The footprint of the proposed telephone kiosk measures 1.32m by 1.11m.Detailed design drawings that include the orientation and exact proposed positioning of the new telephone kiosk on the pavement have not been submitted and so it is unclear as to how wide the ‘clear footway’ width would be once the proposed telephone kiosk has been installed. However, Camden’s Streetscape DesignManual section 4.01, together with TfL’s Pedestrian Comfort Guidance, states that street furniture should be placed a minimum of 0.45m back from the carriageway, therefore the proposal would result in the loss of a minimum of 1.8m of the footway.This would reduce the ‘clear footway’to less than the minimum threshold, which would reduce pedestrian comfort, resulting in overcrowding, issues highway safety through interfering with signals, visual obstructions, visibility splays and may lead to the discouragement of sustainable travel. As such, the proposal would be contrary to Policies A1 and T1 of Camden’s Local Plan and Policy 9 of the Fortune Green andWest Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan and is considered unacceptable.
Now EuroPayphones are appealing this decision. Vexed? Email https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk by 31 July 2018. Quoting the appeal reference APP/X5210/W/18/3202789.
HAVE YOUR SAY
Dear Sir/Madam TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990
NOTIFICATION OF AN APPEAL
|Site Address:||Pavement at the corner of Iverson Road and West End Lane, opposite 152 West End Lane , London, NW6 2LJ|
|Description of development:||Installation of 1 x telephone kiosk on the pavement.|
|Appellant’s name:||Mr Tom Fisher|
|Planning Inspectorate reference:||APP/X5210/W/18/3202789|
|Appeal start date:||26 June 2018|
I refer to the above details. An appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against the London Borough of Camden: in its decision to refuse permission . The appeal will be determined on the basis of written representations. The procedure to be followed is set out in Part 2 of The Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Written Representations Procedure)(England) Regulations 2009, as amended. We have forwarded all the representations made to us on the application to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant. These will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so online at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk. If you do not have access to the internet, you can send your comments to: The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol BS1 6PN
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