Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Plans to develop empty Kings Road hotel
The proposals retain the present front elevations apart from the addition of an extra storey. This entails another row of windows contained within a mansard roof as shown in the drawing below. The effect on the roofscape will not be negligible and the drawing is misleading in that, assuming the chimneys are to be retained unaltered, it has exaggerated their heights. Mansards have been added to many period properties around the city with varying degrees of aesthetic success. This proposal is perhaps borderline acceptable, but the planning committee should insist on accurate drawings.
A planning decision is expected by June 7th.
Planning Application; BH2011/00804.