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Reconfiguration of existing 4 bedroom flat at second floor level to create 1 one bed and 1 two bed flat, demolition of existing roof and erection of new mansard roof extension to create 1 one bed and 1 two bed flat, communal roof garden and external works to the rear to create new residential entrance.

This building is located in the Epsom Town Centre Conservation Area; the ground and first floors are occupied by Barclays Bank. The proposal requires the removal of the present tile clad mansard roof and its replacement. The proposed High Street elevation of the new roof would consist mostly of aluminium framed windows and the roof itself would be finished with raised seam metal cladding.

The Society believes that, if approved, the application would result in a marked change to the elegant appearance of the building. Overall, the building would lose much of its appeal with a consequent impact on the street scene and the quality of the conservation area. For these reasons we recommended refusal.

See our letter here.

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