Existing versus proposed roof heights in Ravensbury

Ravensbury: Circle’s planning application, a number of inaccuracies … #merton #planning

We have noticed that Circle Housing’s planning application seems to contain a number of inaccuracies suggesting, pictorially, that proposed houses are the same height as the existing ones, when they are not. If you zoom in, you’ll see that they are made to look the same:

Existing versus proposed roof heights in Ravensbury
Existing (26.1m & 25.35m) versus proposed (26.66m) roof heights in Ravensbury

However, the roof of the proposed houses is at 26.66m (above datum) whereas the existing homes are between 25.35m & 26.11m. Therefore, the new two storey houses are between 500mm and 1300mm higher than existing.

This forces us to conclude that there is potential for overlooking if the new homes get the go-ahead, and that the designs have not been comprehensively & factually explicit.

Existing versus proposed roof heights in Ravensbury
Existing versus proposed roof heights in Ravensbury

This evening (Thursday 15th September 2016), the Ravensbury Garages proposal will go in front of Merton Council’s planning committee. Their planning officers are recommending that the scheme gets the go ahead.

Existing versus proposed roof heights in Ravensbury
Existing versus proposed roof heights in Ravensbury
Existing versus proposed roof heights in Ravensbury
Existing versus proposed roof heights in Ravensbury

Figures are based on CHMP ground survey data presented in their planning application plus existing brick height calcs from Ground Level & DPM to ridge of roof (see images).

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