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PP/13/07062 Redevelopment of the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre and the Lillie Road Bridge Depot
PP/13/07064 Land bound by and including 2-4 Lillie Road/348-350 Old Brompton Road / hardstanding and forecourt to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre/car park and associated accessed from Empress Place
The site of the current international, iconic destination location of the Earls Court Exhibition Centre will have a mere 324 square meters for education, health, community, culture and leisure in an overall site of 290,170 square metres. It is unspecified as to what this 324 square metres will be comprised of but it is just 0.1% of the first Phase of the Earl’s Court development—about the size of a luxury penthouse.
The proposed buildings are too high, and the massing in scale is out of proportion with the surrounding areas.
Light and sun-on-ground light levels range from "imperceptible" to "major adverse". In Earl's Court these very poor light levels will adversely affect many business and residential addresses in Eardley Crescent and Philbeach Gardens.
Character of the Area
The buildings are out of character with the surrounding area, out of proportion to most existing buildings and totally out of context. This failure to integrate with the surrounding area gives an inward looking “gated community” feel that we have tried to resist in Kensington and Chelsea.
These buildings will infill the skyline, particularly impacting the heritage site of Brompton Cemetery irrevocably changing the context of this much-needed space within our densely populated neighbourhood.
Lillie Road Canal Bridge
From the illustrative material provided it would appear that the developers have included the Lillie Road Canal Bridge (dated 1821) and become a shared space for vehicles and pedestrians. This is not their land!
The proposed development will have "transient overshadowing".
Pre-existing site problems
There are pre-existing problems of water pressure, sewerage and drain-off with the site. Part of the site that the developers call Counters Creek already floods under heavy rainfall.
The proposed buildings are too close to existing properties causing "enclosure".
Loss of Privacy
Buildings, which have windows at the rear, will overlook existing properties.
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