A local resident has contacted me about a little artist’s studio in the Barons Court area. It’s an unobtrusive piece of local history which you have probably never noticed. Here it is:
At least one artist who worked here was Henry Jamyn Brooks. You can see examples of his work here.
A developer has bought the property and would like to turn it into a three storey residence (mostly extending downwards). Apparently the developer has made five applications which have all been turned down. It has gone to appeal twice and these appeals have also been turned down. The developer is back with a new application 2019/00006/FUL. This can be viewed here.
We have a housing crisis. But we must also protect our shared history and heritage. Wouldn’t it be lovely if this little property could be restored and turned into an artist’s studio again? Is that a pipe dream?
Anyway the frontage and the scale of the property are entirely appropriate to its setting. It’s in a Conservation Area so I worry that any increase in the height or changes to the frontage and visible roof area will spoil the integrity of this lovely street in Barons Court. The planning process wears local residents down and they give up commenting on issues which they still actually care about. So I urge you to comment on this development, whatever your thoughts are on it. Click through here and see the area “Make a Comment”.
I agree, while we do need to build homes for people I’m not sure what sense there is in tearing down something so authentic and unique to replace it with a new build ‘template’ development like we see all over London.
The developer Joseph Asombang from Cameroon is now building a three storey house without planning permission, He has had 20 refusals and refused appeals but takes no notice. The new plan fearures anairless and lightless dungeon deep underground.
For two years it has been concealed by an ugly grey hoarding. The Council does nothing.t