Thursday 30 August 2018
Battle of the Hotels?
The proposal (yet again another glass box topped extension) will have a hugely detrimental effect on the neighbouring properties on Burgos Grove whose rights of light will be affected by this development due to the proposed location and height resulting in an over massing of the rear of the site. The applicants Daylight and Sunlight Review prepared by CHP Surveyors supports this view by concluding that reductions in daylight experienced by a number of windows within the neighbouring properties would probably not be acceptable. Whilst CHP have offered alternative designs to mitigate this, these suggestions have not made it into the application.
There is no mention in the application of the need to fill the additional hotel rooms with coach parties and in fact they have submitted historic transport statements and servicing management plans so the flagrant onslaught of unwelcome coaches on Catherine Grove will only continue as the hotel attempts to fill a further 42 rooms.
The Planning Application can be found on the Council’s Planning Portal https://planning.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/online-applications/ using the following reference 18/2181/O - Comments for or against can be made on the portal or in writing using the same reference number (18/2181/O) on Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Andrew Thornley, Development Management, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Woolwich Centre, 5th Floor, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6HQ. The consultation period will be open until the 26th September 2018.