SF Planning Limited in conjunction with Papa Architects, has recently secured planning permission for the residential redevelopment of a fire damaged former church, within the London Borough of Islington. Full planning permission has been achieved for a 4 storey (plus basement) residential building comprising 8 self-contained flats and ancillary spaces with associated roof terraces and landscaping.
The successful application followed positive pre-application discussions with Planning and Urban Design Officers at the London Borough of Islington. Our justification for the redevelopment included a desire to optimise the potential of this sustainably located brownfield site in the context of the changing nature of the wider Kings Cross Opportunity Area, which is in close proximity.
Our accompanying Planning Statement also provided justification for the scheme in relation to the immediately adjacent buildings and recent planning permissions within the vicinity, which formed part of the setting of this site and overall character of the area. In addition, the scheme was secured as car free since the area has a good public transport accessibility level, with a footpath link to the east of the site providing access to Caledonian Road and numerous bus stops as well as Caledonian Road and Barnsbury Station.