Planning permission achieved for extensions to penthouses at Culford Mansions, Chelsea


Scott Brownrigg Planning has successfully secured planning permission at appeal for penthouse extensions at Culford Mansions in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, on behalf of BlackOnyx Developments.  

Two proposals were put forward for extensions to penthouses in the roof structure of the existing red brick mansion block. The first was an entirely glazed structure whilst the second proposal which was the same in terms of size was of brick construction matching the existing building.

The appeal was required following the Council’s refusal to grant permission on the grounds that ‘due to their height and materials and visibility they would represent incongruous and unwelcome structures’. The Council felt the proposed additions would harm the character and appearance of the Conservation Area. However, the Planning Inspector disagreed with the Council’s view concluding that in both proposals the extensions ‘would appear unobtrusive and modest and not bulky in scale and would be subordinate to the considerable rear elevation of the mansion block’.

The proposal will allow the creation of a well-appointed penthouse in this popular residential area located just off the Kings Road in Chelsea.