ground (and basement) levels.

This application is for a commercial-led scheme with only 2 affordable housing units offered.

We also object to the quality of the affordable housing offered, situated as it is on ground and basement levels and with poor daylight levels.

Some of the market housing is likewise poor quality where it is situated at ground and basement.

The amount of public open space offered is derisory and the architects have shown a complete lack of imagination in its siting.

We recommend you refuse this application and the applicants told to submit an application that complies with local policy.

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